Wondering what’s going on around the globe when it comes to beverage packaging? A look at a recent elotalk newsletter yields some insights, though it’s important to note that these insights and applications are through the lens of supplier Elopak.
Watch for a lot more beer in PET in Europe. Martens Brewery in Belgium is gearing up with 500-mL PET bottles blown in-house on Sidel equipment and coated with a thin barrier layer of hydrogen-rich amorphous carbon on the inside of the bottle.
Manufacturers of private-label and supermarket brands, and distributors can easily package whole fish, fillets, steaks, and bulk shrimp and lobster parts with stand-up pouches and custom flexible packaging designs from Plassein Intl.