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Delabeling: A recycling solution for full-wrap label PET bottles?

The Full-Wrap Label Consortium investigates solutions to the recycling stream issues surrounding full-wrap labels on PET bottles.
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Belt-buckle logo adorns rancher-inspired lemonade

All-natural premium lemonade Dust Cutter celebrates its Jackson Hole, WY, origins with Western-style package graphics. An aluminum bottle provides further differentiation.
Sleek aluminum can for protein shake.
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Protein shake in sleek aluminum

Fuel Premium Protein Shake from Nutrie has hit the market in 12-oz aluminum cans.
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Vending machine dispenses 'free' T-shirts made from recycled plastics

To celebrate New York Fashion Week as well as eco-chic clothing, the Plastics Make it Possible initiave sponsors a vending machine that dispenses recycled plastic T-shirts.
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M&H/Delta: Non-aerosol oil sprayer

The non-aerosol Evo Trigger Sprayer from M&H and Delta Industries atomizes cooking oils completely free of any aerosols, and delivers a metered amount of oil to provide portion control and consistency.
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Iconic honey bear bottle takes sassy turn with honey badger shape

With funds from Kickstarter, three friends develop a bold BBQ sauce packaged in a custom a honey badger-shaped bottle that overcomes a number of production challenges.
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APPE: Pasteurizable PET jar

Capable of hot-fill or pasteurization up to 95 degrees C, the new lightweight shatterproof ThermaLite PET jar from APPE is up to 85% lighter than glass equivalents with a smaller footprint, provides energy and transportation savings, and also reduces noise levels and avoids the risk of breakage on the line.
Inner and outer containers bring Elnett to market.
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New L'Oreal range has outer/inner packs

L’Oréal Paris has designed a sophisticated looking package for its high-profile Elnett hair product.
Four of the injection molded PP cups  with foil lidding are robotically loaded into a PET tray that  then passes through a flow wrapper to produce this  attractive retail pack.
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Danone launches an unfrozen fro yo

Who wouldn’t want to get in on the frozen yogurt craze? But if you’re one of the world’s most famous marketers of fresh product, maybe you do it by way of the refrigerated case.
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Desiccant barrier technology enhances pet-food product

US Pet Nutrition uses rigid plastic containers with desiccant barrier technology that meet the demands of the retort process while preserving the quality of its pet-food products.
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Solvent-free spray adhesive in shapely PET bottles

Eclectic Products, Inc., Eugene, OR, has debuted new solvent-free, high-bond-strength E6000 Spray Adhesive, packaged in custom-contoured 8-oz PET bottles with a pinched-waist shape.
Aluminum cans for Big Wood Brewery
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Craft brewer launches cans

Big Wood Brewery, a bold new player on the craft beer scene gaining notoriety for its distinctive brews, has launched four of its award-winning craft beers in cans.
The iconic spam can is going from metal to plastic in the U.K.
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Disruptive innovation continues to change packaging

Few packaging advances are disruptive innovations, i.e., something that helps create a new market and eventually goes on to displace an earlier technology.
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Sauce bottle symbolizes stalwart servicemen

A striking bottle with an even more arresting backstory, a new 500-mL PET package for Forces Sauces, sold in the U.K., cleverly conveys the brand’s mission: to raise money in support of disabled and vulnerable ex-servicemen and women, as well as those currently serving in the military.
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Airopack: Non-aerosol foamer

Suitable hair styling and sun protection products, baby products, facial cleansers, and more, Airopack Foamer dispenses fluids as well as medium to high viscosity crèmes and gels, using a globally patented pressure control device in combination with air as the main engine and PET as the container material.

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