Food & Beverage Packaging News

BillerudKorsnäs joint venture Paboco, introduce the Paper bottle community to advance packaging innovation
BillerudKorsnäs
BillerudKorsnäs, together with partners, proudly presents Paboco, the paper bottle company, uniting leading experts in material, design and technology, and supported by world-leading consumer brands to bring sustainable progress to the bottling industry. To support the initiative and explore further development and commercial opportunities, Paboco is officially launching the Paper bottle community.
World’s largest cosmetics packaging event will encourage the beauty, aerosol and drinks packaging sector to ‘Innovate Together’

ADF&PCD Paris, the world’s leading dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume & cosmetic packaging community, is to return in January 2020 alongside a brand new show, PLD: Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks. This will create a new forum for packaging creators to share ideas and inspiration, and to source new suppliers and products from each other’s markets.

Smurfit Kappa works with specialty brewer Vanhonsebrouck to replace single-use plastic packaging
Smurfit Kappa
Smurfit Kappa has worked with a well-known Belgian specialty brewer to produce a sustainable packaging concept that eliminated the need for shrink film. Smurfit Kappa made recommendations for a 100% recyclable, paper-based solution which eliminated the requirement for shrink film. The sustainable new pack was also attractively designed and featured an in-built handle to facilitate easy transportation for the consumer.
Neville and More extends range of glass jars
Neville and More

As an alternative to plastic jars, Neville and More has now extended the popular range of Simplicity Glass Jars which are ideal for a range of products in the beauty, health and food markets. Neville and More's Simplicity Glass Jar range now includes 13 different standard sizes, all available from stock.

Radnor Hills spring water hits canned water market
Ardagh Group
Spring water is a delicate, highly regulated and safety-controlled product, which makes quality absolutely non-negotiable for Radnor Hills. Recognising the benefits of the aluminium can – with its long shelf life, 100% recyclability, transport efficiency and leakproof/lightproof qualities – the company worked with Ardagh to bring cans into its packaging portfolio in a way that presents fantastic shelf appeal as well as guaranteeing consistent product quality and safety.
Giflor obtains grade A BRC Packaging and Packaging Materials certification
Giflor
Giflor has recently obtained the prestigious BRC Packaging and Packaging materials with a grade A certification. The BRC standard, which is internationally recognized within the GFSI, allows GIFLOR to further qualify as a supplier of products to large retailers and stores as well as consolidate its position in foreign markets, especially the UK, USA and other countries that acknowledge this certification for its undisputed distinctive value.
Avery Dennison officially opens $65 million expansion in Luxembourg
Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison has officially opened its expanded production facility at the Rodange plant in Luxembourg, completing a $65 million project to strengthen its European manufacturing footprint. The expansion incorporates a state of the art, multi-capability coater, additional slitter capacity, a new packaging line and an automated warehouse.

Trays have clear sustainability benefits for Quorn
RPC Bebo

Trays from Bebo, a Berry Global company, are playing a key role in supporting Quorn Foods’ widely-publicised and highly-successful move to eliminate more than 297 tonnes of black plastic packaging from its supply chain. In addition to the change in material, Bebo has also worked on the further lightweighting of the trays.

Introducing a world-first: A Coke bottle made with plastic from the sea
Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola is unveiling the first ever sample bottle made using recovered and recycled marine plastics, demonstrating that, one day, even ocean debris could be used in recycled packaging for food or drinks. This sample is the first ever plastic bottle made using marine litter that has been successfully recycled and reused in food and drink packaging.
Pregis joins Alliance to End Plastic Waste
Pregis

Pregis LLC, a leading protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. The alliance has a $1.5 billion investment goal over the next five years to help end plastic waste in the environment.

Huhtamaki to expand to flexible packaging manufacturing in South Africa
Huhtamaki

Huhtamaki has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority of Everest Flexibles, a privately-owned flexible packaging manufacturer in South Africa. With the acquisition Huhtamaki will expand its flexible packaging manufacturing footprint into South Africa, thereby further strengthening its emerging market position. The product range and customer portfolio of Everest are complementary to those of Huhtamaki.

PureCycle Technologies celebrates successful run of groundbreaking plastics recycling technology
PureCycle
PureCycle Technologies has announced that it has successfully completed purified waste carpet from its Feedstock Evaluation Unit (FEU), transforming discarded carpet into clear, odorless, ultra-pure polypropylene (UPRP) resin through its proprietary plastics recycling technology, developed and invented by Procter & Gamble. The successful scaling of the technology unlocks the value for a wide range of waste polypropylene (PP) that can be restored to its original virgin-like condition.
Easyfairs acquires majority stake in Milan-based Packaging Première exhibition
Global exhibition organiser Easyfairs has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in high-end Italian packaging exhibition Packaging Première, which takes place on 26-28 May 2020 in Milan, home to the headquarters of many of the world’s leading luxury brands. Packaging Première is a ‘selective’ exhibition dedicated to designers, luxury packaging manufacturers and international brands.