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Rigid Containers

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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.
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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.
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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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Minimize global warming while soothing diaper rash

A new pediatric product from Mission Pharmacal, Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Spray in an aerosol can uses a propellant that offers a near-zero Global Warming Potential.
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Skincare balm comes in 3D-printed, PLA container

Anita’s Balm founder brings package manufacturing in-house, creating a custom twist-up container resembling a mini amphora jar, made from compostable PLA resin.
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Travel light with ultra-slim personal care packs

A new credit card-sized, portable liquid container for on-the-go personal care products recently launched by Miists Intl., LLC of Phoenix just might be the thinnest, most convenient travel pack on the market.
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Sports drink bottle redesign wins accolades

New 16.9-oz PET bottle for Hoist sports drink wins design award for a new structure that elevates the brand and enhances competitiveness in the sports drink category.
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Plastic Technologies: Foamed PET bottle technology

Fi-Cell (fine cellular) foamed PET bottle technology from Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) through an agreement with Toyo Seikan Co. Ltd., gives carbonated beverages, wine, spirits, cosmetics, personal care, and other applications physical and visual properties not previously available in a monolayer bottle.
U.S. demand for rigid bulk packaging to reach $7.3 billion in 2018
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U.S. demand for rigid bulk packaging to reach $7.3 billion in 2018

Manufacturing output activity, insourcing, chemicals and pharmaceuticals all help build a post-recession resurgence, says Freedonia report.

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