The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) have slammed a decision by a Californian committee to list bisphenol A (BPA) on Proposition 65.
Corbion claims to have reached the next milestone of entering the PLA (polylactic acid or polylactide) market by signing letters of intent for one-third of the volume of a 75 kTpa PLA polymerisation plant.
Wageningen UR is looking for companies to jointly launch a public-private partnership to answer questions about what consumers want in terms of biobased packaging of food products and how this can strengthen the position of a brand, citing Coca-Cola and Danone as examples.
Finnish dairy Valio will continue use of Tetra Pak's 100% renewable carton, but not with the lactose-free milk it was trialled with.
The amount of waste created by used coffee pods worries not just the die-hard eco-friendly, but coffee lovers at large, says US coffee roaster and packager Copper Moon Coffee.
Nestlé Monster Smarties and Nestlé Caja Roja chocolates picked up awards in the Food Packaging category of The Liderpack Awards at Hispack 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, last week (April 21-24).
Beverage can manufacturer Rexam has seen strong volume growth in Europe, including Russia, it said in a trading update this morning.
This week Ball Corporation announced expanded capacity for can ends at a Poland plant, while Coca-Cola said it was eyeing up the growing plant-based protein drinks market in China. Meanwhile, South Australia’s wine industry looks forward to its starring TV role. Read on for more nuggets of news in this week’s Beverage Bites feature.
Ball Corporation has announced plans to build a two-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico, with construction starting in the coming months.
Beverage brands are constantly looking for ways to personalise products for consumers – placing new demands on packaging, says Sidel.
Icebox is launching its Canadian Spring water in Elopak 250ml Mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons this month.
A boycott which broke out in Canada urging consumers not to buy beer manufactured in cans by Crown Holdings has reached a settlement in the US.
Evidence from testing activity suggests that coating specialists are developing barriers with selective gas permeability in order to tailor in-bottle atmospheres to suit different beverages, rather as product-specific modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) has already done with food
Nestlé USA will shift a majority of its US to Puerto Rico shipments from the Port of New York and New Jersey to JAXPORT (Jacksonville Port Authority) in Jacksonville, Florida.
Pepsi is inviting consumers to re-create the design of its iconic can as part of its 2015 #PepsiChallenge.
A boycott has broken out in Canada urging consumers not to buy beer manufactured in cans by Crown Holdings.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has seen a 9% rise in plastic packaging recycling in 2013 compared to 2012, collecting over 311 million kg of post-consumer packaging.
Ardagh Glass Group North America has launched two 750ml wine bottles with Stelvin closures for its Claret Regal and Burgundy Inspiration brands.
Consumers can use their phones to programme personalized messages on bottles, with Bluetooth technology and an app launched by Medea Vodka.
The beverage can remains a ‘novel’ form of packaging in India, according to manufacturer Rexam. But having seen a 72% increase in sales volume in 2014, the company predicts the packaging will become much more popular.
PET packaging continues to grow in popularity, but many beverages packaged in PET are susceptible to ultraviolet (UV) transmission, wh...