Amcor to Showcase Innovative Plastics Packaging Solutions at PLMA's Private Label Show in Chicago

ANN ARBOR, Mich., November 10, 2017 – Amcor Rigid Plastics, a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, will highlight its innovative packaging products at the 2017 Private Label trade show, sponsored by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), Nov. 12-14 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago.

Packaging solutions on display at the Amcor booth (#F6903) - spanning both flexibles and rigid plastics - address the increasingly challenging needs of brand owners, co-packers, and packaging manufacturers who seek a competitive edge.

“Amcor continues to play a leading role in the development of private label products for the food and beverage industry by delivering innovative and unique package designs to help retailers build brand equity and expand market share,” said Frank Lin, Director of Marketing and Strategic Business Development for Amcor Rigid Plastics’ Beverage Unit. “Rather than offering ‘me-too’ products, retailers are refining their strategies with packaging playing a central role.”

Key advancements displayed at PLMA include:

PowerStrapTM lightweighting technology for hot-fill containers. The unique strap design base offers enhanced side compression properties for improved line handling as well as feet that provide vertical load-bearing properties for stacking. PowerStrap delivers design flexibility, product differentiation, operational efficiencies, and sustainability benefits.

APEX 24-ounce hot-fill PET jars with a metal lug closure – a first for the food packaging industry. The breakthrough APEXTM patented technology is targeted for food applications such as pasta sauce, salsa, applesauce, and preserves.

Crystal clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for dairy, aseptic, and high-pressure processed liquid beverages. These sleek, eye-catching containers are easy to handle and meet the needs of on-the-go consumers. The PET beverage collection is available in round, hourglass, and square shapes and comes in four sizes (12oz, 16oz, 32oz, and 64oz).

One-piece closure innovation from Bericap for the beverage, food, and non-food markets. Bericap North America’s full-service packaging solutions and broad and diversified portfolio of closures deliver lightweighting and performance, sustainability, and cost benefits.

PushPop packaging, an innovative, patented stand-up pack with a novel easy-opening system that preserves barrier integrity. Consumers simply push in the special perforation on the top and pop the pack wide open. Shelf stackable and printable on the entire surface, PushPop guarantees optimal in-store display and improves consumer convenience for snacking, sharing, and on-the-go consumption.

Redesigned 750ml PET stock containers continue to expand penetration in the wine and spirits market, offering a 42% weight savings over traditional glass containers. The PET bottle’s portability provides an entry into venues that do not allow glass because of the potential for breakage.

About Amcor

Amcor Limited (ASX: AMC; is a global leader in responsible packaging. Amcor develops and makes innovative flexible and rigid packaging that is functional, appealing and efficient for the company's customers and their consumers, and more sustainable for the environment. Ninety-five percent of Amcor's sales are into the food, beverage, health care, and tobacco industries. The company employs more than 35,000 people worldwide, operating in 40-plus countries across 200 sites.

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