New "Dust Cutter" Lemonade uses Ball's Alumi-Tek Bottle
June 21, 2013
Hold on to your (bottle) caps, there is a new sheriff in town. Newcomer Dust Cutter Beverage Company has launched its brand new line of all-natural lemonades in Ball Corporation's 16-oz. Alumi-Tek bottles.
Avantium, a renewable chemicals company, and ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH, one of the world’s leading plastic converters, announce their Joint Development Agreement for the development of PEF bottles. After The Coca-Cola Company and Danone, ALPLA is the third company to collaborate with Avantium on PEF, a bioplastic based on Avantium’s proprietary YXY technology. The goal of these collaborations is to bring 100% biobased PEF bottles to the market by 2016.
Global consumption of bottled water has doubled in the past decade, and is set to continue growth to replace carbonates as the leading soft drinks category.
May 15, 2013
It was not that long ago that the idea of buying water in a bottle seemed outrageously quirky to most people, but over the past few decades the demand for packaged water has rocketed exponentially. Just ten years ago world consumption stood at one hundred billion liters. Since then, and despite the global downturn, volumes have actually doubled. Perhaps even more amazing is that, according to Canadean’s latest calculations, packaged water will actually overtake carbonates as the leading soft drinks category in just two years. This anticipated result is being bolstered by its healthy image, plus actual necessity in those areas of the world lacking alternative, safe, water supplies.
Partnership with Crown helps boost Dominion & Grimm’s Business
May 10, 2013
In Canada, consumers recognize the syrup can immediately and, embodied in its classic design, the package has changed little in appearance, reinforcing the connection made between that packaging and the syrup itself. To such an extent, in fact, that to a Quebecer, taking maple syrup from a can is simply how it’s done, and alternative packaging formats fail to perform as strongly in the market.
First inaugural cadet contest collects 24,310 cans
April 26, 2013
The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Squadron 09 won the inaugural Great American Can Roundup contest by recycling a total of 4,166 beverage cans. Sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute, the GACR creates awareness of the environmental benefits of recycling cans.
North American tea company, Tejava, debuts tea leaf sculpted PET bottle
April 24, 2013
Crystal Geyser Water Company's Tejava® Premium Iced Tea is now available in a proprietary 18 oz. PET bottle. The stunning new bottle features a unique package design incorporating a hand-sculpted, tea leaf motif with three-dimensional qualities, giving the impression that the bottle is wrapped in tea leaves. Distribution of the new bottle will begin in May 2013.
The December issue of Packaging Strategies comes with the Resource Guide. In addition, features on private label innovations, branded packaging in ecommerce, the unicorn craze, palletizing/depalletizing solutions, servo drive systems for packaging, digitalization in labeling, sustainable inks and much more!