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Feb 25, 2014 / Richard Hall

Race for packaging innovation

The race for lightweighting and new packaging materials is pushing at every boundary. Two recent news items highlight the advances still available.

Ardagh has achieved a 21% weight reduction for Coca-Cola’s 33cl glass bottles since 2005, cutting 50 grams per bottle to 190 grams.

Avantium has put a date on commercial production of fully plant-based and improved performance PET. Roll on 2019.

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