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Dania expands jumping bottle pourer concept

Israeli firm Dania Plastic Parts is set to launch two new upgraded versions of its Jumping Pourer concept at Interpack 2005.

Corn-based plastic additive makes bottles stronger

A new plastic additive made from corn, designed to make plastic bottles more rigid and stronger than ever before, has been developed, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Kofola opts for PET bottles

Leading East European drinks manufacturer Kofola has selected PET preforms from Amcor PET Packaging for two of its juice and mineral water brands, a move designed to bring the same...

Husky helps develop first compostable water bottle

Preform production equipment provider Husky has contributed to the development of the first compostable water bottle made from NatureWorks PLA corn-based resin.

Alto launches bottle capping system Down Under

Alto Plastics has been working with Kapiti Fine Foods (KFF) to launch a new premium double-seal capping system to keep bottled milk even fresher and leak free.

Glass bottled mayo losing popularity

Retail interest in mayonnaise packaged in glass bottles is decreasing, according to research from ACNielsen Russia, writes Angela Drujinina .

Asahi drops PET bottle plans

Asahi Breweries has cancelled plans to sell beer in plastic bottles, sending a wake-up call to manufacturers and governments across the globe to get their recycling operations in order.

Ball expands heat-set PET bottle line

Ball has expanded its line of Heat-Tek PET plastic bottles to meet growing demand for both plastic packaging and healthier products.

Joint PET bottle coating venture formed

A new company dedicated to developing and manufacturing coating modules for use in beverage filling machines has been created through an alliance of SIG Corpoplast and technology group Schott.

Sensor Wireless launches new bottling diagnostic tool

A new wireless diagnostic tool for bottle and can production lines could revolutionise quality control in beverage packaging, according to the firm behind the technology. Anthony Fletcher reports.

KHS installs high-performance bottling line

KHS has completed a new glass bottling line for Interbrew UK at its Magor plant in Wales. The company claims that the new production facility has one of the highest...

Crown launches tamper-proof bottled water closure

Crown Holdings has introduced a plastic closure for bottled water that combines economic 26.7-mm sizing with tamper-proof technology and a triple thread bottle finish.

Coke bottling relations investigated

US federal investigators are investigating Coca-Cola's dealings with Japanese company Takasago International in connection with allegations of channel stuffing. It is alleged that the beverage giant overstated financial results for...

Bottling goes hi-tech

Food manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic will soon be obliged by law to keep detailed records of the supply chain. As a result, more and more bottling and...

Bottled up

It's that time of year again. Companies are releasing their third quarter results amid great fanfare, even if there isn't that much to cheer about....

Tetra Pak bottles up

Tetra Top, a packaging system provider within the Tetra Pak group , has recently launched the Carton Bottle - a new packaging concept that is said...

Aluminium bottling

In Japan, Showa Aluminium Can Corporation (SAC), a subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), is to make an innovative move to start production of aluminium...

Rexam bottles up

Rexam Glass has teamed up with Ty Nant Spring Water to produce the packaging for the Welsh company's new clear glass bottle. The new brand...

Tennent's gets bottled

One of Scotland's leading lager brands, Tennent's Lager , has undergone a radical makeover with a new bottle manufactured by Rockware Glass and new graphics for...

Krones hits Ten million bottle pockets

Krones, the German equipment provider, has said that since launching its bottle pockets in 1992 it has produced a record number of ten million. Krones ,...

Labelling for bottled water

Torraspapel has extended its range of labelling solution in an effort to muscle in on the ever-growing market for PET bottled water. Bottled water consumption...

Amcor invests €70m in bottle plant

Amcor is building a second glass furnace on its existing wine bottle facility in Gawler, South Australia, in a move that will double its current...

Ball to market new bottle can in North America

Ball, Daiwa Can Company and Mitsui have entered into an exclusive agreement for the sales and distribution of Daiwa's New Bottle Can beverage container in...

Wavy bottling

Production of multi-layer containers has begun at RPC Verpackungen Kutenholz, for a range of polypropylene condiment bottles incorporating a waved shaping - a configuration that...

Bottle design aims to improve appeal

UK premium packaged spirit brands Red Square has sharpened its consumer image with a new design implemented across a range of serving sizes and decoration...

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