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Top Trends Impacting Craft Beer Packaging

May 8, 2023

Package Design Earns a Place for Beverages in Consumers’ Hands and Hearts By Moira Stein, Insights & Strategy at Berlin Packaging Ales, lagers, porters, stouts, pilsners, IPAs, and more. There are over 100 distinct styles of beer. Some are light and malty while others are strong and hoppy. Each has its distinctive taste, scent, color,…


Pneumatic Scale Angelus Breaks Out the Bubbly With Its CB50C System

April 20, 2021

To help craft beverage producers meet the growing demand for hard seltzers, ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails, sparkling wines and higher-carbonation beers, Pneumatic Scale Angelus (PSA), a Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems company with nearly 130 years of canning experience, has introduced the CB50C counter-pressure integrated canning line. Employing six individual filling heads and a single-head seamer, the CB50C…


The Highlights of the Beer Industry

April 13, 2021

Contributed by Sidel As November in the beverage industry goes under a beer sign, Olivier Goffin, Vice President Global Category Beer, Wine and Spirits at Sidel, is sharing insights about what drives the beer market nowadays and how the equipment providers like Sidel are working to mirror the market trends. The status quo: beer industry…


Brazilian Craft Brewer Partners with Crown for Metal Packaging

April 14, 2020

Aiming to appeal to local consumers and increase its brand presence, Brazil-based craft beer brand Bierland has converted 100 percent of its product portfolio to be packaged in beverage cans in collaboration with Crown Embalagens Metálicas da Amazônia S.A., a subsidiary of Crown Holdings, Inc.  With this format transition, the craft brewer can expand its…



April 13, 2020

Tennessee Craft Brewer Gains Efficiency, Precision and Quality Control Submitted by Siemens When John Henritze was 18, a senior class trip took him to Virginia’s Busch Gardens Williamsburg. While there, he and some buddies toured the brewery, where the idea of a brewing career first struck him. His aspiration stuck with him during college –…


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OneCircle Builds its Community in France With New Collection and Reseller Partners

January 20, 2020

OneCircle has announced two new collection partners in France.


WaveGrip and Orpheus Brewing Establish Carrier Return Plan

September 9, 2019

WaveGrip is providing a packaging solution and carrier return plan for Orpheus Brewing to help reduce its packaging waste.


Footprint Introduces Compostable Six-Pack Can Ring with Colorado Native Craft Beer

July 19, 2019

Footprint introduced a plastic-free, fiber-based six-pack ring for beverage cans.


Cans Delivering Global Beer Growth

April 22, 2019

Aaron McIvor, Managing Director of WaveGrip The global market for beverage cans is increasing significantly and, according to a report by Grand View Research, is expected to reach $60.92 billion by 2024. Specifically, craft beer sold in cans was 23 percent of total U.S. dollar sales (or almost $1 billion) in 2017, according to market research…


Brew up New Branding and Labels to Stand Out in the Crowd

April 19, 2019

By Gary Paulin and Mark Lusky How do you set yourself apart amid a sea of craft beers and ever-more-creative labels and packaging? According to a December 2018 USA Today article, “Small and independently owned breweries, or craft breweries, were making about 5 percent more beer at the middle of 2018 than the year before…” With…


SureHandle PET Bottle: Pretium

February 19, 2019

Pretium Packaging is targeting the specialty beverage market with its amber-colored growler alternative of its 64-ounce SureHandle™ polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container.


Royal Docks Step-Up Packaged Production for Craft Beer with WaveGrip

October 16, 2018

Innovative multi-packing applicator and brand defining colored carriers are helping Royal Docks Brewing Co. increase its packaged beer output.


SanTan Brewing Builds Business in Ardagh Cans

October 10, 2018

MoonJuice IPA becoming the fastest growing brand in the SanTan portfolio is now packaged in larger, 24 oz. cans.


Focus on Stretch Wrapping as Packagers Reduce Costs and Materials While Increasing Efficiency and Safety

October 3, 2018

The global stretch and shrink wrap market is expected to hit more than $20 billion by 2024. Although there has been a recent shift toward more consolidation on the producer side, packaging companies are finding new and creative ways to solve problems with this seemingly conventional solution. With smaller neighborhood players getting into the e-commerce…


Package Printing Gets Personal

August 22, 2018

Beverage package designs aim to move, motivate and resonate with consumers on deeper levels By Tom Egan, vice president, industry services, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies Thirst may be the first reason a consumer reaches for a beverage, but it’s the packaging that may seal the deal at the point of purchase.…


Epson SurePress Receives 91 Percent Pantone Coverage Certification

August 1, 2018

Epson announces its Epson SurePress® L-4533A/AW digital label press has been evaluated and approved by Pantone®, the provider of professional color management services and tools, for its capability to achieve 91 percent1 of the PANTONE Solid Coated Colors within delta E of 1.5 CIEDE2000. The Epson SurePress L-4533A/AW is certified to reach its full Pantone…


Labeltronix Marks 25th Anniversary

June 23, 2018

Labeltronix is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a standout and trendsetter in label printing, by helping companies with their branding and labeling from retail shelves to manufacturing floors. Founded in Orange, California in 1993 by Dan Blair and Eric Shepard, Labeltronix began by selling printers and labeling supplies. A decade later, the company took a…


Wynwood Brewing Co. Unveils New Brand Packaging in Time for Five Year Anniversary

June 22, 2018

Miami’s first production craft brewery pays homage to its family heritage, eclectic arts neighborhood, and city history with new packaging designs across its core portfolio Shortly after unveiling a refreshed logo earlier this year, Wynwood Brewing Company proudly reveals a bold design change for its brand packaging. Sharing a preview into the design update, Wynwood’s…


Wavegrip’s G1 Applicator Heads Due South to Florida

June 18, 2018

WaveGrip’s (www.wave-grip.com) G1 multi-packing applicator is helping Florida brewery, Due South Brewing Co. to pack its range of canned craft beer much more efficiently and cost-effectively. Based just outside of West Palm Beach, Due South was the first full production craft brewery in South Florida and currently operates a 27,000 sqft brewery and taproom. Producing…


Craft Brewer Oskar Blues and Dow Collaborate on Printed Collation Shrink Packaging

May 7, 2018

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (dowpackaging.com) a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is collaborating with craft beer brewer Oskar Blues along with plastics converter Berry Global (berryglobal.com) and Ampacet (ampacet.com) – a leader in color masterbatch technologies – to produce the industry’s first printed collation shrink packaging in the United States for the…


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