Beverage

Corona has launched a new, circular form of packaging for its six-packs, harnessing surplus barley straw to create a sustainable paper packaging solution.

Bookings are now open for the new AIP Packaging in the Beverage Industry virtual training course, which will be held on 30 June 2021.

To overcome Covid-19 travel restrictions, SA wine producer, Eight at the Gate, is using digital wine labels, enabled by Cellr’s NFC platform, to connect directly with the US market via consumers’ smartphones.

Lion Beer Australia has future-proofed its supply chain and manufacturing operations at its Tooheys Brewery in Lidcombe, NSW, with Dematic Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).

In its recent interactive virtual event, United Caps featured product announcements and updates together with highlighting the company’s recent growth and sustainability efforts, including a first-look at its tethered closure solutions.

Beverage manufacturer Frucor Suntory has switched from shrink wrap to cardboard on its multipacks of Pepsi, PepsiMax, Mountain Dew and 7UP.

Coca-Cola is prototyping a paper bottle to reduce the use of plastics from its packaging, but questions have been raised on the viability of its latest plan.

Digital marketing platform Cellr has been named technology partner for the 2021 Barossa Wine Auction, to deliver digital verification of provenance on all wines in the auction via near-field communication.

Contract bottling company Best Bottlers has invested a high-speed canning line at its Mildura facility, working with RecoPak and Splatt Engineering for the installation.

With pressure mounting from consumers, government, and industry on companies to become more sustainable, it is no surprise that there has been a surge in R&D into paper bottles.

Queensland's CDS operator COEX finds itself at the centre of two unrelated civil cases in the Supreme Court.

Tru Blu Beverages has installed a new Fibre King automated palletising system to replace an older system, and is already seeing an upswing in productivity and capability.

Keg rental company Kegstar has launched Project Starlight, its new IoT enabled tracking system for kegs.

Sydney-based company MaCher has partnered with Flexi-Hex to develop a new ‘honeycomb’ protective sleeve for shipping in the online liquor category.

Rekorderlig Cider will have its 330ml range now packed in clear glass, with its Strawberry-Lime flavour the first in its line-up to transition to complementary coloured labels as part of the new look.

Constellation Brands has launched Round Theory – a wine brand focused on being climate positive, using several eco-friendly packaging elements across its bottles, labels and cartons.