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New Pet Recycling Technology

Nova-Pack Europe 2006 will feature a presentation by Plastic Technologies and Products (PTP) describing a patented new method of recycling post-consumer PET.
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Early Adapter

Among the very first to commercialize DSC’s two-piece steel aerosol container was Chase Products. The Broadview, IL-based firm fills its Champion brand glass cleaner in the new container as well as its Vista Cleer XP product, a professional glass cleaner that is available exclusively through Sommer & Maca Industries, a leading distributor of supplies to the glass and stone industries.
PET PROJECT. POM Wonderful pomegranate has been introduced in a 48-oz handled bottle for 
consumer convenience using a PET copol
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Polymer advances 'resin-ate' with packaging

Consumer- and technology-driven packaging trends come together at the National Plastics Exposition.
COIL-TO-CAN TECHNOLOGY. Steel is fed from a coil unwind stand into a cupping press (above) that transforms the flat coil into la
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'Bottle Can' Takes To Steel

Initially developed in Japan and made out of PET-coated aluminum, the ‘bottle can’ now comes to the U.S. in a two-piece steel format made in a shiny new plant.
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Bottle glossary

Alpha Packaging provides a bottle glossary with succinct packaging definitions.
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Mexican processor says si to new option

Del Fuerte’s shelf-stable vegetables and sauces make smooth move from cans and jars to revolutionary Tetra Recart retort carton packaging.
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FDA still has no confirmed, permanent commissioner

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates most of the nation's foods and all its drugs, many packagers closely watch the agency.
ROBOTIC EFFICIENCY. The robotic dispensing system's small footprint better utilizes space and reduces the potential for human er
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Robotic dispensing boosts pharmacy's efficiency

Medicap automates with a machine that counts tablets, fills them into bottles, prints and applies labels to the bottles, then caps them with user-friendly closures.
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Beyond paper and plastic

While the examples of sustainable packaging described in the main body of this story happen to be either paper or plastic, stakeholders representing glass, aluminum, and steel also believe those materials have a good story to tell.
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Foster's launches lager in aluminum bottles

In January 2006, the Foster’s Group Limited, beer market leader in Australia, introduced a new packaging option for its Crown Lager brand—12-oz aluminum bottles from CCL Container.

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