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Processing & Packaging

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.

Wincanton logistics wins 3-year deal with Coca-Cola

Wincanton logistics company has signed a three-year contract with Coca-Cola to handle its raw materials and finished products at a warehouse in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Washington state pushes for expansion of wine growler laws

A proposed bill in Washington state would allow businesses to sell wine in growlers and let consumers fill the reusable containers with wine from taps at places like grocery stores...

Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals findings

Beer and soda cans found to have traces of bisphenol A in laquer coating

Scientists from the Danish Consumer Council, THINK Chemicals, have found eight out of 14 cans tested in a laboratory contain endocrine disrupting bisphenols in the lacquer on the inside of...

5 sustainable packaging trends to watch in 2017

More and more companies are realizing the importance of sustainability when it comes to packaging, writes Kevin Hill in this guest article. 

13-year dispute draws to a close as Tetra Pak pays Parmalat $16m

A 13-year dispute has drawn to a close after Tetra Pak agreed to pay Parmalat, with no admission of liability, €16m ($16.72m).

Amcor sees a rise in conversion from glass to plastic

Amcor Rigid Plastics will invest $40m to double production at its Bellevue, Ohio facility after demand from manufacturers converting from glass to plastic.

Wine not? StackTek innovates traditional wine packaging space with portable, single-serve solution

US wine packaging company StackTek is challenging the wine industry to stop thinking about wine in a traditional “precious” way with its stackable, break apart single-serve glasses, whose adoption is...

Chili-infused beverage start-up goes back to its roots for bottle redesign

Swedish start-up brand Caliente has gone back to its roots to redesign its bottle with a simplistic, clean-looking, Scandinavian design.

API creates shimmery Liqueur packaging to target millennials

API has partnered with E & J Gallo Winery in the US to create a holographic Micro Glitter foil for its Viniq Shimmery Liqueur packaging.

Guest article

‘As US diets change, so will sauces, filling and packaging methods’

‘Liquid filling machines are used in a range of industries, but one of the biggest industries to utilize this equipment is the food industry. Many different types of foods and...

Anellotech claims only large scale of using sustainable packaging can combat climate change

Anellotech to increase confectioners’ sustainable packaging with Bio-TCat

Bio-sourced chemicals producer Anellotech hopes to use its bio-polyethylene made from inedible sources to help confectioners reduce their carbon footprint to fight global warming.

Del Monte turns pineapple waste into renewable energy

Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI) has partnered with Global Water Engineering (GWE) to create renewable energy from pineapple waste.

Entrepreneur creates wine bottle that fits through a letterbox

Entrepreneur Joe Revell, of London start-up company Garçon Wines, has designed a wine bottle that can fit through a letterbox.

Ball predicts double digit growth for craft beer cans

Ball Beverage Packaging Europe predicts the uptake of cans among craft brewers will continue; expecting double digit growth in this sector.

‘And the winner is…’ Who will design Heineken’s next generation smart bottle?

Heineken has chosen three out of nine companies to work on its next generation smart bottle, following an Elevator Pitch Contest at the AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association)...

BillerudKorsnäs hires Pöyry to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine

BillerudKorsnäs has partnered with Pöyry mill engineering services to construct a $622m board machine at Gruvön, in Sweden.

Amcor launches clear PET bottles for dairy, aseptic and HPP liquid beverages

Amcor Rigid Plastics has launched a series of clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and preforms for dairy, aseptic, and high-pressure processed (HPP) liquid beverages.

Sidel launches StarLite Nitro PET bottle base

Sidel has launched a StarLite Nitro version with PET bottle base for beverage manufacturers using nitrogen dosing.

‘Biggest growth area for liquid packaging is southeast Asia’

BillerudKorsnäs to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine for $622m

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures confectionery, snacks and beverage packaging, is investing  SEK 5.7bn ($622.25m) in a KM7 (Karton Machine) to produce liquid board, cartonboard and liner at its factory in Gruvön,...

Feature

Tetra Pak: ‘Juice and dairy consumption declining across western Europe, driven by negative image of processed beverages and UHT technology’

Consumption habits are changing at a fast pace globally and Europe is leading on many of the emerging trends. But, juice and dairy consumption is declining across western Europe, largely...

Guest article

Lightweighting has cut the weight of a 330ml beer bottle in half compared to 20 years ago

‘The final step in the craft brewer’s process is also one of the most important – choosing the right packaging. Understandably, brewers want something that will highlight the nature of...

PACK’D frozen Smoothie Kits owner wins Young Entrepreneur Award

Luke Johnstone, founder of PACK’D frozen Smoothie Kits, has won Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the 18th annual national Amazon Growing Business Awards.

'Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire' gin flavor

Croxsons and Eden Mill’s launch ‘12 Gins of Christmas’

Glass packaging company Croxsons has partnered with Eden Mill to produce 12 miniature glass bottles for a Christmas gift set.

AIPIA Congress 2016

‘9 Green Bottles’: Who will design Heineken’s next generation smart bottle?

Nine companies battled it out for a place on Heineken’s Design & Packaging Team to design its next generation smart bottle, at the AIPIA Congress in Amsterdam.

Tetra Pak agrees deal to build packaging lines for Raubi juices

Tetra Pak has concluded an AED25m (US$6.8m) deal to construct processing and packaging lines for Binghatti Holding’s new food and beverage production plant in Abu Dhabi.

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