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.
Finnish dairy Valio will continue use of Tetra Pak's 100% renewable carton, but not with the lactose-free milk it was trialled with.
The amount of waste created by used coffee pods worries not just the die-hard eco-friendly, but coffee lovers at large, says US coffee roaster and packager Copper Moon Coffee.
Nestlé Monster Smarties and Nestlé Caja Roja chocolates picked up awards in the Food Packaging category of The Liderpack Awards at Hispack 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, last week (April 21-24).
IMA Dairy & Food USA (formerly OYSTAR USA) has developed a thermoforming technology for its Erca EF Series of Form-Fill-Seal Machines to create proprietary shapes for cups and bottles at...
Tetra Pak has launched a range of hot-melt adhesives and lubricants, called Tetra Pak hot melt adhesives, in partnership with Henkel, for its own filling machines.
Wackaging – using cute and quirky language on a product’s packaging – seems to be everywhere. But with consumers becoming increasingly cynical, should manufacturers stop trying to be cool?
Ball Corporation has announced plans to build a two-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico, with construction starting in the coming months.
Beverage brands are constantly looking for ways to personalise products for consumers – placing new demands on packaging, says Sidel.
Icebox is launching its Canadian Spring water in Elopak 250ml Mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons this month.
Evidence from testing activity suggests that coating specialists are developing barriers with selective gas permeability in order to tailor in-bottle atmospheres to suit different beverages, rather as product-specific modified atmosphere...
Pepsi is inviting consumers to re-create the design of its iconic can as part of its 2015 #PepsiChallenge.
Sidel Spare Parts & Logistics team is rolling out its spare parts service globally after initially introducing the service to various regions last year.
Arla Foods has followed Valio's lead and adopted Tetra Pak’s 100% renewable carton for its Swedish organic milk brand, Eko.
A coffee roaster has invested £2.5M to boost capacity at its Dartford facility in Kent.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has seen a 9% rise in plastic packaging recycling in 2013 compared to 2012, collecting over 311 million kg of post-consumer packaging.
Nestlé Waters will use coffee grounds from Nespresso and Nescafé to produce energy, at a new agricultural biogas facility in Switzerland.
Ardagh Glass Group North America has launched two 750ml wine bottles with Stelvin closures for its Claret Regal and Burgundy Inspiration brands.
The Coca-Cola Company’s chief executive has branded Indonesia “one of the most dynamic countries in the world”, as he opened Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia’s Cikekodan plant in Bekasi, West Java....
Consumers can use their phones to programme personalized messages on bottles, with Bluetooth technology and an app launched by Medea Vodka.
Nestlé Spain will boost production of Nescafé soluble coffee at its factory in Girona by 30%, with an investment of €102m ($110m) on an energy efficient line.
Two US senators have introduced an act that would require food packaging to be labelled if it contains Bisphenol A (BPA).
Ecolean will debut its EL4+ filling machine at Anuga FoodTec next week claiming it can reach speeds up to 33% faster than its existing EL1, EL2, EL3 and EL4 technology.
Tetra Pak is working on a number of initiatives to reach its goal of 40% recycling rates by 2020 including the continued development of Hangzhou Fulun Ecology Technology company in China.
Beverage brands must appreciate how perceived packaging wisdom in a mature market may be inappropriate if it is applied in emerging markets like India.
Elopak has finally revealed who it has partnered with to launch a beverage carton with certified renewable polyethylene (PE).