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‘And the winner is…’ Who will design Heineken’s next generation smart bottle?

Heineken has chosen three out of nine companies to work on its next generation smart bottle, following an Elevator Pitch Contest at the AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association)...

BillerudKorsnäs hires Pöyry to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine

BillerudKorsnäs has partnered with Pöyry mill engineering services to construct a $622m board machine at Gruvön, in Sweden.

Amcor launches clear PET bottles for dairy, aseptic and HPP liquid beverages

Amcor Rigid Plastics has launched a series of clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and preforms for dairy, aseptic, and high-pressure processed (HPP) liquid beverages.

Sidel launches StarLite Nitro PET bottle base

Sidel has launched a StarLite Nitro version with PET bottle base for beverage manufacturers using nitrogen dosing.

‘Biggest growth area for liquid packaging is southeast Asia’

BillerudKorsnäs to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine for $622m

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures confectionery, snacks and beverage packaging, is investing  SEK 5.7bn ($622.25m) in a KM7 (Karton Machine) to produce liquid board, cartonboard and liner at its factory in Gruvön,...

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Tetra Pak: ‘Juice and dairy consumption declining across western Europe, driven by negative image of processed beverages and UHT technology’

Consumption habits are changing at a fast pace globally and Europe is leading on many of the emerging trends. But, juice and dairy consumption is declining across western Europe, largely...

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Lightweighting has cut the weight of a 330ml beer bottle in half compared to 20 years ago

‘The final step in the craft brewer’s process is also one of the most important – choosing the right packaging. Understandably, brewers want something that will highlight the nature of...

EU economy loses €35bn a year due to counterfeiting

Counterfeiting is predicted to increase 3% per year worldwide leading to a rise in the anti-counterfeiting market over the next five years with CAGRs ranging from 12.8% to 16%, says...

'Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire' gin flavor

Croxsons and Eden Mill’s launch ‘12 Gins of Christmas’

Glass packaging company Croxsons has partnered with Eden Mill to produce 12 miniature glass bottles for a Christmas gift set.

AIPIA Congress 2016

‘9 Green Bottles’: Who will design Heineken’s next generation smart bottle?

Nine companies battled it out for a place on Heineken’s Design & Packaging Team to design its next generation smart bottle, at the AIPIA Congress in Amsterdam.

Dow: ‘Industry needs to convert away from epoxy and BPA’

Dow says Canvera can coating keeps beverages flavorful and fresh

Dow Coating Materials (DCM), part of Dow Chemical Company, has picked up a number of awards for its Canvera disruptive technology claiming the industry needs to move away from epoxy...

AIPIA Congress 2016

HP applauds Irn Bru for using digital print to ‘make its packaging intelligent’

Digital printing allows consumers to do more and crazy things they could not imagine before, says Hewlett-Packard (HP).

Gerhard Schubert and KHS develop customized packaging system for breweries

Gerhard Schubert and KHS, beverage bottling systems, have partnered to develop a customized packaging system for breweries and beverage manufacturers.

Beverage can design changes when beverage is chilled – and then again when drunk

Crown has launched two-step thermochromic cans: which change color when the beverage is chilled; but then also reveal another design once the drink has been consumed. 

AIPIA Congress 2016

Stora Enso expands RFID technology across wine, food and dairy markets

Stora Enso is continuing to expand its intelligent packaging (IP) technology across the wine, food and dairy market sectors, working with brand owners and customers to help them to understand...

AIPIA Congress 2016

Digimarc: ‘Think about packaging as your own built-in media network’

Active, intelligent packaging is similar to the 1950s phenomenon of TV, according to Digimarc, which creates digital barcode scanners for products including ice cream tubs, biscuits and chips.

AIPIA Congress 2016

Thinfilm partners with Hopsy to integrate NFC tags on its craft beer

Thinfilm has partnered with Hopsy to integrate its NFC (Near-Field Communication) OpenSense technology onto its locally produced craft beers across the US.

Coca-Cola bottle snaps a selfie while you drink

Coca-Cola Israel has been showcasing the ‘world’s first selfie bottle’, which snaps a selfie while you drink. 

AIPIA Congress 2016

Crown Packaging partners with Evrythng IoT firm to digitalize its F&B cans

Evrthng IoT (Internet of Things) smart products platform, which works with F&B firms to digitize their products, has partnered with Crown Packaging to digitalize all their cans at source to...

AIPIA Congress 2016

Active, intelligent packaging industry to double to €32bn by 2022

The active, intelligent packaging industry will double in size from €15bn in 2015 to €32bn in 2022, according to AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging industry Association).

Artisan gin producer House of Elrick to launch 700ml bottle for Christmas

Small batch artisan gin producer, House of Elrick, the only gin and spirit company to use filtered water from Loch Ness, Scotland, as part of its production process, will launch...

Cibus Tec 2016

Sacmi sees demand rise for aseptic stand-up pouches for beverages

Sacmi, whose clients include Coca-Cola, has seen demand grow for aseptic stand-up pouches compared to Bag-In-Box (BIB) because they are lighter to transport with less costs and more flexibility.

Senior spotlight: Tetra Pak taps into what beverage makers should know about this key generation

For the latest edition of Tetra Pak’s annual Consumer Generations Whitepaper series, the packaging giant interviewed more than 40,000 people and gathered insights from 27 different developed and developing countries,...

Turning a new leaf: Dos Pinos launches dairy, nectars & oatmeal in Tetra Pak Slim leaf cartons

Dos Pinos in Costa Rica has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch its dairy, nectars and oatmeal brands in Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf carton packs.

Three Rivers gin raises the bar with metallic finish

Three Rivers gin has partnered with Royston Labels to design its brand label reflecting the city heritage where it is based.

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