California’s Bogle Family Wine Collection has launched its first-of-its-kind 750ml aluminum wine bottles. The winery believes the format can first and foremost offer a more environmentally friendly solution: as well as open up new consumption occasions...
The European Parliament has adopted its position on new EU packaging rules: which could see a raft of long-term changes for drinks packaging. The reaction from the European alcohol industry is mixed.
What’s been attracting the attention of BeverageDaily readers? Here’s a round-up of our most-read articles from September.
Berlin Packaging is continuing its European expansion with the acquisition of French glass packaging company Gerfran SAS.
Ardagh Group S.A. will acquire Consol Holdings Proprietary Limited, the leading producer of glass packaging on the African continent, for an equity value of ZAR10.1bn ($635m).
Dassault Systèmes, Ardagh Group and EXXERGY will run ‘virtual twin’ trials on Diageo’s Johnnie Walker bottle, in order to research and develop a coating that will enable the glass bottle to be lightweighted without compromising its strength and shape.
O-I Glass, Inc. and Krones AG have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to jointly create solutions for the glass market.
Fresh milk dispensers and reusable glass bottles are being introduced into grocery stores in New Zealand following calls from shoppers for milk brands to ditch plastic bottles.
New Mill Capital, a national asset acquisition and disposition firm has acquired Ardagh Group’s Lincoln, Illinois glass bottling facility as a turnkey operation.
Berlin Packaging has completed its acquisition of Novio Packaging Group, a Netherlands-based supplier of plastic packaging.
Berlin Packaging will acquire Novio Packaging Group in the Netherlands expanding its northern Europe footprint and strengthening its plastic offering.
Spirit of Harrogate has launched 50cl bottles of its Slingsby Yorkshire Rhubarb and Yorkshire Gooseberry Gins across Tesco and Morrisons stores in the UK this month.
LuxePack Monaco 2019
Piramal Glass is seeing demand grow for short-run specialty bottles for spirits, which can be customised for shelf appeal.
LUXEPACK MONACO 2019
As Berlin Packaging announces two acquisitions this month, we catch up with Bruni Glass France, (part of Berlin Packaging) at LuxePack Monaco 2019 (September 30-October 2).
Berlin Packaging has continued its European expansion by acquiring Vincap and Adolfse Packaging in the Netherlands (jointly, Vincap & Adolfse).
Casa Valduga winery has partnered with Cartonplast Brazil (CPL) on its reusable transport products for transporting bottles of wine and sparkling wine.
Scottish distillery, Eden Mill, has launched a range of craft gin liqueurs with glass packaging company Croxsons.
Berlin Packaging has acquired Verrerie Calvet, a packaging supplier in Aimargues, France, with the deal expected to be completed next month.
KRUVE has surpassed its crowdfunding campaign to raise more than $20k to launch its coffee glassware, improving the way people consume coffee.
France-based company Saverglass has started production at its first North American factory, in Jalisco, Mexico. The $120m facility has created 400 jobs producing high end and premium glass bottles.
Origo Glass, part of Ardagh Group, has launched a product range for the craft beer industry.
Ardagh Group is looking to expand its programme for recycling softening pellets to its sister plants after winning a Resource Recovery Award by the International Water Association (IWA).
Gallo Glass Company, which is facing a lawsuit filed by California's Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly using hazardous dust waste containing arsenic and lead in the manufacture of wine bottles up to 2014, has slammed the agency for filing...
Owens-Illinois (O-I) has acquired Bennu Glass, a single furnace glass plant in Kalama, Washington, US.
Ardagh Group claims to have broken new technical ground by producing a cork-mouthed bottle for William Grant & Sons brand Sailor Jerry that uses a special process to help cut its weight by 20%.
Heineken USA has urged consumers not to drink several of its beer brands across 43 states due to a bottle manufacturing defect that means small glass particles could fall into liquid.
The growth of Ardagh Group has been nothing short of remarkable over the past decade thanks mainly to a dynamic acquisition strategy that has seen sales soar more than ten-fold.
Survey reflects on European attitudes to glass packaging
Consumers in southern Europe have a particularly positive attitude towards food and drink products packed in glass, according to a survey of European attitudes to glass packaging.
Eastman brings 360-degree shrink label material to Europe
Eastman has launched its Embrace LV copolyester in Europe for use as shrink film labels that can deliver 360-degree graphics.
Glass packaging best for the environment
Glass packaging is a fully sustainable resource said a leading European trade body as it announced more than 25 billion jars and bottles weighing over 11 million tonnes had been recycled in 2008.
Hot-fill PET container sets new standards, says company
Enhanced heat resistance leading to less shrinkage, improved barrier performance and superior clarity are claims made for a new hot-fill PET container soon to hit the market.
New PET resins improve clarity at lower cost
Eastman Chemical Co. has launched three new polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) resins that it claims offer better bottle
clarity along with reduced production costs.
Trehalose best for improving aroma in dried fruit products?
Trehalose, a sugar found naturally in mushrooms, honey, lobster and
shrimp, improves the aroma and quality of dried fruit ingredients,
suggests a new study.
Pre-wash system improves bottle cleaning
A pre-wash system significantly improves the cleaning performance
of bottle washers, its manufacturer claims.
European researchers discover 'perfect glass'
European researchers claim they have moved closer to creating a
clearer, more durable glass, a breakthrough that could help
companies present their food products in a high-quality package,
report Simon Pitman and Ahmed ElAmin.
Glass bottled mayo losing popularity
Retail interest in mayonnaise packaged in glass bottles is
decreasing, according to research from ACNielsen Russia, writes
Angela Drujinina .
Heineken takes control of glass maker
Heineken, the Dutch brewer, has increased its stake in Heye Glas
Nederland from 33 per cent to 100 per cent.
UK firm invest in colour glass treatment
An investment approaching €1.6 million has just been completed at
Berryman's glass treatment plant in West Yorkshire, UK, which the
company claims has created the largest colour enhancement facility
in the country.
United Glass invests in facilities
United Glass has confirmed that it is making a €1.9 million
investment in what will be the first phase of a major upgrade of
its glass recycling and processing plant at Alloa, Scotland.
UK glass recycling increases 35 per cent
The amount of glass recycled for packaging increased to 35 per cent
in 2001 according to figures released by Glasspac, the packaging
promotions arm of British Glass.