17-Jan-2018 By Jenny Eagle
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.
12-Jan-2018 By Jenny Eagle
GEA has acquired machine manufacturer Vipoll, which makes filling technologies for soft drinks, beer and dairy.
20-Dec-2017 By Joseph James Whitworth
Coca-Cola and Delta have withdrawn drinks in Greece after a threat was made to contaminate them with hydrochloric acid.
14-Nov-2017 By Jenny Eagle
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’
17-Oct-2017 By Jenny Eagle
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.
28-Aug-2017 By Jenny Eagle
Sacmi Beverage division has hired Alessandro Painias as general manager, replacing Vezio Bernardi, who will head up the Group's Closures & Containers division.
25-Aug-2017 By Jenny Eagle
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.
14-Aug-2017 By Jenny Eagle
Pretium Packaging has launched the SureHandle, a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container with an integrated handle.
04-Apr-2017 By Jenny Eagle
Pretium Packaging will close a plant in Seymour, Indiana, US, in May, axing 55 jobs.
31-Mar-2017 By Jenny Eagle
Food packaging technology supplier Synerlink has acquired Ermi, which manufactures aseptic fill-seal bottle and cup fillers for milk, desserts, yogurts and juices.
10-Jan-2017 By Jenny Eagle
Amcor Rigid Plastics will invest $40m to double production at its Bellevue, Ohio facility after demand from manufacturers converting from glass to plastic.
21-Dec-2016 By Joseph James Whitworth
Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta have withdrawn products in a region of Greece after a group threatened to contaminate them with chlorine and hydrochloric acid.
15-Dec-2016 By Jenny Eagle
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
28-Sep-2016 By Jenny Eagle
Owens-Illinois (O-I) has partnered with the Wee Isle Dairy, in Scotland, to launch its own-brand milk in recyclable glass bottles.
08-Aug-2016 By Jenny Eagle
The LiquiForm Group has partnered with Krones, which makes filling and packaging equipment, to develop and commercialize its liquid forming and filling process.
29-Jan-2015 By Jenny Eagle
Kliklok has installed two QSSF600 shrink-wrapping machines at Cotteswold Dairy Tewkesbury factory, which can pack up to 150 bottles a minute.
21-Nov-2014 By Mark ASTLEY
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
31-Jul-2014 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.
20-Nov-2013 By Jenni Spinner
Thermo Scientific has launched an x-ray inspection machine capable of scanning tall food and beverage packaging.
drinktec 2013: Krones CEO stresses environmental concerns
23-Sep-2013 By Ben BOUCKLEY
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.
drinktec 2013: live from the show floor
23-Sep-2013 By Ben BOUCKLEY
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.
25-Jun-2013 By Mark ASTLEY
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.
17-Apr-2012 By Ben Bouckley
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.
12-Apr-2012 By Joe Whitworth
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
29-Jun-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Krones has launched its second ever fully dry aseptic machine as pressure to reduce water use drives interest in dry sterilization.
18-May-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
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.
28-Mar-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
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.
02-Dec-2010 By Rory Harrington
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
03-Nov-2010 By Mike Stones
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
27-Aug-2009 By Rory Harrington
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
26-Aug-2009 By Rory Harrington
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
19-Jun-2009 By Rory Harrington
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
14-Oct-2008 By Jane Byrne
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
08-Jul-2008 By Neil Merrett
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.
One-piece closures dominating beverage market, says AMI
30-Jun-2008 By Staff Reporter
One-piece closures are dominating the European food and beverage
closure production market fuelled by cost reduction and light
weighting initiatives, according to plastic market analysts, AMI.
Wine maker eyes pack innovation amidst industry complacency
24-Jun-2008 By Neil Merrett in Lund, Sweden
As winemakers come under greater pressure to ensure they are
offsetting the environmental impacts of their operations, one
global vintner believes that the humble carton may offer a
productive new solution.
Packager toasts Euro PET wine potential
29-May-2008 By Neil Merrett
Plasmax, a manufacturer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle
coatings, says that while it has not yet made its latest size
applications available in Europe, it expects growing potential for
the product within the bloc.
Bericap expands light weight plastic closure range
16-May-2008 By Linda Rano
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
15-May-2008 By Jane Byrne
Sustainability issues are the drivers behind the new lightweight PET bottling line and robotic palletizing equipment from Sidel, claims the company.
New no-spill caps set for global launch
20-Mar-2008 By Charlotte Eyre
A new sealing device for liquid containers extends the product's
shelf life, preserves freshness and reduces waste, its manufacturer
Four-way x-ray designed for packaging
10-Jan-2008 By Neil Merrett
A recent development in x-ray detection for packaging leaves no
place for contaminants to hide, whether in glass, metal and even
stone or bone, according to its manufacturer.
Blowmoulder regulator provides automated quality control
10-Oct-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
A new automated regulator for blowmoulders can improve polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) bottling line efficiency, its manufacturer
PET bottle has the class of glass, says manufacturer
25-Sep-2007 By Neil Merrett
A new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle for wine offers a
lower weight form of packaging without sacrificing product
quality or the environmental benefits associated with glass, its
Capper puts the closure on damage, claims manufacturer
20-Sep-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
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
10-Apr-2007 By staff reporter
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.
Pneumatic bottler offers simplicity with accuracy
02-Apr-2007 By George Reynolds
A new soft drinks bottling system, which uses only two pneumatics
functions, improves filling accuracy while reducing maintenance
costs, its manufacturer claims.
Crown expands easy-open closure range
22-Mar-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
Crown Closures Europe has put out three new diameters for its Ideal
brand, expanding the range for which it can be used for packing
foods and beverages.
Krones to unveil new aseptic sterilisation process
14-Mar-2007 By staff reporter
Germany-based Krones next week plans to unveil a new sterilisation
process for the aseptic filling of sensitive beverages.
Project to test lightweight glass containers in food sector
16-Jan-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
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
11-Jan-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
A new closure targeting the single serve market is one of the first
designed to meet new international standards set for short neck