Mark Nease from Oystar North America shows Ben Bouckley the world’s first high-speed pouching machine that forms, fills, seals pouches of virtually any size containing free-flowing and non free-flowing dried- beverage or food powders.
PepsiCo Americas Beverages says flavoured carbonates are predicted to outsell colas in the US by 2015, as it revealed plans to capitalise upon growth in this segment, where growth is being led by Hispanic consumers.
A Chinese ‘health and wellness’ trend inspiring a move away from carbonates towards waters and teas with added vitamins is boosting liquid carton sales, according to Euromonitor packaging analyst Regina Maiseviciute.
Leading US brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev) has announced plans to boost beverage can production at its Missouri-based Metal Container Corporation (MCC) plant through an investment of around $80m.
PepsiCo and Ocean Spray have annonced a strategic alliance in Latin America in a bid to strengthen the former's juice portfolio in the region and increase accessibility of the latter's products in this region.
Beverage industry innovation is led by hot rather than soft drinks, with the latter significantly more profitable and associated with an increased interest in new product forms, according to Euromonitor.
Tea is the most popular beverage worldwide after water but only ranks seventh in the United States, presenting a huge opportunity for beverage manufacturers, according to founder and president of World Tea Media George Jage.
Spiralling raw material prices combined with a severe tightening of supply as PET producers increasingly target the electronics rather than packaging sectors are pressures driving up thin film material costs, said a leading industry player.
The palletizing and automated end-of-line sector is likely to experience greater consolidation and increased strategic alliances as industry players seek to deliver greater efficiencies, says Newtec boss Didier Pradeilles.
GLG Life Tech has signed a deal with e-distributor ChemPoint for the marketing, sale and distribution of its stevia extracts – and take up of stevia in Europe is expected to be swift post approval due to transfer of know-how from the US.
Ecolab and DuPont have said their new non-food contact anti-microbial coating for processors will reduce the risk of contamination from mould and a range of pathogenic bacteria on a wide range of surfaces for up to 30 days.
Sonoco said good forecasted growth in the US markets for CPET and multi-layer barrier polypropylene containers for ready-to-eat (RTE) frozen foods were two key factors that triggered its takeover of Associated Packaging Technologies (APT).
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