beverages

19 Nov 2018 --- Nestlé Waters North America has signed an agreement with rPET supplier CarbonLITE with the latter due to expand its US production by building a third recycling facility in Nestlé Waters’ local bottling region (Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania). The new contract builds upon Nestlé Waters’ existing relationship with CarbonLITE, one of the largest producers of food-grade, post-consumer rPET, and allow the beverage company to further expand use of recycled materials in its packaging. The company currently purchases rPET from CarbonLITE’s existing facilities in California and Texas.
16 Nov 2018 --- Shelf-appeal and consumer engagement are increasingly significant drivers in metal can design. Although consumers are drinking less soda, other can markets are emerging and expanding, notably craft beer and canned water, with producers demanding the differentiation needed to be competitive on a busy shelf. Two leading metal can suppliers, Crown and Ball, showcased the latest in their decorative techniques and connective technologies during BrauBevaile 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany, this week.
15 Nov 2018 --- DS Smith is delivering a revolution in the sustainable development of beverage packaging with Fillbee – a returnable pack made from post-consumer waste that fits inside reusable crates, yet can also be stacked without a crate. Fillbee can accommodate four or six beers and be adapted to any shape of bottle. The move follows the EU policy announced earlier this year that all plastic packaging on the EU market will be recyclable or reusable by 2030. PackagingInsights gained an insight into this new launch, set to hit the market in spring 2019, at BrauBeviale, held this week in Nuremberg, Germany.
13 Nov 2018 --- Lightweight Containers, producer of the PET kegs KeyKeg and UniKeg, has launched two new additions: A non-alcoholic fitting and a manual dispensing unit for “at-home use,” today at BrauBeviale, in Nuremberg, Germany.
12 Nov 2018 --- Creators of the Karma Push Cap Technology, Karma, have formed a collaboration with Aptar Food + Beverage, a global specialist in dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions, to deliver instant-mix technology to a range of market segments focused on the rising trend of personalized, fortified nutrition. The collaboration believes that the cap has the potential to extend beyond beverage into other industries, including medical and pharmaceutical.
08 Nov 2018 --- A subsidiary of the Heineken Group, Heineken Vietnam, has boosted its production output without disrupting the brewery operation through its long-term partnership with Gebo Cermex. With the partnership, the solutions Sidel filler and EvoFILL Can were installed to increase production capacity in a sustainable way.
31 Oct 2018 --- Berlin start-up, share, has become the first beverage producer in Germany to sell its water in PET bottles made of 100 percent recyclate. The company has said that in 2019 it wants to fill water into approximately a million bottles a month made entirely from recycled PET, with estimated savings of over 200 metric tons of plastic waste annually. The bottle design was developed in collaboration with KHS’ Bottles & Shapes consultancy program.
29 Oct 2018 --- In a further plastic packaging pledge, PepsiCo will aim to have its packaging consist of 25 percent recycled plastic content by 2025 as part of its sustainable plastics vision. The goal includes an aim specific to PET beverage bottles – 33 percent recycled PET content by 2025. PepsiCo is also a signature of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, announced today, to eradicate plastic waste at source and establish a circular economy for the material, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The company also forged a partnership with Loop Industries, in a move that will boost its access to good quality, recycled PET.
25 Oct 2018 --- BrewDog's new lager in its canned range aims to differentiate the brand in the competitive craft beer market and steps away from BrewDog’s color-coded can style, in which the lager variant was traditionally yellow. Designed by B&B studio, the new design is white, with red type and a silver unicorn illustration to further differentiate the lager from the rest of the range.
18 Oct 2018 --- Population growth, enhanced connectivity and demand for sustainability are all key market dynamics motivating Tetra Pak’s trend predictions. At the company’s recent event, Inside Tetra Pak, held in Lund, Sweden, the company offered insights into how such dynamics are shaping interest in plant-based beverages, water, cheese and food supplement nutrition. These trends will continue to grow, the company noted, and Tetra Pak can offer ideal packaging and processing solutions to support NPD.
16 Oct 2018 --- Biodegradable coffee capsules that consumers can dispose of in their home compost have been developed by Golden Compound, in cooperation with Alpla. The capsules are made from Golden Compound green material; comprised from the natural fibers of sunflower seed shells. The capsule and filter fleece is completely biodegradable within a maximum of six months and is free from aluminum and genetically modified organisms.
09 Oct 2018 --- Beverage multi-packing smart systems provider WaveGrip has helped increase Royal Docks Brewing Company’s beer output with a new packing applicator and brand defining colored carrier system. Having previously partnered with a canning company, Royal Docks switched to its own canning line in 2017. Recently, however, it has required a faster and less labor-intensive solution to keep pace with its ongoing growth: The WaveGrip G1, with speeds of up to 100 cans-per-minute (cpm) and ability to pack a full range of can sizes with minimal downtime.
05 Oct 2018 --- Ardagh has announced the launch of Kahlúa Espresso Martini in Nitro Cans. The Nitro Can is the ready-to-drink (RTD) packaging solution for nitro beverages which was launched in late 2016 to capitalize on the nitro coffee trend gaining momentum in key European markets. Kahlúa uses a 250ml slim Nitro Can to provide consumers a velvety smooth Espresso Martini infused with nitrogen.
03 Oct 2018 --- The Coca-Cola Company has launched a new vending machine concept in China where consumers can purchase beverages, as well as return and recycle used bottles and cans, marking the first concept equipment to combine beverage sales and packaging recycling by Coca-Cola China. The vending machine also uses AI technology such as facial recognition and sound interaction to provide an interactive experience to the consumers.
02 Oct 2018 --- Australian beverages manufacturer Coca-Cola Amatil has committed to making 100 percent of its Australian packaging recyclable by 2025, including all bottles, cans, plastic wrap, glass and cardboard. The company will also work towards phasing out unnecessary single-use packaging through improved design, innovation or the use of recycled alternatives.
24 Sep 2018 --- Carlsberg reimagined beer can packaging this month with the Snap Pack: a recyclable glue that bonds multipacks of beer together and replaces the traditional bulky plastic rings previously used. The technology is set to reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1200 tons a year – the equivalent to 60 million plastic bags, according to the Danish brewery. During the Packaging Innovations show in London last week, PackagingInsights caught up with Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, Head of Sustainability at Carlsberg to discuss the SnapPack and other initiatives which make-up the company’s Together Towards Zero Sustainability project.
20 Sep 2018 --- In collaboration with RPC M&H Plastics UK, Garçon Wines has reimagined wine retailing, logistics and delivery with the invention of a full-sized, letterbox-friendly 750ml wine bottle made from 100 percent recyclable PET. As the granted IP holder of the invention, Garçon Wines commercializes these unique, slimline and lightweight wine bottles, operating as both a drinks packaging provider and wine wholesale supplier. PackagingInsights speaks to Santiago Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder, about the ripples they are creating in wine retailing and e-commerce at large.
07 Sep 2018 --- This week, in its home of Copenhagen, the Carlsberg Group unveiled the new Snap Pack: an innovation that replaces the traditional, bulky plastic rings that accompany multi-packs of beer with a pioneering solution that instead bonds beer cans together with recyclable glue. The technology is set to reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1200 tons a year – the equivalent to 60 million plastic bags, according to the Danish brewery.
05 Sep 2018 --- PepsiCo has announced ambitions to achieve 50 percent recycled plastic (rPET) in its bottles by 2030 across the European Union (EU), with an interim target of 45 percent by 2025. The move will see the multinational food, snack and beverage giant more than triple the amount of recycled plastic it uses, equating to over 50,000 tons of rPET.
30 Aug 2018 --- Garçon Wines is set to launch a 100 percent recycled and recyclable PET bottle which is pink in color to package a new rosé wine. Significantly, the pink bottle color allows the product to avoid issues of discoloration and maintain consumer appeal. The bottles come with a plastic screwcap to ensure they’re truly 100 percent recyclable. Santiago Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder of Garçon Wines, speaks to PackagingInsights about combining super-sustainability with aesthetics.