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Representatives from two breweries at The Automation Conference 2014.
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Brewers wrestle with data acquisition

Brewers who are looking at various automation solutions, including automated data acquisition software, to help them cope with rapid growth should keep one thing in mind: Keep operations data in its own network and have it report out to an enterprise network. Otherwise, bandwidth issues could surface, and plant floor operations could be negatively affected.
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MillerCoors first to add more detailed nutritional labeling

MillerCoors takes advantage of new voluntary on-pack nutrition labeling guidelines for alcohol to market Miller64, ‘the ideal beer choice for people living a balanced lifestyle.’
The Kronenbourg paperboard multipack in France is produced by MWV.
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Carlsberg Circular Community formed to rethink packaging

Carlsberg joins with global suppliers to develop packaging that reduces reliance on natural resources while still appealing to consumers, using the Cradle-to-Cradle platform.
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Video: New Bud Light Cool Twist reclosable bottle

Using patented bottle technology, the new Bud Light Cool Twist 16-oz reclosable aluminum bottle features a sleek, innovative package design.
MODULAR PARTS. Changeover from one bottle size to another has gotten so much easier thanks in large part to the new case packer’s modular parts.
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New case packer eliminates bottleneck

New machine lets this New York craft brewer increase production by 30%, improve beer quality and shelf life, and redeploy operators in more meaningful activities.
Grupo Petropolis in Brazil is growing aggressively.
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Grupo Petropolis builds two new breweries

Brazil’s second-largest brewing conglomerate, Grupo Petrópolis, is aggressively building a bigger footprint, having installed twelve million hectolitres of new capacity recently in Brazil.
TOP-CLIP. Carlsberg’s Astra brand uses a top-clip paperboard ‘carton’ to package its six packs.
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Secondary packaging done offline at Carlsberg

Carlsberg Germany creates offline center for secondary packaging of nonstandard packaging formats, replacing manual packing and increasing output to 14,400 bottles/hr.
THE STUFFER. Freshly erected corrugated cases convey directly beneath empty paperboard six-pack carriers so the carriers can be inserted into the cases.
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Craft brewer automates to grow

From an overhead depalletizer that handles both cans and bottles to a robotic case packer that greatly reduces the risk of broken bottles, new capabilities at Troegs are impressive.
Aluminum can for new brew.
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Traditional brew in an untraditional package

What started off as an idea at a local college football game has turned into the launch of a new craft brewery and a new product in the marketplace: Chapman’s American Ale Cider.
Aluminum cans for Big Wood Brewery
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Craft brewer launches cans

Big Wood Brewery, a bold new player on the craft beer scene gaining notoriety for its distinctive brews, has launched four of its award-winning craft beers in cans.

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