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'Bottle can' springs from two new technologies

Daiwa Can Co. has created a uniquely hybrid package with its aluminum ‘bottle can.’ A lamination of PET film to aluminum replaces conventional coil coatings.
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Purchasing moves 'slow speed ahead'

Pharmaceutical/medical and beverage markets will drive packaging machinery spending this year, says a PMMI study. U.S. domestic equipment sales are expected to rise 2% to 3% in 2000 to $4.9 billion.
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Hormel is first with salsa in PET

A 64-oz club-store-size container for Chi Chi's brand salsa is made of monolayer PET and can be filled at temperatures near 200°F. Special bottom enables container to withstand internal vacuum.
The case erector in the foreground and the basket-carrier erector beside it both feed into a third machine that stuffs carriers
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Portland nixes reshippers

Portland Brewing cuts costs and gains flexibility by moving away from reshippers and into bulk glass. It now forms its own six-pack carriers and corrugated shippers.
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Britvic takes aim at children

Pleased with consumer response to its custom black “dumb bell” bottle for Tango soft drinks in a 500-mL size, UK soft drinks manufacturer Britvic has launched a 250-mL PET version aimed squarely at children.
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Fruit basket in relief adorns PET bottle

A polyethylene terephthalate bottle with a uniquely sculpted fruit-basket image on its shoulder is now reaching supermarkets in 17 eastern states. The 64-oz, heat-set, hot-fill, grip bottle, supplied by Graham Packaging (York, PA), contains 100% juice products from Apple & Eve.
Consumers benefit from the new design for OD?RL?S bottles, each of which includes a convenient integral measuring system.
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A measure of success

Hydro Agri North America gains a foothold in the holding-tank treatment market, thanks to a redesigned package that includes built-in product measurement.
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German brewer second to launch in 'Glaskin'

The second brewery to announce a launch of beer in a Tetra Pak (Geneva, Switzerland) Glaskin™ plastic bottle is Bitburger of Bitburg, Germany. The Bitburger 38 Bigneck is scheduled to reach as many as 10ꯠ Lekkerland/Tobaccoland gas station outlets throughout Germany beginning this month.
Spendrups managing director Jens Spendrups (left) and Tetra Pak CEO Gunnar Brock (right) toast the plastic beer bottle at a Febr
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Plastic's beckoning to beer

Two European brewers are pushing ahead with barrier coatings on PET bottles while a third is expanding its use of coinjected multilayer technology.
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Blow molder comes to Pennzoil's 'Rescue' (sidebar 1)

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