• New Radnor Hills flavours extend matte can family


    In fact, the Wales-based company uses AMP’s sophisticated matte finish for every can across its entire product line, from its sparkling and still Radnor Hills brand flagbearers to its infused waters and its Heartsease Farm-branded mixers. Their pure still and sparkling spring waters are packaged respectively in stunning contemporary matte navy-blue and matte silver 33cl cans and earned a shortlisting for ‘Best in Can’ at the 2020 Global Water Drinks Awards.

    The matte finish not only brings a unique appeal visually, it also offers haptic enhancement through the special hint of texture that matte provides. The two new Infusions flavours, the latest to the family of matte cans, reinforce Radnor’s commitment to this unique aesthetic.

    We asked Radnor why they’re so happy with matte. "It simply looks and feels fantastic," said Camilla Cadwallader, Product & Innovation Account Manager at Radnor Hills. "Our spring water products are outstanding, so they deserve to stand out, and we pay a lot of attention to the pack design. The matte finish is that final detail that makes our cans look extra attractive on the shelf and then feel great in the hand."

    Dirk Schwung, Sales Director at Ardagh Metal Packaging - Europe, said, "Our matte finish is really special – we’re delighted that Radnor has picked it again for its new Infusions, and is actually making it a character note across its brands."

    The matte finish is available for aluminium and steel cans in all sizes, with Ardagh’s local CTS teams available to support filling line trials.

  • Dewar’s unveils sustainable metal packaging


    The metal boxes are considered to be a ‘modern, sustainable packaging solution’ by the brand.

    Metal was chosen for the cases because it is economical and has a low carbon footprint due to the material’s high recyclability rate, according to the brand.

    While the packaging of the two whiskies is identical in structure, the separate cases display different colours and designs. Both the 12-year-old and 18-year-old tins feature the Dewar’s white label.

    The boxes were produced by IPL Packaging, and feature a matte varnish finish.

    Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky Aged 12 Years contains notes of citrus, vanilla and dried fruit.

    The 18-year-old is said to have notes of dark chocolate, marzipan and rich fruit, and described as an ‘indulgent post-dinner dram’ by the brand.

  • Berlin Packaging Acquires Elias Valavanis S.A.

    Acquisition expands company’s global footprint to include the Balkans and strengthens existing Mediterranean business

  • Which Food Packaging Is Best For Transit?

    Food packaging refers to the enclosing of food products to shield them from contamination and tampering from chemical, physical, and biological sources. You may also package food to enhance its shelf life or keep its taste and quality during shipping and handling. Many food products whether fresh or processed, are stored, marketed, and distributed in packaging. 

    Because food is a delicate product, it's important for it to be well packaged to avoid coming into contact with contaminants. The materials you use in packaging should guarantee safety during transit.   

  • Hoffmann Neopac Makes Massive Green Energy Investment at Switzerland Packaging Plants

    Company’s Switzerland facilities are now fully powered by renewable electricity via hydroelectric power and an extensive new solar plant.

    Thun, Switzerland – Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has installed one of the largest solar power systems in Switzerland. The extensive green energy initiative, which costs more than 2 million Swiss Francs ($2.2 million), will make Hoffmann Neopac fully electricity sustainable at each of its two manufacturing sites in its home country.

  • Berlin Packaging Continues European Expansion with the Acquisition of Glass Line

    Addition of family-owned business strengthens Italian operations

  • Oral care brand Waken switches aluminium packaging for plastic alternative


    One year on from its launch, oral care brand Waken has switched up its packaging for a recyclable plastic alternative in an effort to make its products certified Carbon Neutral.

    The new PCR plastic packaging, adopted across all four skus, is made primarily from old milk bottles and plastic from sugar cane. Previously, Waken’s mouthwashes were housed in an aluminium packaging, developed by Vetroplas, which was also recyclable.

    However, according to the start-up’s founder, Simon Duffy, the aluminium bottles required much more outer packaging in order to protect them from external damage. “Our new bottles require much less outer packaging to protect them in transit and require less energy to make,” Duffy told Cosmetics Business.

    “They are also much more durable than the previous aluminium ones which were susceptible to denting in stores.

    “However, we still love aluminium as a packaging material and we are still considering using it for future products.”

    Customers can also shop Waken’s products at a much lower price point than when the skus initially launched in November 2019.

    A mouthwash housed in an aluminium bottle would set shoppers back £8, while the accompanying metal cup was priced at £4.

    Now, the price has been almost halved to £4.50.

    Meanwhile, when asked why Waken had not opted for a refillable option, Duffy said this is something the brand would like to launch into.

    The new recyclable bottles have a 2 resin code, meaning they can be put in consumer’s curbside recycling.

  • Metal packaging market to see increased demand from Covid-19 new Smithers data reveals

    LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA – November 10, 2020 – The global metal packaging and coatings market will reach $112.4 billion in 2020. This represents a fall of $4.8 billion compared to 2019; as the industry, and especially industrial segments, reacts to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Critically it will return to positive growth in 2021, and stronger than before Covid-19.

    This insight is drawn from the new Smithers study – The Future of Metal Packaging and Coatings to 2025 – its most detailed ever examination of this sector.

  • Outstanding performance earns Cocinero worldwide recognition

    Information: A well-known sunflower edible oil brand in Argentina has now been brought to the attention of a worldwide audience by winning a major international packaging award. Cocinero Clasico Oil’s distinctive aluminium aerosol can produced by Trivium Packaging Argentina overcame strong competition in the prestigious aerosol and bottles category at the 2020 International Metal Decorating and Packaging Association (IMDPA) Awards.