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World’s first LED bottle cap ‘Illumicap’ to go on sale in 2016

The Kirin Group F&B company in Tokyo has partnered with WHITE design agency to create the World’s first Internet of Things (IoT) LED bottle cap.

Update on European Commission Phase II proceedings

Ball receives warning Rexam deal may increase price of aluminium cans and bottles

Ball has allegedly received a statement of objections (SO) from competition watchdogs over its deal with Rexam, warning it may increase the price of aluminum cans and bottles.

Tetra Pak: ‘Our job doesn’t end until a product is a proven success in the market’

Tetra Pak has created a Marketing Services programme, supporting F&B brands to develop an idea into a product, design package and launch.

ASA ruling

Weetabix ‘proper breakfast’ ad doesn’t infer health benefit, says UK watchdog

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint that a Weetabix ‘proper breakfast’ advert implied the product was good for overall health.

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AB InBev case study: Cubanisto flavoured rum with glow-in-the dark label

AB InBev launched a rum flavoured beer last year in an eye-catching bottle with UV-light sensitive coating.

United Caps sees success with finger grip water bottle cap

United Caps claims to have set new standards in the F&B industry with its Wattwiller water patented flower cap, Protecscoop flip-top hinge for infant milk powder and McCormick disposable grinder.

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Drink Maple and SIG Combibloc launch maple tree water drink cartons

Drink Maple has launched a natural maple tree water drink in SIG Combibloc combifitMidi 1,000ml cartons.

Crown to open second beverage can line in Turkey

Crown Holdings is planning to open a second beverage can line at its plant in Osmaniye, Turkey, with operations expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017.

EuroPack Summit 2015, Monaco, France

Why storytelling adds value to a product – people will want to buy it

When you give meaning to something, people want to pay for it and this applies to any brand or product, according to Erwin Dito, former innovation and packaging director Western Europe, Anheuser Busch InBev.

EuroPack Summit 2015, Monaco, France

China beer market is declining but individualization and online purchases have risen

The beer market in China has declined recently but individualisation and people buying their beer online has risen in the country, according to Thomas Delory, global procurement team leader, Packaging S&T, Carlsberg.


Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

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Smurfit Kappa and Vitop make a splash in water market

Smurfit Kappa and Vitop will debut its Bag-in-Box packaging and fitments for water for the first time, at Watercoolers Europe 2015.

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Kulshan Brewing Company partners with Rexam as it opens second brewery

Kulshan Brewing Company has partnered with Rexam to launch Bastard Kat IPA and Full 90 Session Ale in 12 oz. cans.

Also: O-I completes $2.15bn deal for Vitro

Berlin buy boosts plan to double by 2017

Berlin Packaging has acquired Vivid Packaging claiming the deal makes it the largest US packaging supplier in its class.

SIG Combibloc & Nestlé Mexico expand ‘Coffee Mate’ range

‘Beverage portions sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake’

Beverage portion sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake and plant-based alternatives to dairy products are finding a ready market with consumers, according to SIG Combibloc.

Ardagh Group launches proprietary beer bottle for O’Fallon Brewery

Ardagh Group North America, a division of Ardagh Group has launched a proprietary beer bottle for O’Fallon Brewery.

Crown celebrates Singapore’s 50th birthday with metal can packaging designs

Crown Holdings has been supporting local and international brands with packaging designs to mark Singapore’s 50th birthday (SG50) this year.

Tea packaging ‘whistles’ when brew is ready

Pollard Boxes has partnered with Bernadine Tay on its Quinteassential tea range to create packaging that 'whistles' when a brew is ready.

Crown Metal Packaging to reportedly close Canada plant

Crown Metal Packaging Canada will reportedly close a factory in Chatham, Ontario, in October this year, according to the Chatham Daily News.

Heineken on packaging R&D

Don’t work in silos! Heineken design manager on creating trendy beer packaging

How can designers create packaging that’s fresh, original and relevant to today’s consumers – without losing the company’s established branding? 

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