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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.

Plans to build a 4th bottling line in 2017

Maison Johanès Boubée partners with Smurfit Kappa to extend Bag-in-Box shelf life of wine

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with 
Maison Johanès Boubée, one of the largest wholesalers in France, with a filling and Bag-in-Box line to extend the shelf life of its wine at...

Harmless Harvest bounces back from FDA warning with new micro-filtration process for coconut water

In April 2016, Harmless Harvest launched its new Multi-Step Micro-Filtration process, in response to an FDA-issued warning letter in late 2015.

Tetra Pak debuts bio-based plastic carton water bottle in the US

Tetra Pak has debuted its latest version of its Tetra Top package, more than 80% of which comes from plant-based materials, in the US with JUST Water.

Former Smurfit Kappa boss to become CEO in June

Ardagh to expand into beverage can market with $3.42bn Ball acquisition

Ardagh Group has announced it will expand into the beverage can market by acquiring ‘certain metal manufacturing assets and support locations’ from Ball Corporation and Rexam for $3.42bn.

Coca-Cola launches ‘one brand’ packaging

Coca-Cola has launched new packaging to accompany its ‘one brand’ marketing strategy, featuring the red disc across Coca-Cola trademark products.

Amcor buying South American packaging business Alusa for $435m

Australian global packaging company Amcor has announced an agreement to acquire Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America, for $435m.

Pouches are set to grow in non-retort packing applications

The latest report on high-barrier pouches from Smithers Pira predicts that global demand will continue to increase at rates above 6% a year to 2020, but with retort pouches despite...

Join the debate on first prototype of PHB packaging for juices

AINIA Technological Centre and the European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN) has organised an event including information on the first prototype of packaging for juices made ​​from PHB, a biodegradable bioplastic...

PET bottle or glass? Study compares nutritional changes in fortified, bottled beverages

French researchers observe the changes of ascorbic acid, B-carotene, and A-tocopherols in fortified beverages bottled in both PET bottles and glass. After 97 days, they found significant changes for all...

On-the-go drinks and personalized products: Tetra Pak eyes up new growth areas

Tetra Pak’s revenues reached €11.9 bn ($13.5bn) in 2015, a rise of 7.5% on the previous year.

Smithers Pira: ‘Slowest growing packaging type for 2015-2020 is glass’

Champagne houses are looking to pioneer isothermal packaging

The slowest growing packaging type for 2015-2020 is glass, according to Smithers Pira.

Americk Packaging develops paper reel-fed label

‘Brand owners are looking for a ‘point of difference’ in their packaging’

Americk Packaging has developed a paper reel-fed label for beverages as an alternative to standard synthetic substrates, claiming it has seen a resurgence for paper stocks in the last 18 months.

Coca-Cola is ‘Relentless’ as it redesigns energy drink

Coca-Cola has redesigned its Relentless energy drink, launching an additional flavour called Passion Punch and a 4 x 500ml multi pack in the brand’s best-selling Origin flavour.

Share a Coke... and a song: Coca-Cola adds lyrics to cans and bottles

Coca-Cola’s ‘Share a Coke’ campaign is taking on a new twist this year, featuring song lyrics on packaging instead of people’s names. 

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FoodProductionDaily is moving from today and you can now find all your processing & packaging news on our vertical food websites.

PouchPop re-launched after design fault

Performance Packaging has redesigned and relaunched PouchPop after a design fault led to the packaging material splitting at the curve of the feeding straw.

Mitsubishi Electric opens Factory Automation centres in Italy and South Africa

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has opened a Factory Automation (FA) centre in Italy and an FA satellite centre in South Africa, to provide automation product services to Southern Europe and Africa,...

News in brief

Ardagh invests in Dutch warehouse

Ardagh Group has invested €2.4m in a warehouse at its Deventer production facility in the Netherlands.

Stricter and expanded BPA regulation proposed in Europe

Regulation on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in Europe could be strengthened by 2017.

PRS Europe cancelled after Brussels attacks

A trade show for the plastics recycling industry has been cancelled following the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Renewable carton use is set to rise

Tetra Pak believes it will sell more than 100M ‘green’ cartons this year, with most of the demand coming from European countries.

Spectra Packaging launches Illuminate invisible print to tackle fraud

Spectra Packaging has developed a print technique to tackle brand counterfeiting, according to the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA).

News in brief

Origo Glass launches a range of bottles for the craft beer industry

Origo Glass, part of Ardagh Group, has launched a product range for the craft beer industry.

European Commission approves RPC Global Closure Systems acquisition

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Global Closure Systems (GCS) by RPC Group for €650m ($714.6m).

Clondalkin Kirchberg breakthrough in ultra-thin shrink sleeves

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging, Kirchberg, has reached a breakthrough in thinner sleeves after a two year R&D investment.