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Anniversary bottles enable Redhook fans to partake, reminisce

Craft beers are hot with consumers, but even they can’t rest on their laurels. At some point, the longstanding among these upstart brews move toward status as mature brands, and they have to reinvent themselves.
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Vortex boosts Miller Lite sales

Not only did the Vortex bottle for Miller Lite win a Clear Choice Award from the Glass Packaging Institute. It has also boosted sales.
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Bottled fruit juices are on the mark

Marked glass bottle for “true fruits” wins market share, awards.
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The many different facets of glass packaging and sustainability

Sometimes assumptions about sustainability can obscure the clear facts.
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Coming out of the turn...Derby-themed bourbon

Woodford Reserve Distillery found an innovative way to leverage its sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby through packaging. The uniquely decorated bottles support the distillery’s Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey as a super-premium brand that, like the Derby, stands apart from competitors.
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GPI toasts overall package design winner

New glass bottle packaging for Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey has earned Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, KY, the overall package design award in the Glass Packaging Institute’s (www.gpi.org) 2007 Clear Choice Awards.
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High-style glass wine bottles

Australian vintner Angove has repackaged its Nine Vines rose wines in premium 750-mL flint glass bottles supplied by O-I (www.o-i.com), with metal screw caps from AusCap (www.auscap.net) and pressure-sensitive labels provided by Collotype (www.collotype.com).
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High-end water bottle pays homage to art deco

The AquaDeco glass bottle came before the company was even started.
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Building 'Project Legoland' lor Sam's Club

Considerations such as stress modeling and pattern shrink factored into Ecolab’s award-winning nested, stackable, and bundled container of cleaning solution.
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Ecolab's club store cleaner earns NACD award

Ecolab's bundled cleaning package sold at Sam’s wins NACD's top honors for 2007.
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New high-speed rotary packer cuts damage & downtime

Kinder, gentler handling results in less bottle breakage and less label scuffing while achieving faster line speeds and higher efficiencies.
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Blue bottled brew debuts

A new brew from a venerable name in European beer makes a blue debut in France. Kronenbourg, Alsace, France, selected striking cobalt blue glass bottles for its 1664 Blanc beer.
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Blue bottled brew debuts

A new brew from a venerable name in European beer makes a blue debut in France.
BOTTLE BUFFER. Dynac's compact helical design provides a large amount of accumulation in a small footprint.
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Rx applied to tablet line

AstraZeneca looks outside of pharmaceuticals to find an accumulation, buffering, and line-balancing system that improves OEE.
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A-B company's beverage 'a-Peels' to women

Anheuser-Busch continues to launch innovative beverages into the retail market. This spring, its Peels Beverage Co. introduced Peels, a juice-based beverage with alcohol that’s targeted to women.
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Martinelli is juiced about apple-shaped bottle

DuPont Awards’ 19th editionThe 19th annual DuPont Awards Competition once again shines the spotlight on innovation in packaging. From 135 entries, 26 packs received awards.
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Jekyll & Hyde glass bottles dazzle on-premise market

Unlike its namesake duo, complementary glass bottles for two-part Jekyll & Hyde distilled beverages has produced nothing but good results in the on-premise outlets that have been test-marketing the product since last December.
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Apple-shaped bottles get plastic version

Watsonville, CA-based apple juice processing company S. Martinelli & Co. has partnered with Graham Packaging Co. L.P. (www.grahampackaging.com) to launch a PET plastic version of its 10-oz apple-shaped glass juice bottle.
ROBOTIC EFFICIENCY. The robotic dispensing system's small footprint better utilizes space and reduces the potential for human er
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Robotic dispensing boosts pharmacy's efficiency

Medicap automates with a machine that counts tablets, fills them into bottles, prints and applies labels to the bottles, then caps them with user-friendly closures.
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Water bottler opts for glass packaging

Naya Sparkling Water launched by Danone Canada, Laval, Quebec, and co-packed by Delta Beverages, entered Canadian markets late last year.
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Market insights lead to product re-introduction

Increasingly, packaging innovation is originating in the supply chain. One recent example is O-I Venezuela, which identified the potential market value associated with colored glass containers and approached beverage manufacturer and marketer Cerveceria Polar.
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P&G gains new on-site bottle supplier

In late June, Graham Packaging purchased from another bottle producer the assets of a PET container manufacturing operation located on-site at Procter & Gamble’s 110ꯠ-sq’ facility in Kansas City, KS.
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Package redesign precipitates White Rain sales gain

Diamond Products Co. reports a 16% increase in first quarter 2005 sales of its White Rain-brand shampoos and conditioners, following a packaging redesign.
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Switch to jars invigorates veggie brand

Steel price hikes in late 2004 motivated Ole’, a leading vegetable packer headquartered in Morrinhos, Goias, Brazil, to evaluate other packaging options besides steel cans. T
Pernod's new packaging for Seagram's Cooler Escapes includes a new bottle shape, new label and carrier graphics.
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Seagram's Coolers undergo a package modernization

New bottle, new label, and new carrier graphics—they’re all aimed at contemporizing the Seagram’s brand and boosting sales.
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Dual foamer blends ingredients consistently

Schering-Plough introduces its Coppertone Endless Summer tanning lotion as a two-part liquid that dispenses in a light foam application.
The new PET vinegar bottles are light, shatter-proof, and consumer-appealing.
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Vinegars veer from glass to PET

Rising resin costs don’t deter plans to please customers by making a switch from glass to plasic. ‘We may extend PET usage for some other products in our line.’
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Seagram's becomes 'cooler' for winter

After nearly 20 years, Seagram’s Cooler beverages are now available in a completely new packaging presentation: new glass bottle, label, and graphics.
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Diamond launches Emerald snack nuts

This month, Diamond of California will launch nationwide its Emerald of California snack nut brand in both rigid and flexible packages.
Optically-clear multilayer cylindrical bottles meet a difficult set of requirements for bioM?rieux, maker of the BacT/ALERT line
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Diagnostic fluids switch to plastic containers

Medical diagnostics maker bioMérieux pioneers switch to multilayer plastic bottles for blood culture samples.
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Diagnostic fluids switch to plastic containers (sidebar)

From food to pharmaceuticals
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Good night milk

An opaque PET 330-mL bottle, blow-molded using Owens-Illinois’ special ATX432 UV light barrier, is being used for Slumber Bedtime Milk.
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Whoops labels communicate refreshment

A new fruit-based drink line in Brazil, Whoops, has been launched by Norim indústria e Comércio Ltda, São Paolo, with the help of Prodesmaq Ind. Gráphica Ltda., in the same city.
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White Rain turns to yellow bottle

Diamond Products Co., Brandon, FL, has turned its high-density polyethylene bottles from silver to soft yellow.
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Fruit<sub>2</sub>0 takes on a unique shape

Fruit20, the naturally fruit-flavored spring water from Veryfine Products, Littleton, MA, is rolling out into markets in a newly designed, custom PET bottle that’s decorated with a new label.
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Clear Choice Awards announced by Glass Packaging Institute

Beer: Anheuser World Select Lager Beer; Owens-Illinois Glass Containers, www.o-i.com.
Unilever selected a translucent pearlescent blue color to set off its Wisk detergent from the competition.
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Wisk bottle color breaks the mold

Wisk bottle color breaks the mold Unilever selected pearlized blue color for liquid detergent bottles by working closely with its color supplier and blow molders.
Tropicana Europe's new plant in Zeebrugge, Belgium, houses this new aseptic PET bottling line. Bottles are sterilized, rinsed (a
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Tropicana's juiced about aseptic bottle filling line

New aseptic line opens the door for Tropicana Europe to expand its line of bottled juices and beverages produced at its new plant in Zeebrugge, Belgium.See video
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Ensure moves to a new kind of plastic

Abbott Laboratories’ Ross Products Div. has announced what it calls "the biggest innovation in this business in 30 years."
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Sprayer triggers consumer satisfaction

Upscale body care and ambiance product manufacturer Fruits & Passion of Montreal has earned high marks from customers for its decision to include the Owens-Illinois (Toledo, OH) Easy Pump trigger sprayer on its new line of cleaning products.
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Single-handed convenience

One-handed dispensing of coffee creamer is coming to dairy cases across the country as Morningstar Foods, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Dean Foods Co., begins shipping its International Delight brand in PET containers with a custom dispensing closure.
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A pasteurizable plastic beer bottle

Canada’s Brick Brewery has launched a 16-oz plastic beer bottle that the Waterloo, Ontario, brewer claims is the first single-serve plastic beer bottle in Canada.
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Pennzoil's handle gives consumers a hand

In what’s believed to be the first quart bottle of motor oil with a handle that makes it easy to carry and pour the liquid, Pennzoil’s Synthetic motor oils are now in the marketplace.
Penn tennis balls retail in a PET container trimmed in a dual process to provide efficient lidding consistency.
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PET bottle converter racks up efficiency

Manufacturer of PET containers uses new dome-and flange-trimming machine to cut scrap rate and increase throughput by 20%.
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Plastic innovation

In May, Glendale, CA-based Nestlé USA introduced Nestea iced tea concentrate in a striking custom-molded bottle supplied by Continental Plastics Container (Elk Grove Village, IL).
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Nestlé 'concentrates' on tea packaging

In May, Glendale, CA-based Nestlé USA introduced Nestea iced tea concentrate in a striking custom-molded bottle supplied by Continental Plastics Container (Elk Grove Village, IL). The bottle includes a measuring chart along the side that shows how much tea to use per quart of water.
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Triarc goes triangular

White Plains, NY-based Triarc Beverage Corp. has introduced Mistic® Zotics™, a line of exotically flavored, all-natural drinks packaged in distinctive three-sided bottles.
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The softer side of Unilever

Just reaching store shelves nationwide is a redesigned package for 100-oz Whisk, All and Surf laundry detergent brands from Greenwich, CT-based Unilever.