Bennu Glass leases extra space to keep up with production capacity | Okla. glass plant celebrates its 100th anniversary | North America remains cautiously optimistic about packaging growth
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November 14, 2012
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Bennu Glass leases extra space to keep up with production capacity
Washington-based wine glass manufacturer Bennu Glass leased an additional 20,000 square feet at the Kalama River Industrial Park for wine bottle storage and distribution. The newly-acquired space will help the company keep up with its new factory?s production capacity. Bennu Glass acquired the Cameron Family Glass Packaging facility at the Port of Kalama back in August and it is expected to produce more than 100 million wine bottles annually. Drinks Business Review (11/7)
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Skincare packaging: A complex and growing industry
Demand for cosmetic and toiletry containers increased by almost 1 billion units between 2006 and 2011, and forecasts predict the demand will increase by more than 1 billion more by 2016. Containers for skincare items must not only be able to hold the complex ingredients contained in the products, but they must also be pleasing to the eye. "The skincare market is more demanding than ever before. Brands and formulators are held to a higher standard when it comes to consumer demand," said Lesley Gadomski, vice president of sales for Fusion Packaging. Beauty Packaging (11/2012)
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Okla. glass plant celebrates its 100th anniversary
A gathering at the Verallia Sapulpa glass plant in Oklahoma marked its Energy Star certification as well as the plant?s 100th anniversary. "One hundred years ago this month construction began on this plant," manager Steve Cedoz said. The plant, which used to be the home of Liberty Glass, supplied 1 million glass milk bottles daily by 1950, and today 3 million food and beverage containers are produced there each day. Sapulpa Daily Herald (Okla.) (11/3)
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North America remains cautiously optimistic about packaging growth
The market value of packaging in North America for 2012 is expected to be about $173.4 billion, compared with $169.1 billion in 2011, according to new report from Smithers Pira. Glass materials made up about 4.5% of North American packaging materials market share, and while the market is forecast to continue growing, the region is cautious in the face of market uncertainty and fluctuating prices. Packaging Digest (11/12)
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High-end Casa Herradura tequila gets packaging update
Casa Herradura gave its extra añejo Selección Suprema tequila a packaging upgrade that better reflects the quality of what the Mexican company says is the first extra añejo tequila. The liquor?s new bottle features design changes including an authenticating strip label signed by the distiller, a brand mark update, a copper finish metal die-cast horseshoe and a copper neck band. Packaging World online (11/7)
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Recycling & Sustainability
Glass recycling returns to Alaska city
Central Recycling Services of Anchorage, Alaska, is restarting a glass-recycling program that was ended in 2009. The company will operate a facility in the city at which residents can drop off bottles and glass that will be turned into gravel to be used in pipe bedding, trench backfill and other construction projects. "When we start this up again, we want it to last," said Kauai Alpha, recycling director for Central Recycling Services. AlaskaDispatch.com (11/7)
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GPI announces 2012 Clear Choice Award winners
GPI recently announced the winners of its 2012 Clear Choice Awards. This year, eight consumer product goods companies were recognized for their achievements in creating innovative glass packages with shelf impact. Entries were judged on innovation, package design (including container label and closure), and consumer appeal. While there are eight specific product categories, Skinnygirl Vodka, made by Beam Global Wine and Spirits, was named the overall winner by a panel of independent judges. The glass container for Skinnygirl Vodka is manufactured by Vitro. See the full list of winners.
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