Smart Packaging

IMA Group acquires OYSTAR Group

IMA acquires OYSTAR

By Jenny Eagle

Industria Macchine Automatiche (IMA Group) has acquired OYSTAR Group from private equity firm ODEWALD.  

Wendel to acquire Constantia Flexibles for €2.3bn

Wendel to acquire Constantia Flexibles for €2.3bn

‘Most significant deal in flexible packaging since Amcor’s Alcan bid’

By Jenny Eagle

The acquisition of Constantia by Wendel for €2.3bn is ‘the most significant deal in the flexible packaging industry since Amcor’s acquisition of Alcan assets in 2009 ($2.8bn)’, according to Moorgate Capital, a corporate finance and Mergers and Acquisitions...

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury flexible packaging

Special edition: Flexible Packaging

Lids are ‘often overlooked’ in flexible packaging

By Jenny Eagle

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks Lids) has partnered with The Lake District Dairy Co. to produce polyester lids for its Quark stir-in sauces.

In the Halls of the Carton King: Touring Tetra Pak Modena

TOUR TETRA PAK'S R&D FACILITY: EXCLUSIVE PHOTO GALLERY

In the Halls of the Carton King: Touring Tetra Pak Modena

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Tetra Pak invited BeverageDaily.com to its R&D center in Modena, Italy, to talk trends, discuss inclusive design and its work with customers to drive innovation and improve carton functionality.

Rexam targets dairy drinks with cans after MIO success

BRAU BEVIALE 2014: IN CONVERSATION WITH...REXAM

Rexam targets dairy drinks with cans after MIO success

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Rexam tells BeverageDaily.com it is pursuing business in the dairy drinks segment and says one notable success to date was lemonade flavored milkshake MIO in Russia.

Coca-Cola recognised for Tetra Pak bio-based plastic

Brazilian dairy Vigor picks up Silver for its Actilife probiotics

Coca-Cola recognised for Tetra Pak bio-based plastic

By Jenny Eagle

Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice and Vigor’s Actilife probiotics have been recognised for their Tetra Pak products at the 2014 ABRE Awards (Brazilian Packaging Association).

‘Technology transfer cost’ hinders aseptic filling uptake in India

INDUSTRY VOICES: INDIAN BEVERAGE FILLING INSIGHTS

‘Technology transfer cost’ hinders aseptic filling uptake in India

By Ben BOUCKLEY

An experienced engineering project manager who has completed projects for the likes of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola tells us that technology transfer costs are to blame for slow Indian uptake of aseptic filling.

Amcor LiquiForm to be commercialised in two years

Joint venture with Sidel, Yoshino Kogyosho & Nestlé Waters

Amcor LiquiForm to be commercialised in two years

By Jenny Eagle

Amcor’s LiquiForm, which uses consumable liquid instead of compressed air to hydraulically form and fill a container on one machine simultaneously will be commercialized in two to three years’ time.

Top 10 WPO Award winners Interpack 2014

‘Break the mould’ with packaging designs

Our Top 10 pick of the WPO Award winners

By Jenny Eagle

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) WorldStar Awards saw 139 winners across 35 countries from 249 entries this year.

Squash to smoothie enhancers: DreamPak scans horizon in $400m market

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: THE FUTURE FOR WATER ENHANCERS

Squash to smoothie enhancers: DreamPak scans horizon in $400m market

By Ben BOUCKLEY

DreamPak’s international sales director tells Ben Bouckley that brands must differentiate to grow in a crowded US beverage enhancers fixture and tips tea, coffee and smoothies to lead the charge.

Academic puts smart money on smart dairy packaging

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Academic puts smart money on smart dairy packaging

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Smart packaging will play a pivotal role in the future of FMCG including dairy as companies cut waste with higher quality, longer lasting products and new technology drives material prices down.

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

GEA PROCOMAC, AVURE, COCA-COLA HELLENIC, REFRESCO-GERBER

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

Agami

Serac buys 100% Agami shares

By Jenny Eagle

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

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

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

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

By Ben BOUCKLEY

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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