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Tetra Pak highlights end-to-end beverage production solutions at drinktec 2017

Tetra Pak is highlighting various end-to-end production solutions for the manufacturing of still and carbonated beverages at drinktec 2017 this week (Munich, Sept 11-15). 

Pack Expo 2017

Claranor launches chemical-free sterilization process for HDPE Bottles

Claranor has launched a chemical-free sterilization process for HDPE bottles and caps for beverage and dairy and will debut the technology at Pack Expo.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Philippines soft drinks industry offers alternatives to sugar tax

The Philippines soft drinks industry has ramped up its opposition to a possible sugar tax as the government sets out to increase the size of its proposed levy.

Coca-Cola & PepsiCo support new commitments

Soft drinks industry to stop selling sugary drinks in EU secondary schools

The European soft drinks industry will voluntarily cease sales of drinks with added sugars to secondary schools in the European Union, industry association UNESDA announced today. 

Beverage launches with stevia outpace new product introductions in overall F&B category

Beverage launches using stevia are increasing at a faster rate than stevia product introductions in the overall F&B category, Mintel research shows. 

Prebiotic nanofibre matrix aids probiotic survival in functional beverages

A prebiotic nanofibre matrix that protects beneficial bacteria in the low pH environment of fruit juices could prove an effective encapsulation agent for the probiotic delivery in functional beverages. 

News in brief

Rugani carrot juice gets SuperSlim makeover

Greenway Farms has partnered with IPI aseptic packaging systems to launch its Rugani 100% carrot juice in SuperSlim aseptic cartons.

Danish juice firms create value-added bakery ingredients with fruit pulp waste

Leftover fruit pulp from the juice industry is being transformed into a value-added and healthy ingredient for cereals, baked snacks and chocolate.

Amcor Rigid Plastics expands extrusion blow molded PP bottle capacity

Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded its extrusion blow molded PP bottle capacity in the Midwest, Southwest, and Canada in response to strong market demand for packaging for food and nutritional...

Fruit-based prebiotic: A viable dairy alternative for probiotic foods and drinks?

Pectin and pulp extracted from passion fruit makes an effective probiotic food carrier, research finds as it demonstrates properties that stimulate probiotic growth and survival in the gut.

News in brief

Smurfit Kappa expands in Russia acquiring Soyuz

Smurfit Kappa has acquired the Russian corrugated packaging company Soyuz, in Moscow.

Beverage giants pledge to limit sugar content of drinks in Singapore

Major drinks companies in Singapore - including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé - have agreed to limit the sugar content of their drinks, committing to a maximum sugar content of 12%...

FrieslandCampina agrees to sell Riedel to Standard Investment

FrieslandCampina has agreed to sell Riedel to Dutch investment company Standard Investment, with the deal to be completed before the end of the year.

ACE UK looks back at 10 year recycling milestone

From uniting big name packaging manufacturers to setting up standardized collection regimes and opening a reprocessing plant in 2013, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) is...

Grupo Sun Ocean Lda to manufacture juice, water & wine in Africa

Quantum Global African Infrastructure, Embasa and Sun Ocean Holdings have been given the green light to set up a beverage plant in Angola, Africa.

Pretium Packaging launches PET container with integrated handle

Pretium Packaging has launched the SureHandle, a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container with an integrated handle. 

Coca-Cola HBC net sales grow 5.7% despite ‘softness’ in Russia and Nigeria

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) 2017 half-year financial results saw net sales revenue grow 5.7% despite ‘softness’ in Russia and Nigeria, CEO, Dimitris Lois, said today.

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice eyes West Coast expansion

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company has maintained its image as a family-owned, minimally-processed Florida juice company since 1990 while also innovating through revamped packaging and new flavor launches like its...

SunOpta to sell packaging machinery to Skjodt-Barrett for $2m

SunOpta has signed an agreement to sell equipment used in the production of flexible, re-sealable pouches to Skjodt-Barrett for $2m.

Cook County soda tax due to take effect today

A penny-per-ounce Sweetened Beverage Tax in Cook County, Illinois, goes into effect today after a temporary restraining order on the levy was dismissed in Cook County Circuit Court. However, retailers...

Sanyuan and Fosun to acquire St- Hubert healthy-spreads company

Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co. (Sanyuan) and Fosun Group (Fosun) have agreed to jointly acquire Brassica TopCo and PPN Management, the controlling shareholders of St- Hubert.  

Liquid paperboard sees growing demand in ‘alt-milk’ products

Demand for liquid paperboard (LPB) is dependent on a few segments but there is scope to expand into new areas, according to Smithers Pira.

South Asia radius

Local drinks firms to use juice to get round new GST hike

Hundreds of Indian beverage manufacturers are preparing to start adding fruit juice to their carbonated beverages in a bid to game the newly implemented GST regime.

GE Bevpak water treatment targets beverage processing

GE Water & Process Technologies has launched Bevpak, a UF+RO (ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis) system which treats water for contaminants when producing beverages.

IFT 2017

‘Consumers will not compromise on taste,’ says FlavorHealth

FlavorHealth has found that most consumers will pick an indulgent beverage over a better-for-you option when given the choice, even when they say trends like sugar reduction are among their...

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