Atlantium UV chosen for Russia plant expansion

Atlantium Technologies, a specialist in UV water treatment for industrial and municipal applications, has announced that the PepsiCo plant in Domodedovo, Russia has chosen Atlantium Hydro-Optic UV for water treatment, as part of its plant expansion plan to incorporate a kvas production line. The company will be installing four Atlantium units in addition to the […]

Malt production to move into new markets?

Global beer producers are faced with a conundrum – on one hand, global beer production has shifted, with more beer being produced closer to new consumers in emerging markets where demand is growing at twice the rate of developed markets. On the other hand, agro-climatic circumstances limit where barley can be grown, with the bulk […]

Automation for brewery warehouse

Finnish beverage company, Olvi Oyj, has commissioned Cimcorp to design and implement an extensive automation system to boost the efficiency of its dispatch operations. Olvi – which manufactures beers, ciders, long drinks and soft drinks including Angry Birds, Hello Kitty and HeviSaurus brands – is investing in new warehouse technology to increase its storage capacity […]


Reclosable aluminium beer bottle opens by hand

Anheuser-Busch has launched a new reclosable aluminium bottle that is initially planned to be used for its Bud Light Platinum bottles in North America. The design of the 11.5oz aluminium bottle – which features a twist-off cap – provides for a tool-less opening. Meanwhile, the bottle itself is also more than 50% stronger than a […]

Case packer module for gentle bottle placement

US-based packaging machinery firm Standard-Knapp has introduced its Versatron Case Packer with lowering head module. It is ideally suited for customers looking for gentle, positive handling of their product, yet is still rugged enough for 24/7 operation. When equipped with the module, the Versatron Case Packer can continue to operate as a robust drop packer […]


May 2013

Healthy solutions Bowing to beer pressure Emulsional intelligence Notebook innovation

New Rexam plant flies flag in Finland

Global beverage can maker Rexam this week opened its new can manufacturing plant in Finland. Located in Mäntsälä in southern Finland, it is Rexam’s first plant in the country, and will employ around 100 local people. On completion of a second line, scheduled for 2014, the plant will have a capacity of approximately 1.35bn 330ml […]

Dohler big on brown

Döhler has unveiled a new range of ‘brown’ flavours, ranging from chocolate, cocoa, nut, nougat and coffee through to caramel and vanilla. Not only are markets and technologies constantly changing, so are flavour preferences, says the firm. “While caramel often had a ‘burnt’ character in Europe ten years ago, today’s preferences are for milder accents,” […]

September 2011

Revealing the power of perception Cindy Beeren, head of sensory and consumer at Leatherhead Food Research, examines the various influences of consumer purchasing. Staying powder Bénédicte Pascalie, marketing manager for Cargill Flavour Systems, explains the thinking behind the company’s latest flavour concept… A net of complex issues The Food and Drink Federation’s director of sustainability […]

New counterfeit booze-busting test

With reports of counterfeit alcohol increasing in parts of Europe, demand for testing for dangerous and illegal alcohol additives such as methanol is on the up too. Although methanol, a potent toxicant in humans, can occur naturally in very low levels in some alcoholic beverages, dangerous amounts of methanol may occur in or be added […]

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Scot a lot of wins

Border Biscuits has scooped the prestigious title of Business of the Year at the 2012 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards. The success completed a double for the Lanarkshire company, which was also recognised for its commitment to developing its employees with the Profiting Through Skills Development award. The night’s second big winner was Katy […]


Thirst for soft drinks continues, says latest Britvic report

In tough economic times, sales of soft drinks have demonstrated their continued resilience – grow to £9.7 billion (€11.6bn), according to the 2012 Britvic Soft Drinks Report. Key findings from the report, based on independent Nielsen and CGA market data, reveal that take-home sales were up seven per cent in value and one per cent […]


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