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Packaging choices make or mar a brand, and it's vital to chose cans, glass bottles, cartons or PET packages that are beautiful, functional and cost-effective. Aside from sustainability, smart packaging is also emerging that increases product quality and consumer engagement. Large firms we cover include Tetra Pak, Ardagh and Ball Packaging.

The Coca-Cola Company wants PlantBottle PET plastic bottles by 2020

Novozymes and M&G Chemicals to build bio-refinery by 2015

Novozymes will supply enzyme technology to a biomass to glycols bio-refinery to be built by M&G Chemicals in China.

UNIQUE COLLABORATION CONNECTS B2B FIRMS WITH CONSUMERS

Ball Packaging and Döhler use Facebook to crowdsource energy drink ideas

Ball Packaging says a unique Facebook crowdsourcing project with Döhler exploring consumer ideas for the future for energy drinks was a cost effective way to gain ideas and raise B2B...

Debut probiotic shot comes with alu-blister packaging

A drinkable probiotic shot will be launched at CPhI 2013 in a mini bottle using Drycap technology, which lets probiotics live in a dry environment.

Ball Packaging launches dark beer can in Africa

Ball Packaging has partnered with The Bavaria brewery from the Netherlands to launch an 8.6 Black, dark version of its Bavaria 8.6 beer in Africa.

DRINKTEC 2013: gea group: 'NOTHING COMPARes IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY'

‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

Drinktec’s organizers claim that the trade show is ‘simply the best’ after almost 70,000 visitors attended the show, which won glowing reviews from GEA, Ecolab, Döhler and Gebo Cermex.

DRINKTEC 2013: HEUFT TEAMS UP WITH AMANDA TAPPING

HEUFT reveals industry X-Ray first and Stargate-SG1 actress tie-up

Martina Frey, product manager, HEUFT InLineII IXS, explains why the bottle inspection machine breaks ground, while the firm unveiled a unique tie-up with Stargate-SG1 actress Amanda Tapping.

DRINKTEC 2013: SACMI STRENGTHENS DAIRY FOCUS

Sacmi planning dairy division to offer 'complete package'

Hoping to build on growing consumer demand for drinking yogurt, probiotics drinks, and other liquid dairy products, Italian packaging machinery manufacturer Sacmi intends to set up a division dedicated to...

Machine slated for october launch in Paris and milan?

Heineken hints at 'revolutionary' high-end home beer appliance

Heineken could be set to launch a high-end machine that serves beer after collaborating with industrial designer Marc Newson and finding consumers desire an ‘upscale’ at-home drinking experience.

News in brief

‘Elegant’ Fuller's London Pride beer bottle borrows wine style cues

The MD of Fuller’s Beer Company says the firm’s new taller, lighter bottle design for London Pride takes cues from the wine sector and will take the brand back to...

Dispatches from Pack Expo

Branson Ultrasonics creates Pocket Shot sealant

Branson Ultrasonics has partnered with Pocket Shot, which sells a line of spirits in 50ml clear plastic packages, to create a sealant to stop leakages during manufacture, transportation and distribution. ...

Constellation Brands invests in US Tetra Pak wine promise for Vendange

Constellation Brands has installed a new Tetra Pak bottling line for its Vendange wine brand as part of a wider $20m winery investment and says it is doing so to...

Drinktec 2013: CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT at RIGHT TIME THE 'HOLY GRAIL' for brands

Rexam reveals industry interest in taking Editions tech to Fusion bottles

Rexam says its novel Editions printing technology can be used with the firm’s aluminum Fusion bottle, which recently caused a stir with the Pepsi Beyoncé launch in Italy in August...

PMMI 2013 Dairy Industry market assessment

Tumbling US milk sales spur processing turn to non-dairy drinks: PMMI

US dairy processors are countering declines in fluid milk consumption by processing non-dairy beverages including iced teas and coffees, almond or soy-based ‘milk’ drinks and even lemonades.

DRINKTEC 2013: GEA CLAIMS IMPORTANT ASEPTIC BREAKTHROUGH

GEA Procomac unveils 'ideal machine' for UHT milk filling

DairyReporter.com caught up with GEA Procomac sales director, Flavio Salvadori, at drinktec 2013 to talk about the company's new ABF aseptic blowing-filling-capping machine, and the factors that make it the "ideal...

drinktec 2013: Krones CEO stresses environmental concerns

Oceans of PET a ‘damning indictment’ for VDMA chair

Volker Kronseder, chairman of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Association says that the amount of PET bottles in the world’s oceans is a ‘damning indictment’ of civilization.

drinktec 2013: live from the show floor

Unbottling Drinktec 2013: SACMI to Carlsberg and CCL Label

Tania Higgins from DrinkTec TV wraps up the show’s final day exploring new labeling technology from SACMI and the importance of secondary packaging to Carlsberg.

News in brief

Greiner Packaging to ban BPA in packaging by mid-2014

Greiner Packaging is to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from the use of its food packaging by the end of March 2014.

Drinktec 2013: Live from the show floor

'Lights, Camera, Drinktec TV!' Machine trends and ingredients insight

DrinkTec TV introduces the European Beer Star award winners, discusses 2013 launches for Europe's oldest soft drinks brand, Sinalco, then hones in on ingredients, talking natural colors with Dohler and...

DRINKTEC 2103: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

DairyReporter.com @ drinktec 2013: Day One

DairyReporter.com is reporting live from beverage and liquid food industry trade show, drinktec 2013, in Munich all this week. See what we got up to on day one...

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Drinktec 2013: Day One in Pictures with BeverageDaily.com

Relive the action from Day One of Drinktec 2013, as we explore innovations from key beverage movers 'n' shakers including Rexam, BENEO and WILD Flavors...

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Italian firm promises PET with the glamor of glass

P.E.T Engineering outlines the technical challenges involved in producing an award-winning lightweight PET bottle that retains its structural integrity, and a trend towards making PET bottles with the glamor of...

JAPANESE SCIENTISTS TOOK FOUR YEARS TO DEVELOP BEVERAGE

Coca-Cola Japan makes history with world’s first HOT sparkling drink

Coca-Cola Japan will launch the world’s first hot carbonated drink next month and says the Canada Dry line extension ‘redefines stereotypical thinking’ that sparkling beverages are only served cold.

DRINKTEC 2013 SPECIAL: PETRA WESTPHAL HAILS 'BIGGEST, MOST INTERNATIONAL' DRINKS SHOW

‘Nobody Does It Better…than drinktec’: 2013 show director claims

Drinktec exhibition director Petra Westphal insists that no other beverage trade show can rival it for appeal, as she reveals 2013 highlights in Munich including a greater focus on dairy...

DRINKTEC 2013 SPECIAL: INNOVATION ZONE

Ball Packaging hopes ‘Easy Flow’ end will breathe new life into beer

Ball Packaging will launch its European ‘easy flow’ can end in at Drinktec in Munich and says the invention – as per MillerCoors' similar innovation in the US – can...

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