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27 Nov 2019
--- With demand for canned wines on the rise, contract wine packer Greencroft Bottling has invested over £2 million (US$2.6 million) in the UK’s first large-scale wine canning line. Working closely with Ardagh Group... Read More
22 Nov 2019
--- This week in packaging news, Heineken teamed up with KHS to create its largest Heineken site worldwide in Mexico. The production facility is one of the biggest breweries in Mexico and, largely thanks to KHS’ latest... Read More
19 Nov 2019
--- Filling and packaging systems manufacturer for the beverage, food and non-food industries KHS showcased several advanced packaging concepts during BrauBeviale 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. Notably, the German supplier... Read More
05 Nov 2019
--- Italian coffee company Lavazza has introduced Eco Caps, a range of compostable coffee capsules, to address consumers’ rising environmental concerns. To ensure that all coffee capsules are responsibly thrown away,... Read More
22 Oct 2019
--- Beauty industry heavyweight Dove has unveiled new initiatives and impact figures aiming to reduce the use of virgin plastic by more than 20,500 metric tons per year. The Unilever brand intends to reach this benchmark through... Read More
18 Oct 2019
--- Aseptic system and solutions provider SIG has launched the combiMaxx closure for improved consumer convenience. An innovation with a large pouring diameter of 25mm, combiMaxx offers an optimal product flow and stream... Read More
11 Oct 2019
--- This week in industry news, PepsiCo announced that the net proceeds from its US$1 billion Green Bond offering will fund a series of key sustainability initiatives, including the fulfillment of a new target to reduce 35... Read More
04 Oct 2019
--- In industry news this week, materials science company Dow announced the development of a new resin made with 70 percent recycled plastic, called Dow Agility CE. The solution is the first post-consumer recycled (PCR) product... Read More
02 Oct 2019
--- Italian manufacturer of non-refillable and aluminum closures Guala Closures is set to launch its complete range of NěstGATE connected caps. By placing a smartphone close to a bottle equipped with the connected caps, the Near... Read More
20 Sep 2019
--- Rapak, part of DS Smith Plastics, has developed a durable Bag-in-Box solution in response to an increase in the e-commerce demand of laundry detergents and other Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs). SÜDPACK Forest... Read More
06 Sep 2019
--- In packaging news this week, butter brand Lurpak launched its first block packaging innovation since 1957. Known as “Butterbox,” the new design is a convenient reclosable box that addresses the consumer barriers... Read More
04 Sep 2019
--- Chemical corporations BASF and Japan’s DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction... Read More
27 Aug 2019
--- In a survey of 1,000 US consumers, consulting firm Category Partners (CP) found that the majority of consumers do not mind or even prefer buying food in plastic packaging. The survey examined which types of foods consumers... Read More
23 Aug 2019
--- This week in packaging, Ampacet introduced a plastic pellet masterbatch that has been specifically formulated to enhance the appearance and functionality of post-consumer resins. Known as Blue Edge 78, the masterbatch... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- This week in industry news, Aldi announced that it will trial cardboard skin packs for its steak products across 380 UK stores from September. The supermarket indicates that the cardboard reduces the amount of plastic used... Read More
09 Aug 2019
--- This week in packaging, Ampacet introduced a metal detectable masterbatch for plastic, 1000818-E, that aids in the detection of plastic containments. The masterbatch can result in enhanced food safety and minimized food... Read More
06 Aug 2019
--- Californian wine brand Böen, part of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions by Joseph Wagner, has become the first wine brand in the US to deploy full-scale, Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. This new technology,... Read More
02 Aug 2019
--- This week in packaging, Pregis joined Amazon’s Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network, which will provide the US-headquartered supplier with guidance on how to design, test and supply packaging that meets the... Read More
30 Jul 2019
--- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with Colombian social enterprise Conceptos Plasticos, has broken ground on a “first-of-its-kind” factory that will convert plastic waste collected... Read More
30 Jul 2019
--- Ardagh has extended its range of can-design customizations with a new addition to its Coloured Tab and Shell portfolio: copper. The company notes that the copper color option is unique to Ardagh, offering customers the... Read More
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