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Ardagh fined by EPA over wastewater discharge violation

Ardagh Glass will pay a $103,440 penalty and fund three environmental projects costing about $121,700 to settle claims it was discharging wastewater in violation of its permits.

Praxair unveils sanitary version of oxygen stripping system

Praxair will show its dissolved oxygen control process at InterBev which features a new sanitary design.

Two workers taken to hospital after Nestlé Poland Spring water ammonia leak

Up to 100 employees were evacuated and two workers were taken to hospital after an ammonia leak at Poland Spring water bottling plant in Poland, Maine, on Thursday (August 6).

Liquid Light to create MEG from CO2 for The Coca-Cola Company PlantBottle Packaging Program

Liquid Light has signed an agreement with The Coca-Cola Company for its technology to create mon-ethylene glycol (MEG) from CO2 as part of the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) firm PlantBottle Packaging Program.

Sidel to change the way it manufactures bottles from high pressure blowing to ‘blow and form’, which uses lower pressure

Sidel claims the beverage industry could be more sustainable, with a stronger focus on the package and packaging technologies to deliver completely green products.

Aske Stephenson mixing up a stir with Bibby lab equipment

Bibby Scientific’s Rotary Evaporator is helping alcoholic beverage manufacturer Aske Stephenson produce pre-bottled cocktails.

Nestlé to open $120m food processing plant in Dubai, creating 400 jobs

Nestlé is investing $120m in a 175,000m² manufacturing facility in Dubai to produce Nescafé coffee and Maggi products, creating 400 jobs.

Remote tech: Nestlé sharpens competitive edge for out-of-home coffee

Nestlé has developed coffee machines with more interactive interfaces that can also be adjusted remotely, enabling better control on tailored drinks for food service.

Tetra Pak launches eBeam to replace hydrogen peroxide sterlization of its packaging material

Tetra Pak claims it is the first company to use electron beams (eBeams) to replace hydrogen peroxide H₂O₂, in its carton filling machines.

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Exclusive interview: Tetra Pak on why eBeam is a breakthrough technology in the beverage carton industry

Tetra Pak announced the launch of its E3 filling machine with eBeam technology at Fispal Technologia this week.

Redesign on PET bottle blowers to be rolled out to 10 sites in 2015

Coca-Cola to invest in improved energy-efficient equipment as part of its 2020 Sustainability Plan

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) has released its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, providing an update on its Sustainability Plan and replacing CCE’s 2013/2014 CRS Report.

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HAZMAT crews called to Coca-Cola ammonia spill

Fire and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) teams are on the scene of an ammonia leak at the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Speedway, Indianapolis, US.

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AB InBev opens Vietnam brewery to embrace beer potential of Southeast Asia

Anheuser-Busch InBev says Vietnam is the ‘next turning point’ for growth in Southeast Asia, as it officially opened its first brewery in the country yesterday.

Honeydrop Beverages CEO: 'A tablespoon of raw honey in every bottle is what makes us stand out'

With an eight-year stint in sales and brand management at PepsiCo on his resume, David Luks knew a fair bit about the beverages market when he launched Honeydrop in 2009. But it quickly became clear that selling Diet Pepsi and selling a product no one had heard of required very different skillsets.

Rockwell Automation to demonstrate PlantPAx system update at Achema

Rockwell Automation has updated its PlantPAx distributed control system (DCS) with virtualisation, batch management and integrated motor control capabilities and will showcase the system at Achema (Frankfurt, June 15-19 2015).

Coffee antioxidants: From bean to brew

Australian researchers have tracked the anti-radical and antioxidant properties of coffee from bean to brew.

Sidel kickstarts spare parts service global launch, improving on-time deliveries by 6%

‘Spare parts have always been and still remain a critical part of beverage bottling line management’

Sidel Spare Parts & Logistics team is rolling out its spare parts service globally after initially introducing the service to various regions last year.

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Invisible Sentinel completes validation phase for brewPAL

Invisible Sentinel has completed the validation phase of an assay to detect beer spoiling microbes and will launch it globally next month.

Cheers! Anton Paar targets craft brewers with beer monitor

Anton Paar is targeting craft beer quality with a system which measures the speed of sound and temperature.

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Avure: We are working on avenues for HPP not even being thought about today

Avure Technologies is working on new avenues for high pressure processing (HPP) that are ‘not even being thought above today’, according to its CEO.

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