Processing & Packaging

Tetra Pak's carton packages integrating attributed recycled polymers are now available for food and beverage manufacturers. Pic: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak introduces certified recycled polymers

By Jim Cornall

Tetra Pak has introduced certified recycled polymers, becoming the first company in the food and beverage packaging industry to be awarded Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Advanced Products certification.

The new 100% rPET bottle will debut in Florida, California and some Northeast states in the US this month. Pic:Coca-Cola

Coke launches 100% rPET bottles in the US

By Rachel Arthur

Trademark Coca-Cola will roll out 100% rPET bottles in a 13.2oz size across the US this summer, following the launch of the bottles in select states this month.

Anheuser-Busch eyes up a post-pandemic recovery for the US. Pic:getty/lankin

Anheuser-Busch invests $1bn in US facilities

By Rachel Arthur

Anheuser-Busch will invest more than $1bn in its US facilities across the next two years: targeted at expanding its operations, supporting job creation and retention, and investing in sustainable innovations.

Absolut vodka debuts paper bottle

Absolut vodka debuts paper bottle

By Rachel Arthur

Absolut has launched its paper bottle prototype in the UK and Sweden this week: testing the design as part of its journey to create a fully bio-based bottle for spirits.

Using pectin-containing waste streams opens up new possibilities for the circular economy of plastics.  Pic: Getty Images/ligora

VTT creates recyclable plastic bottles from citrus peel

By Jim Cornall

New technology developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland enables the use of pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peel and sugar beet pulp, as raw material for bio-based polyethylene furanoate (PEF) plastics for replacing...

Fogg has engineered and created an alternative to manual changeovers. Pic: Fogg

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Fogg improves automated cap chute changeover

By Jim Cornall

US manufacturer of rotary filling systems for the liquids industry, Fogg Filler, has created the option for an automated chute changeover for different caps.

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