Bottle

Space-efficient packaging

Space-efficient packaging

A new rectangular PET (polyethylene terephthalate) hot-fill bottle,
which allows for more efficient shipping, has been launched in the
US. This could prove to be a blessing for suppliers, as shipping
rates have risen 10 - 25 per cent...

Cadcam in food packaging

Cadcam in food packaging

Cadcam developer Delcam has reported that sales for the year to
31st December 2003 were £20.5 million, an increase of 8.5 per cent
on the previous best annual sales of £18.9 million. Food and
beverage packaging has increasingly become...

Longer-life packaging

Longer-life packaging

Constar International, a leading producer of polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) plastic containers, has successfully packaged
Smirnoff Ice in high performance Starshield barrier PET bottles.
The company claims that the material extends...

Given the Green light

Given the Green light

An innovative container system for flowable materials has been
awarded a patent in the US. Manufacturer Rocky Mountain Business
Solutions believes that the new packaging solution, called
Not-A-Bottle, offers the food and drink industry...

Juice plant spruced up

Juice plant spruced up

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has completed the modernisation and
installation of a new production line for the bottling of juices in
plastic aseptic PET bottles. The new PET line was installed at
Depsona CSJC in Tula, a plant for juice and...

The Fallingbostel project

The Fallingbostel project

SIG Corpoplast has just completed the installation of its first
ever PET-line at Eckes Granini's plant in Fallingbostel, a small
town in Lower Saxonia, Germany. The plant now produces a complete
range of packaging varieties for...

Dutch courage

Dutch courage

Grolsch is approaching a milestone on what it claims will be the
most efficient brewery in Europe. The project, which has been a
truly international effort, is the only greenfield brewery under
construction in Western Europe at the...

Capping up

Capping up

Alcoa is to launch three new pieces of capping equipment at Pack
Expo Las Vegas, which will be held 13 to 15 October 2003. One
capping machine, one elevator sorter and two rotary cap sorters
have been added to the Alcoa CSI capping...

Amcor gets its fill

Amcor gets its fill

Amcor PET Packaging has won a contract to manufacture a new 0.5 L
refill PET bottle for Coca-Cola Germany, which is aimed at
replacing small glass bottles.

Alcoa seals the lid

Alcoa seals the lid

Alcoa Closure Systems International has introduced two new closures
designed to improve the seal integrity of carbonated beverage
packaging under extreme temperature conditions.

Achieving closure

Achieving closure

Alcoa Closure Systems International (CSI) has introduced two new
closures designed to improve the seal integrity of carbonated
beverage packaging under extreme temperature conditions.

Amcor goes fruity

Amcor goes fruity

Amcor has provided the German division of Procter and Gamble with a
new larger size PET bottle for its range of Punica fruit juice
drinks.

P&G has new PET

P&G has new PET

Procter & Gamble has expanded its range of Punica juice drinks
in Germany with the introduction of a large size PET bottle, which
is said to have gained a valuable marketing niche in the highly
competitive juice market.