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Coffee boards the functional beverages bandwagon

Coffee has never been considered a healthy drink - until now, that is. Jess Halliday reports on two companies that have developed ways of making America's favorite pick-me-up better for...

New PET label film offers more labelling flexibility

Toray Plastics claims that its new PET label film gives label converters the opportunity to achieve superior silicone adhesion performance, to streamline processing and to tap new markets.

Degussa launches ALA for liquid formulations

Degussa Food Ingredients has introduced a new liquid version of the antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid for use in beverages and soft gels.

Wild sourcing exotic fruits with high vitamin content

Leading flavours firm Wild is offering food makers a novel fruit preparation that has 25 times the vitamin C content of oranges.

Corn-based plastic additive makes bottles stronger

A new plastic additive made from corn, designed to make plastic bottles more rigid and stronger than ever before, has been developed, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Pikra hoping for can success in Siberia

Russian brewer Pikra has installed a new bottling line which will allow it to produce beer in aluminium cans for the first time - a move calculated to help it...

PepsiCo joins low-calorie Splenda revolution

Global beverage giant PepsiCo, aiming to push diet drinks to appease calorie-conscious consumers, will follow arch-rival Coca-Cola by re-launching its Pepsi One brand with Tate & Lyle's Splenda sweetener, reports...

Sidel to launch new generation at Interpack

Sidel claims that its latest generation of packaging equipment can boost PET packaging line performance and cut bottle-blowing costs by up to 20 per cent compared with its SBO Series2 equipment.

Alcoa CSI to train bottlers for extreme conditions

Alcoa Closure Systems International (Alcoa CSI) has launched a new service called X-Tech, an interactive closure systems training course available for carbonated soft drink bottlers facing extreme temperature cycling conditions.

New code for British beer dispensers

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has launched the latest edition of its code of practice for the dispense of beer by pressure systems in licensed premises, aimed at...

Chr Hansen targets wine industry with yeast product

Wineries are getting bigger and their businesses are therefore exposed to greater risk. In a bid to help producers achieve greater consistency, Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen has created blended...

Tagatose sweetener to enter European market?

Arla Food Ingredients seeks entry into the high growth European sweetener market, making a bid for regulatory approval of its low calorie, milk derived ingredient tagatose, reports Lindsey Partos.

Ochakovo launches into wine

Ochakovo, one of Russia's best known brewers, has launched itself into the wine market in an ambitious move to revive the flagging fortunes of the country's wine industry, writes Angela...

Krones unveils buffer storage system

Krones has launched a newly developed buffer system that provides an intermediate container storage system for a host of containers, including PET, metal cans, cartons and shrink-wrap trays.

Dupont Packaging ups security

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers and its Security & Solutions business has launched an effort to position itself as a worldwide leader in providing security-related products and services for packaging...

DD Williamson extends caramel colours in China

Looking to boost growth in the sluggish caramel colour market, the world's largest manufacturer, DD Williamson will extend its reach in the burgeoning Chinese market with the extension of its...

Husky helps develop first compostable water bottle

Preform production equipment provider Husky has contributed to the development of the first compostable water bottle made from NatureWorks PLA corn-based resin.

Brandy firm sees profit and potential in PET packaging

The conversion of a 116-year-old brandy brand from glass to PET bottles represents a significant breakthrough for the material.

Russian firm to roll out oxygenated water production

Oygenated water is becoming increasingly popular in the health-crazy west of Europe, but its presence in the east of the continent has been relatively limited, until now. Russian company SoiuzSnab...

Coke to launch cholesterol-lowering juice in Europe

Coca-Cola has received approval from UK food authorities to market Europe's first cholesterol-lowering juice.

Study recommends rethink in wine storage duration

The maximum concentrations of compounds transferred to wine from wood is reached after 10 to 12 months of the wine being stored in wooden casks, according to a Spanish scientist.

Wine keeps women's hearts beating healthily

Drinking wine, but not beer or spirits, keeps women's hearts beating healthily, finds new research.

Krones pushes packaging machinery innovation further

Krones, the world's biggest manufacturer of beverage bottling lines and packaging machinery, is set to launch a series of new packaging products at Interpack 2005.

Rexam repackages drink in resealable aluminium

Jolt, an energy drink originally marketed in 1985, is being re-launched in an innovative new aluminium beverage package from Rexam Beverage Can North America.

Coca-Cola to use Splenda logo on new Diet Coke

Sales and consumer awareness of sweetener from UK manufacturer Tate & Lyle look set to rise as number one global soft drinks player launches a new version of Diet Coke,...

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