An exclusive report in Packaging News reveals that UK supermarket icon,  Sainsbury’s,  is to undertake a “root and branch” review of its procurement processes for the sourcing of own-brand packaging. The supermarket giant revealed to Packaging News that the initiative will evaluate the supply chain and identify a set of preferred suppliers meeting Sainsbury’s standards and specifications for quality, value and service. Speaking exclusively to Packaging News, Chris Grobler, packaging commercial manager at Sainsbury’s, said: “Closing the loop between the best packaging suppliers, our Sainsbury’s brand suppliers and ourselves will create a strategic, efficient and cost-effective way to procure our…
Brewing giant Carlsberg is setting itself ambitious targets to achieve zero carbon emissions at its breweries by 2030.The announcement follows the company’s plans to roll out ‘Green Fibre’ bottles by 2018. The bottles are designed to degrade into “environmentally non-harmful materials”. Carlsberg has now said that it will eliminate carbon emissions from breweries by 2030 through “greater use of renewables”. It also wants to reduce “beer-in-hand” emissions for consumers globally by 30% by 2030 by “engaging with partners along the value chain”. Cees ‘t Hart, chief executive of the Carlsberg Group, said: “We’re committed to delivering zero carbon emissions and…
Tetra Pak has teamed up with Microsoft to introduce management and diagnosis systems and tools to reduce machine downtime and boost productivity.TetraPak_Microsoft2 The carton packaging giant has started rolling out Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headsets to Tetra Pak on-site service engineers – who are now able to work with the company’s global experts who specialise in production line problems. A service engineer can show live video to the correct Tetra Pak expert, who guides the on-site work through Skype. To help prevent or predict disruptions Tetra Pak is also employing Microsoft Azure Cloud technology that enable its cloud-connected machines to…
A visit to Auckland’s Contract Warehousing and Logistics Limited (CWL) in East Tamaki sparked a buzz of interest for the Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Pacific Path to Market delegation.Rod Giles talks about the warehouse process to the visiting delegates of the PTI Pacific Path to Market Programme in Auckland. Rod Giles, Founder owner of CWL Limited welcomed the 25-member delegation from eight Pacific Island countries to his business. The delegates were on the final day of the PTI Pacific Path to Market four-day programme that included the Pasifika Festival, a Gap Analysis work shop, site visits and Business to Business…
ji Fibre Solutions (OjiFS) has unveiled upgraded and expanded facilities at its Penrose paper bag manufacturing plant. The $30 million capital investment lifts production capacity and provides a world- class food safety environment that aims to future proof the business and continue to set the global standard in dairy bag production. The new facilities were officially opened on Friday by the Minister for Economic Development, Hon Simon Bridges. OjiFS chief executive Jon Ryder said the event marks one of the first milestones in an exciting new chapter in the company’s history. “The decision to invest $30 million into this site…
Monday, 03 April 2017 08:30

Britvic develops wood fibre bottle

UK soft drinks firm Britvic has said it has reached a major milestone in efforts to develop a wood fibre bottle. The firm revealed the advance in its 2016 sustainability report and said it could revolutionise packaging across multiple sectors. Britvic has been working on the packaging over the last three years in partnership with Innovate UK and UK-based SME Natural Resources (2000). It said that this year it had managed to produce bottles on a prototype manufacturing line using the technology and had also begun to develop a bottle closure system using similar wood fibre-based material. “This new technology…
Out of Europe is the new visual identity features for Fanta Orange an innovative spiral bottle and a new recipe  which contains a third less sugar. Nearly two years in the making, the bottle is an industry-first, replacing traditional, symmetrical designs with a spiral version which twists the plastic to form a unique, eye-catching shape. CCEP said driving the new look is a fresh new logo which was created using hand cut paper and transformed into a digital logo to depict movement and spontaneity. Fanta’s personality is brought out by a hidden smile, and the iconic Fanta orange is highlighted…