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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? 

Keeping light-weighted PET bottles user-friendly and safe: Sidel

Laboratory testing simulates the conditions light-weighted PET bottles have to endure throughout the supply chain, meaning any issues can be rectified before the product is used in the market. Once a bottle is released, addressing problems can be very costly, warns Sidel.

Molson Coors sees changing consumer preferences in beer packaging, cuts packaging weight by 21%

Consumer preferences in beer are shifting away from heavy glass packaging to lighter aluminium cans and PET bottle formats, says North American brewing giant Molson Coors. 

Chennai, India, plant will be up and running by the end of next year

Rexam refuses to stop investment activities despite Ball Commission concerns

Rexam says its Q2 2015 financial results are in line with expectations, and claims ‘although the Ball offer is taking some of our time, we continue to manage the business focused on our strategic priorities’.

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Haitai Beverage launches ‘Sunkist’ smoothies in SIG Combibloc carton packs

Korean producer Haitai Beverage has launched two ‘Sunkist’ smoothies in SIG Combibloc combiblocMini 200ml cartons.

Rexam Board change as CFO takes extended leave of absence

Rexam has made a Board change following the announcement David Robbie, CFO, has been diagnosed with a serious illness.

Tetra Pak and JUST Goods launch carton bottle made from 50% paper

Tetra Pak has partnered with JUST Goods to launch JUST Water in Tetra Top, a carton bottle made from 50% paper.

‘Small format packs expected to grow more than 50% until 2020’

SIG Combibloc launches smallest carton for first time in Indonesia

SIG Combibloc has launched its smallest carton pack 80ml into Indonesia for the first time.

Ball Corporation 2015 Second Quarter Earnings

Ball keen to get metal beer packaging line up and running in Mexico

Progress continues on capital projects to serve an increased demand for specialty containers and metal beer packaging in Northern Mexico as well as cost optimization initiatives in China and US beverage end manufacturing, according to Ball Corporation as announced in its 2015 Second Quarter Earnings results.

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European Commission clears Verallia glass acquisition by Apollo

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Verallia by Apollo Management of the US. Verallia is formed by a group of companies that manufactures and supplies glass bottles and jars for the food and beverage industries worldwide.

‘Demand for standard 12oz can has been declining for several years’

Ball Corporation to close one of its oldest US plants as it admits: ‘We compete against plastic, glass and metal packaging in a highly competitive market’

Ball Corporation says it is closing one of its oldest North American beverage packaging plants because it ‘competes against plastic, glass and metal packaging in a highly competitive market’.

Tekni-Plex launches aluminum/foam liner for screwcaps to ‘support wine industry’s conversion to ROPP closures’

Tri-Seal, a division of Tekni-Plex has developed a laminated aluminum foil/foam barrier liner to replace tin/Saran barrier liners commonly used for ROPP (roll-on, pilfer-proof) screwcaps for wine.

Four former CTI employees found guilty of stealing ‘trade secrets’ from firm that makes cans turn blue when beverage is cold

Four former Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) employees have been found guilty by a Colorado jury of stealing trade secrets from the company, which makes cans turn blue when a beverage is cold.

Capri-Sun pouch design trademark owner takes US firm to court

Deutsche SiSi-Werke Betriebs (SiSi), which owns the pouch shape design trademark of Capri-Sun juice, has filed a lawsuit against Faribault Foods in the US for allegedly selling and distributing flavored drinks in similar pouches.

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