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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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PepsiCo's Drinkfinity combines plastic flavor pods with reusable bottle


December 23, 2014 9:55 am ET

PepsiCo Inc. is trying out a fruit-flavored water brand called Drinkfinity, developed in Brazil and initially only available in that country, which combines a reusable plastic bottle with smaller flavor pods.

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Ecolean expanding flexible packaging production in China


December 16, 2014 3:07 pm ET

Flexible packaging maker Ecolean AB is opening a new factory and warehouse in China to increase production.

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