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Coca-Cola concludes first French deal

Beverage giant Coca-Cola is to acquire the France-based Tropico brand from Alizé in order to grow in the fruit drinks sector. Part of a diversification...

Recycling rate needs to triple to meet sustainability objectives, claims Phoenix

Recycled PET producer Phoenix Technologies International has identified 50 per cent as the ideal recycled bottle content to help meet sustainability objectives and avoid...

StarLite extension claims to be ace of base

A carbonated soft drinks (CSD) version of the Sidel StarLite family of bottle base solutions has been launched, which is said to produce a...

Britvic installs PET lines at two UK sites

Engineering business Lorien is working with UK-based soft drinks manufacturer Britvic on the installation of PET production lines at the company’s Leeds and Rugby manufacturing...

Alpla invests in Greece

Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla is to make its first venture into Greece with the acquisition of Argo S.A., a producer of bottles, dispensers and...

Looping-the-loop and closing the loop at Wales Airshow

A recycling initiative at last weekend's Wales Airshow in Swansea gave the public the chance to separate their expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays and cups and PET bottles and...

Research teams drive PET bottles into automotive market

A research project that aims to make it possible to recover PET bottle waste and convert it into high-grade industrial applications has been launched...

Hair packaging makeover for Unilever in Dubai

Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is using engineering and robotics supplied by Gebo Cermex for the ‘end-of-line’ production of two haircare packaging lines at...

Pretium makes room for PET bottle production

US-based containers and closures maker Pretium Packaging is to expand its facility in Carrollton, Texas to support growing demand for PET bottles. An additional 52,000 sq ft...

Coca-Cola makes $85m investment in Canada

An $85 million investment has been made by Coca-Cola in Canada to build a production facility in Peterborough, Ontario as the beverage giant looks...