soft drinks

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
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
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
16 Sep 2019
--- PepsiCo has announced a new target to reduce 35 percent of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025, which equates to the elimination of an estimated 2.5 million metric tons of cumulative virgin plastic.... Read More
03 Sep 2019
--- Ahead of Packaging Innovations 2019 in London next week, PackagingInsights speaks to Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability for Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), about the multifaceted challenge of increased environmental... 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
22 Aug 2019
--- Looking to stand-out on the busy market shelf, Central and Eastern European food manufacturer Maspex has reinvented its natural Tymbark fruit juice range with SIG’s combidome carton packaging. The move marks a first... Read More
20 Aug 2019
--- Nestlé’s Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is teaming up with nonprofit organization The Recycling Partnership to tackle one of the core reasons for low US recycling rates: Consumer confusion.... Read More
19 Aug 2019
--- Microscopic plastic fibers identified in rainwater samples from the rural Rocky Mountain National Park, further highlighting the ubiquitous nature of plastic fibers and particles - commonly referred to as microplastics.... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Coca-Cola bottled water brand DASANI has announced a series of landmark sustainability moves, including the introduction of the HybridBottle. The HybridBottle is Coca-Cola’s first US pack to be made with a mix of 50... 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
01 Aug 2019
--- Coca-Cola Oceania and Coca-Cola Amatil have announced that all plastic bottles smaller than 1-liter and water bottles across all sizes will be made entirely from recycled plastic in New Zealand by the end of the year. These... Read More
31 Jul 2019
--- Aseptic carton supplier SIG has invested €180 million (US$200 million) in a second production plant in Suzhou, China. With capacity utilization at the first plant reportedly “high and rising,” the second... 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
18 Jul 2019
--- B-Better, a water start-up brand from Unilever’s Future Platform, is launching a range of on-trend water beverages in SIG’s aseptic combidome bottle-shaped carton. SIG’s carton bottle is fully recyclable... Read More