In addition to custom designs, Amcor is announcing its collaboration with British multi award-winning start-up Garçon Wines to make their signature and more sustainable flat wine bottles available to the U.S. market.
“We know today’s wine consumers are looking for a unique experience,” said Beth Rettig, vice president of spirits, wine and food, Amcor Rigid Packaging. “Amcor’s concepts are sleek, modern and perfectly matched to today’s lifestyle requirements for convenience and sustainability. PET bottles are unbreakable, beach- and pool-friendly, and the designs are only limited by the imagination. There are also environmental benefits: our bottles are lightweight, infinitely recyclable* and have a lower carbon footprint than glass bottles or aluminum cans.”
New concepts in PET bottles are the next big thing in wine
Amcor and Garçon Wines will also be collaborating to produce the flat wine bottles made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET plastic in the U.S.
A 2018 Dow Packaging Innovation Awards Diamond Finalist, Garçon Wines’ flat wine bottle has been generating significant interest in its home country of the UK, as well as in Europe, and is now set to come to the U.S. to continue its multinational expansion. A serious challenger to round glass bottles, the recycled PET flat bottle with granted patent and patents pending in the U.S., will become widely available in the U.S. in the second half of 2020. By innovating in shape and using best-in-class material, it becomes a game-changing, sustainable solution.
“As we are facing a climate emergency and existential threat, we urgently need to be making step changes to products to slash their carbon footprint. Flattening the wine bottle saves space and making it from recycled PET saves weight and energy,” said Santiago Navarro, CEO and co-founder of Garçon Wines. “We are highly motivated by the opportunity to collaborate with Amcor for our flat wine bottles in the world's largest wine market. As the leading plastic packaging company to the US wine industry, Amcor is the perfect partner for the stateside launch of our innovative wine bottles.”
PET, which has rapidly become the world’s preferred packaging material, is lightweight, shatterproof, resealable, reusable, and infinitely recyclable*. PET plastic bottles often have the lowest carbon footprint and their production results in up to 70% less greenhouse gas emissions, according to Amcor’s Asset Lifecycle Analysis.
*With existing technologies including chemical recycling
Amcor designs lightweight PET bottles for pasteurized beer in Brazil
Amcor has adapted its leading-edge design technology to develop the first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for pasteurized beer in Brazil. The company designed custom 600 milliliter containers for beverage maker New Age Bebidas, Leme, São Paulo, that feature the beauty of a glass-like, champagne-style base combined with the convenience of lightweight and shatter resistant PET.
Amcor completes acquisition of Bemis, creating the global leader in packaging
Amcor has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Bemis Company Inc., effective 11 June 2019. The combined company will now operate as Amcor Plc (Amcor), trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMCR” and the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMC.” Amcor is included in both the S&P 500 and S&P/ASX 200 indices.
The European Aluminium Foil Association has awarded the Alufoil Trophy in the Product Protection category to Formpack Dessiflex Ultra, in recognition of the enhanced protection provided to the Augmentin product and the positive impact on the millions of patients who use it. The Formpack Dessiflex Ultra blister solution was developed by Amcor, and this specific package was done in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline.
Amcor launches unique, recyclable, high-barrier flexible packaging that can reduce a pack’s carbon footprint by up to 64%. Amcor has launched AmLite Ultra Recyclable, its first packaging product made from the company’s revolutionary, more sustainable high-barrier polyolefin film that the company announced last year.
In Brazil, leading dairy brand Letti is the first to adopt transparent one-liter PET bottles for its Lettico A2 fermented milk products. These custom containers, made exclusively for Letti by Amcor, replace the traditional white, opaque high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles that have dominated the market.
A new capsule design from Amcor is making wine easier to open, while preserving time-honoured traditions that are important to discriminating aficionados. The EASYPEEL wine-opening system uses a one-piece aluminium capsule engineered to open wine bottles along a clean line, every time. Unlike other technologies that rely on pull tabs, EASYPEEL allows consumers and professionals to use traditional bottle openers.
New Danone yogurt jar appeals to health conscious-consumers
The yogurt market in Latin America continues to grow as companies develop products to appeal to health-conscious consumers. That appeal includes premium-looking packaging that is durable and increasingly sustainable. For Danone that includes developing attractive packaging in collaboration with global packaging company Amcor.
Global packaging leader Amcor, together with global brand owners, retailers, nongovernmental organizations, policymakers and others, has joined in a commitment to reduce waste and pollution from plastic packaging. Amcor Chief Executive Officer Ron Delia signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment on behalf of the company’s 33,000 people.
A unique printing technology that creates folding cartons with a premium look is now available to consumer brands doing business in Latin America. In response to increasing demand, Amcor has installed its patent-pending "Sunshine" process at the company’s plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico – the first Latin America site with the technology and 13th for Amcor worldwide.
Healthcare-packaging customers benefit from Amcor's continued investment in new technologies
Greater specificity and national differences in labelling information on healthcare products across Europe, combined with a growth in precision medicines, are changing customer expectations about how packaging is made. In response, global packaging leader Amcor is continuing to invest to meet customers’ needs across Europe.
Developments in packaging sustainability and efficiency secure Amcor two 2018 Alufoil Trophies
Two sustainable packaging innovations from Amcor that boost efficiency and improve consumer convenience have won 2018 Alufoil Trophies at the European Aluminium Foil Association awards. The company’s PolyInert laminates, which enable sensitive pharmaceuticals to be packaged in stick-pack form, won the Resource Efficiency category, and AluFix Retort Xtra, the newest addition to the successful AluFix range, won the Technical Innovation award.
As cost control, patent losses and the rise of biosimilars put more pressure on big pharma to rethink business models, packaging is positioned to play a larger role in the pharma supply chain than it ever has before. In fact, in a world where patients are living longer, worrying about external contaminations and demanding a greater understanding of the medicines they take, packaging has a lot of key roles to fulfil.
Amcor and Kezzler launch end-to-end digital packaging system
In recognition of the huge potential of smart packaging, Amcor, in partnership with Kezzler, has launched MaXQ, an end-to-end digital packaging system designed to take advantage of a captive digital audience, and drive consumer engagement and loyalty in the process.
AmLite: A premium look, metal-free solution for coffee
Enhancing your coffee brand means creating a premium look without compromising on freshness. AmLite is a micro-thin, ultra-high barrier coating that gives you creative freedom in your packaging designs, protects your product and boosts sustainability
Kerry Foods innovative Yollies packed in Amcor’s stay fresh pods are winners at The UK Packaging Awards 2015
It’s not every day such an innovative product as Kerry Foods Yollies comes to market. Yollies is a yogurt on a stick designed for children’s lunchboxes. It is a really fun way to enjoy the healthy goodness of yogurt.
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