Processing & Packaging

Artist's impression of the Aberlour distillery expansion. Pic: Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers invests $110m in Scotch whisky distilleries

By Rachel Arthur

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch Whisky business of Pernod Ricard, will make a £88m ($110m) investment into two strategic Speyside single malt distilleries: with a focus on upgrading sustainable technologies and building production capacity to meet the global...

The paper straw manufacturing line will have a production capacity of approximately 2.4bn straws annually. Pic: UFlex

UFlex-Asepto creating paper straws for beverages

By Jim Cornall

UFlex Limited, India's largest flexible packaging material solution and polymer science company, is setting up India's first U-shaped paper straw manufacturing line for its aseptic liquid packaging business.

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The top brewers and craft brewers in the US

By Rachel Arthur

The Brewers Association – the trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers – has released its 2021 list of the US’ top brewers and craft brewers.

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Elopak and Nippon Paper agree Oceania license

By Jim Cornall

Elopak ASA and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd have agreed Nippon Paper will produce and sell Elopak's lineup of Pure-Pak packaging for liquid food and beverage products worldwide and introduce them to the Oceania region.

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Guest article

'Can you not can wine!' Wine distributor takes stance against canned wine

By Alex Green, founder, Beyond Wines

Following success in canned cocktails and beers, the wine industry has fast picked up on this format and sees it as a way to broaden appeal to other audiences. However, Alex Green, founder of UK wine distributor, Beyond Wines, argues that it is wrong...

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Coors Light ditches plastic six-pack rings

By Rachel Arthur

Coors Light will start transitioning to sustainably-sourced cardboard-wrap carriers in North America later this year, as it pledges to eliminate plastic rings from its packaging globally.

The companies said creating a hub with different associated companies enables them to jointly offer a complete solution for the packaging projects of companies from different sectors. Pic: Getty Images/igoriss

Barcelona Packaging Hub created

By Jim Cornall

The Barcelona Packaging Hub has been created to promote collaboration between different companies in the province of Barcelona, while giving visibility and value to the packaging technology of companies in the sector.

Around 70% of Scholle IPN revenues are in food and beverages.  Pic: SIG/Scholle IPN

SIG to acquire packaging company Scholle IPN

By Jim Cornall

SIG has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Scholle IPN, a privately held company, for an enterprise value of €1.36bn ($1.53bn) and an equity value of €1.05bn ($1.18bn).

SIG has launched SIGNATURE EVO, the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging materials for aseptic carton packs. Pic: SIG

SIG debuts SIGNATURE EVO

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced the launch of SIGNATURE EVO, which it said is the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging material for aseptic carton packs.

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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.

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