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Whisky packaging whips up controversy

Drinks giant Diageo has agreed to significant changes in the packaging of its Cardhu Scotch whisky. The move is designed to heal deep rifts that have emerged within the hugely...

Pampryl adopts multi-layer PET

Leading juice manufacturer Pampryl has become the first French producer to adopt aseptically filled multi-layer PET for its ambient-stored 100 per cent fruit juices. The...

SIG on a roll

Machinery specialist SIG Alfa has launched a new roll-fed machine to meet the ever-increasing demands of the bottling industry. Given the market demand for increasingly high-performing user-friendly machines with reduced...

Coca-Cola to take on bottled water giants in France

France is the home of some of the world's biggest mineral water brands - Perrier, Vittel, Evian, Volvic, to name just four - but a new entry into the market...

Aseptic developments

Italian equipment expert SIG Simonazzi has supplied a €20 million aseptic bottling line for Spumador. The system, which has been installed at the company's Sant'Andrea Bagni facility in the province...

New capping system could revolutionise drinks packaging

French packaging provider Serac introduced Shupon, a new capping system, at Emballage 2002 in Paris last week. The manufacturer claims that the new cap could revolutionise the drinks sector, particularly...

Many tanks

UK-based Carlisle Process Systems is extending its range of stainless steel mobile tanks to include a new model capable of minimising waste. The new machine features a mirror finish to...

Easing the pressure

A new fermented milk, designed to help control blood pressure, has been launched in Iceland, only the second food in Europe to make such a claim.

Bull market

Rexam is helping energy drink manufacturer Red Bull to deal with Germany's new mandatory deposit regulations. A slightly modified slimline can has been developed by the packaging giant.

Herbal remedies

Plant extract suppliers, keen to offer their solutions for the booming beverages sector, are promoting a number of concepts at Food Ingredients Europe this week, many designed for enriched waters.

Sweet success

Holland Sweetener company, DSM's joint venture with Japan-based company Tosoh has finally launched its high intensity sweetener Twinsweet on to the European market after years of waiting for approval from...

Del Monte's PET

Global fruit juice manufacturer Del Monte has become the first company to launch a 330ml PET bottle for 100 per cent ambient fruit juices in the UK.

Crown down under

Leading beverage can manufacturer Amcor has begun manufacturing SuperEnd beverage ends Down Under under license from packaging giant Crown. The high-performance can ends are being...

Bomba hits the market

Austrian energy drink maker Bomba energy is to launch a new wellness beverage with added colostrum to boost the immune system. The range, called Solution...

Bottled up

It's that time of year again. Companies are releasing their third quarter results amid great fanfare, even if there isn't that much to cheer about....

Hot cocoa bursting with antioxidants

Researchers at Cornell University have shown that the hot beverage cocoa contains more antioxidants per cup than a similar serving of red wine or tea...

Danisco rolls out tropical tastes

Prompted by demand from the Philippines, Danish ingredients company Danisco has designed and launched two new citrus fruit flavours onto the Asian market.

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...

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