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The future of packaging knows no bounds, says CDP

There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking into consideration the high costs?

Packaging news round-up: Bosch; JBT; Huhtamaki; Mondi; Rockwell

Bosch has relocated its R&D activities to a new facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, having outgrown its previous location in various buildings across the city.

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‘Requirement to include growing amounts of data on packaging is only going to increase’

Developments in coding and marking technology have seen a significant shift in the equipment used by many food and beverage manufacturers in recent years.

Coding and marking in the beverage industry: How to decide between CIJ and laser

As part of our ‘5 Minutes With…’ interview series BeverageDaily speaks to Chirag Sheth, global marketing manager, Videojet Technologies, about what beverage manufacturers’ look at when buying coding and marking technology and if laser is more suitable than continuous inkjet (CIJ).

Malibu celebrates largest deployment of NFC enabled bottles

Malibu, which manufactures and sells coconut flavored rum, has launched a smart bottle that delivers content to consumers’ smartphones via NFC (Near Field Communication).

Yili and SIG Combibloc launch yogurt drink with juice balls that explode in your mouth

Yili has partnered with SIG Combibloc to launch two Baoquzhu UHT yogurt drinks, packed in CombiblocSmall 250ml.

Guinness’ ‘Red Tongued Dog’ gets a packaging redesign

Crown Holdings has partnered with Guinness to create a limited edition can for its Foreign Extra Stout celebrating 150 years in Singapore.

Niagara Bottling to open $95m manufacturing and bottling plant

Niagara Bottling is to open a $95m manufacturing and bottling plant in Virginia, US, creating 76 jobs.

Total creates virgin ‘booster resin’ for HDPE beverages

Total has developed a range of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Circular Compounds, which it claims outperforms virgin resins for beverages.

PE Labellers partners with Nestlé on Nescafé packaging machine

PE Labellers has partnered with Nestlé to install a 24,000 bottle per hour glass jar packaging machine at its plant in Orbe, Switzerland.

Uflex fights war on counterfeiting with 3D Nescafé tamper-proof seal

Uflex has created a ‘Seal of Authenticity’ tamper-proof 3D seal for Nescafé Classic manufactured by Nestlé India.

LiquiForm partners with Krones to commercialize its liquid forming and filling process

The LiquiForm Group has partnered with Krones, which makes filling and packaging equipment, to develop and commercialize its liquid forming and filling process.

Refresco makes first North American acquisition in the soft drinks sector

European-based Refresco Group has agreed to acquire Whitlock Packaging, in the US, for $129m.

AptarGroup celebrates Nestlé partnership deals despite ‘financially challenging’ Q2

AptarGroup is celebrating product launches with Nestle Canada on its Nestea liquid tea concentrate and development of a custom jar lid for Nescafe Taster’s Choice ground coffee, but admits the F&B sector was challenging this year.

Metal packaging sees big shift in smaller volume, higher value craft beers and ales

Challenging recycling targets and an increase in domestic products in countries such as China, India and Brazil, has led to a 'new freedom in the beverage can market', according to Smithers Pira.

Videojet: Global beverage sales to grow 3.9% in 2016

Videojet Technologies, which supplies coding, marking and printing technology, has launched a Beverage Hub for manufacturers to keep up-to-date on changing coding and labelling requirements. 

Hologram trade body claims 86% of US counterfeit goods now come from China

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) is calling for an urgent review after a US Chamber of Commerce report claims four fifths (86%) of all counterfeit goods now come from China.

IoT connected products to increase from 5bn to 21bn by 2020

‘Now is the time for brands to experiment with connected packaging in a structured way’

Gartner predicts the number of connected products in existence will increase from five billion to 21 billion by 2020, which means take up of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be rapid, according to Mindshare media agency.

From Uganda to Borneo: Elopak ramps up its sustainable efforts to become CarbonNeutral

Elopak is celebrating after becoming a CarbonNeutral company as part of its environmental strategy; FutureProof 2020.

EU Commission to investigate if ‘AB InBev has abused its position’ on Belgian beer market

The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess whether AB InBev has abused its ‘dominant position on the Belgian beer market’ by hindering imports of its beer from neighboring countries, in breach of EU antitrust rules.

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