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Rigid Containers

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Video: Sparkling wine bottle gets 2 oz lighter

In a two-year project, MARTINI Asti redesigns its sparkling wine bottle to reduce the glass weight, as part of parent company Bacardi’s sustainability initiative.
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Dairy saves 1.7 M lb of HDPE in less than two years

A new 1-gal HDPE milk jug for United Dairy uses significantly less plastic, increases operational efficiencies, and offers greater functionality to consumers.
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Seventh Generation package is 'display-worthy'

When Seventh Generation redesigned the packaging for its line of four hand-wash products to make it more appealing for consumers’ counters, it saw sales double.
SkinnyPack container
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Salsa container is both rigid and flexible

Salsa maker is the first brand in North America to use a new container that combines rigid and flexible packaging materials to reduce weight and material, and increase shelf appeal.
New PET jar has great shelf impact.
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Slimmer jar packs a confectionery punch

A narrow jar that loses none of the on-shelf impact of its larger predecessor has been created for Tangerine Confectionery, based in the Yorkshire region of England.
A stunning glass bottle that exemplifies 'a complete design."
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Outstanding glass bottle wins award

The Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition Bottle has been awarded the ‘Best Bottle in Glass’ at the 2014 World Beverage Awards.
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Elegant bottle showcases spirits’ quality

Craft spirits maker Copper Fiddle Distillery selects a four-sided, decanter-style, clear flint glass bottle that reflects the beauty and quality of its whiskey and gin products.
Spring Latch metal closing system
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Ardagh: New closing/opening system for paint/chemical containers

Ardagh’s new, patented Spring Latch metal closing system for 5-30L metal conical pails eliminates the need for manual closing required with standard latch ring closures, enabling fillers to close pails automatically with existing equipment.
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Standardized sports tape tins are sturdy, modern

SpiderTech is spinning its web of pre-cut kinesiology tape products into one, standardized packaging format to make the brand easily recognizable on shelf and provide consistent messaging.
DS Container’s two-piece aerosol cans
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DS Containers: New aerosol can sizes

DS Container’s two-piece aerosol cans are available in two sizes: 211x315 (66x120) geared towards the metered air freshener market, and 211x413 (66x142) suitable for shave cream and value sizes.
Hot-fill PET containers with metal lug closures
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Amcor: Hot-fill PET containers with metal lug closures

Said to be a first for the food packaging industry, Amcor Rigid Plastics’ A-PEX63 system consists of a unique blow-and-trim 24-oz PET container which allows the fitment of metal lug closures to produce the look and feel of a glass jar with a metal lug closure – including the reassuring, functional “pop” tamper-evident indicator button on the closure.
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XanCan: Textured aluminum beverage cans improve grip

XanCan’s textured sidewall of aluminum beverage cans, which are suitable for all beverage types, and are available with endless pattern possibilities, improves the grip of cans caused by condensation or “cooler baths.”
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Fusion Packaging: Luxury stock containers

Fusion Packaging has added five new collections to its selection of luxury stock packaging with 19 new bottles and jars ranging in size from 10 ml to 120 ml: the Trace, Mod, Haute, Vibe, and Crescent collections offer a wide variety of single- and double-wall packaging solutions.
Fig.1 FreeFormPack detail
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Eye-popping news for sustainable, 3D paper packaging

Highly tactile and sustainable, new paper-based embossing, thermoforming and f/f/s technologies based on FibreForm, from BillerudKorsnäs, are now available in North America.
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New structure for salsa combines rigid and flexible materials

Ana’s Foods becomes the first user of a new packaging structure for its salsa that uses a rigid frame with flexible sides to reduce the use of plastic by up to 50%.

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