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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.

FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to...

Two become one: Two metal packaging associations merge to become Metal Packaging Europe

Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) and European Metal Packaging (Empac) have merged to become one, called Metal Packaging Europe.

‘Low-content’ food labels are ‘misleading’ for consumers, US study claims

Products that claim to be low-fat, reduced sodium or cholesterol-free do not accurately represent the food’s nutritional quality, giving consumers a false sense about its health benefits, according to a US study....

Henkel to acquire Darex Packaging Technologies for $1.05bn

Henkel has entered into an agreement with GCP Applied Technologies to acquire its Darex Packaging Technologies business for $1.05bn, expected to close mid-2017.

Tetra Pak sets sustainability targets, but says concept still has to ‘catch on’ with some consumers

Sustainable packaging is not a new subject for Tetra Pak, but it may not be a top of mind concern for consumers when making beverage purchases.

UPM Raflatac launches premium no-label look for beverages

UPM Raflatac is launching a thinner film product for clear labeling in beverage applications, focusing on beer bottle labeling. 

JBT Corporation acquires Avure Technologies for $57m

JBT Corporation has acquired Avure Technologies, which provides high pressure processing (HPP) systems, for $57m.

SqueezyStraw stand up pouch expands into beverages and desserts

The Barton Group has expanded the applications for its patented dispensing pouch technology called SqueezyStraw.

Premiumization will drive limited edition and special beverage packs

Pollard Boxes which specializes in premium, intelligent packaging, including a tea box with QR code which ‘whistles’ when a brew is done, is investing £300k ($373k) in its design, manufacturing...

Elopak looks back on six decades developing the Pure-Pak carton

From establishing the European license of Pure-Pak to creating a Roll Fed aseptic packaging business, Elopak celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and reflects on how the industry has changed over six...

Lucozade to launch Lucozade Zero Original

Lucozade Energy will launch Lucozade Zero Original low-calorie drink next month.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Tetra Pak to make packaging closures at new $26m East Asia plant

Prompted by a market that is showing signs of substantial growth, one of the world’s leading food packaging companies will invest US$25.6m to build a plant to manufacture packaging closures...

Tetra Pak to open $25m closures plant for carton packaging in 2018

Tetra Pak is investing €24m ($25m) in its first factory for packaging closures in Thailand, creating 60 jobs.

Ardagh Group to convert beverage cans from steel to aluminium

Ardagh Group will convert its beverage can production in Rugby, UK, from steel to aluminium next year.

Prenatal BPA exposure may lead to weight issues later in life: Mice study

A chemical normally used in the canned food industry has been found to interfere with the hormone that controls appetite, raising the prospect of increasing weight gain and obesity. 

Mondi Group expands its consumer packaging business

Mondi Group, which makes food and beverage packaging, has acquired Excelsior Technologies for $40m, to further grow its consumer packaging business. 

Brazilian dairy company Itambé expands its milkshake packaging line

Brazilian dairy company Itambé has expanded its milkshake packaging line with a fourth filling machine from SIG Combibloc.

Liqui-Box innovates bag-in-box wine packaging as demand for boxed wine grows

The bag-in-box wine packaging market is expected to gain 4% growth by 2020, according to Euromonitor, which may mean flexible liquid packaging manufacturer Liqui-Box has innovated its bag-in-box packaging at...

Playing with portions and price: Manufacturers need to 'downsize smartly', says researcher

For consumers, higher prices are fair game but smaller portions are not, says one food marketing researcher who is urging manufacturers to downsize smartly: "Some food companies act as if they...

Orangina to launch first price marked pack

Orangina, part of Schweppes International, will launch its first price marked pack (PMP) next month.

EEB: Labelling bioplastics ‘eco’, ‘green’ or ‘bio’ misleads consumers

The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) voted to amend its Waste Legislative Package this week (January 24) with more ambitious EU targets for 2030.

Trend towards ‘micro processors’ with innovative products and processing technologies

Liquid foods companies need to differentiate themselves to be more competitive

Carlos Fernandez, president/MD, JBT Liquid Foods, explains why middle class acquisitive power is becoming increasingly important for food and drink processors and reflects on a busy 12 months at JBT.

Paper mill explosion causes a ‘sea’ of Black Liquor

International Paper Company has completed a mass clean-up after an explosion at a pulp and paper mill in Cantonment, Florida, caused a ‘sea’ of Black Liquor.

Ball expands further into craft beer market

Ball has expanded further into the craft beer market producing cans for Lervig Aktiebryggeri in Norway.

Coca-Cola joins other companies in ‘New Plastics Economy’ plan with pledge of 70% recycling by 2025

Coca-Cola has pledged to boost its recycling rate of plastic packaging from 14% to 70% by 2025, as part of the New Plastics Economy, a global “rethink” and reshaping of...

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