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In the mix

US-based firm Protient has launched a range of complete bulk dry mixes for flavoured or plain soy milks and high-protein beverages. The company claims that...

Amcor scores

Drinks company Stock Vital has launched its new product line, Carpe Diem fresh, using the latest packaging technology from Amcor.

Wine gets scientific

The kaleidescopic world of wine aromas and flavours is to come under the spotlight as Australian scientists seek to marry industry demand with ongoing research....

The green tea treatment

New research provides more evidence to back green tea's anti-cancer effects in humans. The tea's active agent Epigallocatecin-3-gallate, already thought to lower cholesterol, prevent heart...

Functional drinks invade France

Functional drinks from innovative UK company Extreme Drinks are to be rolled out in leading French supermarkets, after initial success in the Alps last season....

PET projects

Amcor PET Packaging has launched the Rebound line, which the company claims sets a new standard for hot-fill polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

Boxing clever

US-based food packaging firm Rapak is providing Dayla Liquid Packing, the UK's largest independent bag in box filler, with sterile filling equipment. The two Intasept...

Buhler brews up

Russia's burgeoning brewing industry has received another boost. Buhler's malting facility in Voronovo, which processes 100,000 metric tons of barley into malt each year, has...

The taste test

Which do we prefer - the light or full-on version? Food scientists investigating sweeteners in soft drinks find the consumer palate might be perverse, preferring...

Cocoa with a conscience

One of the clearest demonstrations of the influence customers have over corporations has been the introduction - and growing significance - of Fairtrade products. This...

Heineken streamlines

In a bid to improve the efficiency of its production network, Heineken UK is planning to implement some state-of-the-art product management software. This includes the...

New studies in coffee

Drinking coffee may help prevent colon cancer, say German researchers, who have identified a potent antioxidant compound in the popular beverage that increased protection against...

Patently good for you

Forget the caffeine boost, food scientists in the US that developed a new method to send the antioxidant content in brewed coffee soaring have now received a patent for the...

Into Africa

Softa Bottling Company Limited (SBCL) has launched Mecca Cola onto the Kenyan market. The soft drink, which has grown in popularity this year, is a...

Energising the market

Nutrition bar pioneer PowerBar is moving into energy drinks, announcing today that it will launch two new powdered sports drink mixes in spring next year....

The truth about coffee

A recent study suggests that, contrary to conventional wisdom, coffee acts as a diuretic. "People can enjoy a variety of their favourite beverages and can...

Stora Enso Absolut number one

Stora Enso , relying on its CKB (Coated Kraft Back) board, has focused on the key requirements in the spirits packaging sector and become the preferred...

Sidel showcases technological prowess

Sidel will be featuring its latest technological innovations in the blow moulding sector, which will include the Actis treated PET beer bottle for the German market, as well as highlighting...

Top class

Tetra Top, a packaging system provider within the Tetra Pak group , has recently launched the Carton Bottle - a new packaging concept that is said...

Campbell Soup's new age beverage

Invigor8, the newest addition to Campbell's V8 beverage franchise, is to debut at the National Association of Convenience Stores(NACS) show in Chicago this month. With...

Coffee with a conscience

Food giant Kraft is to sell fair trade coffee. The launch of the product, which has been certified by the Rainforest Alliance as being environmentally,...

Qibla shows its range

UK-based soft drinks company Qibla Cola will be exhibiting its range of products at the largest UK lifestyle exhibition, Mela 2003 from Friday 10th October...

SIG close in on Brau Beviale

The 44th edition of BRAU Beviale, to be held in Nuremberg, Germany from 12 to 14 November 2003, should prove a showcase for the SIG...

More healthy side effects from tea

One more study is added to the growing stock of evidence suggesting tea is beneficial for our health with scientists in the US finding tea...

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