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DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012, CHICAGO

KHS targets craft brewers with small yet perfectly formed filler

Kyle Nielsen from KHS USA tells Ben Bouckley why his firm is keen to attract the increasingly important craft brewing segment with its new Innofill Glass Micro DPG bottle filler.

Dispatches from Pack Expo

Clear clamshell wins consumer packaging vote

Clear plastic clamshell packaging won the consumer vote in a recent eye tracking survey conducted for materials manufacturer Klockner Pentaplast, results of which  it revealed at Pack Expo 2012 in...

DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012, CHICAGO

Enter the Pouch King…Oystar hails ‘breakthrough’ machine

Mark Nease from Oystar North America shows Ben Bouckley the world’s first high-speed pouching machine that forms, fills, seals pouches of virtually any size containing free-flowing and non free-flowing dried-...

DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012, CHICAGO

Graphic Packaging packs punch with new Capri Sun board

Chuck Tarlton from Graphic Packaging tells Ben Bouckley how a new paperboard carton helped Kraft Foods/Capri Sun optimize supply chain performance for 600m beverage pouches per year.

DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012, CHICAGO

Bosch launches flow wrapper at Pack Expo

Bosch Packaging Technology is slashing waste and boosting shelf life with the introduction of a new flow wrapper at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago.

News in brief

USDA issues Hurricane Sandy food safety warning

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has urged people to take immediate steps to ensure their food is kept safe as Hurricane Sandy approaches....

DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012

PTI showcases packaging solutions at Pack Expo

PTI Inspection Systems is displaying a range of packaging solutions, including packaging machinery and testing systems, at trade show Pack Expo in Chicago.

TETRA PAK EXCLUSIVE

Fluid dynamics cut Evero Aseptic development by years – Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak claims to have cut the development time of its recently launched Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle by years through the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and experimental...

DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012, CHICAGO

Optima fills gap for ‘important’ small-scale coffee pod producers

Optima is citing the increasing world popularity of coffee in portion packs, as it launches an easy-use pod filling machine aimed at small-scale producers.

DISPATCHES FROM PACKEXPO 2012, CHICAGO

New film hits Chicago: ExxonMobil debuts PET ‘flotation separation’ solution

ExxonMobil Chemical has launched a new film specially designed to assist the flotation separation of labels from PET bottles to assist their recycling, which also offers up to 50% on-bottle shrinkage.

‘We live and die’ in CSDs: Dr Pepper Snapple CEO nails colors to TEN mast

Dr Pepper Snapple CEO Larry Young has urged patience on the firm’s new mid-calorie TEN portfolio, as analysts quizzed him on whether the brand was cannibalizing regular Dr Pepper sales,...

Ball and Silgan push through weak Europe in Q3

Ball Corporation and Silgan Holdings reported solid Q3 results for the three months ending 30 September but both were affected by weak European conditions.

News in brief

Lucozade blows whistle on UK soccer sponsorship to focus on research

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) brand Lucozade Sport has ended its 20-year sponsorship of UK Premier League soccer as it shifts more funds towards R&D into sports nutrition products, according to Brand Republic....

‘How much wood would a Woodchuck chuck?’ C&C hopes cider buy will tear-up trees Stateside

After buying Vermont Hard Cider Company for $305m, C&C Group said the firm offered it strong growth prospects due to low US cider penetration, while the deal also snagged it...

Craft brewer fined by OSHA after worker death

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a craft brewer for safety hazards after a worker died while cleaning equipment.

PepsiCo and Suntory unite to crack Vietnam’s beverage market

Beverage major PepsiCo has taken a major step towards cracking the growing Vietnam market by signing a strategic agreement with Japanese beverage and wellness player Suntory.

DISPATCHES FROM INTERBEV 2012, LAS VEGAS

'Unique' bottle dosing and dispensing cap boosts brand visibility: Tap the Cap

Tap The Cap is a universal dosing and dispensing cap pre-filled with powder that offers firms a branding platform, since consumers can use it to 'enhance' their favorite bottled water...

Dispatch from IPA 2012

Manufacturers' 'bold gamble' on R&D

European food and drink manufacturers are making a "bold gamble" on research and development (R&D) investment in the tough economic climate, according to results from the latest IPA 2012 survey....

Novelis begins plans to increase recycling capacity to 2.1 million tons by 2015

Novelis has opened an aluminium recycling and casting center in South Korea as part of a $400m expansion project.

DISPATCHES FROM INTERBEV 2012, LAS VEGAS

Who’s the daddy? Mezcal ‘King’ tips tequila forefather to rule world

Rudi Favila, president of mezcal wholesaler and importer Premium Mezcales, tells Ben Bouckley that Oaxacan spirit mezcal can ditch its old man image to stoke spirits across the US and...

DISPATCHES FROM INTERBEV 2012, LAS VEGAS

'Jackpot justice' legal claims: Firewall strategies for beverage brands

Renowned attorney Justin Prochnow talks to Ben Bouckley in Las Vegas about the threat class actions pose to beverage brands, from 'all natural' cases to a new wave of flavor...

Lawyer urges FDA to ban energy drink sales to minors after US teen death

The mother of a US teenager who died due to caffeine toxicity after consuming energy drinks is suing Monster Beverage Corporation, and one of her lawyers is calling on the...

Dispatch from SIAL

Wild debuts brewed tea technology for iced tea

Wild GmbH has introduced new brewed tea products for use in premium iced tea beverages, which it claims are a first for the mainstream beverage industry.

Negative Cochrane cranberry review: Juice makers have themselves to blame

Inappropriate products and trial design caused the Cochrane Collaboration to alter its position about the urinary tract infection (UTI)-reducing benefits of cranberry juice, the owner of a French cranberry supplements...

DISPATCHES FROM INTERBEV 2012, LAS VEGAS

Big beverage players were ‘stuck behind the 8 ball’ on HFCS – Consultant

Martin Concannon, founder and MD of Kentucky-based consultancy, Lafayette Associates, tells BeverageDaily.com how the media firestorm that followed High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in recent years was in part whipped-up...

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