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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.

Thinfilm partners with Barbadillo to deploy NFC tags on Spanish wine bottles

Thinfilm has partnered with Barbadillo to deploy near field communication (NFC) tags on 126,000 bottles of Spanish white wine brand, Castillo de San Diego.

Cork wine closures associated with a premium drinking experience in the US and Europe

Wine stoppered with cork is seen as more premium by US consumers partly because it gives them the traditional ritualistic experience of opening the bottle, according to a study conducted...

Nestlé seals 5-year deal with Netherlands logistics firm

Nestlé has partnered with Kuehne + Nagel logistics company to store its chocolate, coffee and culinary products over the next five years.

Aussie wine firms turn to AI to streamline manufacturing

The Australian wine industry is turning to artificial intelligence to streamline its manufacturing and significantly increase production efficiency by optimising machine use.

Liquid paperboard sees growing demand in ‘alt-milk’ products

Demand for liquid paperboard (LPB) is dependent on a few segments but there is scope to expand into new areas, according to Smithers Pira.

La Colombe Coffee Roasters launches single-use ground coffee in a can

La Colombe Coffee Roasters and Crown Beverage Packaging have launched the MiniVault, pre-portioned ground coffee in a single-use can.

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Ardagh Poland redesigns Łomża Brewery beer bottle

Ardagh Group Poland has created a sleek bottle for Łomża Brewery’s Jasne beer.

Coca-Cola to double recycled plastic content in bottles

Coca-Cola European Partners has pledged to double the amount of recycled plastic used in its bottles in Great Britain, as part of a new sustainability strategy launched today. 

Whisky thrash to fish feed treasure

An Edinburgh University graduate is looking to develop large-scale, low-cost microalgae production using whisky co-products. 

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Changes to the beverage status quo

‘As a whole, the beverage portion of the US Food and Beverage Manufacturing sector continues to maintain a steady 2.3% growth to $145bn, according to data from the 2016 Global...

Budweiser celebrates its 12 US breweries with state names on packaging

Budweiser has launched a series of limited edition packaging across each of the states where it has a brewery, with cans and bottles in these markets now featuring the state...

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Nestlé and Crown launch limited-edition Nescafé Azera tins

Nestlé has partnered with Crown Aerosols & Specialty Packaging Europe, part of Crown Holdings, to launch a series of limited-edition tins for Nescafé Azera coffee.

Huhtamaki to acquire International Paper foodservice packaging operations in China for $17.1m

Finnish packaging company Huhtamäki Oyj is to acquire International Paper's foodservice packaging operations in China for €15m ($17.1m).

API launches Holonique Boutique for custom decorative packaging

API has launched a custom decorative holography service called Holonique Boutique.

Brewers Association debuts new seal to differentiate craft brewers from ‘big beer’

The Brewers Association has launched a new seal to help distinguish US independent, craft beer from mass-produced “big beer” on the store shelf.

Constantia Flexibles meets demand for coffee & dairy packaging in Russia

Constantia Flexibles Group has responded to a growing demand in domestic food packaging by installing a laminating machine at its factory in Timashevsk, Russia, for packaging coffee, dairy and processed...

Sonoco to acquire Clear Lam Packaging for $170m

Packaging company Sonoco has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films, for...

Diageo looks at packaging in innovation agenda

Diageo says it will increase the use of alternative materials in packaging as part of its ‘innovation agenda’: particularly with attention to plastic packaging that meets its sustainable packaging commitments. ...

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API creates cold foil visual for SnowFox vodka

API has created a cold foil visual for SnowFox vodka, owned by Port Royal Distillers.

EU expresses ‘high concern’ for hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A, a chemical found in consumer products such as food packaging, may soon be restricted in the EU after authorities expressed “high concern” over its effect on human health....

Sonoco expands ClearGuard packaging for liquid and viscous product pouches

Sonoco has expanded its ClearGuard portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products.

Apple iPhone iOS 11 available to the public in September

Talkin’ Things NFC Smart Packaging System integrates iPhone and Android

Talkin’ Things has created a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled Smart Packaging System that integrates iPhone and Android users.

Functional benefits of coconut water underscored in Zola's new packaging

Coconut water manufacturer Zola is revamping its packaging, cleaning-up its ingredient decks and launching a new flavor this summer to better underscore the functional benefits of its products at a...

Push to change ‘misleading’ Canadian wine labels moves forward

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is set to alter its ‘Cellared in Canada’ wine label designation after receiving complaints from consumers and the Canadian wine industry that the description...

BASF and HP Indigo launch water-based adhesives for flexible packaging

BASF has partnered with HP Indigo to develop a water-based adhesive for flexible packaging using its HP Indigo ElectroInk process.

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