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By 2020 bottles for water are expected to post the fastest growth of all packaged products. Photo: George Becker / pexels.com

More Bottled Water


The market for packaging is growing. Studies show that this growth will especially benefit the food packaging segment and flexible plastics as well as bottles, in particular. Here the sustained trend towards health-conscious products is expected to cause an increase above all in water bottles.
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Nitro Coffee on tap... Photograph: Starbucks

Cold coffee – but perfectly fresh


A nice cup of coffee doesn’t always have to come freshly brewed in a mug, but can sometimes also be served in a plastic cup – or it can even come from a can.
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Lightweight PET bottles score very highly, thanks to their minimum use of resources. This pays off well, both for the environment and financially. Photograph: KHS

The lightest bottle in the world


Packaging needs to be robust – and light. This also applies to drinks bottles – for instance PET bottles.
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Beer brewer Heineken even offers a packaging concept that keeps 18 bottles of beer cold in a carton for as long as six hours. Photo: Heineken

Warm beer a thing of the past


Packaging concepts with integrated ice packs and handy single-serve sizes make for the right refreshment on hot days and while out and about.
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Sugar-free soda cubes with super-food extracts for health and well-being.

Flavoured water


Health, sustainability and inventiveness are key for these two novel packaging solutions for flavoured drinking water.
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To sell high-quality spirits, the value of the brand is often communicated by the shape, colour and finishing, such as embossing and engraving. Photograph: O-I

Rocking for Rocker Spirits


Innovative bottle design takes the consumer on a time journey.
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Photo: Empty crown cork © Marco2811/fotolia.com

Crowned with Success


It was a pioneering patent for the global drinks industry when the cork bottle stopper became the crown cork! It is now exactly 125 years ago that this popular bottle closure was invented in America. And it has lost none of its popularity even today.
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Juices and juice-based drinks must be treated with gentleness and must be bottled in a hygienically superior environment. Photo: Valensina



Originally PET bottles were above all intended for carbonated beverages. Recently, however, we have seen a steady increase in PET-bottled fruit juices.
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Innovative developments increase the benefits of PET bottles.

New product solution for PET bottles


There has been a steady increase in the sale of PET bottles, partly because of their benefits in terms of transport and waste disposal. Also, innovative manufacturing methods have made such bottles more flexible to handle and have reduced their carbon footprint.
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Qbo gives its fan community a feel-good warranty at its own stores and offers the fulfilment of special preferences via an app. Photo: Qbo Coffee GmbH

The die is cast


We can do things differently – this was the motto of the Tchibo Group when it launched a new coffee capsule system, called Qbo. Instead of being cylindrical, the coffee machine capsules are cuboid in shape.
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