Project Updates

Sanner Pharmaceuticals  Production Facility

Credit: Sanner

Project Type: Pharmaceuticals, medical device and diagnostics packaging plant 

Location: Bensheim, Germany 

Developer: Sanner 

Area: 30,000m2 

Expected opening: September 2024 

The facility will be capable of manufacturing desiccant or effervescent packaging for the medical technology, diagnostics, mechatronic pharma drug delivery systems and drug handling.

Coca-Cola’s 100% Plant-Based Bottle

Credit: The Coca-Cola Company

Project type: Packaging innovation (beverage bottle) 

Location: 100% bio-based PET bottles 

Developer: Coca-Cola 

Technology partners: Virent, Gevo, Changchun Meihe and Avantium 

Launched: October 2021 

Coca-Cola unveiled the 100% rPET prototype bottle, excluding cap and label, using only the commercially-scalable technologies in October 2021.

Metsa Board’s Board and Pulp Mill Expansion 

Credit: Image courtesy of Metsa

Project type: Board and pulp mill expansion 

New Folding Boxboard Line (BL1) Opened: April 2016 

Production Capacity: Folding boxboard - 400,000(tpa); White kraftliner - 250,000tpa; Chemical pulp - 730,000tpa 

Owners: Metsa Board and Norra Skog

A renewal programme is underway to increase the facility’s production capacity and to make it more energy-efficient