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Suntory reveals 100% plant-based bottle

By Rachel Arthur

Suntory Group has created a prototype PET bottle made from 100% plant-based materials: which will be initially used with Orangina in Europe and mineral water Suntory Tennensui in Japan.

More than 300bn lids are produced globally each year. Pic: UniCup Scandinavia

Swedish company develops bio-based beverage cup lid

By Jim Cornall

In response to potential EU legislation, Swedish company UniCup Scandinavia AB has created a new bio-based lid made of spruce and pine. The Liplid is placed inside, rather than on, the cup, and the company said this improves the stability and drinking...

A 'virtual twin' model of the glass surface and coating interaction. Pic: Ardagh.

Johnnie Walker bottle set for ‘virtual twin’ lightweighting trials

By Rachel Arthur

Dassault Systèmes, Ardagh Group and EXXERGY will run ‘virtual twin’ trials on Diageo’s Johnnie Walker bottle, in order to research and develop a coating that will enable the glass bottle to be lightweighted without compromising its strength and shape.

SIG is launching its new family-size aseptic carton pack, combivita, in three volume sizes. Pic: SIG

SIG launches combivita

By Jim Cornall

SIG is launching its new family-size aseptic carton pack, combivita.

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Coca-Cola to commercialize next-generation biomaterials

By Rachel Arthur

The Coca-Cola Company, Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM have announced the first planned commercialization of new tech to create plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG): which can replace traditional oil-based MEG in PET bottles.

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AB InBev turns to green hydrogen for Magor brewery

By Rachel Arthur

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I and green hydrogen energy company Protium have teamed up to explore the deployment of zero emission green hydrogen at the Magor brewery in South Wales, one of the largest breweries in the UK.

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