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Smart packaging, shelf standout and sustainability - we cover these key issues across the universe of beverage cans, PET bottles, cartons and glass, looking at the likes of Ball Packaging, Tetra Pak and Ardagh. We also cover drinks processing, filling and packaging innovations from the likes of Krones, GEA Procomac and KHS.

EU Commission evaluating options to legislate BPA in packaging

The European Commission will propose new regulations on bisphenol A (BPA) next year due to uncertainty created by individual Member State laws and negative effect on consumer confidence.

Krones celebrates 100th order to install ErgoBloc L. machine in South Korea

Krones is celebrating after receiving its 100th order to install its ErgoBloc L. machine at FINE Bio for CSDs and still water, at its facility in Kirisan National Park, South...

Start-up firm uses eco-friendly sheep’s wool packaging to insulate its juice drinks

University friends Charlie Lee-Cook and Rich Goldsmith have set up MOJU juice brand, targeting health conscious consumers with their cold-pressed juices that use more nutrient-rich vegetables than sugary fruit.

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EcoCortec launches Cor-Pak Bubble film to protect sensitive components

EcoCortec which manufactures biodegradable, compostable films has joined forces with its Czech distributor, Tart, to launch Cor-Pak VpCIStatic Dissipative Bubble film.

Brau Beviale: Interview with Rexam's Europe Sector Director

High definition prints and glow in the dark inks: Advanced graphic capabilities of cans need to be emphasized, says Rexam

Brand owners are often unaware of the graphic capabilities of today’s cans; and the choices in design and finishes need to be better emphasized, says manufacturer Rexam.

CrownSmart uses scannable codes under can tabs to give insight into consumer behaviour

Crown has launched its CrownSmart technology, an interactive application featuring a scannable code situated underneath the tab on a beverage can. 

Trade shows, conferences, direct sales: SmartSeal’s strategy for growing active closures

SmartSeal – a spill-proof closure system which draws its inspiration from scuba diving – says a ‘systematic and assiduous’ strategy has been the secret to its growth.

JBT to broaden its aseptic line for dairy and juices following Stork Food & Dairy acquisition

JBT Corporation has broadened its aseptic line for dairy and juices from primary processing, in flow sterilization over aseptic bottle blow molder to aseptic filling, following its Stork Food &...

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NutriFresh to increase HPP capacity to 100m pounds a year

NutriFresh Services has purchased its third Hiperbaric High Pressure Processing (HPP) machine saying it will boost capacity to more than 100 million pounds per year.

Strong growth of alcoholic beverages over next 5 years with sales of premium craft beer, wine and spirits taking the lead

Spending on alcoholic beverages is expected to be robust over the next five years, as consumers’ trade up to more premium options such as craft beers and select wine and spirits, according...

Positive Trends in 2015 for Active & Intelligent Packaging

As the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) heads towards it annual Congress, this year in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht (18-19 November), we ask AIPIA’s managing director Eef de Ferrante what...

Dispatches from Brau Beviale

Crown launches Cottle can, as beverage brands seek packaging differentiation

Crown has been debuting its latest can format at Brau Beviale in Nuremberg this week, merging cues from both cans and bottles in the Cottle. 

Tetra Pak: Top Six Millennial Needs

‘Millennials are coveted by major brands and represent a significant and disruptive force for the F&B industry’

Tetra Pak has characterized six underlying needs of Millennials who are the largest and most influential generation of consumers, and explains how to target them through product formulation and packaging...

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ACE UK joins OPRL as a co-owner with BRC

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK, which represents Tetra Pak, Elopak, and SIG Combibloc, has announced it will become a joint owner of OPRL, which runs...

DCP 2015 preview

AB InBev, Heineken & Krones join 1st European conference on direct-to-shape decoration

AB InBev, Avery Dennison, Heineken, Krones, KHS and SABMiller are among some of the names attending the first European conference on direct-to-shape decoration Direct Container Print (DCP 2015) conference in...

Global bioplastics production to increase from 1.7m tonnes in 2014 to 7.8m tonnes in 2019

The global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 1.7 million tonnes in 2014 to approximately 7.8 million tonnes in 2019, according to the European Bioplastics association.

Dow launches INNATE resins for bags, liquid packaging, and stand-up pouches

Dow Chemical Company’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business has launched INNATE Precision Packaging Resins, for flexible food packaging such as pouches, bags, liquid packaging, and stand-up pouches.

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Heatflex launches Gambrinus to increase the shelf life of beer

Heatflex Corporation industrial heating systems has launched Gambrinus to reduce Total Package Oxygen (TPO) in beer-bottling lines. 

Seasonal Packaging: Is it Really Worth It?

Seasonal and holiday packaging has seen a huge growth since 2012, but it is not always worth the investment, according to Grimes Packaging Services based in Florida, US.

McDonald’s Europe reaches sustainability milestone to source 100% wood fibre from recycled or certified virgin sources by 2016

McDonald’s has announced all centrally-sourced packaging distributed across its 38 European markets is now chain-of-custody certified.

Creating a crafty can: Crown works with brewers on new packaging

The use of cans for craft beer is gathering pace across Europe, with brewers looking to the packaging for differentiation, according to can manufacturer Crown.

Tetra Pak to improve supply chain transparency across 3,000 partners worldwide

Tetra Pak has informed all of its key suppliers they will be expected to file ethical performance reports on the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), to improve supply chain transparency.

Milacron Holdings a step closer to commercialising revolutionary Klear Can

Milacron Holding's Klear Can, which is an alternative to metal cans for fruits, vegetables, soups, meat, and beverages, has passed an important food safety test and is ready for market...

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Ardagh Group and Thatchers Cider launch a range of 330ml bottles

Thatchers Cider has introduced a range of 330ml bottles produced by Ardagh Group for three of its premium ciders; Thatchers Gold, Thatchers Old Rascal, and Thatchers Red.

Aptar launches flip top closure with measuring scoop for powdered F&B products

Aptar has launched a 120mm flip top closure with integrated measuring scoop for powdered food and beverage products developed using the company’s proprietary BAP technology (Bonded Aluminum to Plastic).

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