SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Beverage Technology & Markets

Read more breaking news

 

 
DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012, CHICAGO

Honeycombed pack innovation 'stays in America' – Cermex

By Ben Bouckley , 26-Nov-2012
Last updated on 26-Nov-2012 at 16:45 GMT2012-11-26T16:45:45Z

Ben Bouckley caught up with Julian Claudin from Cermex at Pack Expo in Chicago

Ben Bouckley caught up with Julian Claudin from Cermex at Pack Expo in Chicago

Despite significant savings on secondary packaging, energy use and better shelf standout, Cermex tells BeverageDaily.com that principal demand for its novel solution for collating large numbers of products onto shrink wraps stays firmly in America.

Key Account Manager for Cermex, Julian Claudin, told Ben Bouckley at Pack Expo in Chicago that the firm did have several European customers who were keen to shrink wrap water in bulk using this method.

But he said that US bottlers and their customers were most keen on packaging bottles (from 250ml to 1.5l) into 24, 35, 40-unit ‘nested’ packs (the most popular sizes), which have been designed for use with Cermex shrink wrappers.

Discussing the development of so-called ‘honeycombed’ packs within Cermex, Claudin said:  "Our customers drove this new type of packaging to remove the cost of corrugated [support: trays, u-boards or pad, required for traditional packs].”

He added: "It creates a very stable pack with the same amount of bottles." 

End-of-line packaging equipment and machinery supplier Cermex forms part of Sidel, itself a division of Tetra Laval.

Related products

U.S. tea sales climb as consumers seek healthy drinks & new flavors

U.S. tea sales climb as consumers seek healthy drinks & new flavors

Sales of tea in the U.S. are growing quickly as more Americans are drawn...

Outsourcing science: Where does the future of industry research lie?

Outsourcing science: Where does the future of industry research lie?

An trend for outsourcing science and research may be good news for contract research...

What does ‘responsible innovation’ really mean?

What does ‘responsible innovation’ really mean?

Many food firms talk about the need for ‘responsible innovation’, but what does this...

How has social media changed food marketing?

How has social media changed food marketing?

The rise of social media has led to a shift in the way consumers...

Taste beyond the tongue: How do other senses influence flavour?

Taste beyond the tongue: How do other senses influence flavour?

Professor Charles Spence

Head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory, Oxford University

a2 Milk outlines its US game plan in Expo West video

Lights, camera, action! a2 Milk outlines its US game plan at Expo West

Digestive issues after drinking milk are often attributed to milk protein allergy (which can...

Plant waters at Expo West, from maple water to artichoke water

Plant waters take center stage at Expo West, but can they emulate coconut water's meteoric success?

FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson talked to three players in the emerging 'plant waters' category...

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and...

Naturally healthy foods will overtake fortified products, say experts

Trendspotter: ‘Naturally healthy' to overtake fortified and functional foods

There has been huge growth in functional and fortified food and drinks in recent...

‘Wine world is under attack, and needs to up its game’, Wine Economist

‘The wine world is under attack, and it needs to up its game’, Wine Economist Mike Veseth

Eminent wine writer and economist Mike Veseth warns that the wine world needs to...

The taste test: How do you make a probiotic drink taste good?

The taste test: How do you make a probiotic drink taste good?

Probiotic fruit drinks face different challenges to their dairy counterparts - but both face...

‘We try to be one of them’: Tetra Pak exec on vital shopper insights

‘We try to be one of them’: Tetra Pak exec discusses drive for vital shopper insight

Tetra Pak is a B2B company but it invests above the curve in shopper...

Dairy consumers ‘tend to accept’ less package functionality: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak says dairy consumers ‘tend to accept’ less package functionality

Tetra Pak says it’s vital for its customers to strike a balance between ideal...

Saudi Arabia beverage giant Al Rabie reveals global growth ambition

Saudi Arabia beverage giant Al Rabie reveals global growth ambition

The CEO of Saudi Arabian food and beverage giant Al Rabie Saudi Foods tells...

‘Nice wine, no corkscrew?’ Mirabeau En Provence wins 8m+ YouTube views

‘Nice wine, no corkscrew?’ Mirabeau En Provence solution strikes YouTube gold with 8 million+ views

Mirabeau En Provence owner Stephen Cronk says the desire for a direct consumer connection...

DSM claims craft brewer interest in gluten-free beer enzyme

DSM claims craft brewer interest in gluten-free beer enzyme

DSM Food Specialities claims that, far from being cautious, craft brewers are embracing the...

Rexam targets dairy drinks with cans after MIO success

Rexam targets dairy drinks with cans after MIO success

Rexam tells BeverageDaily.com it is pursuing business in the dairy drinks segment and says...

Graphic Packaging: Soft drinks brands can cut glass breakage, Tite-Pak

Graphic Packaging: Soft drinks brands can cut glass breakage with Tite-Pak

In late 2013 US beer brand Yuengling started shipping bottles in Tite-Pak, a solid...

Functional fancy…Tetra Pak US CEO targets high-value beverage growth

Functional fancy…Tetra Pak US CEO targets high-value beverage growth

Tetra Pak’s new CEO and president for USA and Canada tells BeverageDaily.com that the...

Smoothie brand Froosh warns of ‘social washing’ within supply chain

Smoothie brand Froosh warns of ‘social washing’ on supply chain sustainability

Scandinavia’s top-selling smoothie manufacturer Froosh has called for ‘trade not aid’ in developing countries...

Key Industry Events