Despite media reports that a growing number of North American craft brewers are reaching for cans, glass packaging giant O-I insists this isn’t a major trend, nor is it at the expense of glass bottles.
UK packaging company GreenBottle has signed a deal with a major wine supplier to produce the world’s first paper wine ‘bottle’ for supermarket sale this year, and claims there is wider global interest within the beverage industry.
Within mature markets for beer such as western Europe and the US where volume growth is slowing and even declining, brandowners can use aluminium bottles to increase shelf impact and drive value sales, according to Euromonitor analyst Rosemarie Downey.
Plastic packaging technology business Petainer has launched its ‘greenest ever’ refillable plastic bottle using 25% post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and claims it is a significant environmental improvement.
An astonishing rise in bulk wine exports over the past decade has led to ‘democratisation, commoditisation, innovation and over-supply’ of products that has changed the industry for good, according to Rabobank.
Inotech Kunststofftechnik has filed patents concerning technology to blow multi-coloured or multi-component PET bottles using a special ‘two tone’ technique that it claims will allow impressive optical effects and the incorporation of active properties.
APPE is targeting new application areas for its novel oxygen-scavenging barrier system marketed under the the ActivSeal brand, the company revealed to BeverageDaily.com in an exclusive interview at Brau Beviale 2011 in Germany.
Owens-Illinois (O-I) is extending its relationship with Nestlé Waters’ after striking a deal to become the leading glass bottle supplier for the firm’s Perrier brand; the news comes hot on the heels of a 46 per cent drop in second-quarter profits for...
Plastic bottles and jars are forecast to experience strongest unit growth in the European larger packaging sector to 2015 and look likely to overtake glass containers within a decade, said Pira International.
Further growth is expected for PET packaging in the beer sector, predicted Sidel when BeverageDaily.com caught up with company’s executive VP of engineering and material handling, Marc Aury, at Brau Beviale earlier this month.
A new modular programme – Bottleguard - can reduce the wear and tear on bottles, ensure water and energy savings, as well as helping to cut down on the costs associated with waste disposal for beverage manufacturers, claims Ecolab.
The European market for plastic caps and closures is expected to grow steadily over the coming years as beverage manufacturers continue to make the switch from glass to plastic, according to a new market report.