26 Feb 2021
--- Innova Market Insights is revealing its Top Packaging Trends 2021 in collaboration with PackagingInsights, with “Home Delivery Haven” identified as the year’s leading trend. As much of the world perseveres... Read More
24 Feb 2021
--- Kirin Holdings has developed a new thin film deposition technology for PET bottles using a hot wire technique. Developed at the Japanese company’s Packaging Innovation Laboratory, the new technology addresses potential... Read More
23 Feb 2021
--- Two Tetra Pak production sites in Europe are now certified to produce packaging with recycled polyethylene (rPE) polymers, according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Chain of Custody mass balance... Read More
22 Feb 2021
--- Absolut Vodka has achieved 50 percent recycled material in its iconic clear glass bottle, four years ahead of schedule. Simultaneously, the company is also trialing the Absolut Paper Bottle in the UK and Sweden. Speaking to... Read More
17 Feb 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa is launching an additional TopClip packing system for smaller brands, first implemented by Czech beer brewer Pivovar Clock for 500 ml cans. TopClip is a paper-based replacement for plastic shrink wrap used to... Read More
16 Feb 2021
--- Coca-Cola in Europe is moving its paper bottle prototype to the “critical consumer testing phase” in Hungary in Q2 this year.The FMCG company will trial 2,000 paper bottles in 250 mL formats with its plant-based... Read More
16 Feb 2021
--- Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO) is launching the “first-ever” ambient yogurt drinks with chewable pieces in Thailand, called Chew-D. By using SIG’s drinksplus technology that... Read More
12 Feb 2021
--- Starting today, the Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in several East Asian countries and is steadily attracting global attention. Each year in the Chinese zodiac is characterized by one of 12 animals. 2021 marks... Read More
10 Feb 2021
--- Highland Spring natural-source water brand is unveiling a 100 percent recycled and recyclable plastic shrink film with packaging partner Coveris. Coveris’ award-winning Duralite R polyethylene (PE) film for the UK... Read More
09 Feb 2021
--- Coca-Cola is launching a 13.2 oz “sippable” bottle made from 100 percent recycled PET (rPET), excluding the cap and label, as part of a range of new virgin plastic reduction measures in the US. “Our... Read More
08 Feb 2021
--- Flexi-Hex is releasing its Bottle Box for premium beverage delivery “where strength, beauty and sustainability go hand-in-hand.” Made from 85 percent recycled content, the paper honeycomb sleeves offer a tape-... Read More
01 Feb 2021
--- Absolut Vodka is transitioning from glass to the Absolut Paper Bottle in the UK and Sweden, after the Paboco bottle prototype was successfully trialed in the UK in the fall of 2020. “By exploring new solutions for our... Read More
26 Jan 2021
--- Mercian, Kirin Holdings’ alcoholic beverage producing unit based in Japan, is celebrating record-high sales for its Frontera brand wine. The past COVID-19 stricken year expanded luxury home drinking, says Mercian,... Read More
20 Jan 2021
--- VPK Group, a Pan-European alliance Blue Box founding member, is launching a corrugated alternative to shrink wrap for bottle multi-packing called Ecogrip. Ecogrip provides a recyclable and biodegradable solution for four,... Read More
19 Jan 2021
--- A new report charting how reusable beverage cups performed in pilot systems has been released by investment firm Closed Loop Partners. The pilots mapped how reusable cups can effectively replace single-use packaging in the... Read More
18 Jan 2021
--- Crown has activated renewable power across all its US and Canadian beverage can plants in what the supplier describes as an industry first. PackagingInsights speaks to John Rost, vice president global sustainability and... Read More
14 Jan 2021
--- Coca-Cola is replacing the iconic logo on its aluminum cans and plastic bottles with a series of “inspiring” resolutions in an “Open To Better” initiative for the year ahead. Available from January 1,... Read More
13 Jan 2021
--- Premium spring water brand Flow Alkaline is tapping into the immunity-boosting market with a new Flow Vitamin-Infused Water line-up packaged in Tetra Pak cartons. “We are focused on the positive power of water and... Read More
12 Jan 2021
--- US-based Optimist Drinks is debuting a family of non-alcoholic botanical spirits in glass bottles for the US market. The bottles have an asymmetrical, sloped base, symbolizing that “everyone is imperfect or a little... Read More
11 Jan 2021
--- Virgil Abloh, artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection, has designed a fully recyclable water bottle made from recycled PET (rPET) for Danone’s water bottle brand evian. Available from... Read More