International packaging group Rexam will look to sell its PET
bottle facilities in Central and Eastern Europe as part of its
plans to focus on more globally recognised products like plastic
In answer to demands from beverage manufacturers to keep costs down
and to meet tough EU waste legislation, Portuguese packaging
company Logoplaste is expanding a new line of PET pre-forms claimed
to be the lightest packaging in its...
A new barrier coating for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and
polypropylene (PP) offers a better method of extending the shelf
life of beverages than is currently available according to the
inventors of the technology.
If you can't beat them then you have to join them. One of the
world's largest providers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has
announced it is investigating the potential for a new line of
biodegradable bottles for the...
Teamsters unions at seven Coca-Cola bottling anddistribution
facilities in Connecticut and the Los Angeles area in US plan to
continue their strike today over wages and health care benefits,
reports Ahmed ElAmin.
Russian natural sauce producer Sostra believes a high quality
production technique called 'hot bottling' has led directly to the
success of its expanded premium product range, yet high pricing may
still deter consumers,...
Leading East European drinks manufacturer Kofola has selected PET
preforms from Amcor PET Packaging for two of its juice and mineral
water brands, a move designed to bring the same brand values and
image to the take-home sector as...
KHS has completed a new glass bottling line for Interbrew UK at its
Magor plant in Wales. The company claims that the new production
facility has one of the highest level of performance in the UK
US federal investigators are investigating Coca-Cola's dealings
with Japanese company Takasago International in connection with
allegations of channel stuffing. It is alleged that the beverage
giant overstated financial results...
Food manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic will soon be
obliged by law to keep detailed records of the supply chain. As a
result, more and more bottling and packaging lines are adopting IT
technology to meet market - and legislative...
It's that time of year again. Companies are releasing their third
quarter results amid great fanfare, even if there isn't that much
to cheer about. The bottling industry in particular has had a
fairly difficult year, with...
In Japan, Showa Aluminium Can Corporation is to make an innovative
move to start production of aluminium bottles for beverages by
remodelling one of the existing aluminium can production lines at
its Hikone Plant.
Krones, the German equipment provider, has said that since
launching its bottle pockets in 1992 it has produced some ten
million - of which the current design is now said to have maximised
homogeneity and efficiency.
Torraspapel has extended its range of labelling solution in an
effort to muscle in on the ever-growing market for PET bottled
water. The company's new Creaset LWS paper range is said to offer
beverage manufacturers a harder wearing...
Production of multi-layer containers has begun at RPC Verpackungen
Kutenholz, for a range of polypropylene condiment bottles
incorporating a waved shaping - a configuration that is
traditionally challenging to produce.
Trouble is brewing between Ontario's dominant beer retailer and a
small-city brewer over the use of 1970s-style "stubby" bottles,
following the launch of a nostalgia marketing campaign for its Red