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Bottling lines adapted to meet needs

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Bottling lines adapted to meet needs

By Rick Pendrous

Carbonated soft drink (CSD) bottling line supplier Sidel has responded to changing market demand for smaller, on-the-go bottles. 

BrewDog’s Abstrakt limited edition bottles come with a dipped wax seal

Glass effects support craft alcohol growth

By Paul Gander

The latest bottles to join the busy beer category, in particular, demonstrate how special effects and new options with glass are allowing brand-owners in the growing craft alcohol segment to differentiate their products effectively.

Movigear units on bottling line at Radnor Hills

Radnor Hills raises its bottling line output

By Rick Pendrous

Drinks maker Radnor Hills has increased capacity from 175M to 300M bottles a year, thanks to the installation of a new bottling line that makes use of an energy efficient drive system.

Princes plans to install a new high-speed cooker for baked beans at its Wisbech site

Princes invests in cooker and bottling line

By Alice Foster

Princes plans to install a high-speed baked beans cooker at its Wisbech site, after having introduced a new bottling line at its soft drinks factory in Bradford.  

Better transparency for composites

Better transparency for composites

Greater transparency is available in high barrier composite polypropylene (PP)/ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) /PP containers made by RPC Containers at Corby, thanks to its investment in new injection stretch blow moulding technology.

Drinks firms can benefit from new labelling line

Makro now offers Matrix and All Glass

Makro Labelling UK is now able to supply complete lines for the drinks market, having secured agency agreements to represent Italian companies Matrix, which supplies bottling technology, and All Glass, which makes air conveyors, palletiser and depalletisers...

Harrogate Bottled Water Brands to create 28 new jobs

Harrogate Water Brands boosts jobs

By Nicholas Robinson

Nearly 30 new jobs will be created at Harrogate Water Brands, following the opening of a new £6M bottling line.

Absolut Vodka has blazed a trail with its distinctive packaging

Absolut Vodka makes pack-to-pack difference

By Paul Gander

For premium brands looking for a point of difference, Absolut Vodka has blazed a trail with a second range of unique bottles, providing pack-to-pack as well as brand-to-brand differentiation.

German packaging firm can produce 81,000 PET containers an hour

Blow moulders help to cut costs

German packaging machinery specialist Krones has developed a blow moulder that can produce 81,000 polyethylene terephthalate (PET) beverage containers an hour, which are then filled with product and labelled in a single operation. The equipment is already...

O-I's Alloa plant supplies bottles for various Diageo brands, including Johnnie Walker whisky

Shadow hangs over Scottish bottle plant

By Rod Addy

Action is underway to safeguard 500 jobs at a bottle making plant in Scotland after drinks giant Diageo announced plans to shift bottle supply for brands including Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff to other locations.

Clear benefits: Absolut’s Unique range featured innovative colour coating designs

Glass stands its ground against its plastic rivals

By Paul Gander

New research suggests that, although glass packaging will face fierce competition from other materials over the next decade, it is already retaking ground lost in some categories and showing stubborn resistance in others.

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmon (left) toured new £4M bottling facility at Tennent Caledonian’s Wellpark brewery in Glasgow

Alex Salmond opens new £4M Tennent's bottling plant

By Freddie Dawson

Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond has opened a new £4M bottling facility at Tennent Caledonian’s Wellpark brewery in Glasgow that will enable the brewer to meet its export targets.

Infra-red oven has jars of efficiency

Infra-red oven has jars of efficiency

A custom-made, carbon infra-red oven from Heraeus Noblelight has boosted the efficiency of Premier Foods' Loyd Grossman cooking sauce production line by 10%..

Wiseman to supply another 35m litres to Tesco

Wiseman to supply another 35m litres to Tesco

By Elaine Watson

Robert Wiseman Dairies has struck a deal to supply Tesco with another 35m litres of milk a year, but said volume gains with the Co-operative Group had been offset by the retailer's decision to source ‘value’ milk from another supplier.

Forecasting: where art meets science

Forecasting: where art meets science

By Elaine Watson

The difference between 'JIT' (just in time) and 'JTFL' (just too f**king late), as some manufacturers politely refer to their supply chain planning...

Heinz plays ketchup with the shampoo market

Heinz plays ketchup with the shampoo market

By Paul Gander

Following the success of its plastic top down ketchup bottle, introduced in June 2003 on its 570g tomato ketchup variant, Heinz has decided to extend...

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