The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) has released a new report on machinery and automation trends among breweries and distilleries, who are scaling back on production goals and diversifying offerings to stay competitive.
Thinfilm has partnered with Tapì Group which specialises in the design, production, and distribution of closures for the beverage sector, to better serve the wine and spirits industry with NFC (near field communications) tags.
The parent company of Vita Coco has launched a new canned water line, Ever & Ever. Packaged in ‘infinitely recyclable’ aluminum bottles, the sustainably-focused brand hopes to mitigate the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles.
Manufacturers who incorporate technology into their packaging can use it to help towards a Circular Economy, according to Eef de Ferrante, director, AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association).
A concern in the RTD beverage industry is maintaining freshness and quality with a long shelf life. Special, crafted drinks like cold brew coffee struggle with this the most, but brewing technology from BKON is now extending product drinkability.