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Self-heating beverage container debuts

WP Beverage Partners LLC is introducing a new line of its Wolfgang Puck brand of gourmet coffees in self-heating containers—a first in North America, says the container’s creator, OnTech Delaware Inc. in San Diego.
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This closure, called torqued-on, pilfer-proof, is an adaptation of closures used for high-end spirits.
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Phillips abandons cork for screw cap

Torqued-on pilfer-proof cap from England looks like conventional capsule, but twists open easily.
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Varietals veer toward ROPP

For two years, iconoclastic winery Bonny Doon has been busy switching from cork to aluminum ROPP caps. Now the conversion is nearly complete.
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Indian haircare products add appeal (sidebar)

Two products for the haircare market in India together won a Silver Award for The Paper Products, Ltd., Thane, India, a member of Huhtamaki Group.
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Iron City brew chills in aluminum bottle

In August, Pittsburgh Brewing Co., Pittsburgh, PA, launched 12-oz bottles of Iron City beer in aluminum bottles.
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Leemon cup is no lemon

Alpina Productos Alimenticios S.A., a food and beverage packager in Sopo, Columbia, introduced Columbia’s first thermoformed polypropylene container for Leemon lemonade in early 2003.
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New custom design

XanGo, LLC is releasing its dietary supplement beverage, also called XanGo, in stylish, custom-made glass bottles. The bottle is designed to solidify the brand and set it apart from other health and wellness beverages on the market.
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Brown-Forman adds 750-mLs in PET

Based on the success of its 1.75-L bottles of spirits in PET bottles, Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, KY, is now making available its Canadian Mist, Early Times and Southern Comfort products in new 750-mL bottles of PET, made by Amcor PET Packaging. The launch of the new bottles began early this year.
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DAK Resins, a subsidiary of DAK Americas: DAK Resins, a subsidiary of DAK Americas: PET for water bottles

New from DAK Resins is the Laser+™ W PET resin, specially engineered for use in bottled water packaging applications. Resin offers low acetaldehyde levels that protect product flavor and meet challenges of new container designs and sizes.
Seven-layer jars made with clarified polypropylene let the fruit show. New label graphics for the Libby's brand helped capture r
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Fruit jars stand up, stand out

Signature Fruit works with blow molder to develop a wide-mouth plastic jar that withstands pasteurization for packing premium California fruit.

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