Web exclusive: Brasseries Heineken puts another brand in 1/2-L plastic and introduces a 1-L plastic beer bottle, consisting of three materials in five layers and coinjection stretch/blow-molded by Continental PET Technologies (Florence, KY). Separately, Strasbourg, France-based Kronenbourg commits not only to the unusal step of self-manufacturing its own PET bottles, but to Actis (Amorphous Carbon Treatment on Internal Surface) coating process from Sidel (Norcross, GA).
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New technologies for beer in plastic are moving forward. Among the newsiest launches is in Sweden, where Spendrups Brewery of Stockholm in March introduced its Norrlands Guld beer in 500-mL (16.9 oz) high-barrier Glaskin bottles. Developed by Tetra Pak (Geneva, Switzerland), the proprietary Glaskin technology relies on a vacuum deposition process to coat the inside of blown PET bottles with a clear layer of silicon oxide.Spendrups is the first to use the technology on a commercial basis.
Coated monolayer PET bottles are replacing glass for 16-juice drinks, juice cocktails and 100% juices. FDA-approved coating is said to cost less than multilayer barrier bottles. The heat-set PET bottles will be sold in vending and C-store channels nationwide.
Kols Containers (Baltimore, MD) has published its new Container Sourcebook, a catalog of packaging containers, closures and services. Includes selection of glass, plastic and metal bottles, as well as guidelines to improve any product package.
Continental Laboratories (Madrid, IA) has introduced a new bottle available for contract packaging. The 1.45-oz rounded natural square bottle comes with an 18/415 neck opening that can accommodate both straight-sided and ball caps.
The Modular Unscrambling System from Palace Packaging Machinery (Downingtown, PA) offers a system of components for container unscrambling. Choose from 6 hopper/elevator sizes, 6 presorters and 2 orienting assemblies.
Manufacturer and decorator of high-quality plastic bottles and jars.
Alpha Packaging offers complete package design services, from initial concept to the finished, decorated bottle. In addition, we offer free samples of more nearly 900 stock items. We'll work within your budget and timeframe to deliver the perfect rigid packaging solution.
Containers, closures, and dispensing systems. Plastic, glass, and metal.
Berlin Packaging is North America’s premier supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. We supply billions of items annually along with package design, financing, consulting, warehousing, and logistics services for customers across all industries.
Clear plastic folding cartons, clear tubes and rounds, and custom thermoforming.
HLP Klearfold is the clear packaging specialist. They are the world’s largest producer of plastic folding cartons. Their Klearfold® brand visual packaging products are innovative, functional, create strong visual impressions and help to unlock a brand’s potential.
Manufacturer/contract packaging of unit-dose dispensing systems for skincare & topical.
Click to learn more about JAC’S two primary product lines: Plastic Unit-Dose Dispensing Systems - patented ampoules combining style & ease of use through single-handed activation; and Glass Unit-Dose Swabs, which offer the stability of glass in one- or two-part systems.
View our comprehensive line of stock, custom and specialty closures that offer options in many markets. We are a full-service manufacturing firm specializing in injection-molded closures. Our experienced design team creates unique, innovative packages for any market.
Packaging design, thermoformed clamshells, sterile medical packaging, EcoStar materials
A leading designer and manufacturer Placon provides packaging from concept to commercialization for the retail, medical and food markets with an extensive line of stock thermoformed clamshells and trays. Contact us to learn more about our eco-friendly line of materials!
Bags, pouches, and rollstock for a large variety of food and non-food end use applications
At Printpack, we use our expertise to create packages that combine consumer-friendly features with high impact graphics and superior performance. Every product that Printpack designs and produces addresses a real world marketplace challenge for our customers.
Over 70 standard case and tray machines, customized for you and the unique Meta® Systems
RockTenn’s Automated Packaging Systems is the only in-house machine design, manufacturing and technical service division within a corrugated packaging company in North America and is focused on delivering industry leading innovation in packaging solutions for our customers.
Learn how we support our clients starting at the product and packaging design phase, continuing to full-line industrial optimization and complete line engineering with performance warranties. Discover our innovative and cost-effective solutions for dairy, food, beverage,...
At Transparent Container, we strive to accomplish what’s best for your brand, the consumer and the retailers that sell your products. We are packaging specialists who enjoy making your products look good. Let us do that for you.
Plastic Injection Manufacturing, ranging from standard to custom plastic closures and jars
A vast CT closure selection, child-resistant closures, dispensing closures, jars and innovative custom solutions, combined with unmatched service and flexibility delivers added value for your products.