Bericap is seeing increased demand for lightweight closures for PET bottles and food, expanding into the edible oil, vinegar, soya sauce, ketchup and spreadable products market.
GEA has acquired machine manufacturer Vipoll, which makes filling technologies for soft drinks, beer and dairy.
Coca-Cola and Delta have withdrawn drinks in Greece after a threat was made to contaminate them with hydrochloric acid.
Alpha Packaging in the US has acquired a second plant in Europe in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands, from Graham Packaging Company.
‘Increasing appetite for cultured drinking products that have associated health benefits’
BV Dairy, a UK manufacturer of specialist dairy products has made an historic move into contract packaging after signing a long-term deal to produce bottled kefir cultured milk drinks.
Sacmi Beverage division has hired Alessandro Painias as general manager, replacing Vezio Bernardi, who will head up the Group's Closures & Containers division.
Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded its extrusion blow molded PP bottle capacity in the Midwest, Southwest, and Canada in response to strong market demand for packaging for food and nutritional supplements.
Pretium Packaging has launched the SureHandle, a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container with an integrated handle.
Pretium Packaging will close a plant in Seymour, Indiana, US, in May, axing 55 jobs.
Food packaging technology supplier Synerlink has acquired Ermi, which manufactures aseptic fill-seal bottle and cup fillers for milk, desserts, yogurts and juices.
Amcor Rigid Plastics will invest $40m to double production at its Bellevue, Ohio facility after demand from manufacturers converting from glass to plastic.
Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta have withdrawn products in a region of Greece after a group threatened to contaminate them with chlorine and hydrochloric acid.
Amcor Rigid Plastics has launched a series of clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and preforms for dairy, aseptic, and high-pressure processed (HPP) liquid beverages.
Scottish dairy switches to glass milk bottles to save the planet
Owens-Illinois (O-I) has partnered with the Wee Isle Dairy, in Scotland, to launch its own-brand milk in recyclable glass bottles.
The LiquiForm Group has partnered with Krones, which makes filling and packaging equipment, to develop and commercialize its liquid forming and filling process.
Kliklok has installed two QSSF600 shrink-wrapping machines at Cotteswold Dairy Tewkesbury factory, which can pack up to 150 bottles a minute.
Arla Foods plans to introduce additional variations of its Danish dairy drink range Cocio in the UK in coming years.
Joint venture with Sidel, Yoshino Kogyosho & Nestlé Waters
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.
Thermo Scientific has launched an x-ray inspection machine capable of scanning tall food and beverage packaging.
drinktec 2013: live from the show floor
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: Krones CEO stresses environmental concerns
Volker Kronseder, chairman of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Association says that the amount of PET bottles in the world’s oceans is a ‘damning indictment’ of civilization.
Dairy Crest and Nampak Plastics have unveiled a “link building” between their neighbouring plants in Foston, Derbyshire - an investment that enables the movement of plastic milk bottles from one to the other via conveyor belt rather than vehicle.
Dairy Crest has announced the loss of its Tesco milk contract but says this bears no relation to new plans to close two dairies, as it cuts costs to sustain profitability in an 'extremely challenging' liquid milk market.
US-based Portola Packaging have developed a tamper-evident (TE) plug closure aimed at the extended shelf life (ESL) and aseptic beverage market.
Krones develops second ever fully dry aseptic machine
Special edition: Dry decontamination technology
Krones has launched its second ever fully dry aseptic machine as pressure to reduce water use drives interest in dry sterilization.
Tetra Pak has unveiled the full details of its new aseptic carton bottle – a package designed to rival plastic bottles at the premium end of the ambient milk market.
The new PepsiCo plant bottle appears to tick all the “green” boxes for a disposable drinks bottle but the innovation should not be taken too seriously until it arrives on shelves.
Significant material savings and swifter product to market times are benefits claimed by Vaassen Flexible Packaging (VFP) for its new foil-based induction seal liner.
New dairy application for PET container blow moulding process
Longer shelf life and more attractive packaging are the benefits claimed for a lightweight foamed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container blow moulding process applied for the first time to dairy products.
New torque tester for caps and closures boosts accuracy, cuts downtime
A new torque testing device simplifies testing on closures and caps as well as improving accuracy and minimisation of downtime, said manufacturers Plastic Technologies Inc (PTI).
New aseptic cap boosts efficiency and security
A triple seal function and new pull up controls that help maximise production efficiency and security are benefits claimed by the manufacturer of a new closure cap designed for cold and aseptic fill applications.
Plastic and paperboard big winners in China beverage packing growth
Rising income levels in China will fuel a robust growth in demand for beverage containers in the country over the next three years, a recent report has said.
Next generation caps will be lighter with pour appeal, says Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak says it has redeveloped two of its closure types in order to reduce the amount of plastic required in their manufacture, and to enhance their opening and pouring attributes.
European brewers turn to lightweight PET standards
A manufacturer of bottle closures says its latest cooperation with
a leading German brewer reflects the growing demands within the
industry to adapt to a new lightweight standard.
Bericap expands light weight plastic closure range
Bericap's range of light weight closures save their customers money
and offer a greener alternative, according to the company.
Sustainability key to bottling line design, says Sidel
Sustainability issues are the drivers behind the new lightweight PET bottling line and robotic palletizing equipment from Sidel, claims the company.
Blowmoulder regulator provides automated quality control
A new automated regulator for blowmoulders can improve polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) bottling line efficiency, its manufacturer
Capper puts the closure on damage, claims manufacturer
A new capper uses belts instead of spindles, eliminating cap damage
and providing a more consistent closure, its manufacturer claims.
Low friction guide reduces packaging line bottlenecks
A new beaded guide that can be fitted into processing and packaging
lines allows multiple products to run side-by-side without bottle
necks, while reducing damage, its manufacturer claims.
Project to test lightweight glass containers in food sector
A new project launched in UK could help processors cut down on the
amount of glass they use, with the promise of costs savings and
ultimately cutting down on packaging waste.
Closure fits short neck bottles
A new closure targeting the single serve market is one of the first
designed to meet new international standards set for short neck
Bulk imports could beat wine bottle waste
Importing wine to Britain in bulk and bottling it in lighter glass
would save money and help the environment, says a recycling agency,
which has signed up supermarkets and wine firms to trial the idea.
Software speeds up plastic bottle design, company claims
A Singapore-based company has created new software it claims will
speed up the process of designing plastic bottles.
Aseptic bottle combines advantages of carton and plastic
COLOGNE, Germany: Tetra Pak yesterday launched what it claims is
the world's first aseptic carton bottle, a container with a plastic
Crown wins packaging award for Thorntons
Crown has won a packaging award for, the UK confectioner, Thorntons
and new food packaging indicates that innovation is driven by
Alto launches bottle capping system Down Under
Alto Plastics has been working with Kapiti Fine Foods (KFF) to
launch a new premium double-seal capping system to keep bottled
milk even fresher and leak free.
Alcoa opens plastic closures plant for beverage industry
Alcoa Closure Systems International (CSI) has opened a new plant
outside of Cairo, Egypt to support beverage customers in North
Russian drinks group cuts costs with bottle plant investment
Russia's OST group, one of the country's biggest alcohol producers,
has built a new bottle plant near Moscow which will supply it with
up to 600 million bottles a year - and save it more than $10
million, writes Angela Drujinina.
Glass closures - more elegant than the cork?
Last week Alcoa began commercial production of Vino-Lok, its
glass-on-glass wine closure system. Has upmarket wine finally found
an alternative to the screw cap? asks Kim Hunter Gordon.
Campina conjures up bottle for international drinks expansion
Campina, the international co-operative dairy company, has revealed
how it plans to expand sales of its dairy-based beverages arm -
with the introduction of a uniform line of bottle packaging.