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January 9, 2013
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  • Bottler brews savings on labeling line
    Milwaukee-based Lakefront Brewery increased efficiency and cut costs when it installed a customized high-velocity blower and air knife system that eliminates the problem of trying to properly label wet bottles. The company immediately cut usage of pricey glue by 66%, and using less glue also made the machinery easier to clean, said plant manager Andy Jones. Packaging World online (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Packaging innovators are tortoises, not hares
    When it comes to packaging design, nimbleness isn't a big part of the innovation process, write Christine Horan and Jason Robertson. Overhauling machines and distribution networks is an arduous task, so every upgrade or change has to be carefully considered and exhaustively tested before implementation. "[F]or every small advancement you make in package design, there is an iceberg of innovation underneath," Horan and Robertson write. FastCoDesign (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Local Florida rum aims to attract national attention
    Retailer Total Wine and More will add Siesta Key Rum to its stores in 10 states, marking the first sales outside Florida for the spirit from Sarasota-based Drum Circle Distilling. The company is part of a growing trend -- craft distillers have seen their U.S. ranks swell to 475 from about 70 a decade ago, according to the American Distilling Institute. Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Fla.) (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What happens after consumers bring the bottles back?
    The Ontario Deposit Return Program saw 301 million wine and spirits bottles and 1.8 billion beer bottles returned to recycling partner The Beer Store in the 12 months ended last May, diverting an estimated 529,000 tons of glass from landfills. In this story, learn what happens to the bottles once they've been returned. Ottawa Citizen (Ontario) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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