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December 19, 2012
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  • Glass production up almost 2% in 2012, FEVE says
    The European glass industry produced 10.9 million tons of glass in the first half of 2012, compared with 10.7 million tons during the same period in 2011, a 1.9% increase, the European Container Glass Federation reported. Portugal and Turkey led the growth, with production increases of 13% and 8.3%, respectively. A FEVE spokesman said, "Glass is seen as a premium packaging solution while being very competitive towards other solutions," adding that new technologies have led to a 30% reduction in bottle weight over the past two decades. FoodProductionDaily.com (France) (12/13) , PackagingNews.co.uk (U.K.) (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Candles highlight trends in glass packaging
    The candle market grew at a rate of 3.3% in 2011, according to Kline & Company, and that growth is expected to continue into 2012, Beauty Packaging associate editor Marie Redding writes. She points out several trends that are growing with the candle industry, including minimally-decorated jars in sleek shapes, detailed glass containers to hold candles and decorative boxes that protect candles' glass from breaking. Beauty Packaging (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • William Grant & Sons introduces new packaging for Three Barrels
    William Grant & Sons introduced new packaging for its Three Barrels brandy in the U.K. that includes a new 500-milliliter Very Special Old Pale packaging format. Three Barrels will now carry a differently-shaped label with information about the brandy. "The new look Three Barrels maintains the recognizable brand look and feel for existing drinkers, while generating interest for those new to the brand through a premium-look bottle with real shelf presence," senior brand manager Oliver Dickson said. Drinks Business Review (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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