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.
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...
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 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.
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 has launched new packaging to accompany its ‘one brand’ marketing strategy, featuring the red disc across Coca-Cola trademark products.
Australian global packaging company Amcor has announced an agreement to acquire Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America, for $435m.
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...
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...
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...
Tetra Pak’s revenues reached €11.9 bn ($13.5bn) in 2015, a rise of 7.5% on the previous year.
The slowest growing packaging type for 2015-2020 is glass, according to Smithers Pira.
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 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.
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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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 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,...
Ardagh Group has invested €2.4m in a warehouse at its Deventer production facility in the Netherlands.
Regulation on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in Europe could be strengthened by 2017.
A trade show for the plastics recycling industry has been cancelled following the terrorist attacks in Brussels.
Tetra Pak believes it will sell more than 100M ‘green’ cartons this year, with most of the demand coming from European countries.
Spectra Packaging has developed a print technique to tackle brand counterfeiting, according to the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA).
Origo Glass, part of Ardagh Group, has launched a product range for the craft beer industry.
The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Global Closure Systems (GCS) by RPC Group for €650m ($714.6m).
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging, Kirchberg, has reached a breakthrough in thinner sleeves after a two year R&D investment.