New monolayer and multilayer designs for hot-fill barrier packaging have been developed for oxygen-sensitive foods such as pasta sauces, salsas, and fruit.
Pepsi-Cola North America, Purchase, N.Y., has lightweighted its flavored non-carbonated 500-cc PET bottles by more than 20%. The weight of iced-tea and fruit-drink bottles was cut from 23.5 g to 18.6 g through structural bottle design, according to ...
A new high-speed sleeve labeler from France’s Sleever International (North American office in Toronto) is reportedly the first machine that combines sleeve positioning and hot-air shrinking in one device for small health and beauty containers ...
WEB EXCLUSIVE Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo., is the first PET bottle maker in North America to use the Plasmax 12D barrier coating for wine and beer bottles.
Sidel Inc., Norcross, Ga., has introduced the FlexLine system for high-speed form/fill/seal production of ultralight PET bottles.
A new front/back bottle labeler has an energy-saving feature for 5-gal containers that require a 12-min cool-down before labeling.
Royal Philips Electronics, Somerset, N.J., and Sidel Inc., Norcross, Ga., have jointly developed infrared lamps that reportedly cut electricity use by 15% in PET bottle molding.
New all-electric stretch-blow molding machines from W.
A new acetal from BASF Corp.
New nylon 6 barrier materials from Rhodia Engineering Plastics, Cranbury, N.J., are aimed at monolayer and multilayer fuel tanks that meet new vapor emissions standards from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S.