Sidel’s design concept Aya won the World Food Innovation Award in the category “best drink packaging design”. Sidel said the Aya design is a comprehensive, end-to-end packaging alternative for still water.

Australian startup Cellr has developed a wine bottle lid that allows consumers to confirm a wine’s provenance, verify its producers, and access brand and promotional messaging.

Coca Cola Amatil’s full-year results for 2019 was generally positive, with group trading revenues growing 6.7 per cent to $5bn.

4 Pines Brewing Company will soon be putting its famous beer into bottles and cans on a new filling line, to be supplied by Foodmach, at its Brookvale facility.

Sidel has installed a complete, flexible PET line to handle sensitive beverages and carbonated soft drinks for Bickford’s Australia. This is the first time Bickford’s has invested in aseptic technology with dry preform decontamination.

Amcor has introduced a new system for developing uniquely shaped and recyclable closures for wine and spirits.

CUB’s Cascade Brewery has produced 360,000 cans of free drinking water to date, for distribution to communities around Australia whose water supplies are affected by natural disasters.

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.