NSF/ANSI Water Cooler Standards
By Rick Andrew There are many different forms, functions and configurations for products generally considered to be water coolers. Many of them heat the water in addition to cooling it or have a dispenser for […]
Maintaining Water Coolers: Back to the Basics
By Gary Battenberg Introduction Water dispensers and coolers have been commercially available since the 1930s but bottled water has been a thriving business since before America declared its independence. Records of water bottled and sold […]
IBWA Bottled Water Industry Update
By Chris Hogan Bottled water is enjoying its strongest growth surge in several years, reaching new volume and sales heights in the US with a record-setting consumption of 10.8 billion gallons and sales of $13.07 […]
Bottled Water– An Industry Update
By Christopher Hogan Bottled water consumption and sales growth in the United States in 2013 reflected the continuing trend of more Americans choosing to drink water more often. Data from Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) shows […]
Water Cooler Convenience
Ascent Product Co. of Downey, Calif., has introduced a new product this fall—the easy load water cooler. Utilizing U.S. patented technology, the fuss over lifting heavy bottled water, possible injury and messy spills is completely […]
The Case for Blowing Your Own PLA Bottles
By Bruce Kucera The recent introduction of polylactide acid (PLA) into the packaging industry has grabbed the attention of consumers and bottlers alike—and for good reason. PLA is a corn-derived plastic polymer invented by NatureWorksLLC®, […]
What Makes Water Taste Best?
By Stephen Messinger Consumers and their suppliers have realized that while five-gallon bottles of water taste great, there are shortcomings: Lifting Spilling Storage Reservoir contamination Late deliveries Security Expense The market’s response was a family […]
Are wet bottles giving you the slip?
By Matthew Forknall The littlest things can damage a conveyor and stop production, whether filling five bottles of water per day or 50,000. Tiny droplets of water are a case in point: they’re everywhere on […]
Bottled Water and Homeland Security
By Bob Hirst Introduction Contamination of the Unites States’ food supply by domestic or foreign terror groups is a threat that has the potential to cause mass morbidity or even mortality. In this era of […]
The Joy of Giving: For Euphoria Water Company, the competiti...
By Karen R. Smith In 1982, Paul Newman launched Newman’s Own Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing. The move surprised customers and industry experts alike with the famous proprietor’s promise to donate all profits and royalties […]