Coca-Cola Singapore has released a limited edition run of Star Wars-themed bottles with lightsabers that illuminate via organic LED (OLED) technology.

The Australian Government will spend $417,000 to establish a wine export label directory in a bid to protect Australian wine brands from copycat and fake labelling. The Wine Australia Amendment (Label Directory) Bill 2019 was passed last week (2 December).

Sidel has introduced its new Cermex FlexiPack pick-and-place case packing solution for glass bottles, which incorporates robotic technology.

As part of its global packaging rollout, Carlsberg is introducing new labels and bottle caps for its products in the Australian market, aiming to improve the company’s environmental footprint while ensuring a fresher taste.

Lion has pledged to become Australia’s first large-scale carbon-neutral brewer next year.

Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil have announced the companies are on track to meeting sustainable packaging goals, with all soft drink and water brands (600ml and below) in Australia now being produced in 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles.

Iconic Italian beer brand Birra Peroni has upgraded its glass bottling capacity with a new complete glass line from Sidel.

Beverage start-up Shine+ Drink has won the Small & Succeeding Award at the NSW Telstra Business Awards. PKN spoke to co-founder Steve Chapman.

Shepparton Partners Collective (SPC) is offloading its Kyabram Factory and the iconic brands of IXL jam and Taylor’s marinades and sauces to the newly formed Kyabram Jam Company, for an undisclosed sum.

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has sold its bottling site in Thebarton, South Australia, which closed in December last year.

Melbourne-based craft brewery Moon Dog has invested in a new All-In-One monoblock filler from GEA Vipoll.

De Bortoli has boosted the efficiency of its largest winery, thanks to a new palletiser pattern forming system from Foodmach.

Fibre King has launched the world’s first mini can casepacker, targeted at the craft brewing industry.

Brewery giant Carlsberg has unveiled two new prototypes for its bio-based Wood Fibre Bottle, billed as the world’s first paper beer bottle.

Amcor Capsules and integrated solutions provider Toppan Printing have teamed up for a new NFC-enabled anti-counterfeiting system for wine and spirits.