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Slim, sleek and Swiss...Rexam breaks ground on $190m site

Rexam today began building a new $190m plant in Switzerland that will ultimately incorporate three lines for the company's specialty Slim and Sleek beverage cans.

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Sidel launches Matrix hot fill machine

Sidel has launched a new modular hotfill machine that can fill sensitive beverages with pulp or fruit pieces.

BEVERAGE & DAIRY TREATMENT 2014

'Sell your process pizzazz!’ Packaging guru urges beverage brands

Beverage brands using sophisticated process technologies including aseptic and HPP should better communicate the advantages that they lend, says one world renowned packaging expert.

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Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

Johannesburg, South Africa March 18-19 2014

‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges.

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Keep on moving! Gebo launches beer bottle conveyor

Gebo has launched a beer bottle conveyor for glass, cans and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

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Site visits fundamental to securing growth: CCE boss

Steve Adams is a sensation at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). A former electrical apprentice, he rose to become CCE group director of supply chain operations for Great Britain in April last year, following a four-year stint as operations director at the Sidcup site.

£1M distillery investment gives Adnams spirit to grow

Investing nearly £1M into a distillery has allowed Adnams the brewer to side-step into a new market and diversify its offering, according chief executive Dr Andy Wood.

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Starting from today BeverageDaily.com will send out four email newsletters a week in response to strong reader demand, delivering you the latest industry news, views and trends.

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Alfa Laval hopes ultra-fast filler can storm bag-in-box market

Alfa Laval sees enormous potential for its ultra-fast aseptic filling machine through consumer and foodservice bag-in-box beverage applications.

Adoption of western style products in ready-to-drink market

Oystar sees surge for iced coffee drinks in Japan

Oystar, which supplies packaging machinery to companies including Danone, Nestlé and Müller, has seen a surge in iced coffee drinks in Japan.

Leaders of the pack: Kraft, Frito Lay top event roster

The upcoming Packaging Conference 2014 will feature senior executives from top suppliers and consumer packaged goods firms.

BeverageDaily.com: Get involved with our 2014 editorial features!

Everything from energy drink innovation to flexible packaging is under the microscope! Here’s BeverageDaily.com’s 2014 special edition editorial calendar.

Inside...Tetra Pak Modena

Cartons, fillers, and one-way mirrors: Inside... Tetra Pak Modena

Tetra Pak was kind enough to invite DairyReporter.com to its behemoth R&D facility in Modena, Italy, to witness first hand the multi-departmental efforts that go into the development of new packaging concepts and filling technology...

African UHT milk demand will drive future aseptic orders: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc expects its aseptic carton and filling business to “grow exponentially” in Africa in coming years as consumer demand for long-life dairy products rockets.

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Bottler buys Sidel Matrix hotfill for Gatorade

CCU Chile, which works with Heineken, Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, has installed a Sidel Matrix hotfill system to produce Gatorade sports’ drinks.

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Sidel opens Combi PET bottling line in East Africa

Sidel has installed a Combi PET bottling line at Harris International, which produces mineral water, still and carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) in Uganda.  

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Pepsi pushes PET to the MAX in Germany with Sidel blow molding upgrade

Sidel says its ECO lamps for blow molding machines – recently adopted by PepsiCo Germany to cut energy use 19% – use a proprietary ceramic reflector to significantly increase heat efficiency.

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X-ray inspection demand continues for glass packaging

X-ray inspection adoption is increasing with it being an accepted process but finer and more contaminants remain the target to increase its use, according to Eagle Product Inspection.

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