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Amcor heralds PET beer bottle revolution

A new PET beer bottle for the German market may suggest increasing acceptance of the material as a viable beer-packaging format, but some still have environmental concerns, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Tetra Pak launches filler for emerging drinks markets

Tetra Pak has launched what it describes as a low investment carton packaging solution ideal for manufacturers looking to penetrate lucrative new chilled beverage markets.

Scientists push boundaries of bacteria-fighting film

Scientists in Germany have applied a medical profession technique to create bacteria-fighting packaging that can be applied to liquid products such as milk.

Art labels designed to shake up wine industry

A Californian wine producer is to package its products with labels designed by a contemporary artist as part of its strategy to change how the US wine industry operates.

Coke accelerates into energy drinks market

Coca-Cola, which until now has struggled to make its mark in the profitable energy-drink market, hopes to rectify the situation with the launch of Full Throttle early next year in...

Milliken antimicrobial agent gains EU approval

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a favourable opinion concerning the use of a new antimicrobial agent in food contact applications.

Glanbia develops protein-rich fruit juice drinks

Irish ingredients company Glanbia Nutritionals has formulated a fruit juice beverage with whey protein isolate, thought to be the first of its kind for the Irish market.

Beer with a caffeine boost

Anheuser-Busch has created a beer for those who fancy a night on the tiles but need that little extra something to pep them up.

Enzyme discovery could revolutionise brewing

UK scientists have revised the textbook explanation of how enzymes work, which could have important ramifications for food and beverage production.

Innovative labelling leads to solid vodka sales

Dutch distiller Toorank believes that its new range of vodka-based flavoured alcoholic beverages - Petrikov Red and Blue - has been able to establish high retail sales because of the...

Thermo develops new monitoring techniques

Processing equipment provider Thermo Electron has developed a number of new monitoring systems design to help manufacturers cut costs and increase product safety.

Ball expands heat-set PET bottle line

Ball has expanded its line of Heat-Tek PET plastic bottles to meet growing demand for both plastic packaging and healthier products.

Chr Hansen launches natural red range

Number one natural colours firm Chr Hansen builds on ambitions to penetrate deeper into this growing market with the launch of a new range of natural reds that tackle stability...

IDC rolls out aseptic gravity flow valve for food industry

Packaging and dispensing solutions manufacturer International Dispensing Corporation has commercialised what it claims is the world's only aseptic gravity flow valve (GFV) for the food industry.

Bravo! consolidates fortified milk range in Masterfoods deal

Bravo! Foods International, a manufacturer of vitamin-fortified flavoured milks, has signed a licensing agreement with the confectionery and snack food division of Mars, Masterfoods USA, to produce, market and sell...

Campina conjures up bottle for international drinks expansion

Campina, the international co-operative dairy company, has revealed how it plans to expand sales of its dairy-based beverages arm - with the introduction of a uniform line of bottle packaging.

K-Tek launches high -pressure liquid detector

K-Tek has launched a liquid detector guided by wave radar readings that are immune to fluctuations in specific gravity and variations in dielectric constants.

Red Bull mixer fails to offer energy high

Young people who consume energy drinks with alcohol to improve their stamina on a night out are likely to see no such effect, suggests new research on the market leader...

Thermo Electron launches on-line CO2 analyser

Thermo Electron has introduced a continuous on-line CO2 analyser that gives fizzy drink manufacturers early detection of CO2 contamination.

KHS aims to improve beverage production lines

Filling and packaging systems manufacturer KHS is focusing its efforts on developing new labelling, filtration, racking and crate inspection technologies.

Pursuit Dynamics builds fluid handling test centre

Pursuit Dynamics has built a new pilot kitchen in order to demonstrate its steam-based PDX fluids handling system, which the company claims can increase production efficiency and conserve energy.

Sensor Wireless launches new bottling diagnostic tool

A new wireless diagnostic tool for bottle and can production lines could revolutionise quality control in beverage packaging, according to the firm behind the technology. Anthony Fletcher reports.

Krones ups PET speed

Krones has upped the output of its Contiform S series of stretch blow-moulding machines to 1,800 containers per cavity and hour, at the same time, an optimisation package is said...

US scientists develop low-cost filtration process

Scientists in the US have developed a system of low-cost fibres capable of filtering traces of atrazine.

Pull the perfect pint…at home

Interbrew, the giant Belgium brewer, has teamed up with electronics group Philips to create a new dispensing system which it claims will allow consumers to enjoy the taste and experience...

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