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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.

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