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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.

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Tetra Pak highlights end-to-end beverage production solutions at drinktec 2017

Tetra Pak is highlighting various end-to-end production solutions for the manufacturing of still and carbonated beverages at drinktec 2017 this week (Munich, Sept 11-15). 

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Claranor launches chemical-free sterilization process for HDPE Bottles

Claranor has launched a chemical-free sterilization process for HDPE bottles and caps for beverage and dairy and will debut the technology at Pack Expo.

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Gebo Cermex embraces the ‘Factory of the Future’ with AQFlex

Gebo Cermex, part of the Sidel Group, has reinvented the design of packaging lines with AQFlex.

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Graphic Packaging to close US Paperboard Mill, axing 120 jobs

Graphic Packaging will close its coated recycled paperboard mill in Santa Clara, California, at the end of 2017.

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Hobgoblin beer expands mini keg format

Hobgoblin beer has partnered with Ardagh Group to launch its Ruby and Gold beer in a 5L format, taking advantage of growth in off-trade mini keg.

Constantia Flexibles to meet demand for specialty laminates in coffee, confectionery & snacks

Constantia Flexibles has invested €6m ($7m) to meet a growing demand for specialty laminates in high property barriers, for confectionery, coffee and snacks.

BillerudKorsnäs expands into alternative polystyrene packaging

BillerudKorsnäs has acquired a minority holding in Vericool in California.

Arol opens US HQ as part of global expansion

Arol North America, part of Arol Group, has opened a HQ in Buford, Georgia.

Arkema evacuation zone lifted after hurricane disaster

The US fire department has lifted a 1.5 mile evacuation zone around Arkema, Crosby plant in Texas.

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Aptar: ‘Flexible stand-up pouches are one of the fastest-growing formats in F&B packaging’

On-the-go consumption, lightweight packaging and tamper evident closures are some of the highlights Aptar will exhibit at drinktec.

Treofan to expand in the Americas and Turkey

Treofan is expanding its biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film for packaging in the Americas and Turkey.

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Ardagh Group debuts ‘Matte & Mirror Impact’ can finishing at drinktec

Ardagh Group has expanded its can finishing portfolio with ‘Matte & Mirror Impact,’ which combines matte and glossy surfaces.

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How to ensure tastes and flavors “remain absolutely pure”

The beverage industry is faced with major challenges as far as filling and packaging is concerned, according to Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.

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VDMA to address water management in breweries at drinktec

Technology for wastewater treatment; water management in breweries; and CIP efficiency through correct cleaning head selection are some of the topics covered by the VDMA Food Process Machinery and Packaging...

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Logopak: ‘Labels using siliconized backing paper create waste which can be avoided‘

Logopak which makes integrated labeling systems, labeling software barcode printers and industrial printers, is championing silicone-free backing paper at drinktec.

SternMaid expands into ready-made stand-up pouches for beverages

Contract manufacturer SternMaid has invested in a Doypack line to fill products including dry beverage bases, superfoods, dietetic drinks in powder form or products for athletes into ready-made stand-up pouches.

Ball to close three beverage packaging plants

Ball Corporation will close three beverage packaging plants; Birmingham, Alabama; Chatsworth, California; and Longview, Texas, next year.

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Soda Folk launches five low calorie, low sugar sodas

Soda Folk has launched five low calorie, low sugar sodas, in black Cherry, mandarin Orange, G&T inspired Juniper, Prosecco-inspired chardonnay Grape and cider-inspired Breton Apple.

UPDATE: Two explosions at Arkema plastic resin facility

Arkema suffered two explosions at its Crosby, Texas, plant today warning there was a risk of further explosions at the site.

EU opens comment period on draft BPA regulation

The European Commission has opened a comment period on draft regulation to crackdown on bisphenol A (BPA) limits.

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Rugani carrot juice gets SuperSlim makeover

Greenway Farms has partnered with IPI aseptic packaging systems to launch its Rugani 100% carrot juice in SuperSlim aseptic cartons.

Multivac invests $2.9m to expand production capacity in Germany

Multivac Marking & Inspection has invested €2.5m ($2.9m) to expand its production capacity at its factory in Enger, Germany.

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Sacmi Beverage division appoints former Sidel chief as GM

Sacmi Beverage division has hired Alessandro Painias as general manager, replacing Vezio Bernardi, who will head up the Group's Closures & Containers division.

Amcor Rigid Plastics expands extrusion blow molded PP bottle capacity

Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded its extrusion blow molded PP bottle capacity in the Midwest, Southwest, and Canada in response to strong market demand for packaging for food and nutritional...

Biodegradable plastic packaging that 'disintegrates like orange peel' expands into coffee

Tipa, which launched biodegradable plastic packaging 'designed to behave like an orange peel when it is thrown away' last year, has expanded into coffee.

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