Campaign group Sustain has reignited debate on the environmental
harm caused by soaring bottled water sales, criticising government
departments for adding to the problem and urging consumers to
re-embrace tap water.
Importing wine to Britain in bulk and bottling it in lighter glass
would save money and help the environment, says a recycling agency,
which has signed up supermarkets and wine firms to trial the idea.
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...
The development of a clear monolayer polyethylene terephthalate
(PET) with an oxygen-scavenging barrier could be the impetus
companies need in deciding whether to make the conversion to
plastic containers from glass or metal.
Alcoa Closure Systems International (Alcoa CSI) has launched a new
service called X-Tech, an interactive closure systems training
course available for carbonated soft drink bottlers facing extreme
temperature cycling conditions.
Serac has launched a new PET filling machine in Europe, the first
to be suspended from the ceiling. This, claims the company, means
that it will occupy less than half the factory space than
traditional models, as well as offering...
Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest brewer, has introduced
aluminium beer bottles for its Michelob, Michelob Light and
Anheuser World Select brands in certain bars and clubs across the
United States, writes Kim Hunter Gordon.
Brewer Yarpivo is growing twice as fast as the rest of the Russian
beer market, which itself has been expanding at an annual rate of
seven per cent. Angela Drujinina uncovers the strategy
behind the success.
Russia's OST group, one of the country's biggest alcohol producers,
has built a new bottle plant near Moscow which will supply it with
up to 600 million bottles a year - and save it more than $10
million, writes Angela Drujinina.
A report on Germany's packaging regulations claims that single-use
PET beverage bottles are as ecologically sound as refillable glass,
making a mockery of the controversial deposit system, writes
Duvel Moortgat, the Belgian brewing group, has sold its fruit juice
operation Freya's Deli Fruit to compatriot Konings for an
undisclosed sum, a move precipitated by the need for urgent
investment in the company.
upped the output of its Contiform S series of stretch blow-moulding
machines to 1,800 containers per cavity and hour, at the same time,
an optimisation package is said to have significantly downsized the
Integrated bottling and packaging systems manufacturer Krones is
launching a number of new products including a PET-Asept system
featuring Isolator technology and a new VO-DM-PET volumetric
filling system for water.
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
Cadcam developer Delcam has reported that sales for the year to
31st December 2003 were £20.5 million, an increase of 8.5 per cent
on the previous best annual sales of £18.9 million. Food and
beverage packaging has increasingly become...
Constar International, a leading producer of polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) plastic containers, has successfully packaged
Smirnoff Ice in high performance Starshield barrier PET bottles.
The company claims that the material extends...
Italian equipment expert SIG Simonazzi has supplied a €20 million
aseptic bottling line for Spumador. The system, which has been
installed at the company's Sant'Andrea Bagni facility in the
province of Parma, has been designed...
Dairy Crest, the largest dairy food company in the UK, has become
the latest company to choose Amcor FlexCan from Amcor Flexibles for
its new diced cheese product. Dairy Crest is using the patented
innovative flexible container for...
Sidel will be featuring its latest technological innovations in the blow moulding sector, which will include the Actis treated PET beer bottle for the German market, as well as highlighting its expanded international presence at the forthcoming BRAU trade...
Having now reached 180 million bottles per year, Belgian brewer
Martens claims that surging demand from the German market means
that its production of beer in barrier PET has now entered the
realms of mass consumption.