good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 51, vol. 2, 2007

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1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp beer in pet packaging &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp copolyester provides &nbspnew level of product performance for appliance market &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp biscuit tin brief case &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp wrenchshaped tin provides a badbreath fix5. bottlebuddie, the new range of dropin wine boxes&nbspbeer in pet packaging baltika is beginning to deliver beer to germany in pet plastic bottles. prior to bringing out the new sku, the company undertook measures to be included in the list of registered operators whose products are sold in germany in singleuse packaging. &nbspwith the introduction in germany of a new law on packaging, it became mandatory for the company to be enrolled in the system for handling and deposits relating to disposable packaging. the official participant in the system of obligatory deposit for disposable packaging is baltika deutschland gmbh. the deposit system brings together all participants in the process producers of beverages, suppliers of packaging, distributors, the retail trade and consumers, forming one unified chain. administration of the system of circulation and deposit of disposable packaging is performed by a specially created organisation dpg deutsche pfandsystem gmbh. its responsibilities include the registration of companies, technical support of a database, certification of producers of labels and automated collection points where used packaging is turned in. a deposit of 0.25 euro is collected from all beverages, excluding juice, milk and dietetic drinks sold in plastic and metal packaging containing between 0.1 to 3 litres. this deposit is collected at all stages of distribution, from the importer right up to the final consumer. the amount of the deposit is included in the price of the product to the end user, who gets the deposit back when he returns the packaging to a point of sale. the consumer places the used packaging in a special machine which gives him a check and the amount shown on the check is then accepted in payments at the point of sale. for the system to function, all companies bringing products to market in germany producers of beverages as well as importers have to be registered in the dpg system, pay annual fees and make payments to the company reprocessing the packaging.once a company has been registered and opened a deposit account, every sku is assigned a unique bar code and the presence of the symbol of the dpg system on the label confirms the status of the participant in the deposit system. only certified typographies are allowed to print the special labels with unique bar code printed in a special ink and the dpg symbol. the bar codes printed in special ink are read by the machines accepting return packaging. upon official confirmation and verification by an independent expert that the packaging has gone to be reprocessed, the virtual money is turned into cash and is returned to the sellers who accepted packaging from consumers and returned their deposit to them.copolyester provides &nbspnew level of product performance for appliance market brand owners, product designers and molders in the appliance market can now obtain greater design flexibility and product performance for molded plastic parts by using eastman tritan copolyester, a newgeneration copolyester from eastman chemical company. this new material can provide greater value and design freedom for manufacturers and designers who traditionally use materials such as polycarbonate to produce plastic parts for small appliances. &nbspfor small molded appliance parts that hold food and beverages, such as blender carafes, food processors and food choppers, tritan offers a combination of advantages that cannot be replicated by other plastics in the market. its unique balance of properties allows this newgeneration copolyester to offer maximized durability for the harsh dishwasher environment, which can expose products to high heat and moisture levels as well as a broad array of foodstuffs, residential and commercial detergents, and sanitizers. biscuit tin brief case germanybased lambertz has introduced a new, elegantlooking package design for its premium best selection brand chocolate biscuits. &nbspthe ebonycolored, roundedcorner tins with crackle finish emulate the look of rich leather and measure 9 wide x 8 long x 3 deep. supplied by crown specialty packaging. the decorated tins are embossed in gold color with the lambertz unique sunicon logo and the signature of company founder henry lambertz, who established the business in 1688. wrenchshaped tin provides a badbreath fix a mr. fixit for bad breath, wrench mints from los angeles uses a distinctive, wrenchshaped tinplate container full of the toolshaped breath fresheners to appeal to home improvement and automotive retailstore consumers. rubin says that he conceived of the idea in 2002 as a way to reach the completely untouched and unaddressed market for impulsebuy items in the hardware, home improvement, and automotive sectors.holding 35 to 42 miniature wrenchshaped breath mints, the silver wrench mints container uses a design patented by rubin and is manufactured by a proprietary supplier in hong kong. the pack measures 3.7 x 1.5 x 0.45 and can be reused for anything from nails, screws, and nuts to toothpicks, pills, and spare change, rubin points out.the new range of dropin wine boxes for retail display bottlebuddie is a unique design and meets all rrp criteria including an integral handle for easy instore handling, improves shopability, and can be merchandised on shelf or on gondola ends.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp box design includes the latest perforation technology which makes the box easy to open but, more importantly, passes all handling, transit &amp shipping requirements. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp design fits on all existing packing lines either hand or automated case erecting. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp design available in wine producing countries under licence south africa, europe, australia, new zealand &amp usa. can be supplied by existing corrugated supplier. more information at www.bottlebuddie.co.uk packaging news to sharehave the packaging news, innovations, new products to share with readers, please email to news@packagingconnections.com 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