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dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

A new opening for the closure? Aptar on beverage caps

Aptar Food and Beverage has a lot of ‘projects on the table’ after having products nominated for innovation awards by Emballage trade show judges.  

Boost for bioplastics: Corbion Purac eyes up PLA demand with $75m factory

Corbion Purac will construct a PLA (Polylactic acid) production plant in Thailand, as it eyes up global growth in demand for the bioplastic base. 

BRAU BEVIALE 2014: IN CONVERSATION WITH...REXAM

Rexam targets dairy drinks with cans after MIO success

Rexam tells BeverageDaily.com it is pursuing business in the dairy drinks segment and says one notable success to date was lemonade flavored milkshake MIO in Russia.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 special edition

Sidel partners with Sayeed International in Pakistan

Sidel announced it has signed a partnership with Sayeed International, an industrial packaging company in Pakistan, at Gulfood Mannufacturing 2014, in Dubai.

KHS CEO reveals first digital direct PET printing machine beverage sale

KHS CEO Matthias Niemeyer says the company’s digital direct printing system is ideal for technology driven co-packers as the company predicts the first PET beverage bottles made using its technology will appear on store shelves in autumn/winter 2015.

BRAU BEVIALE 2014: PACKAGING INNOVATION FOCUS

Whistle-stop stand tour: Crown BevCan Europe & Middle East

With Day Two of Brau Beviale in full swing, we worked in a whistlestop tour of the Crown BevCan Europe & Middle East stand, exploring the company’s Smartcan and Instant Win innovations.

Action in Images! Show floor at Brau Beviale 2014

Can't make it to Brau Beviale this year? Here's a taste of the action with innovations and news form KHS, GEA, SACMI and WILD Flavors.

Green Sheep Water sets itself apart from the herd with aluminum bottles

Start-up Green Sheep Water hopes that using aluminum bottles to package its recently launched water will reduce the nearly 990 plastic bottles that Americans use every second that end up in the landfill or ocean.

Live from Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Tetra Pak: Asia, Africa & Latin America will consume ever increasing share of liquid dairy products

Asia, Africa and Latin America will consume an ever increasing share of liquid dairy products, according to Tetra Pak.

Graphic Packaging: Soft drinks brands can cut glass breakage with Tite-Pak

In late 2013 US beer brand Yuengling started shipping bottles in Tite-Pak, a solid fiber carton designed to reduce glass breakage, and Graphic Packaging says soft drinks brands could also benefit.

PACK EXPO 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘Pouch slouch’, premium appeal and poor quality glass: PMMI 2014 Beverage Packaging report

In this exclusive video shot at Pack Expo in Chicago we canter through PMMI’s 2014 Beverage Packaging Market Assessment – exploring slow growth for pouches, concerns about glass supply quality and the importance of strong relations with retailers.

Contacting customers with alternative resin samples in the coming weeks

Amcor to test alternative Barex resin after company closure

Amcor Flexibles is contacting its customers to let them know the company it buys Barex film from is shutting down due to financial pressures and it has started trials to find an alternative resin with samples in the coming weeks.

Provides molded fiber for Grafcor Packaging - supplier to vineyards

UFP Technologies opens molded fiber packaging plant in Texas

UFP Technologies has expanded its North American operations for molded fiber packaging by opening a 130,000 sq ft plant in El Paso, Texas, employing 80 staff.

EXCLUSIVE GALLERY: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Pack Expo 2014 in Pictures: 10 Snapshots from the Windy City!

Didn't make it to Pack Expo in Chicago this week? Get a taster of the action with our exclusive gallery, which takes in technology and trends from processing and packaging companies as diverse as Graphic Packaging, Krones and Avure.

Liqui-Box relocates China factory to be closer to its customers

Liqui-Box has closed down its factory in Shenzhen, north of Hong Kong (under its former DuPont ownership) and relocated to a plant in Taizhou, on the eastern coast of China's Zhejiang province, facing the East China Sea.

PACK EXPO 2014: PODCAST WITH BRIAN KENNELL, TETRA PAK

Functional fancy…Tetra Pak US CEO targets high-value beverage growth

Tetra Pak’s new CEO and president for USA and Canada tells BeverageDaily.com that the firm sees rich regional growth potential in added-value functional beverages.

CANADEAN BEVERAGE PACKAGING 2014, BRUSSELS

SAB Miller promises ’next generation’ PET beer bottles...in around five years

SAB Miller says research to date on a new type of PET to keep bottled beer fresher for longer 'looks promising', but the brewer says commercialization of the technology is still around five years away.

Bosch cuts valve size to beat coffee bag bloat, drive cost savings

Bosch has launched a smaller-sized version of its external valve to protect coffee in soft bags or cans and cut material, storage and transport costs.

Jumps from B to A rating in Carbon Disclosure Project

Coca-Cola HBC to rebrand its cold drink equipment in 2015

HFC-free coolers, investing €3m in energy saving programmes, such as installing LED lighting across plants in nine countries and expanding the Russian sugar beet industry, to avoid sugar imports, are some of the initiatives Coca-Cola Hellenic (HBC) put in place to achieve a Grade A rating by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

‘Focus No.1: Bud Light has to work!’ Anheuser-Busch boss reveals Top 5 US priorities

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito says growth for Bud Light is the brewer’s top US priority as the brand lost less share in Q3 2014, and insists the company won’t spend more on marketing its growth value portfolio.

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