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Euro brewer debuts 'glass' inner-coated PET bottle

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.
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French brewers say <i>oui</i> to plastic

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).
Perrier's 5-gal handled bottle gives consumers a better grip (top). A new modular rack system (above) cradles the bottles and pr
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Perrier gets a grip

Better ergonomics and lighter weight are benefits of Perrier’s new 5-gal water bottle with integral handle. Plus, a new rack system for transport reduces bottle breakage.
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Kols Containers, Inc: Container sourcebook

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.
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Contract Packaging Inc: Contract Packaging Inc: Contract Packaging Inc: Square bottle

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.
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Palace Packaging Machines: Container unscrambler

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.
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Consumers 'Agree': redesign a success

An unusual back-panel hologram label helps newly relaunched line of hair care products achieve phenomenal sales growth.
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Carlsberg's plastic beer bottle adds barrier

Just a few months after introducing a refillable beer bottle made of polyethylene naphthalate in Denmark (see Packaging World, Sept. '99, p. 10, or packworld.
In the station shown above, thermally conditioned injection-molded preforms are being handed off to the portion of the bottle-ma
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Guzzlers bring new gear to Twin Mountain

When fruit-flavored Guzzlers proved popular, this bottled water marketer moved quickly to install both new bottle-making equipment as well as a new packaging line.
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Kellogg cereal in linerless gabletop carton

In recent years, cereal marketers have turned to flexible pouches and bags to differentiate their products from traditional bag-in-box offerings. Kellogg, however, took a different tack in introducing Special K Plus(TM).

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