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.