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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.

Hanovia UV eliminates bacteria from water in soft drinks manufacturing process

Hanovia UV has partnered with F&N (Fraser and Neave) Beverages Manufacturing (FNBM) in Malaysia to install a disinfection system at its manufacturing plant in Inanam, Kota Kinabalu.

SIG Combibloc says Brazil lays the groundwork for scores of trendy beverage concepts as it debuts fruit drink in NCSD market

SIG Combibloc has partnered with ebba in South America to launch what it claims is the first drink containing real pieces of fruit in 200ml CombiblocMini aseptic carton packs in...

Technology to produce lightweight dairy, juice & water containers

Breakthrough for first commercial all-electric reciprocating blow molding machine

Velocity Equipment Solutions is realigning its business model ahead of its first commercialisation of its all-electric reciprocating blow molding technology.

World’s first LED bottle cap ‘Illumicap’ to go on sale in 2016

The Kirin Group F&B company in Tokyo has partnered with WHITE design agency to create the World’s first Internet of Things (IoT) LED bottle cap.

Tetra Pak: ‘Our job doesn’t end until a product is a proven success in the market’

Tetra Pak has created a Marketing Services programme, supporting F&B brands to develop an idea into a product, design package and launch.

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AB InBev case study: Cubanisto flavoured rum with glow-in-the dark label

AB InBev launched a rum flavoured beer last year in an eye-catching bottle with UV-light sensitive coating.

United Caps sees success with finger grip water bottle cap

United Caps claims to have set new standards in the F&B industry with its Wattwiller water patented flower cap, Protecscoop flip-top hinge for infant milk powder and McCormick disposable grinder....

Special Edition: Active, Intelligent Packaging

What are the problems with packaging design today?

Packaging which you cannot open, designs which are not interactive, products that do not carry an emotional message and do not connect with the consumer, are all the problems with...

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Drink Maple and SIG Combibloc launch maple tree water drink cartons

Drink Maple has launched a natural maple tree water drink in SIG Combibloc combifitMidi 1,000ml cartons.

Crown to open second beverage can line in Turkey

Crown Holdings is planning to open a second beverage can line at its plant in Osmaniye, Turkey, with operations expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017.

EuroPack Summit 2015, Monaco, France

Why storytelling adds value to a product – people will want to buy it

When you give meaning to something, people want to pay for it and this applies to any brand or product, according to Erwin Dito, former innovation and packaging director Western...

Tetra Pak aseptic carton bottle given FDA stamp of approval

Tetra Pak's Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle has been approved for use by US authorities.

'Food in movement' is fresher and more appealing

Pictures of food in movement on a product's packaging make the food seem fresher and more appealing to consumers, researchers have found.


Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

fairlife: ‘We’re responsible for a large portion of the growth in the value-added dairy category’

Coca-Cola-backed high-protein milk brand fairlife isn’t sharing any numbers, yet. But if you’re wondering how it’s performing, the answer is very nicely, says communications director Anders Porter, who says the...

Nespresso inaugurates $300m production centre to support US growth ambitions

The opening of a CHF 300m ($307m) Nespresso plant demonstrates Nestlé’s trust in the brand, said Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke at the launch of the new plant in Romont, Switzerland,...

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Smurfit Kappa and Vitop make a splash in water market

Smurfit Kappa and Vitop will debut its Bag-in-Box packaging and fitments for water for the first time, at Watercoolers Europe 2015.

Sidel to make 10% job cuts in company restructure

Sidel will move its headquarters from Zug, Switzerland, to Parma, Italy, next year, axing 10% of its workforce, affecting 360 employees.

Glass fragments prompt Smirnoff Ice Canada recall

Diageo Canada is recalling some batches of Smirnoff Ice because of the possibility they may contain small fragments of glass. 

Some US consumers turned off by process behind Fairlife: Euromonitor

Some US consumers are turned off by the process behind Coca-Cola’s high-protein, lactose-free Fairlife milk, according to Euromonitor.

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Kulshan Brewing Company partners with Rexam as it opens second brewery

Kulshan Brewing Company has partnered with Rexam to launch Bastard Kat IPA and Full 90 Session Ale in 12 oz. cans.

SIG Combibloc & Nestlé Mexico expand ‘Coffee Mate’ range

‘Beverage portions sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake’

Beverage portion sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake and plant-based alternatives to dairy products are finding a ready market with consumers, according to SIG...

Ardagh Group launches proprietary beer bottle for O’Fallon Brewery

Ardagh Group North America, a division of Ardagh Group has launched a proprietary beer bottle for O’Fallon Brewery.

Crown celebrates Singapore’s 50th birthday with metal can packaging designs

Crown Holdings has been supporting local and international brands with packaging designs to mark Singapore’s 50th birthday (SG50) this year.

Tea packaging ‘whistles’ when brew is ready

Pollard Boxes has partnered with Bernadine Tay on its Quinteassential tea range to create packaging that 'whistles' when a brew is ready.

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