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The Frozen Bean to print labels directly onto its packaging with Domino

The Frozen Bean has partnered with Domino, to print labels directly onto its packaging thanks to changes in the law in countries such as Saudi Arabia, India and the Middle...

Xolution partnership to fund next generation XO2.0 resealable can production

Xolution has closed a €45m equity investment round with Inventure Management, in Singapore, to fund production of its next generation XO2.0 resealable beverage can technology.

Graphic Packaging International to acquire Colorpak for $60m

Graphic Packaging International, part of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, has agreed to buy Colorpak, a folding carton supplier in Australia and New Zealand for $60m, with the deal expected to...

BillerudKorsnäs partners with EcoXpac to make paper bottle

BillerudKorsnäs has acquired a 10% stake in Danish packaging company EcoXpac, to make a bottle made entirely out of paper.

Top three packaging F&B manufacturer concerns; Convenience, Design and Recyclability

Convenience and ease of use of packaging continues to lead the field of criteria for manufacturers in France, according to the Observatoire de l’Emballage (Packaging Observatory).

Clondalkin designs lidding capsules for Unilever’s T.O by Lipton tea machine

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks) has partnered with Unilever to launch tea pods for T.O by Lipton, which it claims is a ‘revolutionary’ tea machine which took five years...

AR Metallizing Group expands in Brazil with its beer and Heinz ketchup labels

AR Metallizing (ARM) has acquired Málaga Produtos Metalizados, in Brazil, for an undisclosed sum.

‘A Starbucks quality latte for $0.67’: Liquid concentrate and enhancer market may grow to $1bn by 2020

The liquid concentrate and enhancer market may see a huge expansion in the next five years, according to an industry executive.

From Brooklyn to the world: How America’s 10th biggest craft brewer built its empire

With craft breweries selling for as much as $1bn, Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery co-founder and chairman, said the “thrilling” show has allowed him to “dream a little”. But does he plan...

Taking your beverage company into international markets: 10 tips from experts

The growth of eCommerce, the Internet and easier-than-ever international travel means the world is getting smaller. But does that mean it’s time to take your beverage company into a new...

Sparkling trajectory: Metal cans on the rise in packaged water

Metals cans have the highest growth by volume out of all packaging formats in the packaged water category, with the success of flavored sparkling water driving growth in a number...

Top F&B picks - WorldStar Awards 2016

PepsiCo Drinkfinity pods; Tetra Evero Aseptic & Coca Cola Contour PET glass gain world class recognition

From an E-Z SnackPak by Ampac, Drinkfinity pods by PepsiCo US, Coca Cola’s Contour PET glass and Cadbury Glow by Mondelēz International – We round up the best F&B entries...

PepsiCo on healthy vending and 2016 launch of organic Gatorade

PepsiCo is looking to drive a healthier portfolio via new health-friendly vending machines and a 2016 launch of organic Gatorade.

Avantium & Mitsui to launch 100% biobased packaging in Japan to coincide with Tokyo Olympics

Avantium has signed an agreement with Mitsui & Co. (Mitsui), to commercialize 100% biobased chemicals FDCA (Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid) and PEF (polyethylene furanoate) in Asia.

DuPont, Dow merger – ‘likely to be one of the biggest M&A transactions of 2016’

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced they will merge to become DowDuPont last week – if the deal goes ahead it is ‘likely to be one of the biggest...

Wine becomes more portable and accessible: Gallo

Wine lovers are unafraid to try a variety of wine and want more portable packaging, according to a recent survey.

Keurig-JAB deal may improve machines, K-Cup sustainability: Euromonitor analyst

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., which was acquired by JAB Holding Company this week, may be able to improve its machines and sustainability of its K-Cups thanks to the deal, according...

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The importance of sanitary bottling machinery for foods and sauces

‘Bottled food and sauce products, like other spoilable items, require packaging that properly avoids contamination and damage to its contents.

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United Caps opens manufacturing facility in Schwerin

United Caps has opened a manufacturing facility in Schwerin, Germany, following its acquisition of Schoeller Cap Systems (SCS) in Schwerin in 2013, to produce closures for the beverages sector.

Organisers relocate Empack tradeshow after Brussels terrorism alert

Easyfairs has relocated its tradeshows Empack 2015 and Packaging Innovations from Brussels Expo (November 25-26) to the Nekkerhal in Mechelen, Belgium, today (December 1-2).

Top five global F&B trends, Gulfood Manufacturing 2015

‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part II: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging, & disruptive chocolate

“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to...

‘Most likely the assets will end up with a private equity fund’

Ball hires Goldman Sachs to sell 11 plants to appease EU antitrust regulators over Rexam deal

Ball has offered to sell more than $1.58bn worth of assets to appease EU antitrust regulators for its $6.69bn acquisition of Rexam.

Start-up firm uses eco-friendly sheep’s wool packaging to insulate its juice drinks

University friends Charlie Lee-Cook and Rich Goldsmith have set up MOJU juice brand, targeting health conscious consumers with their cold-pressed juices that use more nutrient-rich vegetables than sugary fruit.

CrownSmart uses scannable codes under can tabs to give insight into consumer behaviour

Crown has launched its CrownSmart technology, an interactive application featuring a scannable code situated underneath the tab on a beverage can. 

Trade shows, conferences, direct sales: SmartSeal’s strategy for growing active closures

SmartSeal – a spill-proof closure system which draws its inspiration from scuba diving – says a ‘systematic and assiduous’ strategy has been the secret to its growth.

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