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Invento launches aluminum-PET hybrid containers in US

Invento Americas is launching dual-material beverage containers geared toward consumers thirsty for stand-out packaging.

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KHS launches Innopouch K-400

KHS has launched the Innopouch K-400, available as an FS (fill and seal) or FFS (form, fill and seal) machine.

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'Barrels are bullshit' says next-gen Aussie cooper with eyes on Asia

While wine barrel innovator Flexcube is targeting New World wineries in the Americas for half of its international sales, the Australian company has not forgotten about vineyards across the Asia-Pacific...

Carton Council: Partnerships boost carton recycling

Tetra Pak says partnering on recycling efforts with cities, and producers like WhiteWave Foods, benefits the food/beverage and packaging industries.

Blog discusses the production line of the future

Sidel ‘LIKES’ Facebook as it expands social media

Sidel is increasing its social media presence with content on Twitter , Facebook, Flickr and SlideShare.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that...

Dystopian drinks? ‘Beverages that beep, bleep, yell and waft scents at shoppers’

Manufacturers will spend more on designing packages that ‘blink, beep, yell and waft scents at shoppers', according to food packaging expert Joe Kerry from University College Cork.

Carton recycling access grows by 1m US households

Just in time for Earth Day, the Carton Council of North America has announced the number of US households with access to carton recycling jumped by 1m in the first...

Hiperbaric ‘can’t complain’ about growth in HPP market

The market for high-pressure processed food is expected to hit $18bn by 2018; an expert from HPP provider Hiperbaric shares some of the strongest factors behind the technology’s global growth.

Sidel grabs African opportunities for PET packaging

Demand for liquid packaging is growing in Africa, and PET packaging specialist Sidel says the continent is a ‘huge opportunity’ for them.  

Tetra Pak UK & Ireland HQ to open in May

Tetra Pak is relocating its UK and Ireland headquarters and 60 employees from Wrexham, in Wales, to Chester Business Park next month.

Look, no mold! Capri Sun's clear pouch

Capri Sun is rolling out a clear bottomed pouch across the US this month. 

Bartex's rifle-shaped bottle is 'entirely inappropriate,' says ICP

Bartex’s Red Army Vodka – which comes in a bottle the shape of a rifle - has breached alcohol responsibility rules because of its association with violence and aggression, according...

Efacec automates logistics for Carlsberg distributor

Efacec is to construct fully-automated logistics facilities for Portuguese brewery Unicer, a distributor for the Carlsberg group.

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: ANDREW GIBB, COLDPRESS

‘The Poster Boys of HPP!’: Coldpress takes smoothie fight to Innocent

Cold Press MD Andrew Gibb reveals the HPP juice and smoothie brand’s sales could hit circa. $5m in 2014 and is unfazed about taking on the might of Innocent Drinks...

SPECIAL EDITION: AUTOMATION

Automated food warehouse cuts energy by 80%

A producer specializing in Tetra Pak aseptic-packaged foods and beverages has opened its doors on an automated facility designed to boost efficiency and cut energy usage.

Borealis and Borouge expand BorPure MB5568 into Asia

Do you know how much stress we’re under? Life as a lightweight cap

Technological advances means there is still room for the next generation of lightweight caps and closures to offer further savings on cost, according to plastic manufacturer Borealis.   

'It won't happen overnight, but the wine carton will establish itself': Tetra Pak

Putting premium wines in cartons will help consumers accept the packaging, says Tetra Pak, as it predicts continued growth in the sector.

COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES CROWDSOURCES RECYCLING IDEAS

Beverage Bauhaus: Could home design revolution spur recycling?

A Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) funded study insists that design principles in the home are as important as behavioural change in encouraging European consumers to recycle more.

'Ground laid' for dairy drinks with bits in Brazil: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc is predicting a bright future for the dairy drink with bits category in Brazil following the launch of the latest "drinksplus product" - chocolate milk containing flakes of coconut....

CSB-System eyes English speaking market expansion

Business software specialist CSB-System says it is keen to expand in English-speaking markets such as the US and UK, and claims it offers beverage firms a level of system integration...

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Slim, sleek and Swiss...Rexam breaks ground on $190m site

Rexam today began building a new $190m plant in Switzerland that will ultimately incorporate three lines for the company's specialty Slim and Sleek beverage cans.

Ocean-derived packaging material fights microbes

US Aragonite Enterprises has launched renewable plastic, made from materials culled from the ocean, imbued with anti-microbial properties.

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BPF takes plastic packaging to Twitter

The British Plastic Federation’s Rigid Plastics Packaging Group is to co-host a Twitter Q&A session about plastic packaging.

FOODEX 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Machine with the X-ray eyes: Ishida has drinks industry vision

Ishida insists that beverage industry uptake of X-ray inspection equipment is increasing but says that exponential take-off may be driven by ‘fear and threat’ following a major recall.