(packagingnews) -- Packaging giant Tetra Pak and Greencroft Bottling Company, part of the Lanchester Wine Group, are claiming a UK first after packaging wine in cartons.
The news was revealed at the London International Wine Fair. Both firms state that the UK’s first facility for packaging wine in cartons will "bring benefits across the industry".
Last month, Tetra Pak revealed to Packaging News that it was eyeing food and wine markets and would be working with Durham-based wine bottling firm Greencroft.
Greencroft Bottling Company managing director Mark Satchwell said: "The Tetra Pak carton is a really credible alternative to the glass bottle. The materials are much lower cost and the final product is extremely space-efficient, meaning more products can be merchandised on-shelf, maximising return per square foot of selling space".