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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.

How Coke got its curves: Coca-Cola's contour bottle celebrates 100 years

Coca-Cola has launched a global campaign featuring icons such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Ray Charles, as it celebrates the 100th birthday of its bottle. 

Resealable cans: Is there a gap in the market between plastic bottles and cans?

With plastic bottles under fire for environmental concerns, German company Xolution believes there is room in the market for resealable cans to find a gap between bottles and cans.  

Cantastic! Ball Corp to buy Rexam for $6.6bn

Ball Corporation has announced it is to acquire Rexam for $6.6bn (£4.3bn) ending weeks of speculation.

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Onex's deal to buy SIG for $4.66bn cleared by EU

Onex Corporation’s deal to buy SIG Combibloc for €3.75bn ($4.66bn) has been cleared by the European Commission.

Rexam to build two Indian beverage can plants

Rexam will build two beverage can plants in India, starting with an initial investment of £50m ($77m) in Sri City.  

Tetra Pak to develop its patent pending sensors to ‘see’ what is happening inside a plant when cleaning

Tetra Pak has published a guide to cleaning in place (CIP) for production, quality managers, technical engineers and equipment operators, to promote best practice and has launched a consulting service...

Challenges include low bale yield

PET supply chain must innovate to boost recycling, meet demand: NAPCOR

With demand for clean recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) outpacing supply, the plastics industry needs to innovate now to solve its challenges and improve utilization, according to a PET trade group.

Coldpress sees HPP potential in dairy and ‘dairy alternative’ drinks

The MD of pioneering HPP juice brand Coldpress says he sees potential for dairy and dairy alternative drinks manufactured using the technology.

Dispatches from The Packaging Conference

Niche categories bring the action in beverages

In the beverage industry, niche categories are outperforming the rest of the market, wine and spirits are on the upswing, and beer has rebounded slightly, mainly thanks to craft beer’s...

Innovations

From goon sack to cask: Australia’s wine box celebrates 50 years

One of South Australia’s best-loved inventions—alongside the Stobie termite-proof telegraph pole, the Hills Hoist clothesline and the Jump plough that doesn’t get stuck on rocks—the so-called “goon sack” was the...

AYS slams Capri Sun-style flexibles as ‘biggest challenge’ to package recyclability

Environmental organization As You Sow has urged Kraft Foods to follow the example set by rival Honest Kids, and shift licensed brand Capri Sun from pouches into ‘more recyclable’ forms...

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2015: Meiji and Refresco Gerber

‘The pressure is always: what’s next?’ Meiji on being proactive and the Japanese way of working

Developments in processing technologies can open doors for new products and product categories – but how do they make the leap from concept to convention? 

EU Commission urged to act on French BPA ban

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has joined calls for the European Commission to challenge the French ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) following the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) backing of...

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Sidel and Nestlé Waters celebrate 50-year partnership

Sidel, PET provider and Nestlé Waters have celebrated a 50-year milestone working together.

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Turbo Charge Your Liquid Technology: Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2015

Today's the big day! It's our free-to-access online event on Beverage & Dairy Treatment technology, which will include speakers from big names Zenith, Meiji, LiDestri Food and Beverage and Refresco-Gerber.

Nestlé contacts Ecolean following successful Olper’s rebranding in Pakistan

Nestlé has contacted Ecolean following a successful relaunch of Olper’s UHT milk, owned by Engro Foods in Pakistan.

'ONE GREEN FIBER BOTTLE': CARLSBERG CSR DIRECTOR Q&A

Carlsberg hopes for ‘viable’ wood fiber beer bottle within three years

Carlsberg tells BeverageDaily.com it hopes to have a viable wood fiber bottle by early 2018, and says it could help cut its fossil fuel dependence despite initially only forming a...

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Closing the taste for beer can packaging

Closure Systems International (CSI) has made some of its plastic closures available for metal beer can packaging.

Sidel: ‘We disagree China is a country of copycat manufacturers’

Sidel has defended China when it comes to its reputation for being a ‘copycat nation’ copying manufacturer’s designs and machinery, to sell them to the F&B industry.

Industry, non-profit partnership

Amcor, Coca-Cola and others give $300K to spur recycling in South Carolina

The city of Columbia, South Carolina, has received a $300k grant to modernize its residential recycling program, thanks to a collaboration between The Coca-Cola Company, major packaging suppliers, packaging industry...

Third time’s a charm as Sidel wins US IP protection on its spindle chain technology

Sidel has succeeded for the third time in protecting its intellectual property (IP) for its spindle chain technology and patent US 6,125,996, in the US.

PATENT WATCH

Mars functional beverage capsule patent application hints at new single-serve trend?

Mars recently applied to patent a special single-serve beverage capsule it said would give more consistent dosing and less wastage of functional ingredients – from flavonoids and vitamins to minerals, antioxidants.

ASK THE EXPERT: FOCUS ON JAPAN

Zen and the Art of Japanese Beverage Packaging...

As EP Resources reports on a changing Japanese beverage landscape marked by a C-store surge, report author Stuart Hoggard talks trends including taller, slimmer bottles, and a willingness among global...

Drinks industry should strive for better supplier collaboration: Crimson & Co

The drinks industry needs to strive for greater supplier collaboration, says supply chain consultancy firm Crimson & Co, as product portfolios become increasingly varied and complicated. 

NESPRESSO 'CONFIDENT' IT HAS NOT INFRINGED PATENT

Coffee capsule maker sues Nestlé Nespresso for €150m

A manufacturer of third-party capsules designed to work on Nestlé’s Nespresso coffee machines today sued the firm for €150m in a French court claiming patent infringement and damages.

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