Carbon Dioxide

Bottling firms are demanding more from plastics permeability

Barrier properties for bottle use

By Paul Gander

Evidence from testing activity suggests that coating specialists are developing barriers with selective gas permeability in order to tailor in-bottle atmospheres to suit different beverages, rather as product-specific modified atmosphere packaging (MAP)...

Kombucha is typically made by fermenting tea with a mixture of live bacteria and yeast, so using brewed organic coffee as a base brings something new to the category, says Reed's

Reed's CEO: Mainstream supermarkets are embracing kombucha now

By Elaine Watson

While mainstream food retailers discovered kombucha later than their counterparts in the ‘natural’ channel, they are playing catch-up now, says natural soda maker Reed’s, which entered the market in 2012 with its Culture Club kombucha range and now claims...

Brau Beviale 2014: Krones has a significant presence at this year's show in Nuremberg

BRAU BEVIALE 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Krones showcases ‘promising’ continuous fermentation system

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Krones and TU Munich are showcasing a development project for continuous fermentation at Brau Beviale that the German company claims shortens beer processing times and saves money and time on cleaning.

Smurfit Kappa reports exceeding several 2020 sustainable packaging goals, which the company says is good news for Kellogg's and other food clients.

Special edition: Sustainable packaging

Smurfit Kappa on board with sustainable packaging

By Jenni Spinner

The packaging giant, specializing in board and other paper-based materials, has announced it is ahead of the game for 2020 sustainability goals but has raised the bar in several areas.

Packaging producer Ball has been name the third most sustainable company in the US, according to Newsweek's Green Rankings.

Ball, Coke, and General Mills rank on ‘green’ list

By Jenni Spinner

Newsweek’s list of the US’s most sustainable companies names packaging firms like Ball, beverage producers like Coca-Cola, and food manufacturers such as General Mills rank among the green giants.

Picture Credit: Enviro-Cool UK

TECHNOLOGY ALSO CHILLS NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS IN CANS AND PET

Ice Cold in Alex or 45 seconds? UK device pulls off beer cooling coup

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Enviro-Cool has developed a device that chills drinks cans and bottles from room temperature to 4C in 45 seconds, using 80%+ less energy than standard front drinks chillers in grocery stores.

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