Beverage Packaging

In the global beverage packaging landscape, the major types of materials and components include Rigid Plastics, Flexible Plastics, Paper & Board, Rigid Metal, Glass, Closures and Labels. Types of packaging may include bottle, can, pouch, cartons and others.

This market will is expected to grow from an estimated $97.2 billion in 2012 to $125.7 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 4.3 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to research firm MarketandMarkets. Asia-Pacific led the global market, followed by Europe and North America in terms of revenue in 2012.

The same report from MarketandMarkets states that consumer preferences, product characteristics and material compatibility are essential to determine the type of packaging for a beverage.

Jennifer Zegler, beverage analyst, Mintel, comments on recent trends in the beverage packaging division. "Despite beverage companies' dedication to innovative and intriguing packaging designs, consumers continue to prioritize price and familiar brands when beverage shopping. As the U.S. rebounds from the economic recession, limited-edition designs have an opportunity to seize newly regained disposable income, especially among Millennials. Interactivity also presents an opportunity, in particular with smartphone users who have easy access to information on-the-go."

According to MarketResearch.com, the beverage market is split fairly between plastic closures, metal closures and packs with no closures, with plastic closures taking a slight lead over metal closures. Plastic closures also recorded the largest growth rate during 2007-2012, mainly driven by increased use in Soft Drinks.

The same report outlines on how cost saving as an innovation driver in the Beverage market is focused mainly on reducing the weight of the bottle. Manufacturers are making efforts to either lightweight the existing packaging material or switch to a lighter pack format to save on raw material costs.
Most beverages do not use outer packaging materials. Of those that do, Paper & Board is the most preferred. Hot drinks and Spirits are most commonly packaged with Paper & Board outers.

With the advantage of being lightweight, easy-to-carry, and easy-to-handle, Rigid Plastics have made it a preferred choice for manufacturers to experiment and innovate. 

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All year long readers have been voting for the top beverage articles of the year that include a circuited beer cup, a chilling development, water repackaged, a novel tea and a unique product trial at 7-Eleven.

 

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High-pressure processing takes a major step forward with the startup of the world’s first bulk processing system at Go Fruselva in Spain that ‘unpackages’ the technology to allow a range of packaging formats.

 

With the startup of a...


Oskar Blues Brewery, a member of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, has developed a sustainable packaging solution for its large-format variety packs that decreases the brewery’s environmental footprint, reduces packaging costs and creates a brand...


A redesign centering on simplicity and transparency and the addition of sleeker, downsized bottles is the next evolutionary step for Evolution Fresh juices that now include smoothies.

 

Evolution is said to occur in steps if you...


On May 8, leading convenience store retailer 7-Eleven debuted self-chilling cans for its new Fizzics Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee at 15 stores in the Los Angeles area. Fizzics lets consumers enjoy the beverage cold wherever and whenever they drink...


Budweiser debuted a new packaging icon in March 2018 to showcase its commitment to sustainability. The new 100% Renewable Energy logo on Budweiser packaging is a way for the brand to tell consumers the beer is made in breweries powered by...

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Consumer thirst for bottled water...


Tea of a Kind bottles available in a unique one-bottle four-pack are capped by the pressurized Vessl closure and delivery device that preserves the functional ingredients and actively disperses the contents.

 

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High pressure processing vendor Hiperbaric’s innovative bulk production system permits the use of glass bottles, metal cans and beverage cartons for HPP.

 

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Ulee’s Light Cider chooses packaging that’s vibrant and appealing to consumers interested in healthier adult beverages.

 

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What do a cobotic case loader, a low-volume capper and a compact labeler have in common? They all offer beverage packaging engineers new production options. And you can see all three of these new systems at Drinktec 2017.

If you’re in the...


A beverage packaging star is born: Leveraging the trend toward canned brews, Anheuser-Busch has launched Estrella Jalisco beer in the United States in a distinctive foil-top can. The packaging design uses a colorful foil circle sealed to the top...


Patented technique permits asymmetric bottle shapes to add distinction and create unique branding opportunities paired with a variety of decoration options.

 

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A patented carton that can be made foldable or compressible addresses product and packaging waste concerns and is part of a family of inventions under the Project: I-Pack name that also includes a unique airtight, one-way-valve cap.

 

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