New labelling application for cool wine bottles

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced an Aqua Stick portfolio, designed to ease the process of applying labels to wine and sparkling wine bottles when they are cooler than their surroundings and slick with surface condensation. The new portfolio seeks to avoid the time-consuming and costly practices required to prevent condensation during labelling. […]

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Wine packaging innovation with an ‘unexpected twist’

Two global wine packaging specialists, Amorim and O-I, have announced the launch of Helix, a cork-glass wine packaging innovation for the popular premium, fast turnaround still wine segment. The new ‘twist to open’ concept combines an ergonomically-designed stopper made from cork and a glass bottle with an internal thread finish in the neck, creating 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 […]


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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Tetra Pak unveils ‘latest innovation’

Tetra Pak has unveiled what it’s calling its ‘latest innovation in carton packaging’. The Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Mid LightCap 24 builds on the success of the Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Base perforation carton packaging, says the firm, and features its lowest cost screw cap. “The package has a two-step opening with barrier protection for […]

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