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05 Dec 2019
--- The ubiquity of single-use plastics first struck surfing enthusiasts Sam and Will Boex when they realized that nearly all surfboards are shipped in reams of protective bubble wrap that ultimately goes unrecycled, discarded... Read More
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
25 Nov 2019
--- As the beverage industry continues to seek alternatives to plastic packaging, Smurfit Kappa has launched a portfolio consisting of three paper-based solutions, called the Smurfit Kappa GreenClip, the TopClip and the... Read More
06 Nov 2019
--- US-based Delicato Family Wines, producer of Bota Box, has entered the alternative packaging category through the launch of three new varietal wines under its premium bag-in-box Nighthawk range. The range features compact,... Read More
14 Oct 2019
--- Chemical technology company Avantium has joined the Paper Bottle Project to provide a thin layer of polyethylene furanoate (PEF) that gives the paper bottle high barrier properties. The bottle must be able to withstand gas... Read More
11 Oct 2019
--- Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is widely used in our day-to-day lives, such as in credit cards and computer technology. Italy’s Guala Closures, a non-refillable closures producer specializing in... 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
24 Sep 2019
--- In a significant bid to reduce plastic pollution, Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I (Budweiser Brewing Group) has sealed a £6.3 million (US$7.8 million) investment in new technology, allowing it to eliminate plastic... Read More
18 Sep 2019
--- The best before date on some of Unilever’s products under the Knorr and Hellmann’s brands will now be followed by the Danish phrase for “often good after” in a bid to cut food waste. Unilever Denmark... Read More
17 Sep 2019
--- In a “perfect marriage of modern and traditional,” Luxembourg-based Ardagh is supplying Austrian winery Weingut Johann Müllner with a slimline aluminum can for its “Kiss Me” Sauvignon white wine... Read More
28 Aug 2019
--- Ball Corporation will be piloting its “infinitely recyclable” aluminum cups in the US. The cups were developed over the past several years as an alternative to plastic cups for use at home and in other areas... Read More
19 Aug 2019
--- Instances of exploding bottles and cans of beer are on the rise, reports the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). The media has reported cases of severe injury due to a build-up of pressure in beer packaging,... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Toast Ale, a UK brand that brews beer from surplus bread, has partnered with B&B studio to create a new brand identity. The redesign includes a new packaging design, emphasizing the brand’s planet-saving potential... Read More
09 Aug 2019
--- The entire sector is talking about digitization and Industry 4.0, but what do these oft-cited terms actually mean for the beverage industry? One thing is clear: the potential is vast. Digital technologies simplify processes,... 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
05 Aug 2019
--- Amcor has created the first PET bottles for pasteurized beer in Brazil for New Age’s Salzburg craft beer brand. The global supplier designed custom 600-milliliter containers for São Paulo–based beverage... Read More
05 Aug 2019
--- Following an “overwhelmingly positive” response to its bring-your-own packaging trial, dubbed “Unpacked,” Waitrose & Partners is set to extend its packaging-free shopping experience in Oxford, UK,... Read More
30 Jul 2019
--- Seventy-two percent of Brits would support a UK-wide deposit return system (DRS) for plastic and glass drinks bottles and aluminum cans, according to a Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) survey. This follows recent... 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
23 Jul 2019
--- Ardagh Group has replicated the distinctive flutes of Jupiler’s glassware in an embossed can, providing an added functional benefit: the smaller surface area keeps the beer colder for longer. Ardagh reports that the... Read More
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