alcoholic beverages

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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
04 Jul 2019
--- Mexican beer brand Corona has created a prototype solution to the 17 million tons of plastic generated by beverage packaging each year – a screwable, stackable can. The Fit Packs have screw threads at the top and... Read More
02 Jul 2019
--- Luxembourg-based producer of glass and metal products Ardagh Group has launched a new slimline 187ml aluminum can, specially designed for wine and wine-based drinks. With its special design characteristics and unique sizing,... Read More
26 Jun 2019
--- In Part 2 of the exclusive PackagingInsights interview with Santiago Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder of Garçon Wines, he discusses the need for macro-level legislation that will allow companies to adapt to the demands for... Read More
26 Jun 2019
--- Pre-cut lid and shrink sleeve manufacturer Chadwicks of Bury (part of the Clondalkin Group) has developed a shrink sleeve for new single-serve bottles of Silent Pool Gin. The smaller bottle format is a response to growing... Read More
25 Jun 2019
--- Ardagh’s Nitro Can has been adopted by UK cocktail mixer company Funkin Cocktails in a collaboration that sees the first-ever range of RTD nitro canned cocktails hit the shelves. With premium cocktails increasing in... Read More
19 Jun 2019
--- AB InBev has launched a polymer keg that quadruples the time beer in the keg stays palatable once it has been opened compared to a traditional steel keg while also significantly reducing the logistical carbon footprint.... Read More
07 Jun 2019
--- In collaboration with Guala Closures, Malibu has incorporated communication content into its beverage bottle caps using the closure company’s innovative cap Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. The connected... Read More
22 May 2019
--- Single malt Scotch brand The Balvenie has launched a new range of three whiskeys with packaging design by London-based studio Here Design. Building on a longstanding relationship with parent company William Grant & Sons,... Read More
30 Apr 2019
--- Government initiatives around food safety, pressures to reduce plastic packaging waste and high rates of adulteration in the alcohol market are some of the key factors driving expansion in the aseptic packaging market in... Read More
30 Apr 2019
--- An inventor from the Republic of North Macedonia has designed and patented a lightweight sleeve which can be applied to the top of beverage cans to significantly increase hygiene levels. Patented as “Protective foil of... Read More
29 Apr 2019
--- UK-based WDS Group is joining Dutch company Lightweight Containers in a closed-loop recycling program for its PET beer kegs, KeyKegs. The program was initially launched as a pilot scheme, limited to the London area, in... Read More
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