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Danone Investing €280 Million at Evian Production Site

    Danone Investing €280 Million at Evian Production Site

Danone has opened a state-of-the-art production facility at Evian-les-Bains in the French Alps to support the future growth of evian, the international water brand that is sold in more than 140 countries. After six years of construction and transformation, the new look site combines greater operational efficiency, new technology and the highest quality processes with […]

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New Highland Spring factory opens

    New Highland Spring factory opens

The Queen has officially opened a new factory building for the UK’s top producer of bottled water. She was presented with a specially-labelled bottle of Highland Spring water she helped make after pressing the button to start the new production line.
The commemorative bottles have a crown on the thistle logo and the slogan “Specially selected […]

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Ferrarelle SpA – A ‘Single Format’ Line of 40,000 bph

    Ferrarelle SpA – A ‘Single Format’ Line of 40,000 bph

Ferrarelle SpA, one of the most important Italian mineral water bottlers, confirmed its trust in Parma-based ACMI for the construction of an innovative PET line of 40,000 bottles per hour. The line was installed in the Riardo plant, in the province of Caserta (Italy), and is dedicated to the production of the famous 1.5 litre […]

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Whyte & Mackay Works With Ideagen to Boost Quality, Safety and Compliance

    Whyte & Mackay Works With Ideagen to Boost Quality, Safety and Compliance

Whyte & Mackay, the global drinks brand company, is working with leading software vendor Ideagen to improve quality, safety and compliance management at its bottling operations. Ideagen’s Q-Pulse software has been rolled out across Whyte & Mackay’s plant in Grangemouth, Scotland, to improve document and audit management and ease compliance with standards such as BRC.
Q-Pulse, […]

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The Pott’s Brewery Invests in New Inspection Technology

    The Pott’s Brewery Invests in New Inspection Technology

The Pott’s Brewery in Oelde, Westphalia, is synonymous with swing-stopper bottles and also demonstrates this expertise when it comes to contract-bottling for beer and beer-based mixed drinks. To upgrade the quality of its products still further, Pott’s has now invested in a new Linatronic empty-bottle inspector from Krones combined with a ModulCheck rubber seal monitor, […]

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Plenish drinks get plush new bottle design

    Plenish drinks get plush new bottle design

RPC Promens Consumer Llantrisant has provided a new custom-moulded 330ml bottle for London-based Plenish that will pack three flavours of their Water+ range.
The clear bottle creates an enhanced on-shelf impression, with a svelte and imposing aura, according to RPC. They also indicate that the bottle’s understated curves merge into a large area, which is ideal […]

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JDO gives Baltika beer a new bottle design

    JDO gives Baltika beer a new bottle design

One of Russia’s most popular beer brands, Baltika 3, is set to get a facelift with a new bottle design from JDO Brand & Design.
The Carlsberg-owned beer was aiming to elevate its position among international premium beers, while countering the threat of counterfeit beer products.
JDO was tasked with creating a more premium and modern design […]

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Coca-Cola HBC sets new sustainability targets

    Coca-Cola HBC sets new sustainability targets

Coca-Cola HBC has published a series of seven targets to build on their initial sustainability commitments for 2020.
One of the aims to recover for recycling 40% on average of total packaging placed on their markets. Furthermore, they intend to source 20% of the total PET (polyethylene terephthalate) from recycled PET and/or PET from renewable material, […]

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New limited edition Absolut bottle designed by Ardagh Group

    New limited edition Absolut bottle designed by Ardagh Group

Luxembourg-based glass container manufacturer Ardagh Group has designed and produced a new limited edition bottle for vodka brand, Absolut.
The new range, Absolut Facet, will be launched at a global event in Amsterdam on the 19th October. Around two and a half million bottles of Absolut Facet, featuring an asymmetric design and new colour, were produced […]

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PepsiCo faces US lawsuit over misleading packaging

    PepsiCo faces US lawsuit over misleading packaging

PepsiCo are set to face a lawsuit in the US relating to its marketing of its Naked Juice range. They complainants allege that PepsiCo “misleadingly markets Naked Juice as predominantly containing high-value ingredients such as acai berry and kale, when the predominant ingredient is usually cheap, nutrient-poor apple juice.”
The Center for Science in the Public […]

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Sacmi to provide labelling solutions for US bottler

Italian company Sacmi is to provide its labelling solution to an undisclosed multinational bottler from the US.
As part of the deal, Sacmi will provide two of its Opera 300 24T automated labellers for the customer’s soft drink production facility.
Equipped with an automatic reel splicing system, both labellers are designed to help reduce maintenance requirements and offer downtime-free operation.
Capable of handling 30,000-60,000 bottles […]

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Planinka selects Sidel Matrix bottling equipment for Prolom Voda facility

Serbia-based bottler Planinka has selected a complete polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottling line from Sidel for its Prolom Voda mineral water production facility.
Planned to be installed by October, the new 13,200bph line will be added to Planinka’s existing PET bottling manufacturing line for its Prolom brand.
The compact Sidel Matrix Combi features a Matrix blower SBO 6 and […]

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Beverage packages: the perfect blend of individuality and efficiency

In the beverage sector, the packaging industry has to kill two birds with one stone. Firstly, consumers expect individually designed packages, if possible with supplementary functions. And secondly, increasingly eco-minded drinks consumers are showing a growing thirst for resource-conserving containers manufactured with environmentally compatible methods. The industry achieves this balancing act with new packaging strategies […]

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Ardagh Group launches two new amber glass beer bottles

Luxembourg-based glass container manufacturer Ardagh Group has unveiled two new 500ml amber glass beer bottles.
Made in the US, the new EURO and Vichy bottles are provided in Natural Kraft 12-pack cases with partitions.
Both of the fully recyclable bottles will be made available for sale on Ardagh Group’s BOB site.
Ardagh Group sales vice-president John Orr said: “BOB listened to craft […]

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Limited Edition Jägermeister Bottles by Ardagh Group

Herbal liqueur brand Jägermeister has unveiled a new range of limited edition bottles, which have been manufactured at Ardagh Group’s glass factory in Nienburg, Germany.
Part of the 0.7l Jägermeister square bottle range, the new collection comprises 800,000 bottles in 18 different screen printed versions.
Print and coating specialist PSL Hehlen is also involved in the project.
Jägermeister […]

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Kosme 3Bloc – Block Configuration Featuring Three Machines

    Kosme 3Bloc – Block Configuration Featuring Three Machines

The trend towards combining several units to form a single machine continues unbroken, for quite a simple reason – the advantages this offers to the users far outweigh the disadvantages involved. In the shape of the 3Bloc, Krones’ subsidiary Kosme has now presented its first concept for a block configuration featuring three machines available in […]

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New Home For S.Pellegrino

    New Home For S.Pellegrino

S.Pellegrino, the world’s leading sparkling mineral water, has decided to reshape its bottling plant in San Pellegrino Terme, Italy, where the source is located. Starting in 1899, S.Pellegrino has always been ahead of its time, and is now looking for a project that not only conveys an artistic vision, but also set new standards in […]

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E&J Gallo launches 35cl format of New Amsterdam vodka

E&J Gallo Winery has launched in the UK a new 35cl format of New Amsterdam vodka, a five-times distilled and triple-filtered premium USA vodka brand.
The 35cl category holds a 13% share of all vodka sales in the UK and is growing steadily at 2%, E&J Gallo said, meaning the new size will be a natural addition […]

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Purely Sedona adds lightweight PET bottle

Artesian spring water product, Purely Sedona, has been launched in lightweight PET containers designed by ScorCreative, the structural design studio co-located at plastic packaging manufacturer Amcor Rigid Plastics.
The 500ml and 1 litre proprietary bottles deliver “a highly attractive and eye-catching look which differentiates Purely Sedona from competitive products in the highly competitive premium water category”, […]

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ACMI’s new communication campaign: Bottle in Wonderland

ACMI has launched a new communication campaign to present the line of systems for multipacks: Easypack and Easymax. With the collaboration of the illustrator from Parma Camilla Locatelli, a fantastic story was created through a series of animated gifs.
The protagonist of this story is a PET bottle in search of a new type of packaging […]

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Coca-Cola Sabco opens new bottling plant in Mozambique

South African-based beverage company Coca-Cola Sabco has opened a new bottling plant in Matola Gare, Mozambique, with an investment of $130m.
The plant is part of a ten-year, $17bn investment plan by Coca-Cola in Africa, where it currently employs more than 70,000 people across 145 bottling facilities.
Coca-Cola chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent said: “We have continued […]

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Union and Climeworks are joining forces in CAPDrinks project

Funded by the Eurostars programme a project between Swiss company Climeworks and Danish Union Engineering is taking shape. The objective of the proposed project is to develop a standardized, competitive, low cost, modular, standalone, and onsite plant for delivery of beverage grade CO2 to bottling companies.
The CO2 stems majorly from atmospheric air and is in a first step […]

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Acqua Lete’s 40,000 bph Compact Line

    Acqua Lete’s 40,000 bph Compact Line

At the plant in Pratella, a few kilometers away from Caserta (Italy), Acqua Lete SpA, one of the most famous Italian brands of mineral water and main sponsor of SSC Napoli, purchased from ACMI a compact line with a nominal filling speed of 40,000 bottles per hour. The line in question can handle both round […]

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Evian to roll out new pack technology

NMP Systems partnered up with Danone Waters to roll out its Nature MultiPack technology across bottles of Evian in France and Belgium.
The technology, which consists of the bonding together of PET bottles with specially developed adhesives, will make its debut this month. Convenient handles and individual bottle orientation effectively convey marketing messages, NMP Systems said, […]

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Schweppes highlights heritage with new labels

Beverage brand Schweppes is revamping its pack design in a bid to showcase its “premium credentials”.
Schweppes 1 litre mixers will feature new black labels, designed to demonstrate the brand’s heritage. According to the brand’s owner, Coca-Cola Enterprises, the new design is also “peppered with adult wit and humour” and is aimed at consumers aged 30-plus.
The new […]

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Dr Pepper to release limited-edition label designs

Dr Pepper is to release hundreds of “one of a kind” label designs for its 20oz bottles, as it debuts a new summer marketing campaign.
Pick Your Pepper will “celebrate millennial self-expression and gives Dr Pepper fans a chance to let their individuality shine every time they grab a bottle,” the soft drinks brand said.
The label designs […]

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Expansion of Europe’s Largest Wine Bottling and Distribution Facility

    Expansion of Europe’s Largest Wine Bottling and Distribution Facility

Accolade Wines, the leading global new world wine company, has officially opened a £8.5 million bottling line at Accolade Park, Europe’s largest wine warehouse and distribution centre in Bristol, England. The new sixth bottling line means the state-of-the-art facility can fill 1200 bottles of wine every minute. Thirty new jobs have been created taking the […]

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Nampak Plastics creates 20 jobs investing in Springkerse plant

One of the UK’s leading producers of plastic packaging, Nampak recently concluded a lease on 6,100sqm of industrial space at Springkerse Industrial Estate to manufacture a range of plastic milk bottles, creating 20 new full time jobs.
Nampak has been manufacturing in Scotland for a number of years from its plant in Bellshill.
Eric Collins, managing director […]

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Bodega Matarromera has developed the first PLA wine bottle designed by AIMPLAS

Bodega Matarromera has successfully completed the development of a new sustainable bottle for their wines. It is a packaging manufactured from bioplastic, specifically PLA, and it is the first bottle manufactured with this material to reproduce the design of traditional glass bottles for wine, with some main advantages: it is lighter (50 grams) fully-recyclable and […]

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Celtic Pure Plans €5 Million Plant Expansion

    Celtic Pure Plans €5 Million Plant Expansion

Celtic Pure, the Irish mineral water company, has unveiled plans for a €5 million new bottling facility at its plant, located on the outskirts of Corcreagh in County Monaghan. The new development will create up to 60 new jobs during the construction phase of the expansion, as well as securing the future for the 50 […]

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Grolsch appears in ‘modernised’ bottles

Branding and packaging design consultant Cartils has redesigned Dutch beer brand Grolsch’s primary and secondary packaging to bring its new brand platform, Unconventional by Tradition, to life.
Cartils has simplified and modernised Grolsch’s packaging while retaining the recognisability of the brand’s strong legacy and authenticity. Cartils simplified the logo design and made it more contemporary by […]

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Stephenson Innovation’s SUSTAIN® series reduces fobbing to deliver greater bottling productivity.

    Stephenson Innovation’s SUSTAIN® series reduces fobbing to deliver greater bottling productivity.

Environmental concern is driving major transformation in the global food and beverage sector, which faces enormous financial and operational risks as more sustainable solutions are increasingly in demand. Producers are adopting a more proactive approach to reduce environmental impact and mitigate risk across the supply chain – from grower, to manufacturer, to consumer.
At Stephenson Group, […]

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Tennent’s to add nutritional info on cans and bottles

The managing director of Tennent Caledonian, Alastair Campbell,  said the Scottish drinks giant wanted to extend its commitment to promote the responsible consumption of alcohol.
“There is increasing interest amongst consumers around the nutritional content of the food and drink that they consume. We feel that it is a natural next step to include calorie information […]

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Perrier Jouët unveils champagne bottle with luminescent label

Perrier Jouët has partnered with packaging innovator Dapy Paris to develop new electroluminescent labels for its bottles of champagne.
Perrier Jouët’s Belle Epoque champagne has adopted the new labels with floral decoration, which becomes luminous and glows in the dark. It will be seen across the brut and rosé varietals of Belle Epoque in 75cl, magnum […]

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Sarson’s adopts limited-edition retro bottle

Vinegar brand Sarson’s has launched a limited-edition retro bottle for “chip lovers”, which will be adorned by the brand’s vinegar-loving mascots.
The new bottle label sees the brand change its background colour from red to blue, and is decorated with imagery from artist Paul Thurlby. The 250ml vinegar bottle retains its iconic tear drop shape and […]

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Yake Food launches premium brand for Chinese water market

Chinese company Yake Food, a leader in the country’s confectionery industry, has entered the mineral water market with a new premium brand offering.
Changbai Springs emerges out of growing consumer demand within China for high-quality products and is packaged in PET Engineering’s “avant garde” 1851 bottle design, which took the best bottle in PET award at […]

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Report: Packaging reduction “driven by consumer perception”

Packaging decisions are driven by consumer perceptions and lifestyle requirements, according to the conclusions of a new report.
Consumers tend to equate quality with quantity, with both price and product weight influencing consumers’ perception of quality, despite the potential environmental and social costs. Their pursuit of active and healthy lifestyles can also help to contribute to […]

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Aegg to launch a new glass bottle range at Packaging Innovations 2016

UK based Aegg Creative Packaginghas announced that it will officially launch its new glass bottle product range at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham.
The company will also offer at its stand an exhibition space to Tecnocap, the worldwide metal closures specialist, so it will be able to provide an overview for integrated closing solutions as part of its already […]

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Art bottles by Ardagh win WorldStar award

    Art bottles by Ardagh win WorldStar award

The Warsteiner Art Collection range of 330ml shaped aluminium bottles produced by Ardagh Group has now achieved a coveted WorldStar award.
The bottles gained the world’s most pre-eminent packaging accolade for their use of enhanced printing techniques to represent the work of 6 distinguished contemporary European artists.
They are printed in HD dry offset with sharp screens […]

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B L Agro Oils installs new PET bottling line

    B L Agro Oils installs new PET bottling line

B L Agro Oils, an indian mustard oil producer,s has installed a new PET bottling line from liquid packaging solutions provider Sidel at a purpose-built facility near its existing refinery unit in Parsakhera, Uttar Pradesh.
The bottling line comes with Sidel Combi that combines blow moulding, filling and capping in a single integrated system.
The Combi system […]

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Three in one: the Kosme 3Bloc

    Three in one: the Kosme 3Bloc

The trend towards block-synchronising several units to form a single machine continues unbroken. For a very simple reason: the advantages for the client are indeed persuasive. The Krones subsidiary Kosme s.r.l., Roverbella, has now, in the shape of the 3Bloc, unveiled the innovative concept of a block configuration available in two different variants, for PET […]

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Nestlé Waters to Build New Bottling Plant in Italy

    Nestlé Waters to Build New Bottling Plant in Italy

Sanpellegrino Group, part of Nestlé Waters, is investing SFr17 million (€15.7 million) to build a mineral water bottling plant in Italy. The plant in Castrocielo, Frosinone province, will open in mid-2016. It will draw water from the ‘Naturae’ source, and is expected to produce around 220 million liters for sale under the Nestlé Vera brand […]

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Coca-Cola launches limited edition Christmas on-pack bow-design

    Coca-Cola launches limited edition Christmas on-pack bow-design

 
Featured across Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Life variants, the bottle is designed to help attract shoppers in-store, as well as making for a gift over the festive season.
The idea behind it is for consumers to add the bottle to the dinner table over Christmas and pull on the label to transform the […]

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Ardagh and Harrogate Water won the Bottle Design Award

    Ardagh and Harrogate Water won the Bottle Design Award

Harrogate Spring Water and Ardagh Group celebrated a memorable win at the UK Packaging Awards in London, as they recieved the Bottle Design Award.
The diamond glass bottle design – described by judges as ‘inspirational’ – was created at Ardagh’s Design Centre in Knottingley and produced in Ardagh’s factory in Doncaster for Yorkshire based Harrogate Water […]

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Adnams and O-I create the lightest branded beer bottle in UK

    Adnams and O-I create the lightest branded beer bottle in UK

Adnams of Southwold and O-I glassmaker has partnered to develop the UK’s lightest branded 500ml glass premium ale bottle.
At 280g, the innovation shaves a further 19g off the brand’s already market-leading lightweight bottle creating an additional annual carbon saving of 100 tonnes and removing 115 tonnes of glass from the waste stream.
Adnams pioneered the use of […]

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Brazilian water bottler began using lightweight PET bottles

    Brazilian water bottler began using lightweight PET bottles

Extremely lightweight PET bottles for still water have now reached the Brazil market.
Premiere of extremely lightweight PET bottles for still water in South America: thanks to Bottles & Shapes™ lightweighting expertise from KHS 0.5-liter PET bottles weighing just 8.9 grams and 1.5-liter PET containers at 22 grams are now available in Brazilian stores for the […]

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Benefits of new labelling achieved in just five days for Maltese producer

    Benefits of new labelling achieved in just five days for Maltese producer

A project for the General Soft Drinks Co ltd (GSD) of Malta, the country’s sole licensed bottler of Coca-Cola products, has demonstrated the capacity to add new technology to an existing line with minimum disruption following the installation of a new Rollquattro rollfed labeller in only five days.
The decision to acquire the new Rollquattro labelling […]

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Ozone-free Filling For Water – Bromate in Drinking and Mineral Water

    Ozone-free Filling For Water – Bromate in Drinking and Mineral Water

Ozone is one of the strongest disinfectants employed in the beverage industry. Its use when bottling water has many advantages, since this molecule provides disinfection for simply everything: water, filler, bottles, closures, and the bottle’s head space as well. But, under certain preconditions, bromates may be produced during disinfection with ozone, and these constitute a […]

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Sidel’s CSR rating places it among top 30% of companies

    Sidel’s CSR rating places it among top 30% of companies

The commitment that Sidel is making in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been independently evaluated, placing the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging in the top 30% of the 20,000 companies assessed in 2015.
Sidel received a Silver CSR rating from EcoVadis, a sustainability rating platform used to understand, track and […]

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