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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.

AIPIA Congress 2016

‘9 Green Bottles’: Who will design Heineken’s next generation smart bottle?

Nine companies battled it out for a place on Heineken’s Design & Packaging Team to design its next generation smart bottle, at the AIPIA Congress in Amsterdam.

Tetra Pak agrees deal to build packaging lines for Raubi juices

Tetra Pak has concluded an AED25m (US$6.8m) deal to construct processing and packaging lines for Binghatti Holding’s new food and beverage production plant in Abu Dhabi.

Dow: ‘Industry needs to convert away from epoxy and BPA’

Dow says Canvera can coating keeps beverages flavorful and fresh

Dow Coating Materials (DCM), part of Dow Chemical Company, has picked up a number of awards for its Canvera disruptive technology claiming the industry needs to move away from epoxy...

Cross-over innovation: What beverage packaging can learn from other industries

What has chocolate got to do with glass? And what do cars have in common with bottles? The Ardagh Group has been investigating how technologies regularly used by other industries...

AIPIA Congress 2016

HP applauds Irn Bru for using digital print to ‘make its packaging intelligent’

Digital printing allows consumers to do more and crazy things they could not imagine before, says Hewlett-Packard (HP).

Gerhard Schubert and KHS develop customized packaging system for breweries

Gerhard Schubert and KHS, beverage bottling systems, have partnered to develop a customized packaging system for breweries and beverage manufacturers.

The factory of the future: ‘From mass production to mass customization’

Today’s factories are focused on producing large quantities in bulk. Tomorrow’s factories will be smaller but far more agile, reflecting the overarching consumer trends of personalization and customization. ...

Five pillars for the 'Factory of the Future': Gebo Cermex

Robots, smart technology, augmented reality… what technology is in store for the factory of the future?

Beverage can design changes when beverage is chilled – and then again when drunk

Crown has launched two-step thermochromic cans: which change color when the beverage is chilled; but then also reveal another design once the drink has been consumed. 

AIPIA Congress 2016

Stora Enso expands RFID technology across wine, food and dairy markets

Stora Enso is continuing to expand its intelligent packaging (IP) technology across the wine, food and dairy market sectors, working with brand owners and customers to help them to understand...

AIPIA Congress 2016

Digimarc: ‘Think about packaging as your own built-in media network’

Active, intelligent packaging is similar to the 1950s phenomenon of TV, according to Digimarc, which creates digital barcode scanners for products including ice cream tubs, biscuits and chips.

AIPIA Congress 2016

Thinfilm partners with Hopsy to integrate NFC tags on its craft beer

Thinfilm has partnered with Hopsy to integrate its NFC (Near-Field Communication) OpenSense technology onto its locally produced craft beers across the US.

Pack Expo 2016

BillerudKorsnäs talks innovation in paper packaging through 3D cold forming

Patented Fibreform paper packaging engineered by BillerudKorsnäs is challenging the way the food and beverage industry uses paper packaging due to its novel 3D forming capabilities.

AIPIA Congress 2016

Crown Packaging partners with Evrythng IoT firm to digitalize its F&B cans

Evrthng IoT (Internet of Things) smart products platform, which works with F&B firms to digitize their products, has partnered with Crown Packaging to digitalize all their cans at source to...

Tetra Pak invests $110m in Vietnam factory

Tetra Pak is investing in a new regional manufacturing facility near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, prompted by increased consumption of liquid dairy and fruit-based beverages across Asia Pacific. 

AIPIA Congress 2016

Active, intelligent packaging industry to double to €32bn by 2022

The active, intelligent packaging industry will double in size from €15bn in 2015 to €32bn in 2022, according to AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging industry Association).

Not just for cafes: Nitro coffee craze has great potential as at home experience

Nitro coffee  –  a craze that’s attracting consumers in US coffee shops – has the potential to grow in popularity as an at-home experience, thanks to the technology available in...

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Tetra Pak global launch of upgraded PlantMaster at Gulfood

Tetra Pak showcased the latest version of its PlantMaster - factory control, supervision and operation software suite, with a global launch at Gulfood Manufacturing.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

APP launches biodegradable cup for ice cream tubs and hot beverages

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has launched Foopak Bio Natura Cup, a 100% bio-degradable cup for hot and cold food and beverages including ice cream, hot drinks and takeaway snacks.

Artisan gin producer House of Elrick to launch 700ml bottle for Christmas

Small batch artisan gin producer, House of Elrick, the only gin and spirit company to use filtered water from Loch Ness, Scotland, as part of its production process, will launch...

CIBUS TEC 2016

Andritz dairy separator enjoying success in craft beer market

Andritz, which has been supplying centrifugal separators for dairy and liquid food for 80 years, is seeing ‘a promising market’ in beer production.

Cibus Tec 2016

Sacmi sees demand rise for aseptic stand-up pouches for beverages

Sacmi, whose clients include Coca-Cola, has seen demand grow for aseptic stand-up pouches compared to Bag-In-Box (BIB) because they are lighter to transport with less costs and more flexibility.

Cibus Tec 2016

Italian packaging & processing industry sees €6.2bn turnover in 2015

The Italian food packaging & processing machinery industry rose to €6.2bn turnover in 2015, according to Antonio Cellie, MD, Fiere di Parma.

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...

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