Heineken's Ignite bottles which illuminate when clinked with another bottle, and Ballantine's graphic equaliser, which adjusts its lighting with loud music, are some of the ways brands have added 'theatrical' technology to products.
Glass is more relevant than ever and offers benefits in terms of health, sustainability and a circular economy but according to FEVE (the European Container Glass federation), these attributes go unrecognised.
Consumers will be able to customise products according to their own tastes in five years’ time, according to Sidel.
Tetra Pak doesn’t believe it will be the first company to launch a 100% renewable carton and claims its biggest recycling challenge is working with countries that have a poor economy.
Avantium is to file a food contact application for the use of its biobased polymer in the next step of its partnership with Coca-Cola, Danone and ALPLA.
X-ray inspection adoption is increasing with it being an accepted process but finer and more contaminants remain the target to increase its use, according to Eagle Product Inspection.
From four years of navigating the unpredictable terrain of the highly competitive functional beverage market (plus 20 in the coffee business), Ben Weiss, CEO and founder of Princeton, N.J.-based Bai, had a few insights into how to build a sustainable brand in an already crowded marketplace.
In the increasingly crowded marketplace of functional beverages, what kind of impact can one more manufacturer of acai juice and coconut water expect to have?
Barry Callebaut's R&D department talks to ConfectioneryNews after winning a blood flow health claim for cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate and cocoa beverages.
Printed Electronics, shelf life and smartphone applications are among the latest active and intelligent packaging developments trends with future potential, according to the Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA).
Lightweighting will remain a big trend influencing RPC Group's business strategy, according to Pim Vervaat, the packaging firm's new boss.
Closed loop recycling is the “holy grail” of sustainable packaging, according to Andrew Streeter, packaging innovation director at market analyst Datamonitor.
Packaging firm Manjushree Technopack aims to double sales by 2015, driven by the growth of the middle class in India, and is poised to start construction on a fourth factory.
It is well known that most food shoppers are women, but does the food industry get that in its marketing? Not really, says female marketing expert, author and CEO of The Female Factor, Bridget Brennan.
Demand for flexible packaging, consumer convenience and food preservation are the main trends in packaging development exhibited by customers, according to Dow Chemical.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has responded to perceived health risks surrounding phthalate use in the food and drink industry with the launch of Tygon S3 pthalate-free flexible tubing.
New research identifying type-A proanthocyanidins (PACs) from cranberry juice in human urine could help to take future clinical trials to the next level, say researchers.
In this exclusive video shot at Anuga FoodTec 2012, Hans Hiendl from Krones explained the principles behind the firm's Twin-Flow concept launch to BeverageDaily.com, and identified an interesting new Asian mixed-drinks trend.
Sven Bodell, president, Food Radar Systems, told Ben Bouckley that the firm's unique microwave technology was the only show in town to detect previously invisible foreign bodies in pumpable foods, and that the system might also appeal to producers of beverages with pulp or other pieces in.
Last May Tetra Pak launched the world's first 'carton bottle' called Tetra Evero Aseptic. Michael Grosse, executive vice president of development and engineering, told Ben Bouckley how it was performing in key markets and what the future held for a product designed with 'ultimate functionality' in mind.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has changed the game for US packaging machinery manufacturers by obliging them to rethink their design strategies, PMMI’s Jim Pittas told FoodProductionDaily.com from Anuga FoodTec.
Tetra Pak sprung a major surprise at Anuga FoodTec 2012, whipping the covers off a modified A3 Speed filling machine called 'Hyperspeed Concept', which can process an incredible 11 cartons per second. Executive Roberto Franchitti justified the 'need for speed' to BeverageDaily.com.
A new preservation technology for fresh juices that destroys spoilage bacteria without loss of organoleptic qualities can unlock barriers to growth in the market due to its radical extension of product shelf life of up to around 21 days, Dutch firm Coolwave Processing told BeverageDaily.com.
Mark Neville, head of lifestyle ingredients at Volac, told BeverageDaily.com that the UK market for whey protein was hitting “critical mass”, since everyone knew someone who used such ingredients, with word spreading as to their benefits.
In the first part of this exclusive interview, Beneo Group executive board member, Yves Servotte, explains how European Union health claim rules have informed strategic thinking at one of Europe’s biggest and most vocal ingredient vendors.