Verallia offers single-serving glass jars for yogurt | 5 processes that bring innovation to decoration | 2013 will bring new look, flavor to L&L's Alizé
December 12, 2012
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Verallia offers single-serving glass jars for yogurt
Verallia North America has launched a new line of glass jars aimed at the yogurt market. The single-serving jars, produced in 4-oz. and 6-oz. sizes, use a proprietary technology that lets yogurt makers affix foil heat seal lids. Food Business Review (12/5)
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5 processes that bring innovation to decoration
Suppliers have developed several innovative processes for decorating bottles, writes Marie Redding, Beauty Packaging's associate editor. Options including spray-coating bottles with vibrant colors, decorating the inner walls of bottles and increased use of environmentally friendly decorating options. Companies should consider letting their suppliers give input on which process they think is best for a brand, Redding writes. Beauty Packaging (12/2012)
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Study: Bottled wine holds up better than boxed
Bottled wine is better protected from aging in warmer temperatures than bag-in-box wine, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis. Their research shows that bag-in-box wines age faster than bottled wines when stored at 68 degrees and 104 degrees, developing the qualities of dried fruit, sherry and vinegar. The Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (tiered subscription model) (12/11)
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2013 will bring new look, flavor to L&L's Alizé
Kobrand Wine & Spirits' L&L Alizé passion fruit cognac will undergo a package redesign in the first quarter of 2013. The bottles will switch from frosted to clear glass and will include more readable writing on the labels. The company will also launch its new Mango Smoothie in March, which will be packaged in bottles with a silver coating. The Moodie Report (12/11)
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Other News
Recycling & Sustainability
AB InBev's lighter bottle showcases company's green initiatives
AB InBev's new lightweight Beck's and Beck's Blue bottle that was introduced in the U.K. this year will save more than 2,600 metric tons of glass in 2013 and eliminate almost 2,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the manufacturing process, the company reported. The bottles, which are almost 11% lighter, are part of AB InBev's Best Beer Company in a Better World campaign. Environmental Leader (12/5), BusinessGreen (U.K.) (12/5)
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Health & Wellness
Maine environmental officials to consider BPA ban
Maine's Board of Environmental Protection met last week to discuss a proposal that would phase out the chemical bisphenol-A from use in baby and toddler food packaging. Voters in the state urged the board last June to ban the chemical under the state's Kid-Safe Products Act. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model)/The Associated Press (12/6)
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GPI News
Glass container industry applauds congressional efforts to improve industrial energy efficiency
GPI was pleased to see both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives pass H.R. 6582, which places a focus on important energy efficiency measures that provide opportunities for the glass container industry, in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE) and other stakeholders, to reduce energy usage, and develop strategies to increase efficiency at the manufacturing level. This legislation encourages partnerships between the federal government and manufacturers. Specifically, DOE in coordination with the industrial sector and other stakeholders will conduct a study on legal, regulatory and economic barriers to deployment of industrial energy efficiency efforts. This includes the estimated energy savings available from the use of recycled material in energy-intensive manufacturing processes. The bill has been sent to President Obama for his consideration. Read more.
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