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Americas: Amcor designs PET beer bottles

Amcor has designed New Age’s Salzburg craft beer PET bottles with a crown metal cap, replicating the standard glass bottle. The PET containers are a replacement for glass during the filling and capping process, withstanding the internal pressure and high-heat conditions of the tunnel pasteurization process. "PET bottles offer design advantages over glass while being lighter weight, more easily and...

Europe: Cartons found as good as glass bottles, study

An environmental lifecycle assessment (LCA) has confirmed that single-use beverage cartons compare favorably with reusable glass bottles – and outperform single-use PET bottles – across the fresh milk, juice and UHT milk market segments. The results of the study are based on an in-depth analysis of the German beverage packaging market, with expert review and oversight by the German Federal...

Americas: More are snacking on yogurt, report

Over half of all US consumers now buy yogurt as part of their typical grocery basket, according to a new report from Innova Market Insights, but their habits appear to be evolving. Convenience themes are becoming increasingly important, for example, with 17% of consumers naming this as a significant choice factor in 2018, which is more than twice as...

Europe: Kettle Foods use tape for reclosable snack packs

Kettle Foods is using RE:CLOSE from Essentra Tapes to promote its new Kettle & More range to consumers whilst also providing user-friendly pack reclosability to maintain freshness and support portion control. The eight-colour printed tape can be seen on Lightly Salted Kettle Chips packs throughout retail outlets in the UK. By working with Essentra’s Design Studio the tape delivers maximum...

Asia Pacific: Personalised nutrition in demand, say experts

Everyone wants to be as healthy as they can be. However, while wearable technology has made it possible for people to track their physical activity, personalised nutrition has yet to be fully addressed. For example - while it is basic understanding that a clean diet and frequent exercise will lead to weight loss, a one-size fits all approach may not...

Europe: Nestle company launches bottles made of recycled plastic

Valvert launches its new bottle made from recycled PET (rPET), the first natural mineral water brand in Belgium to do so. This innovation highlights Nestlé's commitment to have the rPET content in its bottles to 35% worldwide, and to 50% in Belgium, by 2025. The bottle is another milestone in Valvert's journey towards sustainability. Nestlé is already working in partnership...

Europe: Instant dried soup maker uses Ishida technology

Swiss manufacturer HACO AG has installed an Ishida linear multihead weigher and IX-GA X-ray inspection system for packaging instant dried soups. The 12-head linear weigher processes the soup ingredients at a speed of up to 170 weighments per minute with a weighing accuracy of 0.1 g. The X-ray system uses Ishida’s patented Genetic Algorithm technology to detect foreign bodies with...

Europe: Making in-line Fourier Transform Infrared analyzer a reality

Tetra Pak and FOSS have created an in-line standardization analyzer that is designed to take continuous accurate measurement and control of protein and fat in dairy products. The new unit has been designed to help ensure consistent product quality and strengthen profitability by removing the uncertainty of sampling techniques. The new solution utilizes automation hardware and software algorithms that react and...

Europe: Mitigating risks, improving food safety with x-ray inspection

Driven by increasingly stringent regulations, headline-making recalls and an emphasis on building a stronger organizational safety culture, food safety remains a top priority and goal for food and beverage manufacturers worldwide. Protecting products and brand reputation through measures that identify and prevent risks and deliver greater traceability, such as the use of advanced x-ray technologies, is pivotal to staying compliant...

Europe: Proseal releases ultra-hygienic conveyor

Proseal has developed a new ultra-hygienic conveyor to help food manufacturers meet the highest food quality and safety standards. The next generation OC Conveyor incorporates a features that avoid potential food traps, together with an enhanced design which ensures fast and thorough cleaning during wash down. The new fully folded construction of the conveyor has removed any box sections or tubing. These...