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Dasani sales push PlantBottle use


November 19, 2013 1:45 pm ET

ATLANTA — Leaders of Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest user of PET, have a goal of using 100 percent plant-based resin in all its PET bottles, a top Coke researcher said at the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Blow Molding Conference.

Food-contact rules diverging globally


November 19, 2013 1:30 pm ET

ATLANTA — The world is moving away from harmonized global standards for food-contact packaging, according to Jeffrey Keithline, a lawyer at Keller and Heckman LLC of Washington.

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Boots recalls experience, innovations


November 19, 2013 1:24 pm ET

ATLANTA — Ira Boots, who became chairman of U.S.-based machinery manufacturer Milacron LLC last year, after building Berry Plastics Corp. into a $4 billion packaging giant, said a well-thought-out strategy and an aggressive playbook are more...

Kortec, Sidel develop dairy PET bottles


October 22, 2013 11:17 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – Kortec Inc. (Hall 13/D59) and Sidel Group have developed a multilayer co-injection system for PET bottles to move into the shelf-stable dairy market.

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K 2013 exhibitors come from all corners of the world


October 16, 2013 2:29 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Back in one of the corners of Hall 14 sits a relatively small booth, compared to some of the behemoths elsewhere at the K show, away from the hustle and bustle of the main corridors on opening day.

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McDonald's nixes PS foam ... again: Fast-food giant hops on ban wagon


September 27, 2013 1:58 pm ET

Polystyrene foam has taken another body blow from McDonald's Corp., which famously abandoned the PS clamshell burger package way back in 1990. Today's target: the PS foam hot-drink cup.

Niagara Bottling opens PET bottle plant in Ohio


July 26, 2013 4:13 pm ET

GAHANNA, OHIO — Niagara Bottling LLC has opened a plant in Gahanna to make PET bottles, preforms and caps.

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Simtec completes relocation to South Florida


July 23, 2013 12:23 pm ET

Simtec Silicone Parts LLC finalized its corporate move to its new manufacturing facility in Miramar, Fla. The company was previously headquartered in Madison, Wis.

Medical tubing maker diversifies into beverage market


July 11, 2013 1:55 pm ET

Applying the lessons it learned in medical tubing, Eldon James Corp. is launching a food and beverage division called EJ Beverage to address the needs of what it sees a growing market.

Husky restructuring emphasizes hot-runner and beverage packaging


May 6, 2013 2:06 pm ET

BOLTON, ONTARIO — Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. is restructuring its global leadership team to put new emphasis on its hot-runner and beverage packaging businesses.

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