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CANPACK helps Slovenian beer enthusiasts feel proud of their history

The heritage of Laško – the biggest and best known Slovenian beer brand was the basis of a series of limited-edition cans, in which CANPACK’s Quadromix printing technology was used to produce three different designs with the theme of “Proud of the past, looking to the future”. The brewery can trace its history back to…


Diageo acquires RTD brand Loyal 9 Cocktails

Loyal 9 Cocktails, a rapidly growing spirits-based ready-to-drink brand from Rhode Island’s Sons of Liberty Spirits Company, has been acquired by the multinational beverage company Diageo. Launched in 2018 in Rhode Island, Loyal 9’s vodka-based ready-to-drink cocktails include such flavours as Lemonade, Mixed Berry Lemonade, and Watermelon Lemonade, and are all gluten-free and produced with 100% real…


Molson Coors removes plastic rings from all major brands

Molson Coors has said that it intends to remove plastic rings and introduce a fully recyclable and sustainable cardboard sleeve for can multipacks for all major brands, including Carling and Coors. Produced by paper-based solutions supplier, Graphic Packaging International, the one-piece cartonboard wrap features a shaped interior design that securely holds the cans, as well…


Hyperion Materials & Technologies announces acquisition of Crafts Technology

Hyperion Materials & Technologies has announced the acquisition of Crafts Technology, a high-precision provider of tailor-made cemented tungsten carbide solutions. “We are thrilled to combine Crafts Technology’s complementary engineering expertise and manufacturing capabilities with Hyperion’s materials expertise and global footprint,” said Ron Voigt, CEO of Hyperion. “This move positions us as a leading provider of finished…


Pandemic recycling data shows big spikes in aluminium cans  

With at-home consumption up significantly during the last year, Republic Services offers an Earth Day reminder to properly recycle e-commerce and beverage containers This Earth Day, Republic Services is releasing pandemic recycling data showing significant increases in the recycling of cardboard boxes, aluminium cans and plastic and glass bottles over the last year, reflecting a…


GPI Supports Estrella Damm’s plastic replacement initiative

Paper-based packaging solution provider Graphic Packaging has partnered with Estrella Damm to replace 100 percent of its plastic shrink wrap packaging, equivalent to 99 tonnes annually, with paperboard alternatives on multipack cans. In line with its commitment to achieving more eco-sustainable packaging in 2021, Estrella Damm has launched a unique rounded-corner pack, designed and developed…


White Claw Hard Seltzer launches new flavours and higher-ABV White Claw Hard Seltzer Surge

White Claw have launched two new innovations just in time for summer: White Claw Hard Seltzer Variety Pack Flavour Collection No.3 with three new flavours and White Claw Hard Seltzer Surge, a stronger wave of refreshment with 8% alcohol.  Both are crafted using a proprietary BrewPure process, with the most refreshing flavours on the market.…


Intralox Celebrates 50 Years of Transforming Movement

Fifty years ago, J.M. Lapeyre had a problem. How could he safely deliver shrimp to the automatic peeler he invented while eliminating the maintenance and downtime of traditional conveyor belting? A problem solver, J.M. invented the first modular plastic conveyor belt. This year, Intralox celebrates 50 years of bringing conveyance solutions to food processors, manufacturers,…


Three firms to merge to form PackSys Global AG

Combitool AG, Texa AG and Madag Printing Systems AG have announced their intention to merge together into PackSys Global AG. The goal is to create a stronger force and focus on the continuity of their strengths. The merger process of all companies will be completed by 1st August 2021. The individual companies have been on…


Baby skincare company embraces metal packaging options

Organic skincare company, Nature’s Baby Organics says it has taken its eco-friendly commitment one step further with the release of aluminium packaging options for seven of its best-selling products. “Nature’s Baby is committed to create formulas that are effective, eco-friendly, and safe for children and our environment and this commitment extends to our packaging. We’re…

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