Beverage

Australian winery Cowpunk Wines is launching its inaugural brand – a natural wine range with inventive, sustainable and accessible brand strategy and packaging by Denomination.

New Zealand-based Synlait Milk is launching its first own brand consumer foods product – a reusable, 1.5 litre stainless steel bottle of homogenised milk.

Jet Technologies, in partnership with global wine solutions developer Vinventions, has launched Vintop, its new range of sustainable wine closures, which have eco-friendly liners, free of polyvinylidene chloride.

Endeavour Group has rolled out a beer can clip reuse and recycling program in selected BWS and Dan Murphy’s stores, becoming the first Australian retailer to initiate a circular scheme for the waste item.

Shotspresso has made the switch to landfill-biodegradable packaging materials provided by local eco-conscious company Biogone, which it says it will be using "for years to come".

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks launches a new 200ml mini can range for three drink variants, matching the 100% recyclable status of its existing glass stubby bottle, paperboard wraps and corrugate cartons.

Nestlé has developed packaging for the new Vittel GO system and Vittel Hybrid water bottles, designed to function just like traditional plastic bottles but with much less plastic.

Brewing giant Lion is set to remove 630 tonnes of plastic per year through its latest sustainability target of removing plastic shrink-wrap and plastic beer bottle labels by 2023.

Australian wine brand The Hidden Sea has launched two new wine varietals packaged and printed with sustainability in mind. Packaging is by Orora, the printing is done by Cutler Brands.

Two years in the making, Victorian-based Sou’West Brewery recently opened its doors in Torquay to the public. For the brewery's turnkey processing and packaging solution, it turned to FB*Propak.

Fast-growing craft brewery Little Bang has used HP Indigo variable data printing to give its beer cans presence on the shelves and personality in the eyes of the consumer.

Aiming to support the emerging trend of using closures to manage quality of wine throughout its shelf-life, Jet Technologies has grown its range of solutions for ANZ wine producers.

This year’s limited release of the 2019 ‘The Creation’ Cabernet Sauvignon by Hentley Farm, exclusive to members, will use digital packaging technology powered by Cellr to deliver an art showcase.

Metsa Board has designed a light, but strong, easily recyclable packaging for the new Chopin Organic Rye Vodka range at its Excellence Centre in Aanekoski, Finland.

Sidel's survey on consumers’ environmental perceptions about caps shows that participants place more importance on safety and user-friendliness than green credentials.

Bookings are now open for the AIP's new ‘Packaging in the Beverage Industry’ virtual training course, which will be held on 30 June, and headed up by Dr Martin Orzinski.