Avantium, a renewable chemicals company, and ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH, one of the world’s leading plastic converters, announce their Joint Development Agreement for the development of PEF bottles. After The Coca-Cola Company and Danone, ALPLA is the third company to collaborate with Avantium on PEF, a bioplastic based on Avantium’s proprietary YXY technology. The goal of these collaborations is to bring 100% biobased PEF bottles to the market by 2016.
M. Jacob & Sons in conjunction with Alplast is proud to introduce a new line of Aluminum Roll On Pilfer-Proof (ROPP) Closures for the distilled spirits, wine, aperitifs and liqueur markets. These threaded aluminum ROPP caps can be flat litho and rotary offset printed in up to four colors. Standard sizes are from 18x12mm to 31.5x60mm and are fitted with standard EPE liners with other liner options available upon request.
Coca-Cola Enterprises and ECO Plastics mark first year of recycling joint venture.
June 5, 2013
Continuum Recycling, the pioneering recycled-PET joint venture between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and ECO Plastics, celebrated its one year anniversary by reaching the milestone of half a billion bottles processed since opening in May 2012.
Nature’s Coffee Kettle is a coffee brewing system for campers, hikers and coffee connoisseurs. Now the company’s updated spouted pouch from Flair Flexible Packaging helps Nature’s Coffee Kettle better communicate the unique brewing method and the freshness of the custom-roasted gourmet coffee.
Global consumption of bottled water has doubled in the past decade, and is set to continue growth to replace carbonates as the leading soft drinks category.
May 15, 2013
It was not that long ago that the idea of buying water in a bottle seemed outrageously quirky to most people, but over the past few decades the demand for packaged water has rocketed exponentially. Just ten years ago world consumption stood at one hundred billion liters. Since then, and despite the global downturn, volumes have actually doubled. Perhaps even more amazing is that, according to Canadean’s latest calculations, packaged water will actually overtake carbonates as the leading soft drinks category in just two years. This anticipated result is being bolstered by its healthy image, plus actual necessity in those areas of the world lacking alternative, safe, water supplies.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies, we share new technologies in label management, the skills gap and end-of-line machinery, big data, one garage door manufacturer turns green with new packaging, snack food packaging trends and more!