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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
A west country drinks firm has been ordered to pay nearly £23,000, after one of its bottling line workers needed life-saving surgery to treat a severed artery when his arm became caught in an unguarded machine.
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.
The largest size Thermic Ultra retortable barrier jar from RPC Containers Corby - the 3.8l American gallon - has proved the ideal packing solution for olive supplier Aceitunas del Guadalquivir, based in Seville, Spain.
If corks continue to bob out of the wine aisle in the face of fierce competition from screwtop bottle closures, it is at least, in part, because of recent innovation and differentiation in metal closure technology – from smoother finishes to tamper evidence.
A closure system that combines a foil laminate membrane with injection-moulded plastics overcomes many of the operational challenges to do with plastic-on-plastic seal integrity, according to the manufacturer.
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.