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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.

Turning a new leaf: Dos Pinos launches dairy, nectars & oatmeal in Tetra Pak Slim leaf cartons

Dos Pinos in Costa Rica has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch its dairy, nectars and oatmeal brands in Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf carton packs.

EFSA identifies ‘key limitations’ in BPA studies and stands by TDI

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said limitations in the design and conduct of two studies on BPA means they cannot be used to draw any conclusions for human...

Three Rivers gin raises the bar with metallic finish

Three Rivers gin has partnered with Royston Labels to design its brand label reflecting the city heritage where it is based.

What is ‘Psycho Aesthetics’ and why are packaging product designers embracing it?

A new buzzword is in town and Ravi Sawhney, founder and president-CEO of RKS Design, is using it to describe designers who have made a product that has an emotional...

Avure on new directions for HPP, and the real takeaways from those FDA warning letters…

High pressure processing (HPP) is rapidly gaining traction in new food and beverage applications, while the growing toll network has also made it more accessible, says HPP specialist Avure, which...

Barry Callebaut moves to digitally printed bags for cocoa and chocolate drink powder

Barry Callebaut Beverages UK has partnered with UNI Packaging, to launch a range of cocoa and chocolate drink powders.

Tetra Pak joins $11.5m LINX project for X-ray tomography of cartons

Tetra Pak has partnered with DTU (Technical University of Denmark) and several Danish research institutions to study X-ray tomography for cartons as part of a €10.5m ($11.5m) project called LINX...

Linx ‘breaks new ground’ with first portable Continuous Ink Jet for SMEs

Linx Printing Technologies, whose customers include drinks manufacturer Fruitapeel, The Gourmet Nut Company and Thorntons chocolate, claims to be ‘breaking new ground’ by launching a portable entry-level CIJ (Continuous Ink...

Black Medicine Iced Coffee switches to cans

RTD coffee company Black Medicine Iced Coffee is switching to aluminium cans starting this fall, a move it says will meet consumer demands for convenience and portability.

Clondalkin to debut ‘soft to touch’ tactile packaging

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Kirchberg has created tactile packaging for beverage bottles and yogurt lids, debuted at FachPack in Nuremberg, Germany (September 27-29).

Carlsberg reveals physical prototype of Green Fiber Bottle

Carlsberg has revealed a physical protoype of its Green Fiber Bottle in what it hails as a ‘milestone’ breakthrough following an ‘ambitious’ three-year project.

Packaging news round-up: Bosch; JBT; Huhtamaki; Mondi; Rockwell

Bosch has relocated its R&D activities to a new facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, having outgrown its previous location in various buildings across the city.

Liqui-Box taking over Spain’s Conotainer

US liquid packaging company Liqui-Box has announced today the acquisition of Spanish company Conotainer. 

Guest article

‘Requirement to include growing amounts of data on packaging is only going to increase’

Developments in coding and marking technology have seen a significant shift in the equipment used by many food and beverage manufacturers in recent years.

Coding and marking in the beverage industry: How to decide between CIJ and laser

As part of our ‘5 Minutes With…’ interview series BeverageDaily speaks to Chirag Sheth, global marketing manager, Videojet Technologies, about what beverage manufacturers’ look at when buying coding and marking...

Egeria acquires Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group

Dutch private equity firm Egeria has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus.

Krones expands geographical footprint in North America

Krones has acquired 80% of third-generation family-owned business Trans-Market Sales & Equipment.

Malibu celebrates largest deployment of NFC enabled bottles

Malibu, which manufactures and sells coconut flavored rum, has launched a smart bottle that delivers content to consumers’ smartphones via NFC (Near Field Communication).

Yili and SIG Combibloc launch yogurt drink with juice balls that explode in your mouth

Yili has partnered with SIG Combibloc to launch two Baoquzhu UHT yogurt drinks, packed in CombiblocSmall 250ml.

Guinness’ ‘Red Tongued Dog’ gets a packaging redesign

Crown Holdings has partnered with Guinness to create a limited edition can for its Foreign Extra Stout celebrating 150 years in Singapore.

Niagara Bottling to open $95m manufacturing and bottling plant

Niagara Bottling is to open a $95m manufacturing and bottling plant in Virginia, US, creating 76 jobs.

There’s a place for socially responsible technology in winemaking, Palmaz Vineyards president says

Palmaz Vineyards' president, Christian Palmaz, told BeverageDaily that there is a place for technology and old-school craftsmanship in the wine industry, but it’s about striking a socially-responsible balance.

Total creates virgin ‘booster resin’ for HDPE beverages

Total has developed a range of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Circular Compounds, which it claims outperforms virgin resins for beverages.

PE Labellers partners with Nestlé on Nescafé packaging machine

PE Labellers has partnered with Nestlé to install a 24,000 bottle per hour glass jar packaging machine at its plant in Orbe, Switzerland.

IFT 2016: Simplicity and transparency in beverage packaging are here to stay

Andy Dratt, executive vice president of Imbibe, and Jeff Hilton, co-founder and CMO of BrandHive, sat down with BeverageDaily following their presentation at IFT in Chicago to talk about the...

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