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California may require more recycled content in bottles


April 24, 2015 11:16 am ET

California lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that would bump up the required recycled content in plastic bottles for beverage companies to keep getting a break on state fees.

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KHS cuts packaging with direct printing on PET bottles, adhesive multi-packs


April 23, 2015 1:39 pm ET

KHS GmbH has been pouring a lot of time into solving issues related to direct printing on PET bottles, and after eight years of work, everyone involved in the effort soon could be toasting to their success.

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LiquiForm looks to fundamentally change blow molding process for bottles


March 5, 2015 12:13 pm ET

Those in the know are lifting the veil, just a bit, on fledgling technology being developed that would fundamentally change the way plastic bottles are formed and filled.

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Southeastern Container closing plant as Coke shifts bottle production


March 5, 2015 11:07 am ET

About 50 people will lose their jobs at a PET bottle making facility in Effingham, Ill., as container manufacturing shifts to Coca-Cola bottling plants at several locations.

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PET makes it possible to have your beer and be sustainable too


March 5, 2015 10:45 am ET

PET could replace stainless steel beer kegs in a material swap product developers say will be more environmentally friendly and cost effective for the beer industry.

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Berry may see growth for its new Versalite PP in wake of NY EPS ban


February 5, 2015 11:26 am ET

New York City's move to ban expanded polystyrene has Berry Plastics Corp. seeing growth opportunities for its new line of Versalite polypropylene cups.

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Bottled water poised to become top US drink category


February 3, 2015 3:00 pm ET

Bottled water experienced remarkable growth in 2014 and is predicted to have another strong year again in 2015 as the beverage continues a march toward becoming the nation's largest drink category.

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Esterform buys Constar UK, doubles PET preform capacity


January 23, 2015 10:07 am ET

Constar UK, once part of global packaging firm Constar International Holdings LLC, has a new owner.

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Synthetic cork maker seals new ownership deal with founder, private equity


January 9, 2015 2:56 pm ET

The world's largest maker of synthetic corks, Nomacorc LLC, is getting a new ownership group that includes the founder and chairman of the business.

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CCL Label investing $30 million in South Carolina plant


December 23, 2014 2:52 pm ET

Toronto-based CCL Industries Inc. is investing $30 million to expand one of its CCL Label manufacturing plants, in Clinton, S.C.

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