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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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Uni Cap to build cap molding plant in Jordan


November 25, 2014 12:57 pm ET

The Persian Gulf's largest molder of caps and closures is investing $10 million in a new factory near Amman, Jordan, as part of an effort to boost its capacity 50 percent and tap local growth in soft drinks and bottled water.

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PET brought the water bottle revolution


November 24, 2014 6:00 am ET

The single-serve plastic water bottle is ubiquitous in today's culture. But that hasn't always been the case. Not by a long shot.

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Netstal, Electra Form team up for PET preform partnership


November 20, 2014 3:15 pm ET

The Netstal division of Krauss-Maffei Corp. is teaming up with Electra Form Industries in a partnership to offer PET preform machines and molds as a package deal.

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Mass. bottle bill expansion defeated


November 4, 2014 9:48 pm ET

Voters across Massachusetts on Tuesday decided their state's deposit program will not be expanded to include water bottles and other noncarbonated beverages.

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Coca-Cola closing its recycling division


October 30, 2014 3:50 pm ET

Beverage giant says it wants to work with suppliers

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The PET recycling rate is only part of the story for the industry


October 9, 2014 11:53 am ET

The National Association of PET Container Resources points to the increasing infrastructure and demand for recycled bottles as important trends in this corner of the plastics recycling industry.

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Recyclers see progress on shrink-sleeve labels for PET bottles


October 3, 2014 2:09 pm ET

This year, things are looking better and better for the future recyclability of shrink-sleeve labels.

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Coca-Cola sustainability report highlights PlantBottle usage


October 1, 2014 12:47 pm ET

Coca-Cola Co. has now distributed more than 25 billion PlantBottles since their introduction five years ago.

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PepsiCo looks to branded closures to help bottles stand out


September 23, 2014 12:21 pm ET

Caps and closures play a key role in keeping products safe and secure, but they also can be an important part of product branding.

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