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Multiple beverage sensor inspection system

US-based TapTone has launched the T500-F, a high speed on-line multiple sensor inspectionsystem for leak detection and fill level verification of filled pressurised bottles and cans.

Tetra Pak gable top packaging system

Tetra Pak has just launched the latest in its line of gable top carton packaging systems - specifically designed with both hygiene and safety in...

Energy drink aims to 'shock and awe'

The Beverly Hills Cola Company has launched a low-price energy drink which it is hoping will challenge market leader Red Bull. Called Shock & Awe...

Distell brand disposal imminent?

South Africa's Distell group, the giant wine and spirit group formed by the merger of Distillers' Corporation and Stellenbosch Farmers' Winery in 2001, could be...

Japanese demand for RTD tea drives Stora Enso growth

The striking growth of the ready-to-drink tea sector in Japan is currently contributing to the growth of Stora Enso Consumer Boards and Nippon Paper-Pak. Nippon...

New proteins for healthy beverages

French dairy ingredients company EPI Ingredients has launched a new product under its Epilac line of fermented dairy proteins. Epilac 910, based on the original...

Plot to poison Bulmers cider

Times are hard for UK cider maker HP Bulmer, with profits tumbling and the number of disposals growing. But they could have been even harder...

Gordon's Edge vs Gordon Brown

Much has been written - on this website and elsewhere - about the continued success of the ready-to-drink (RTD) spirits sector, in particular in the...

Arca provides Coke with eco packaging system

Arca Systems, which develops products and systems for materials handling, has developed a new packaging system for soft drink products together with The Coca-Cola Company....

Bulmers extends PET operations

Having started to blow PET bottles on a pre-owned Krupp Corpoplast B80, the world's leading cider maker Bulmers of Hereford, UK has increased its output...

New for the summer: Pepsi Vanilla and Sprite Ice

What one major cola group does, the other is sure to copy. PepsiCo last week announced plans to launch a vanilla-flavoured variant of its popular...

Natumi health drink hits the shelves

Yet another alternative for the health-conscious consumer as German milk-alternative specialist Natumi launches its So Well Tri-drink in the UK this month. The new drink...

'Allo to new healthy beverage

Mexi Aloe Laboratories is launching a new nutraceutical drink in France called Aloe's Passion Drink. Combining the nutritional benefits of aloe vera and passion fruit...

Soy protein isolates without the taste of beans

Protient, the US-based protein producer, has begun production at its new ultra-filtered soy protein isolate facility. The product has numerous beverage applications.

Tate & Lyle ups fructose production

British manufacturer of carbohydrate ingredients Tate & Lyle is to expand the capacity of its krystar crystalline fructose plant in Lafayette, Indiana by 20 per...

Beer and chocolate, a sweet combination

The latest addition to Carlsberg's Semper Ardens range of speciality beers is Criollo Stout, a dark beer with real chocolate and English liquorice. Each 70cl...

PET launched for thick-walled European packaging

The Voridian division of Eastman Chemical Company, the world's largest supplier of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins for packaging, has announced the launch of Voridian PET...

'Foiling' dirty can tops

A Brazilian brewery has contracted Krones to provide a Taxomatic labeller which is now operating with extended technology to apply foil to can lids as hygienic protection.

Drinks group jumps on the war bandwagon

The war in Iraq may be viewed as a failure of diplomacy by many people, but for one Canadian drinks company at least it is...

Radio waves used to enhance fruit juice safety

In the US, an Agricultural Research Service scientist has devised a means of using radio waves to make fruit juice safer. The radio frequency electric...

Teleco launches trouble-shooting technology

Teleco a leading provider of voice data and video products has introduced the first digitally operated, trouble-shooting technology, Perfect Watch. The system is aimed at...

Resina launches caps and labels inspection system

In the US, Resina West, has introduced a system that simultaneously inspects for a variety of empty or filled container defects. The multi-function capability of...

Foster's to produce Diageo RTDs

With Diageo's ready-to-drink (RTD) spirit brands in the US facing an uncertain future in the light of proposed new regulations announced this week, the British-based...

Plastic bottle unscrambler

Posimat, the Spain-based provider of unscrambling and conveyor logistics solutions, is about to launch its Posimaster Multichute high-speed bottle line unscrambler at the Hispack show in Barcelona on 31 March.

Icy look for 'keep cool' Snapple bottle

CCL Container has created a striking bottle design for the Elements energy drink range from Cadbury Schweppes' Snapple unit. The recyclable aluminium bottle offers a...