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Amidst growing pressure to meet stricter environmental controls in manufacturing operations, packaging is one area that allows beverage firms to play up their green efforts.

Scientists urge bag-in-box wine fans to 'keep it cool'

Bag-in-box wines are more likely than bottled peers to develop unpleasant flavors, aromas and colors when stored at warm temperatures, according to a new study looking at US Chardonnay.

Portola aims to plug hot fill aseptic market with one-piece closure

Portola Packaging has launched a one-piece closure aimed at the hot fill and aseptic beverage market to offer an alternative to traditional two-piece closures.

Owens-Illinois signals no news on probe into potential bribery

US beverage bottle manufacturer Owens-Illinois tells BeverageDaily.com it has no news on the progress of an internal enquiry into a case of suspected bribery announced in October.

TETRA PAK VIDEO EXCLUSIVE

Tetra Pak researches processing methods to tap ‘explosive’ coconut water trend

Kit Lai, director of Tetra Pak’s Soya- and Coconut Knowledge Centers, discusses the global growth of coconut water and soya milks as categories, and the firm's latest formulation and processing...

'See you in court Nespresso!' Rival alleges ‘systematic’ smear campaign

The Ethical Coffee Company (ECC) has launched a law suit against Nestlé subsidiary Nespresso in Paris claiming its larger rival ran a ‘systematic smear and defamatory’ campaign to discredit ECC's...

New Tetra Pak carton blazes Russian trail with Coca-Cola brand

Tetra Pak and Coca-Cola Hellenic announced today that they have partnered to deploy the packaging company's new Tetra Gemina Aseptic (TGA) Leaf carton for the first time worldwide, for the...

MWV partners with US university to develop resealable packaging solution

MeadWestvaco (MWV) has partnered with a US university to support the development of a new material to improve resealable product packaging.

Dispatches from emballage 2012

Pull tab is alternative to traditional straw punch-through pouches, says Ampac

Ampac said their Pull Tab opening device minimises potential spillage for non-carbonated beverages.    

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode Two

Adomas Pranevicius, CEO of MyDrink Beverages, gives BeverageDaily.com readers the further lowdown on new non-alcoholic drinks concepts that could set the market alight in 2013.

DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012, CHICAGO

Honeycombed pack innovation 'stays in America' – Cermex

Despite significant savings on secondary packaging, energy use and better shelf standout, Cermex tells BeverageDaily.com that principal demand for its novel solution for collating large numbers of products onto shrink...

Soft drinks giants' sensitivities drove decision to ban our ad – SodaStream suggests

SodaStream suggests that UK advertising compliance body Clearcast was more worried about the sensitivities of the world’s soft drinks giants than the environment in pulling its multi-million dollar advert from...

SIG Combibloc launches screwtop closure for key carton

SIG Combibloc has launched a screwtop version of its combibloc EcoPlus carton for long-life milk and dairy products, which was first launched in August 2010 without a closure.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

FoodProductionDaily.com hits Emballage 2012

FoodProductionDaily reports on some of sights of this year's Emballage packaging materials and technology trade show in Paris, which drew to a close yesterday.

LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR: BRAU BEVIALE 2012

Top brands favor bag-in-box dispensing savings – Xylem

Peter Wright from beverage dispensing expert Xylem tells Ben Bouckley at Brau Beviale why leading wine and beer brand owners such as Diageo increasingly favor on premise bag-in-box dispensing.

LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR: BRAU BEVIALE 2012

Rexam packaging innovations ‘add value’ to consumer experience

Innovative packaging features – such as thermo- and light-sensitive inks – are essential to 'add value' to the consumer experience of a beverage brand, packaging giant Rexam told BeverageDaily.com and...

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

DS Smith showcases bag in box innovation

DS Smith Packaging has launched a new form, fill and seal machine, which enables liquid food, dairy and beverage manufacturers to handle a wider range of bag-in-box applications and designs....

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

SIPA presses ahead with greener packaging

Plastics firm SIPA is making headway with greener packaging initiatives such as lightweighting and increased recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) content, according to the company’s packaging innovation director Laurent Sigler.

SIPA ditches BPA in water cooler bottles

Plastics firm SIPA has replaced its polycarbonate (PC) water cooler bottle, which contains the controversial compound Bisphenol A (BPA), with a 100% polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recyclable version.

LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR: BRAU BEVIALE 2012

Beverage industry deep dive: Interview with Brau Beviale show managers

Rolf Keller and Andrea Kalrait from Nürnberg Messe talk to Ben Bouckley about the key themes of Brau Beviale 2012, live from the show floor.

LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR: BRAU BEVIALE 2012

Ardagh Group reveals brewing interest in unique Absolut vodka bottles

Mads Elming from Ardagh Group gives Ben Bouckley the lowdown on the development of the firm's eye-catching collaboration with Pernod Ricard's Absolut brand to create four million uniquely decorated vodka...

LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR: BRAU BEVIALE 2012

Brau Beviale in Celluloid: Day Two in Pictures

We peep through the camera lens to snap the standout stands, sights and goings-on at Brau Beviale 2012 in Nürnberg, Germany.

LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR: BRAU BEVIALE 2012

Scaldopack braves flexible new frontiers in self-heating packaging

Harald Saelens from Belgian firm Scaldopack tells Ben Bouckley at Brau Beviale about the firm’s innovative self-heating (quicklime) and cooling (salts) packaging for foods and beverages with a flexible twist…...

EXCLUSIVE SHOTS FROM THE SHOW FLOOR: PACK EXPO 2012, CHICAGO

Pack Expo 2012, Chicago in Pictures: Taking the 'Windy City's' Packaging Pulse

The lights go up, the show floor starts buzzing...Relive the packaging thrills and spills from Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago, in pictures. Here are BeverageDaily.com's highlights, from city Chicago skyline...

Dispatches from Pack Expo 2012

Dow Chemical pinpoints packaging trends

Demand for flexible packaging, consumer convenience and food preservation are the main trends in packaging development exhibited by customers, according to Dow Chemical.

WikiCell targets Louvre as site for first outlet

A snack bar next to the Musée de Louvre in Paris will be the site of the first outlet selling products in edible packaging from WikiCell Designs, the company behind...