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Virun extends IP on Esolv clear beverage technology

Virun NutraBiosciences has announced another patent on its emulsification and encapsulation technology that harnesses vitamin E.

Lassonde partners with SIG Combibloc for its ready-to-drink thickened beverages

Canadian food manufacturer Lassonde has expanded its product range with recloseable carton packs from SIG Combibloc for its Oasis NutriSolution Hydra+ for people with difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).

Heineken launches ready-made cool box packaging for Sol lager

Heineken has unveiled insulated 'ready-made cool box' packaging for its Sol lager brand, which keeps beers cool for consumers as they enjoy summer events.

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RPC deal ‘emulates Berry and Coveris acquisition strategy’

RPC, which makes rigid plastic packaging for the food, dairy and beverage market among others, is set to acquire British Polythene Industries (BPI) for £261m ($379m), in August, subject to...

Dr Pepper ‘Pick Your Pepper’ campaign creates customized label experience for consumers

Dr Pepper launched its Pick Your Pepper campaign this week, with US nationwide distribution of hundreds of new, limited edition, custom printed Dr Pepper 20-ounce bottles.

CCE launches sports cap packaging for Glacéau Smartwater

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has launched a sports cap for its bottled water brand, Glacéau Smartwater, following a £14m ($20m) investment at its Morpeth, Northumberland site.

Canadean: Packaging innovation should target on-the-go hot beverage connoisseurs

Packaging innovation should target on-the-go hot beverage connoisseurs because the increasing demand for time-saving versions of these products presents an exciting opportunity to benefit from the enduring lack of time...

RPC launches Modul milk bottle made from sugar cane

Swedish dairy company Skånemejerier has partnered with RPC on its Modul bottle for non-homogenized milk, made from a non oil-based bio polymer produced from sugar cane.

Gondi to buy Constantia Flexibles folding carton business

‘Mexico experiencing growth in high value-added packaging market’

Constantia Flexibles Group, which makes flexible packaging and labels for the food, beverage, dairy and confectionery market, is selling its non-core folding carton business in Mexico, Aluprint Plegadizos, to Grupo...

Rising demand for different carton sizes as household numbers decline

Evergreen Packaging has launched a line of SmartPak cartons in four sizes of 40oz, 48oz, 52oz and 59oz to meet a rising demand for different sizes.

Metsä Board re-thinks Bag-in-Box concept with Elevated Drink Box

Metsä Board has partnered with BOBST, Kodak, Marbach, Henkel, and Knauer to develop an ‘Elevated Drink Box’ (EDB) based on the ‘bag in box’ concept.

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Counterfeit alcohol packaging is now more sleek, professional and harder to detect

National Wine Day today (May 25) is the perfect excuse for consumers to enjoy their favorite tipple and try out some new wines; however it is also a chance for...

Huhtamaki Foodservice Delta to expand in folded carton packaging for coffee

Huhtamaki has acquired Delta Print and Packaging to accelerate its sales growth in coffee and quick service restaurants, and expand its footprint in the folded carton packaging market within Europe...

Arcwise creates soft drink ‘ice hockey’ tray using technology to bend corrugated board

For the first time, Arcwise has developed a technology that bends corrugated board, creating an ‘ice hockey rink’ tray for 50 cl beverage bottles.

Smurfit Kappa and YéO launch Pouch-Up strawberry yogurt drink

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with YéO, a subsidiary of the French dairy group Sodiaal, to create a Pouch-Up packaging for yogurt drinks.  

Are ‘zapcodes’ the next big thing for AR cartons? SIG Combibloc thinks so

SIG Combibloc has partnered with Zappar to launch its first carton packs with ‘zapcodes’, which use augmented reality (AR) to engage consumers in ‘real time’ with interactive experiences such as...

DuPont Packaging Awards 2016

The results are in: Blow-molded PET container beats Coca Cola Christmas Bow label & Tetra Pak’s Tetra Rex

Graham Packaging has beaten Coca Cola’s Christmas Bow label and Tetra Pak’s Tetra Rex bio-based carton to take Diamond place in this year’s DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation....

Elopak enters Japanese market with Pure-Pak carton

Elopak has partnered with Nippon Paper Industries to launch its Pure-Pak carton in Japan.

Pressade ‘re-transforms’ packaging as ‘fruit juice consumption is stagnating’

Smurfit Kappa launches first aseptic pouch for fruit juice

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with Pressade to launch an aseptic pouch called Pouch-Up for fruit juice.

Gebo extends its cap feeding applications for plastic tops and glass bottles

Gebo has expanded its Aidlin brand optimizing its performance with OptiFeed, which handles up to 80,000 caps per hour in the food, dairy and beverage sector.

SABMiller packaging shows when beer is at the perfect drinking temperature

SABMiller has launched a ‘smart sensor’ technology that tells consumers when their beer is at the perfect drinking temperature.

Targeting consumers looking for healthier, non-alcoholic drinks

Orangina 'Shakes' up soft drinks industry debuting Orangina Light 250ml bottle

Orangina has launched an Orangina Light 250ml glass bottle for the first time, ‘to appeal to a growing number of consumers who are looking for healthier, non-alcoholic drinks’.

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From self-heating packaging to hand-painted grocery bags, the world of food packaging is seeing some exciting trends

‘Consumer expectations are getting higher and higher,” according to Justin Shimek, chief technology officer at Mattson, based near San Francisco, US.

Contractor dies on NOVA Chemicals polyethylene expansion plant

Investigations have begun after a contract worker suffered a ‘severe trauma’ and died while working on a stationary crane on NOVA Chemicals PE1 (polyethylene) expansion plant in Joffre, Alberta, Canada.

Plans to build a 4th bottling line in 2017

Maison Johanès Boubée partners with Smurfit Kappa to extend Bag-in-Box shelf life of wine

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with 
Maison Johanès Boubée, one of the largest wholesalers in France, with a filling and Bag-in-Box line to extend the shelf life of its wine at...

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