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Metal can: challenged, but not dead

Let’s be clear: The metal food and beverage can is not dead, though the casual observer of the U.S. packaging market could be forgiven for thinking so.
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The 19-oz rehydration beverage comes in a variety of flavors.
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Patented cap is a game changer

For its 989 On Demand beverage, H2M developed a unique cap that is an air-tight, leak-proof vessel containing active ingredients. New applications in other fields await.
Materials Product Brief
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Pacific Packaging Components, Inc: Bottle delivers “last drop”

Using a patented built-in reservoir, Pacific Packaging’s unique, heavy-weighted glass bottle allows consumers to use every last remaining drop of its contents.
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Simple Green packaging redesigned to be more sustainable

New packaging for Simple Green household cleaning products includes a bottle with 25% PCR content and a trigger sprayer made entirely of plastic.
Materials Product Brief
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Placon: Tamper-evident food containers

Available in 7 grab-and-go sizes from 8-64 oz., Placon’s Crystal Seal Tamper-Evident plastic thermoformed food containers are 100% recyclable with a patent-pending double-hinged feature that helps minimize the potential of food tampering.
Materials Product Brief
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M&H Plastics: Curved-shape PET bottle

Suitable for samples, travel, or hotel amenities packs, M&H’s 25ml bottle (Ref. 4107) is curved shape, and manufactured in PET to provide great product clarity.
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Federal Package: Ultra-mini lip balm container

Federal Package’s Ultra Mini is a small propel/repel mini lip balm container that holds less than two grams, and measures just 1.385 in. including its standard lip balm container cap.
Materials Product Brief
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Biopac: Compostable salad containers

Designed for caterers and foodservice outlets, Biopac’s compostable salad containers offer the same durability and aesthetic appeal as plastic containers, but can be composted along with food waste.
New 4”-wide square polypropylene tub.
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Smart Balance gets square

In May 2013, Smart Balance, a division of Boulder Brands, Boulder, CO, began market introduction of redesigned packaging for all of its 13 popular, heart-healthier buttery spread products.
Heinz new glass jar is aimed at adults.
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Heinz glass jar designed to drive new usage occasions

H.J. Heinz has developed a distinctive and stylish new 300-g jar for the European launch of a new range of culinary ketchups.

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