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BEVERAGE & DAIRY TREATMENT 2014

'Sell your process pizzazz!’ Packaging guru urges beverage brands

Beverage brands using sophisticated process technologies including aseptic and HPP should better communicate the advantages that they lend, says one world renowned packaging expert.

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Serac buys 100% Agami shares

French group Serac has bought 100% shares in Agami, based in Paris, to expand into the packaging manufacturing market.

Green PBS potential investigated in EU project

Bio-based polybutylene succinate (PBS) as a food packaging material is being investigated as part of an EU project.

Venezuela’s no-chill yogurt to reach poorer regions

Venezuelan food manufacturer Empresas Polar claims it has created the country’s first non-refrigerated yogurt, named MiGurt.

Insignia Technologies hits $1m for global trials

Insignia Technologies will go ahead with trials in the US, UK and Europe after renewed interest with a sizeable cash investment.

DRINKTEC 2013: gea group: 'NOTHING COMPARes IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY'

‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

Drinktec’s organizers claim that the trade show is ‘simply the best’ after almost 70,000 visitors attended the show, which won glowing reviews from GEA, Ecolab, Döhler and Gebo Cermex.

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drinktec 2013: What caught your eye at the show?

What were your impressions of DrinkTec 2013 in Munich last month, in terms of the beverage concepts and processing and packaging solutions on show? How would you rate the show...

CTI inks tackle food safety temperature challenge

Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has developed inks that provide reminders when a product has been out of refrigeration and temperature has started to rise.

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NanoBarrier targets improved bioplastics for food packaging

NanoBarrier is bidding to improve and modify bioplastics using nanotechnology to boost properties to compete with traditional oil-based plastics.

PMMI 2013 Dairy Industry market assessment

Tumbling US milk sales spur processing turn to non-dairy drinks: PMMI

US dairy processors are countering declines in fluid milk consumption by processing non-dairy beverages including iced teas and coffees, almond or soy-based ‘milk’ drinks and even lemonades.

drinktec 2013: live from the show floor

Unbottling Drinktec 2013: SACMI to Carlsberg and CCL Label

Tania Higgins from DrinkTec TV wraps up the show’s final day exploring new labeling technology from SACMI and the importance of secondary packaging to Carlsberg.

Drinktec 2013: Live from the show floor

'Lights, Camera, Drinktec TV!' Machine trends and ingredients insight

DrinkTec TV introduces the European Beer Star award winners, discusses 2013 launches for Europe's oldest soft drinks brand, Sinalco, then hones in on ingredients, talking natural colors with Dohler and...

Cardboard can will shake-up UK premium drinks: Alexir Packaging

The UK distributor of a new cardboard beverage package Cartocan hopes it will reshape the UK premium drinks landscape following its launch at the Packaging Innovations show in October.

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FDA to ban BPA in infant formula packaging on abandonment grounds

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to officially ban bisphenol A (BPA) in infant formula packaging because it is not used anymore, stressing the decision is not based...

Algerian dairy sector carton debut a 'key milestone', says Elopak

Elopak has teamed up with an Algerian processor to introduce cartons to the country’s dairy sector for the first time – challenging government subsidies that encourage the use of plastic...

Sacmi sets sights on yogurt drinks, flavoured milk with CBF preform size and resin range developments

Sacmi is working to further develop its “innovative” compression blow forming (CBF) technology, in an effort to increase the appeal of the equipment to dairy product manufacturers.

Aseptic technologies are ‘strong and growing’: World renowned expert

Aseptic processing and packaging is a ‘strong and growing series of technologies’, despite being much more complex than canning or traditional terminal sterilization, according to a leading expert.

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Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality - Mintel

In the current economic climate, dairy processors are looking across their businesses for opportunities to reduce outgoings and increase margins. But firms that cut packaging investment are only risking profits...

MINTEL PREDICTS STRONG US GROWTH FOR HEALTHY KIDS YOGURT DRINKS

Dannon took two years to win 25% Danimals Smoothies sugar cut

Dairy giant Dannon (Danone) says it spent two years reformulating its Danimals Smoothies for kids in the US to achieve a 25% sugar reduction, as Mintel predicts strong growth for...

100% light-proof fresh milk bottle a ‘game-changer’ - Fonterra

Fonterra has unveiled a new triple-layer 100% light-proof bottle – an innovation its claims will lock in the organoleptic and nutritional properties of fresh milk that can be damaged and...

Tetra Pak director outlines ‘holistic’ approach to sustainable packaging

Mario Abreu, global environment director, recycling and base materials, at Tetra Pak’s Global Environment team, tells BeverageDaily.com that while closed-loop recycling is important, the firm favors a more holistic approach...

Self-heating packaging for infant formula emerges

Dutch start-up Aestech has developed self-heating packaging for semi-liquid food, particularly baby food.