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February 27, 2013
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  • O-I, University of Toledo will join forces for glass innovation
    Owens-Illinois announced that it will enter into a three-year partnership with the University of Toledo College of Engineering, Chemical & Environmental Engineering Department to test new technology and designs for glass containers. The partnership will be housed at O-I's new R&D Innovation Center, which is expected to be completed in the fall. "We are excited about the opportunity to use UT's state-of-the-art equipment to help us advance our understanding of basic principles," O-I's vice president of R&D Kimberly Houchens said. Packaging Business Review (U.K.) (2/25) , (France) (2/25) , (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pink glass leads 2013 trends in fragrance packaging
    Many fragrances launching in the first quarter of 2013 are contributing to a color trend that includes pink bottles, pink liquid and pink accents, such as Juicy Couture's Couture La La, which features the brand's classic bottle shape in pink-colored glass. Beauty Packaging (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Squeezing growth potential out of juice
    Prompted by its healthy reputation, consumers are choosing juice at all parts of the day, and are moving past apple and orange in favor of innovative flavors. However, juice sales fell 4% in the first half of 2012, perhaps because juices can be expensive compared to other beverages, said Beverage Marketing's Gary Hemphill. The vegetable juice and vegetable-fruit blends category is the exception, and is now ahead of 2006 levels, according to Beverage Marketing. QSR Magazine (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Recycling & Sustainability 
  • Sustainability, health inform beverage trends
    Industry experts predicted several beverage trends, including more specific certifications for sustainable products and increased focus on sustainable packaging. Supermarket analyst Phil Lempert urged consumers to reach for glass containers, which don't carry the health risks associated with some plastic containers. Lempert also predicted beverages including teas and carbonated drinks will highlight water from different regions. (France) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Wellness 
  • Study: BPA could affect nervous system development
    New research reveals that the chemical bisphenol-A could suppress the expression of vital genes in certain types of nerve cells in rats, mice and humans. "Our study found that BPA may impair the development of the central nervous system, and raises the question as to whether exposure could predispose animals and humans to neurodevelopmental disorders," said Wolfgang Liedtke, associate professor at Duke and lead author of the study. (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  GPI News 
  • Calling all GPI members
    Registration is now open for the 2013 GPI Spring Associates Meeting, April 16-18 in Washington, D.C.

    Register for the meeting and get information on securing your hotel room. GPI has secured hotel rooms at the St. Regis, which is located at 923 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. Outside of the meetings on Capitol Hill, all other meetings for the event will be held at the offices of Morgan Lewis, which is located at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C., (202) 739-3000.

    If you experience difficulty registering, or have any questions, contact Dana Lipson, GPI Meetings Manager, at (717) 271-6309 or LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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