GOOD NEWS ON PACKAGING INNOVATION
There were quite a few good news stories in January on the packaging innovation front, with a combination of sound environmental and convenience credentials. Among them:
- Sidel has claimed a lightweighting record for hot fill PET bottles at 18.9 grams for 50cl.
- Kingsland Wines and Spirits has introduced what it heralds as the lightest screwcap glass wine bottle at 300 grams instead of the standard 420 grams, a 29% reduction.
- Carling has unveiled new Taste Lock technology on its cans and improvements to its on-can temperature indicator from April.
- Looking ahead to 2011, Arla has declared its intention to start using HDPE derived from sugar cane to reduce the carbon footprint of its milk bottles.