US company MillerCoors has released a new can for its Miller Lite brand. The punch top can has a second tab that can be opened to increase airflow and reduce glug. The company says the second tab gives a smoother pour and a more enjoyable drinking experience.
The Coca-Cola Company has continued its investment in China, opening Coca-Cola China’s 42nd bottling plant on 29 March.
Tate & Lyle has launched a dedicated website for beverage manufacturers. The company says the website is intended to be a “one-stop shop for innovation” for beverage manufacturers.
Scientists have developed a capsule that can remove radiation and heavy metals from beverages.
The most significant addition to food and beverage processing technologies at Anuga Food Tec would have to be cold pasteurisation.
In 2010, Coca-Cola’s chunky fruit juice Pulpy was on sale in 14 different nations; by 2011 it was already being produced and sold on 25 national markets. Beverages featuring fruit chunks are regarded as the paramount drivers for future global growth in the fruit juice segment.
Tetra Pak has announced the start-up of its second production line in its Chinese packaging material plant.
Naturalness, functional value, enjoyment and convenience are still the prime drivers regulating consumer beverage purchase behaviour. But in the beverage processing plants operators are also focusing on minimising their environmental footprints and maximising their efficiency.
Krones AG has developed FlexiFruit pre-dosing equipment, a twin-flow concept for juices and milk-based mixed drinks to ensure separation between juice or milk-based mixed drinks and fruit chunks.
Getting a beer at major sporting venues around Australia is something most sports fans take for granted. From Sydney’s ANZ Stadium to the MCG, and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne to SunCorp Stadium in Brisbane, getting a cold beer quickly is an essential part of being at major events. But getting a constant flow of cold beer throughout the stadium takes some pretty sophisticated infrastructure.
Cavitation and noise issues initially prompted industry-leading beverage giant Halewood International to seek an alternative to its existing centrifugal pumps when decanting sugars and fruit juice concentrates from tankers arriving at its UK headquarters in Merseyside. Installing three sinusoidal pumps proved successful in a number of ways, not least because unloading times for sugars have been halved and, for syrups, more than quartered.
Rising consumer interest in health and naturalness is being strongly reflected in new product activity in the global soft drinks market.
ABEVE has been appointed the Australian distributor for Italian bottling line manufacturer Alfatek.
Quikstix is a beverage delivery device which contains separate ingredients to make a quality, convenient plunger-style coffee or tea in any location. It is also suitable for any hot or cold beverage including chocolate, cordial, herbal infusions, isotonic drinks and soup.
Zumos Valencianos del Mediterraneo SA (Zuvamesa), a consortium of 57 fresh citrus producers, has started production at one of the biggest and most modern not-from-concentrate (NFC) juice plants in Europe.