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FEVE & European glassmakers embark on ambitious electric furnace project

FEVE & European glassmakers embark on ambitious electric furnace project

In a bid to work towards carbon neutrality for the glassmaking industry, European glass federation FEVE and select member companies are developing the Furnace of the Future, described as the world’s first large-scale hybrid oxy-fuel* electric[…]

Guala Closures invests in digital agency SharpEnd

Guala Closures invests in digital agency SharpEnd

In a bid to accelerate its connected closures business Italian wine and spirits supplier Guala Closures has acquired a 20% share in London-based digital IoT agency SharpEnd. Guala Closures Group chief marketing officer Paolo Ferrari and Violette[…]

03/09/2020 |
Spirits retailer Lavinia embraces refills

Spirits retailer Lavinia embraces refills

Lavinia is joining the refill movement. And be it gin, cognac, whisky or rum, consumers appear to be taking a liking to the concept. At its La Madeleine store in Paris, the wine and spirits retailer has been testing a refill concept for three[…]

03/04/2020 | Trends
Distill Ventures’ Shilen Patel talks no/low drinks packaging

Distill Ventures’ Shilen Patel talks no/low drinks packaging

Describing itself as “the world’s first independent drinks accelerator”, Distill Ventures (Diageo) scouts novel newcomer spirits brands looking to scale up and become the sought-after brands of tomorrow. On that journey, packaging plays an[…]

03/02/2020 |
Piramal Glass expands capacity in India

Piramal Glass expands capacity in India

The Indian glassmaker is investing $42m in the expansion of its plant in Jambusar, Gujarat. The supplier will add a furnace with seven new lines catering to the cosmetics & fragrance, specialty food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The[…]

02/28/2020 | FragranceGlass
Luxe Pack & MakeUp In postpone joint Shanghai show

Luxe Pack & MakeUp In postpone joint Shanghai show

Idice, organizer of the Luxe Pack trade shows, and Beauteam, organizer of the MakeUp In exhibitions, have announced that their joint 2020 event in Shanghai, initially scheduled for April 8-9, is postponed until July due to the impact of the[…]

02/26/2020 | Fragranceskincare
Global Brands launches premium spirits division

Global Brands launches premium spirits division

UK-based Global Brands, an independent drinks producer and distributor, has created spirits division Inspirit in a bid to capitalize on the growing trend for premium drinks. The division is launching with a focus on gin and includes brands Rock[…]

02/25/2020 | Corporate strategy
Texen puts a focus on spirits

Texen puts a focus on spirits

French plastic packaging supplier Texen is dedicating a business unit to the spirits segment in a bid to increase its share of this growing market. We spoke with Anne-Louise Rossand, Texen’s global account manager in charge of the spirits[…]

02/25/2020 |
Maciej Konopka: a Polish designer's perspective

Interview

Maciej Konopka: a Polish designer's perspective

The Polish market boasts a number of designers of international stature. Maciej Konopka, head of Brandy Design and professor of Fine Arts in Warsaw, shares his views on how ecological concerns are shaping design in the luxury packaging sector[…]

01/30/2020 | Design
Easyfairs readies for launch of PLD's first edition

Easyfairs readies for launch of PLD's first edition

On January 29th, Easyfairs will inaugurate the 16th edition of packaging show PCD/ADF with an offer featuring a slew of new areas and experiences. A major novelty in 2020 is the launch of PLD (Packaging of Premium and Luxury Drinks), an area[…]

01/15/2020 | DecorationEco-design