Consolidated Mills partnered with TricorBraun to develop a plastic alternative for its salsa products.

The collaboration developed a polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-based jar named Apex, which offers Consolidated Mills with a better e-commerce solution to the standard glass jar.

The durable and light alternative PET jar reduces decibel levels during production.

Based in the US, Consolidated Mills is a contract food packager, while Tricor Braun, also based in the US, is a provider of rigid packaging solutions.

eLiquids manufacturer Vapergate has selected FoldedColor Packaging to design a new packaging solution for its range of juices.

FoldedColor Packaging designed custom-branded cartons that contain product labels and childproof caps.

The bottles are available in 30mm, 60mm or 120mm sizes.

Both companies involved in the transaction are based in the US.

“The NextGen Cup Challenge initiative will enable cups from around the world to be diverted from landfills and composted or recycled.”

Valmet has signed a contract with WestRock Company to supply a linerboard production line for the latter’s mill in Florence, US.

Valmet will deliver a state-of-the-art Kraft linerboard machine to replace three existing narrow-width paper machines.

Both based in the US, Valmet is a provider of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, while WestRock is a paper and packaging manufacturer.

Allied Glass has designed a new bottle for Hi-Spirits’ Blackwoods spirit range.

The new pale green glass is shaped similarly to an old soda syphon and resembles vintage glassware.

Both based in the UK, Allied Glass is a provider of glass packaging, while Hi-Spirits is a leading spirit distributor.

Starbucks has signed a $10m partnership with Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy to develop recyclable, compostable cup solution under the NextGen Cup Challenge initiative.

The NextGen Cup Challenge initiative will enable cups from around the world to be diverted from landfills and composted or recycled.

Starbucks is a coffee company and coffeehouse chain, while Closed Loop Partners is a funding company.

Both companies are based in the US.

Förstina-Sprudel Mineral- und Heilquelle has selected Petainer to develop a new 0.75l refillable PET bottle for its mineral water products.

The bottle will feature a slim body design and provide improved grip for the consumer.

Förstina-Sprudel is a German mineral water firm, while Petainer is a UK-based developer and manufacturer of plastic bottles and containers.

Edale has chosen Redagraph to distribute its flexographic presses to customers in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

Based in the UK, Edale is a flexographic printing presses manufacturer, while Redagraph is a French integrator of graphics systems.