Importing wine to Britain in bulk and bottling it in lighter glass
would save money and help the environment, says a recycling agency,
which has signed up supermarkets and wine firms to trial the idea.
US demand for plastic containers is expected to grow 4.6 per cent
annually through 2010 to be worth about $24 billion, held up in
part by the current popularity of smaller-sized beverage bottles,
according to a forecast report.
Consumer demand for more convenient prepared foods, trends toward
value-added packaging and the growing use of plastic, cups and
pouches, are driving the steady growth in the use of food
containersin the US, according to the Freedonia...
The plastic container market for beverages in the US will grow 4.8%
annually to 71 billion units in 2008 while the market for plastic
food bottles will grow 4.9% annually to 11.1 billion units in 2008,
according to a study by the...
Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest brewer, has introduced
aluminium beer bottles for its Michelob, Michelob Light and
Anheuser World Select brands in certain bars and clubs across the
United States, writes Kim Hunter Gordon.
Russia's OST group, one of the country's biggest alcohol producers,
has built a new bottle plant near Moscow which will supply it with
up to 600 million bottles a year - and save it more than $10
million, writes Angela Drujinina.
Duvel Moortgat, the Belgian brewing group, has sold its fruit juice
operation Freya's Deli Fruit to compatriot Konings for an
undisclosed sum, a move precipitated by the need for urgent
investment in the company.
Integrated bottling and packaging systems manufacturer Krones is
launching a number of new products including a PET-Asept system
featuring Isolator technology and a new VO-DM-PET volumetric
filling system for water.
Canbra Foods has developed a new line of clear, handled 64-ounce
rapeseed oil bottle. The bottles are Canbra Food's first-ever
application using Eastman Chemical Company's Eastar copolyester for
handleware, a material that...
New pre-designed metal closures for European manufacturers of jams
and honey have been developed by Crown Holdings. The company claims
that the concept will help companies achieve greater
cost-effectiveness while ensuring complete...
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 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...
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...
Global packaging firm Owens-Illinois (O-I) announced today that it
is to conduct a strategic review of its blow-moulded plastics
operations in North America, South America and Europe. Not
surprising, when you consider the size and...
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...
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...
Dairy Crest, the largest dairy food company in the UK, has become
the latest company to choose Amcor FlexCan from Amcor Flexibles for
its new diced cheese product. Dairy Crest is using the patented
innovative flexible container for...
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...
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...
Sidel will be featuring its latest technological innovations in the
blow moulding sector, which will include the Actis treated PET beer
bottle for the German market, as well as highlighting its expanded
international presence at the...
Sidel will be featuring its latest technological innovations in the blow moulding sector, which will include the Actis treated PET beer bottle for the German market, as well as highlighting its expanded international presence at the forthcoming BRAU trade...
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...
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.
A small US water bottling company, Kolob claims to have tripled
productivity and significantly reduced costs following investments
it has made in automation equipment sourced at last year's Pack
Expo in Las Vegas.