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Treofan to expand in the US as it sees growing market for five layer labels

Treofan has spent €60m in the past two years upgrading its plants in Germany, Italy and Mexico. It also has a sales office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US.

Rabobank:'Consumer trends define packaging hot spots'

Consumer trends affect the type of packaging and material used for beverage products

Five consumer trends; premiumisation, convenience, online retailing, shelf-life extension and recyclability, affect the type of packaging and material used for a product, according to Rabobank.

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API Foils to expand across Europe

API which makes foils, laminates and holographs for brand enhancement and packaging protection for the snacks, beverage and confectionEry industry, has expanded its management team in the UK and Poland.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

Catto’s targets younger audience with redesign of whisky bottle

Catto’s, part of International Beverage Holdings Ltd (IBHL), has partnered with Ardagh Group and JDO Brand & Design to relaunch its Scotch whisky bottle targeting a younger audience.

Technology to produce lightweight dairy, juice & water containers

Breakthrough for first commercial all-electric reciprocating blow molding machine

Velocity Equipment Solutions is realigning its business model ahead of its first commercialisation of its all-electric reciprocating blow molding technology.

World’s first LED bottle cap ‘Illumicap’ to go on sale in 2016

The Kirin Group F&B company in Tokyo has partnered with WHITE design agency to create the World’s first Internet of Things (IoT) LED bottle cap.

Tetra Pak: ‘Our job doesn’t end until a product is a proven success in the market’

Tetra Pak has created a Marketing Services programme, supporting F&B brands to develop an idea into a product, design package and launch.

Special edition: Active, Intelliogent Packaging

AB InBev case study: Cubanisto flavoured rum with glow-in-the dark label

AB InBev launched a rum flavoured beer last year in an eye-catching bottle with UV-light sensitive coating.

United Caps sees success with finger grip water bottle cap

United Caps claims to have set new standards in the F&B industry with its Wattwiller water patented flower cap, Protecscoop flip-top hinge for infant milk powder and McCormick disposable grinder....

Special Edition: Active, Intelligent Packaging

What are the problems with packaging design today?

Packaging which you cannot open, designs which are not interactive, products that do not carry an emotional message and do not connect with the consumer, are all the problems with...

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Drink Maple and SIG Combibloc launch maple tree water drink cartons

Drink Maple has launched a natural maple tree water drink in SIG Combibloc combifitMidi 1,000ml cartons.

EuroPack Summit 2015, Monaco, France

Why storytelling adds value to a product – people will want to buy it

When you give meaning to something, people want to pay for it and this applies to any brand or product, according to Erwin Dito, former innovation and packaging director Western...

DISPATCHES FROM IDFA INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW

5 things we learned about appealing to ‘healthy beverage shoppers’

Appealing to health-focused shoppers isn’t always easy. Linda Gilbert, the founder and CEO of EcoFocus Worldwide, LLC, had some tips to make it easier for the beverage and dairy industries....

DISPATCHES FROM IDFA INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW

Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

Keurig, Campbell, unveil long-awaited soup in a K-Cup... but will it be a hit?

Keurig Green Mountain has unveiled its long-awaited ‘fresh-brewed’ soup in a K-Cup in partnership with Campbell Soup.

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Smurfit Kappa and Vitop make a splash in water market

Smurfit Kappa and Vitop will debut its Bag-in-Box packaging and fitments for water for the first time, at Watercoolers Europe 2015.

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Kulshan Brewing Company partners with Rexam as it opens second brewery

Kulshan Brewing Company has partnered with Rexam to launch Bastard Kat IPA and Full 90 Session Ale in 12 oz. cans.

SIG Combibloc & Nestlé Mexico expand ‘Coffee Mate’ range

‘Beverage portions sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake’

Beverage portion sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake and plant-based alternatives to dairy products are finding a ready market with consumers, according to SIG...

Ardagh Group launches proprietary beer bottle for O’Fallon Brewery

Ardagh Group North America, a division of Ardagh Group has launched a proprietary beer bottle for O’Fallon Brewery.

Crown celebrates Singapore’s 50th birthday with metal can packaging designs

Crown Holdings has been supporting local and international brands with packaging designs to mark Singapore’s 50th birthday (SG50) this year.

Tea packaging ‘whistles’ when brew is ready

Pollard Boxes has partnered with Bernadine Tay on its Quinteassential tea range to create packaging that 'whistles' when a brew is ready.

Heineken on packaging R&D

Don’t work in silos! Heineken design manager on creating trendy beer packaging

How can designers create packaging that’s fresh, original and relevant to today’s consumers – without losing the company’s established branding? 

‘The consumer has come a long way from vitamins and minerals’ HFactor launches hydrogen-rich water

Savvy consumers now look well beyond classic nutritional attributes such as vitamins and minerals, and are thirsty for functional beverages, says hydrogen-rich water HFactor.

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Haitai Beverage launches ‘Sunkist’ smoothies in SIG Combibloc carton packs

Korean producer Haitai Beverage has launched two ‘Sunkist’ smoothies in SIG Combibloc combiblocMini 200ml cartons.

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