Bericap is seeing increased demand for lightweight closures for PET bottles and food, expanding into the edible oil, vinegar, soya sauce, ketchup and spreadable products market.
The makers of Pringles and Lucozade Sport have come under fire from The Recycling Association because it claims the materials in their packaging make it harder to recycle.
Pretium Packaging will close a plant in Seymour, Indiana, US, in May, axing 55 jobs.
Food packaging technology supplier Synerlink has acquired Ermi, which manufactures aseptic fill-seal bottle and cup fillers for milk, desserts, yogurts and juices.
Total and RPC Promens Consumer Corby have launched a multilayer PP/EVOH/PP jar using ISBM (Injection Stretch Blow Moulding) technology.
Bericap has said the trend for lightweight closures is on the rise especially in the edible oil market.
3i Group (3i) has agreed to invest approximately €250m (£183m) in Weener Plastic Packaging Group (WPPG), after former shareholder, private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg Vogel sold its stake.
Firm to invest in capacity to meet anticipated increase in demand
APPE has expanded its product range launching five PET thermaLite round jars as a replacement for glass packaging, with trials with retailers and food producers across Europe this week.
A fire broke out at Silgan White Cap factory in Valmont Industrial Park, Pennsylvania, US, yesterday.
Liquid snacking is a healthy, convenient alternative to snack bars – a segment many consumers are bored of, according to the co-founder of NUWI Quinoa Snacks; a drinkable snack.
The rigid packaging specialist has been acquired by Genstar Capital.
Metsä Board Zanders has re-launched its one-side double-coated label paper, Zanlabel, in response to demand.
KHS will demonstrate its Innoprint machine, which can print directly onto PET bottles instead of using labels, at Drinktec 2013.
Sidel has launched a modular generation of PET bottling equipment which includes blowers, fillers, Combi and labellers to respond to changing needs in the drinks packaging industry.
Labelling specialist Avery Dennison has launched self-adhesive labels which don’t peel off when exposed to moisture and cold, for use on wine, champagne and spirits.
Bericap is offering closures for bottles of edible oil, dressings and sauces, aimed at a range of firms, including smaller companies that may have problems switching to lightweight bottle necks.
Graham Packaging hopes to tap US growth in refrigerated juice and drinks with a new carafe-style PET bottle pitched as an alternative to gable-top cartons, traditional plastic bottles and glass.
Arpac has launched a wraparound case packer capable of reaching speeds of up to 45 cases/trays per minute.
O-I (Owens-Illinois) is testing a jar with a different shape of pouring spout which it claims is ‘unique in the sector’.
Convenience and staying-in switch drive Russian packaging trends, Euromonitor
Convenience needs and a switch to staying in are two major factors influencing food packaging trends in Russia over the past few years, according to Euromonitor.
The new PepsiCo plant bottle appears to tick all the “green” boxes for a disposable drinks bottle but the innovation should not be taken too seriously until it arrives on shelves.
New production process for oval plastic containers
Krones has globally launched a new production process to produce oval or asymmetrical plastic bottles that it claims can acheive outputs of 2,000 containers per hour.
An innovative reformulation of an established bio-based plastic has seen the development of Europe’s first extrusion-moulded bottle using eco-packaging material, said Polenghi.
Can volumes stagnant, closures decline but profit on target, says Rexam
Rexam said demand for beverage cans continues to fall in Europe and North America but was confident of meeting market expectations for the full-year as cost reductions and currency gains had offset weak sales.
Hartness and RKW join up to launch new multipack concept
Hartness International has teamed up with film producer RKW to launch Grab Pack – a new way of keeping bottles together that Hartness says makes life easier for both consumers and bottlers.
New screw cap for edible oil industry
Designed specifically for the edible oil industry, the SK 110/37 screw cap closure improves the safety and sealability of big mouth PET containers, claims its manufacturer Bericap, based in Germany.
Cost-efficient option for PET hotfill application
Affordability in terms of beneficial effects on operating costs, material savings and price per bottle are key advantages of a new PET hotfill process, according to the manufacturer.
Flexible case packer aimed at snack manufacturers
A case packer has been designed to pack sensitive products and can incorporate a range of case formats including hood, tray and wraparound, claims the manufacturer.
European brewers turn to lightweight PET standards
A manufacturer of bottle closures says its latest cooperation with
a leading German brewer reflects the growing demands within the
industry to adapt to a new lightweight standard.
One-piece closures dominating beverage market, says AMI
One-piece closures are dominating the European food and beverage
closure production market fuelled by cost reduction and light
weighting initiatives, according to plastic market analysts, AMI.
Wine maker eyes pack innovation amidst industry complacency
As winemakers come under greater pressure to ensure they are
offsetting the environmental impacts of their operations, one
global vintner believes that the humble carton may offer a
productive new solution.
Filler designed to sate beverage diversity needs
A new plastic bottle packaging system can allow processors to
perform both pressurised and pressure-less hot and cold filling to
meet demand for broader product output, according to its
Packager toasts Euro PET wine potential
Plasmax, a manufacturer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle
coatings, says that while it has not yet made its latest size
applications available in Europe, it expects growing potential for
the product within the bloc.
Bericap expands light weight plastic closure range
Bericap's range of light weight closures save their customers money
and offer a greener alternative, according to the company.
Sustainability key to bottling line design, says Sidel
Sustainability issues are the drivers behind the new lightweight PET bottling line and robotic palletizing equipment from Sidel, claims the company.
New no-spill caps set for global launch
A new sealing device for liquid containers extends the product's
shelf life, preserves freshness and reduces waste, its manufacturer
Cott shows bottle with green water plan
Cott, a leading manufacturer of private label and branded soft
drinks, has agreed a deal with packager Sidel over the lease of
blow-moulding equipment for expansion into sustainable bottled
Four-way x-ray designed for packaging
A recent development in x-ray detection for packaging leaves no
place for contaminants to hide, whether in glass, metal and even
stone or bone, according to its manufacturer.
Coatings designed to extend shelf life of returnable bottles
Two European companies have reached agreement to commercialise
coatings that extends the life of returnable glass bottles.
Blowmoulder regulator provides automated quality control
A new automated regulator for blowmoulders can improve polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) bottling line efficiency, its manufacturer
SABMiller extends use of anti-scuff coating for returnables
After testing a new anti-scuff coating for reusable bottles in
South Africa, SABMiller said today it will roll out the application
to its key breweries worldwide.
PET bottle has the class of glass, says manufacturer
A new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle for wine offers a
lower weight form of packaging without sacrificing product
quality or the environmental benefits associated with glass, its
Capper puts the closure on damage, claims manufacturer
A new capper uses belts instead of spindles, eliminating cap damage
and providing a more consistent closure, its manufacturer claims.
New water plant incorporates all stages of production
A giant purpose-built water bottling facility in Germany will
handle the entire production process, from bottling and warehousing
to storage and distribution.
Monitor designed to eliminate bottling line jams
A new infeed monitor is engineered to eliminate line jams by
distributing product from a nested position to multiple lanes at
speeds up to 2,000 bottles per minute, its manufacturer claims.
News caps reduce error rate
A new range of closures reduces errors in the capping of beverages
and other food products, according to the manufacturer.
Low friction guide reduces packaging line bottlenecks
A new beaded guide that can be fitted into processing and packaging
lines allows multiple products to run side-by-side without bottle
necks, while reducing damage, its manufacturer claims.
Pneumatic bottler offers simplicity with accuracy
A new soft drinks bottling system, which uses only two pneumatics
functions, improves filling accuracy while reducing maintenance
costs, its manufacturer claims.
Crown expands easy-open closure range
Crown Closures Europe has put out three new diameters for its Ideal
brand, expanding the range for which it can be used for packing
foods and beverages.
Krones to unveil new aseptic sterilisation process
Germany-based Krones next week plans to unveil a new sterilisation
process for the aseptic filling of sensitive beverages.