soft drinks

08 Jan 2020
--- Reusable and recyclable products brand Lunchskins aims to replace two of the world’s greatest plastic pollutants – the plastic bag and the plastic straw – with its newly launched Plastic-Free Starter Kit.... Read More
11 Dec 2019
--- Stora Enso and Sulapac have teamed up to launch a renewable and biodegradable straw as an alternative to conventional plastic straws. Made from Sulapac’s microplastic-free, biodegradable material, the straw has strong... Read More
02 Dec 2019
--- Functional drinks brand OATH has launched in the US, offering a range of four ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages that boast functional benefits. The release also features a creative, stand-out packaging design, which seeks to... Read More
25 Nov 2019
--- Targeting the elimination of 3,500 metric tons of virgin plastic each year from national production, Coca-Cola Sweden has announced plans to source the entirety of material for its plastic bottles from 100 percent recycled... Read More
21 Nov 2019
--- The Coca‑Cola System, which comprises The Coca-Cola Company and its approximately 225 bottling partners worldwide, has introduced the KeelClip minimalist paperboard packaging solution on multipack cans in Europe in what the... Read More
19 Nov 2019
--- As the beverage market diversifies into new types of soft drinks, wellness infusions, non-alcoholic drinks and flavored waters, the packaging world shows no shortage of innovation. The aluminum can, which has been popular in... Read More
05 Nov 2019
--- SIG, together with its joint venture partner SIG Combibloc Obeikan, has launched a U-shaped paper straw for use on carton packages. The company says that the launch supports its efforts to use more renewable sources with the... Read More
01 Nov 2019
--- Leading beverage giants – Coca-Cola, Keurig, Dr Pepper and PepsiCo – have teamed up in the launch of the Every Bottle Back initiative, which is investing in the improvement of plastic retrieval to facilitate the... Read More
24 Oct 2019
--- Chinese beverage producer Jin Mai Lang has installed two Sidel complete aseptic PET lines, integrating Tetra Pak Processing System technologies and its Aseptic Combi Predis. These lines deliver a production output of 60,000... Read More
18 Oct 2019
--- German filling and packaging systems supplier KHS has launched the first recyclable juice bottle made of 100 percent recycled PET (rPET) at the ongoing K 2019 show in Düsseldorf. PackagingInsights speaks to Philipp... 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
17 Oct 2019
--- Government backing is crucial to slashing plastic pollution by increasing access to reusable options, highlights a report from Break Free From Plastic Europe and the Rethink Plastic alliance. The report centers around... Read More
16 Oct 2019
--- Recycling rates for aluminum beverage cans in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland rose to a record high 74.5 percent in 2017, a 2.3 percent increase from 2016. Almost 31 billion cans were recycled in EU and EFTA... Read More
16 Oct 2019
--- As part of its greenfield project, Nigerian co-packer StrongPack has equipped its facilities with a total of four Sidel lines. After two years of development, the company’s operations now comprise a can line, two... 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
04 Oct 2019
--- Coca-Cola is set to unveil the “first-ever” plastic bottle made using marine litter that is of food and beverage grade quality. Approximately 300 bottles have been produced using 25 percent recycled marine... Read More
03 Oct 2019
--- UK start-up Drinks Cubed has launched a premium mineral water, Water Cubed, in SIG’s combidome carton bottle in a bid to be the lowest carbon footprint drinks brand by 2022. The carton is fully recyclable, primarily... 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
23 Sep 2019
--- UK-based Life Water has launched a sparkling version of its natural spring water in a matte black aluminum can, with a black colored shell and tab, produced by Ardagh. This complements its still water, released last year in... Read More
20 Sep 2019
--- Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is to remove plastic shrink-wrap across all multipack cans sold in the UK and transition to cardboard over the next 18 months. More than 30 million packs sold to consumers each year will no... Read More