A new two-step, reheat stretch-blow molding machine could speed the industry’s transition from glass to light-weight PET for wide-mouth, hot-fill food containers, claims to its manufacturer, Atlanta-based Nissei ASB.
Corvaglia to bring lightweight closure to Mexico
Corvaglia has revealed it is near to closing a deal with a global brand to launch its lightweight closures in Mexico next year.
Bisphenol A exposure from soft drink and beer products ‘extremely low’ - Health Canada
Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) from soft drinks and beer products is “extremely low” said Health Canada after carrying out a survey on levels of the chemical in 38 products.
KHS to showcase PET bottles at K 2010
KHS will be showcasing a range of PET bottles at the upcoming K 2010 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Increased production capacity, significant energy savings, versatility and a compact machine footprint are benefits claimed by Nissei ASB for its new one-step stretch blow molding system for PET containers.
Rexam expands US bottle, jar closure plant
Rexam is to expand its closure operations at one US plant as it announced plans to create 150 new jobs by the end of the year.
Baltimore approves two-cent bottle tax
Baltimore City Council gave its final approval late last week for a two-cent tax on bottled beverages as part of its $2.2bn budget for fiscal 2011.
Opportunities remain to ‘GlassRite’ wine, says WRAP
The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has called for continued work to reduce the weight of wine bottles and increase use of recycled content.
Plenty of scope remains for more lightweighting, argues Euromonitor
Reacting to suggestions that industry may be approaching the natural limits of lightweighting, Euromonitor has argued that there is still plenty of scope to reduce the weight of PET packs, glass bottles, and beverage cans.
Mid tier bottlers target of Krones labelling technology
Optimum labelling quality, accurate reproducibility and high efficiency are claimed for new labelling technology designed for bottlers with small outputs.
New premium PET bottle alternative to glass, says Amcor
Amcor Rigid Plastics said its ground-breaking PET stock bottle is a glass replacement option that offers significant cost and performance advantages.
Upgraded PET stretch blow moulder offers multiple savings
Gentler PET bottle handling, cost savings and a smaller footprint are all benefits claimed by manufacturer KHS for its newly redesigned stretch blow moulder/filler monoblock system.
Mettler-Toledo develops new inspection system for bottles
Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision has developed a new 360 degree bottle inspection system to spot packaging and labelling defects.
Study tips pouches to double beverage market share
Pouches are tipped to more than double their share of the US beverage packaging market over the next decade as manufacturers look for greener options.
Martens China picks Bericap scavenging closure for PET beers
Bericap has signed a new deal with Martens China to supply the brewer with a SuperShorty scavenging closure for its PET beer bottles.
Naya launches world-first 100 per cent rPET bottle
Naya Spring Water said it is the first bottled water company to use 100 per cent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in its containers, as it prepares to roll out the product in the United States.
Sidel has announced the development of what it says are the world’s lightest hot-fill PET bottles.
Ruling confirms recycling deposit on New York bottled water
All bottled water sold in New York State must include a 5 cent recycling deposit from 31 October following a court filing late last week.
PET bottles greener than glass or aluminium - Study
PET bottles are a greener alternative to glass or aluminium cans, according to a new study into the environmental impact of single use packaging.
Aluminium bottle manufacturer starts commercial roll out
Rexam aims to produce 60 million units of its Fusion aluminium bottle in the first year of full production at its Czech Republic plant, in response to increasing industry and consumer interest in the product.
O-I closes first of two European glass plants
Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) has confirmed it has closed its plant in Finland with the loss of 100 jobs as part of an on-going review of its global operations.
New torque tester for caps and closures boosts accuracy, cuts downtime
A new torque testing device simplifies testing on closures and caps as well as improving accuracy and minimisation of downtime, said manufacturers Plastic Technologies Inc (PTI).
New aseptic cap boosts efficiency and security
A triple seal function and new pull up controls that help maximise production efficiency and security are benefits claimed by the manufacturer of a new closure cap designed for cold and aseptic fill applications.
Plastic and paperboard big winners in China beverage packing growth
Rising income levels in China will fuel a robust growth in demand for beverage containers in the country over the next three years, a recent report has said.
Lightweight foamed PET process boosts performance of bottles and jars
Enhanced performance capabilities and a broader range of container aesthetics are two benefits claimed for outputs from a new lightweight foamed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) blow molding process.
Flexibility and sustainability dictate sports cap development
Greater flexibility in the application and sustainability of sports caps for use on beverage packs remains at the heart of ongoing development in the segment, according to one product supplier.
Euro drinkers long for more water pack innovation - survey
European consumers are united in their demand for mineral water packaging that is ‘safer for the environment’, while remaining convenient to consume, according to new research.
Pouch packs providing innovative downturn alternatives - manufacturer
A packaging manufacturer says companies seeking to offer innovative foods and drink packs that meet requirements for reduced cost and weight may be well served by turning to shaped pouches in the economic downturn.
New decontamination application for sensitive beverages
Longer shelf life, improved environmental standards and greater cost effectiveness are claimed for liquid packaging specialist Sidel’s dry preform decontamination system which can now be applied to the PET packaging of sensitive beverages sold at ambient...
New Glass Recycling Targets
Members of the North American Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) have pledged to use at least 50 per cent recycled glass in the manufacture of new glass bottles and jars by 2013.
Head, shoulders way to go for lighter bottling, says Relco
A sealing manufacture is looking beyond amending body structure in bottles to the potential of caps and seals in supplying lighter weight solutions for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) beverage packaging.
Next generation caps will be lighter with pour appeal, says Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak says it has redeveloped two of its closure types in order to reduce the amount of plastic required in their manufacture, and to enhance their opening and pouring attributes.
News briefs: US power women and geothermal bottling
This week, Pepsi's Indra Nooyi and Kraft's Irene Rosenfeld are top of poll of the leading female execs in the US, and a bottled water group goes natural to strengthen the image of its products.
Sipa plays up full line PET energy efficiency
Adopting integrated full-line bottling systems that can provide blow moulding, filling and capping functions can help manufacturers to better meet their efficiency goals, according to a leading beverage pack supplier.
Enhanced aseptic capper can handle larger bottles, says Krones
A redesigned aseptic capper enables the handling of larger bottles as well as improving cleanability and accessibility, claims its manufacturer.
European brewers turn to lightweight PET standards
A manufacturer of bottle closures says its latest cooperation with
a leading German brewer reflects the growing demands within the
industry to adapt to a new lightweight standard.
Bericap expands light weight plastic closure range
Bericap's range of light weight closures save their customers money
and offer a greener alternative, according to the company.
Sustainability key to bottling line design, says Sidel
Sustainability issues are the drivers behind the new lightweight PET bottling line and robotic palletizing equipment from Sidel, claims the company.
Cott shows bottle with green water plan
Cott, a leading manufacturer of private label and branded soft
drinks, has agreed a deal with packager Sidel over the lease of
blow-moulding equipment for expansion into sustainable bottled
Salzgitter to buy SIG Beverages unit
Leading steel firm Salzgitter is buying SIG Beverages from the
Switzerland-based SIG packaging group, expanding its share of the
plastic bottle market.
Coatings designed to extend shelf life of returnable bottles
Two European companies have reached agreement to commercialise
coatings that extends the life of returnable glass bottles.
Blowmoulder regulator provides automated quality control
A new automated regulator for blowmoulders can improve polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) bottling line efficiency, its manufacturer
Capper puts the closure on damage, claims manufacturer
A new capper uses belts instead of spindles, eliminating cap damage
and providing a more consistent closure, its manufacturer claims.
Monitor designed to eliminate bottling line jams
A new infeed monitor is engineered to eliminate line jams by
distributing product from a nested position to multiple lanes at
speeds up to 2,000 bottles per minute, its manufacturer claims.
Mini closures target fizzy and malt beverages
New mini closures released on the global market target carbonated
and malt beverage processors using polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Rexam to buy Owens-Illinois plastics division
Rexam, the world's top maker of drink cans, said today it will
buy the plastics plastics division of Owens-Illinois for US$1,565m
(€1,170m) in cash.
Low friction guide reduces packaging line bottlenecks
A new beaded guide that can be fitted into processing and packaging
lines allows multiple products to run side-by-side without bottle
necks, while reducing damage, its manufacturer claims.
Oxygen-scavenging PET gets the all clear
A newly developed clear monolayer polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
with an oxygen-scavenging barrier can now be used for packaging
ketchup after gaining regulatory approval in the US this month.
Project to test lightweight glass containers in food sector
A new project launched in UK could help processors cut down on the
amount of glass they use, with the promise of costs savings and
ultimately cutting down on packaging waste.
Closure fits short neck bottles
A new closure targeting the single serve market is one of the first
designed to meet new international standards set for short neck