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Soft drink sales top £10bn for the first time

Sales of soft drinks have risen by 2% and total market value for this category has topped the £10 billion mark for the first time.   According to the Britvic Soft Drinks Review, sift drinks generated value sales in the leisure channel of more than £2.8 billion. Despite the decline seen immediately after the recession, […]

Krones targets alternative filtering aid

The search for alternatives to diatomite for pre-coating filtration has long been a significant concern for the brewing industry. German company Krones has taken this concern on board together with a development partner. A specialty viscose fibre could emerge as an alternative filtering aid. Krones is addressing this issue. Pre-coating filtration with diatomite has acquired […]

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New citrus oils for beverages

Treatt, a flavour and fragrance ingredients provider, is launching a range of TreattZest citrus oils that confer an authentic fresh, zesty profile. These concentrated products have enhanced solubility and offer low cost in use in an array of finished product applications. TreattZest oils are produced using highly selective extraction methods, which separate compounds based on […]

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Vision system reduces keg filling line stoppages

A vision system developed by Olmec UK is being used to check that the correct beer kegs are present in the correct orientation on the filling lines at Molson Coors brewery. The vision system inspects the special filling tube in top of the keg, known as the spear, to determine whether the keg can proceed […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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