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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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Diet Coke bottles go tartan for Scotland

The Ardagh Group has produced a limited edition Diet Coke bottle to commemorate Homecoming Scotland 2014.

Bacardi bottles lose weight and keep in shape

Reducing bottle weight requires minimal investment but gives significant returns – without sacrificing iconic designs, according to Bacardi.   

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Social media fans help James White Drinks refresh label design

Premium fruit and vegetable juice manufacturer, James White Drinks, has used social media to choose the redesigned label for its Classics English apple juice range.

Special edition: active and intelligent packaging

CCL Decorative Sleeves design glow-in-the-dark packaging for Whitewater

CCL Decorative Sleeves (CCL) has created glow-in-the-dark bottle sleeves for British water brand Whitewater.

Help the Aged: Tokyo Pack 2014 focuses on Japan’s aging population

Asia’s largest packaging show Tokyo Pack will take place on October 7-10 with one of the focus areas smaller pack sizes to cater for Japan’s single-person households and aging population....

Thirst for success as STI Group renews Jim Beam contract

STI Group has double reason to celebrate this week as it won the beverage category of the ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014 and its entry has secured a renewed contract with Jim...

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

Shelf ready packaging for mints, a Gelato Box and Reber Advent calendars with cartonboard were some of the winners at the Procarton/ECMA Awards 2014 in Sorrento, Italy, last week.

PLANS INCLUDE REGIONAL COFFEE HUB

Nestlé South Africa appoints new MD, announces $181m investment

Nestlé South Africa has announced a five-year $181m investment plan in the country and the appointment of Ian Donald as company chairman and MD.

NESTLE WATERS CORPORATE COMMS DIRECTOR, JANE LAZGIN, DEFENDS COMPANY'S OPERATIONS

‘Juices, soft drinks, beer all use more water!’ Nestle Waters hits back at California drought critics

Nestle Waters has hit back at critics who claim it draws too much water from a Southern Californian spring, insisting its products are sustainable and use minimal water versus other...

Tetra Pak joins forces with IKEA and Kingfisher in sustainability drive

Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined IKEA and Kingfisher to analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

Put down the pen, pick up a tablet! Virtual factories and augmented reality in Sidel training centres

Sidel Services has opened a training centre in Guadalajara, Mexico that includes a virtual factory, augmented reality, and a library of technical manuals accessible on tablet devices.

'Aluminum-based plastic laminates are important to the business'

Nestle partners Coke and Tesco for flexible packaging R&D

Nestle UK & Ireland is partnering Coca-Cola Enterprises, Tesco and others to pursue a government funded R&D project on flexible packaging material collection that includes coffee refill pouches.

RIVM reveals BPA overview ahead of evaluation

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has published the first part of a report into bisphenol A (BPA).

PMMI: North American beverage packaging industry to hit $26.3bn in 2015

Crafty cans: energy drinks and microbrew beers make up for soft drink decline

Taller, thinner containers; distinctive textures (such as rough sandpaper or grooved edges); and shrink sleeves are becoming more popular in the North American beverage packaging industry, according to PMMI, an...

HEINEKEN WILL USE PROCEEDS TO PAY DOWN DEBT

Crown says $1.22bn Heineken packaging buy will boost Mexico presence

Heineken plans to sell Crown Holdings its Mexican packaging business Empaque for $1.225bn to boost its balance sheet and focus its efforts on brewing and selling beer.

Edible food packaging, funny designs and unexpected materials

Tetra Pak: 5 Global Emerging Trends

Tetra Pak analysts Anna Larsson, Bettina Scatamachia and Kristina de Verdier look at five global emerging trends – and what this means for food packaging. 

Huhtamäki Oyj acquires Interpac Packaging for $9m

Huhtamäki Oyj has acquired folded carton packaging manufacturer, Interpac Packaging in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Austin Beerworks launches ‘World first 99-pack’ beer

Austin Beerworks has launched a ‘99-pack for $99’ deal as part of a social media campaign to  relaunch its Peacemaker Beer, now called Peacemaker Anytime Ale, the very first beer...

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Constellation Brands expands Corona Extra recall: glass particle risk

Constellation Brands Beer Division has expanded the list of production codes in a voluntary recall of Corona Extra , which was originally issued on August 15 because some bottles may contain...

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SIG Combibloc packs a punch with Hero juice

Dutch company Hero is now packaging its Hero Fairtrade juices in combidome from SIG Combibloc.

Targets US market where debate rages about polystyrene foam

Iggesund Paperboard creates double-walled cup

Iggesund Paperboard has created a cup with a double-walled layer to use one material on the inside and another for the outer wall, which works as a heat shield and...

Speakers include former Unilever product safety director

Top of the agenda: Nonthermal Processing

The Ohio State University will host the 2014 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop with the theme “Nonthermal Processing Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Foods” on October 21-24, sponsored by Avure Technologies...

Former Coca-Cola head joins Cavitus and opens US office

Doug Dichting, former VP at Del Monte Foods, The Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Beverages has joined Cavitus as president and opened an office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Novelis invests $106m in expanding Brazil aluminum plant

The aluminum packaging company is expanding its South American facility with an additional coating line and expanded recycling facilities.

Youngevity records strong growth in both multilevel supplement marketing and coffee roasting segments

Youngevity International, a multilevel marketer of nutritional supplements as well as a bulk coffee roaster, reported big increases in net revenue and gross profit in its second quarter of 2014,...

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