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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,...

Cranberry health claim in France extended to juice drinks

Cranberry juice drinks and cordials marketed in France can now make a health claim to promote their benefits to urinary tract health.

Red wine, the heart cure?

Trawling through the mounting investigations into the impact of wine-drinking on heart health, Danish researchers confirm ongoing findings that drinkers of wine benefit from its cardio-protective effects, more so than...

Alcoa named one of world's most sustainable corporations

Aluminium packaging giant Alcoa has been named one of the top three most sustainable corporations in the world during a ceremony at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Enzyme aroma improvement is grape specific

A Portuguese study has shown that for some grape varieties, white wine can benefit from enzyme-treatment to enhance aroma, reports Kim Hunter Gordon.

Moldovan Asconi to launch new wine ranges

Moldovan wine producer Asconi Corporation is launching 14 new wine ranges as the company seeks to build on a recent sales increase and recover Moldovan wine's lost export markets in...

Lyondell new resins offer improved packaging clarity

Lyondell Chemical has introduced two new resins that deliver enhanced clarity in food and beverage packaging.

The clever pipe that knows what's inside

UK-based company Kaiku has unveiled the I-pipe, which can identify what liquid is inside it using a non-invasive method - upping line efficiency and improving quality control for beverage makers.

New PET resins approved

PET industry association Petcore has given its full endorsement to Plasmax, a SiOx-coated barrier from SIG Corpoplast, and ActiTUF, an in-resin barrier technology from M&G, for coloured bottle applications. ...

High fluoride levels in instant tea?

The increasingly popular instant tea beverage may be a source of harmful levels of fluoride, claim US scientists on findings from a very small study.

Hanging PET filler takes up less floor space

Serac has launched a new PET filling machine in Europe, the first to be suspended from the ceiling. This, claims the company, means that it will occupy less than half...

Daily tipple for older women pushes away dementia?

Evidence continues to mount suggesting the benefits of moderate drinking to overall health with a new study on over 4,000 older women finding a daily drink could sharpen the mind.

Enhanced water - American science, European branding

Sales of oxygen-enriched water have almost quadrupled in Germany since 2002 to 30 million litres. But in the US where it has been available for over a decade longer, growth...

V-Net to test rival beverages for ginseng

V-Net Beverage has condemned the drinks industry's lack of transparency about its use of ginseng and is launching a 'Truth in Ginseng' campaign which it hopes will force manufacturers to...

Alcoa begins US production of new wine closure

In the US, Alcoa Closure Systems International has begun the commerciallaunch of VinTegra, its new closure system for wine bottles as an alternative tocorks and synthetic stoppers.

Sports drink improves footballers' stamina

Drinking a carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drink helped soccer players maintain their stamina, a small study found.

Beer compounds, not alcohol, may fight cancer

Non-alcoholic beer may fight off cancer, suggests new laboratory research on mice.

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