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.
Alcoa is to launch three new pieces of capping equipment at Pack
Expo Las Vegas, which will be held 13 to 15 October 2003. One
capping machine, one elevator sorter and two rotary cap sorters
have been added to the Alcoa CSI capping...
Allied Glass Containers has recently supplied UK-based beverage
manufacturer G & J Greenall with new 1-litre and 700ml ultra
lightweight spirit bottles. The new packaging will be used for the
firm's Selekt and Moskova ranges...
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...
A small US water bottling company, Kolob, claims to have tripled
productivity and significantly reduced costs following investments
it has made in automation equipment sourced at last year's Pack
Expo in Las Vegas.
Pullpop Technologies has announced the launch of its
cork-corkscrew, a device that might possibly spell the end of the
household corkscrew. The company believes that the product offers
Although nearly two thirds of the world's beer continues to be
distributed in refillable glass bottles, the real dynamism in the
drinks packaging market as a whole is coming from PET, claims a new
report from beverage analysts...
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.
Belgian brewer Interbrew has introduced a new innovative beer
packaging, Pivopack. The launch marks the first monolayer barrier
enhanced PET bottle worldwide and will be making its debut on the
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
There is just one remaining bottle of The Macallan Scotch whisky
distilled in 1841, but after almost a year of work, the company has
released a replica of the whisky offering drinkers the chance to
taste the 160-year-old Scotch.
After a difficult few years of restructuring and debt reduction,
Brau und Brunnen has decided to combine its beer and soft drink
sales units to offer a broader range of products and to allow it to
react more quickly to consumer demand...
Declining consumption has prompted many observers to pronounce the
premature death of the German beer industry - with investment by
major foreign brewers seen as the only waty of resurrecting the
body. But is this really the case?...
Falling demand, an unstable economy and internal politics had left
Coca-Cola's German bottling interests in tatters. However, moves to
streamline the operations are now taking effect and the prospects
are starting to look up.
Expansion for its bottle making business into European markets is
the aim as Pechiney Plastic Packaging (PPP) continues to develop
its range of niche packaging operations with a new plant due to
open in the south of France soon.
Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Amatil has sold its plastic bottle
manufacturing operations in Australia and New Zealand to Visy
Industries for AUS$157 million (€90m), according to a report by
Neverfail Springwater, the Australian bottled water company, has
reduced costs and increased productivity after installing equipment
from CapSnap Water Group, part of USA-based Portola Packaging to
maintain its supplies.