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01.07.2014  | Corvaglia | Eschlikon | Switzerland

10 years Corvaglia Mexico

The mexican subsidiary of the swiss Corvaglia Holding AG celebrates its ten years of existence. Back, on July 24 2004 at 14:47 hours the first closure left the conveyer band.


The extrusion equipment manufacturer from Bad Oeynhausen is a supplier of innovative solutions for the plastics processing industry recently started work on new buildings to provide another 2.400 m² of additional space for production and administration.


Energy savings of 35% have been achieved by Tropic S.A., a leading beverage manufacturer in Haiti, by introducing two new energy efficient blow moulders from Sidel.  The investment also brought significant production improvements, by replacing five existing blow moulders to achieve cost and space...

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ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation and a global leader in liquid color and additives for plastics, today announced that its patented Joule™ RHB liquid infra-red absorption technology is now approved for use in PET beverage packaging in China. Adding this technology to bottle preforms...

Management, PET materials
10.01.2014  | Pacific Rim Traders (PRT) | San Francisco, CA | USA

Pacific Rim Traders engages resin distributor Nexus Resin Group

Pacific Rim Traders (PRT), a privately held company established in 2006 to be the sales and service arm of Dragon Special Resin Company Ltd. (Xiamen, China) in North and South America, announced an agreement with Nexus Resin Group to be the exclusive distributor of Dragon’s PET copolymer resins. PRT...

Markets, PET processing

The plant engineering and construction company Uhde Inventa-Fischer and OCTAL Petrochemicals, the largest PET resin manufacturer in the Middle East and the largest integrated PET sheet manufacturer in the world, successfully commissioned a polycondensation plant for the production of PET for bottle...

Preform developements
23.05.2014  | SIPA S.p.A. | Vittorio Veneto | Italy

Returns come quickly when you invest in Capello retrofits

For the last two years or so, SIPA has been incorporating the Cappello preform base design created by Milan company Concordia Development into its preform molds. This highly popular design, now used by several major brands around the world, makes it possible to reduce the overall weight of a PET...

PET injection machines
17.01.2014  | Netstal-Maschinen AG | Näfels | Switzerland

Netstal as a pioneer in the Russian packaging and beverage packaging industry

Netstal will be demonstrating its product, sales and service expertise for the Russian market at the Interplastica international plastics fair in Moscow (January 28–31, Hall 3, Stand B22/C11). Visitors can obtain detailed information about the recognized high quality of the injection molding...

PET injection machines

A 150-tonne version of the XFORM is already available. SIPA and Athena Automation are now preparing for the launch of the 300-tonne XFORM 300. Both are ideal for low-cavitation molds, short runs and frequent mold changes. The XFORM 150 accepts molds with as few as two cavities and as many as 48,...


Blow moulding machines

The line heater is a module that is usually integrated into the rear heater area of a KHS stretch blow molder. On request the system can also be quickly retrofitted with little effort. All the necessary connections are provided and the relevant interfaces standardized.

Bottle developments

With its 0.5-liter PET bottle with a screw cap for highly carbonated beverages KHS is setting new standards in lightweighting. The bottle weighs just 10.9 grams which on an international scale makes it the lightest PET container for heavily carbonated beverages of its kind and size currently on the...

Bottle developments
30.06.2014  | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

Looks like glass, but it's PET!

PET liquid packaging solutions specialist Sidel has launched the world’s first-ever pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer with a non-petaloid base. The innovative bottle also supports a crown cap, which together with the non-petaloid base gives the bottle the appearance of glass, but with...


Filling & Aseptic
04.04.2014  | Searc Groupe | La Ferté-Bernard | France

The Combox unit proves ideal for single serve packaging

Serac has recently installed a new blow-fill-cap machine in Brazil, for the packaging of 50 g yoghurt portions presented in an attractive fruit-shaped PET flask. By taking up the challenge of blowing and filling such a light and delicate package, Serac opens new perspectives for all dairy and food...


Sidel, the international supplier of liquid packaging solutions to the drinks industry, has produced a new modular hotfill machine that offers customers an extensive range of possible configurations. Part of the Sidel Matrix™ range, it provides the highest standards of hygiene to meet the production...

Filling & Aseptic

GEA Procomac has recently completed the first installation of its aseptic technology for PET bottling in India. The installation at the Amul Dairy in Gujarat represents a step change for the company and the Indian dairy industry in general by improving productivity while promising to change the...

Caps & Closures

The 38/400 and the 33/400 complete Global Closure Systems wide array of food closure solutions. These 2 flip-top closures include a ribbed wall to ensure an excellent grip, thus they are easy to use for Elders as well as Youngers. Their glossy finish provides a new elegant solution to eliminate...

Caps & Closures

The much loved syrup now also comes in a handy-sized Breakfast Bottle that has been ergonomically designed with an oval valve dispensing closure from GCS to provide the perfect format for squeezing onto porridge, toast, bagels and chopped fruit.

Caps & Closures

Several squeezable valves are now used for squeezable food products, most of them made of silicone. The BERICAPValve is different because it is made of TPE, which has the advantage, that – unlike the commercial silicone valves – it prevents contamination in the recycling process.

Sleeves, Labels

The Flexographic Technical Association presented its Environmental Excellence Award for Innovations in Sustainability to Avery Dennison Materials Group at FTA’s annual forum on April 27. Avery Dennison was recognized for the CleanFlake™ portfolio, a collection of label materials developed to advance...


Digital direct printing on containers and packages during an ongoing production operation offers huge potentials for both the beverage industry and the market segments of household/cosmetics, converters and glass manufacturers, and opens up an abundance of new options. Krones AG, Neutraubling,...

Sleeves, Labels

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials today announced their CleanFlake™ portfolio was named “Top Product of the Year” in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards.

Packaging machinery
14.05.2014  | SMI Group | S.Giovanni Bianco (BG) | Italy

Fridge packs realized by SMI wrap-around packers

Companies operating in the Food & Beverage sector have to face a more and more competitive market and are required to offer a constantly diversified range of products, in order to meet the consumer's disparate exigencies. Therefore, the solutions implemented by packaging machine manufacturers are...

Packaging machinery

With its LitePac, Krones AG in Neutraubling has now found the most space-saving packing and palletising solution for non-returnable six-packs with the lowest energy consumption. The LitePac is produced on the new EvoLite Bloc. The EvoLite pack strapper is directly block-synchronised with the Robobox...

Shrink packer, Packaging machinery

Producing efficiently by saving energyToday, energy is an increasingly valuable asset and, as such, companies that handle large bottling and packaging systems are paying more and more attention to how using it, and choose high-efficiency and low power consumption machines. The line end solutions...

Markets, Recycling machines

EREMA, the global market leader in plastic recycling systems, and TECHNO PLASTIC, the Italian specialist for strapping and downstream monofilament equipment, welcomed more than 60 invited customers and guests from around the world to their "OPEN HOUSE INLINE STRAPPING" in Castelfranco Emilia on 31...

Recycling processes

Many renowned soft drink manufacturers place great importance on the subject of sustainability. Nowadays, companies already have numerous obligations when using recycled PET in new beverage containers. At the interpack, Krones AG in Neutraubling will be presenting its MetaPure, a PET recycling...

Sorting systems
28.04.2014  | S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH | Schönberg | Germany

Metal detectors prevent damage to recycling machines

Austrian company Starlinger GmbH is a  global market leaders in the field of machinery and process technology for woven plastic sacks. Since 1987 the company has manufactured and supplied recycling lines for plastics, and in 2002 established the  "recycling technology" division. This division...

Quality & Diagnostic

Vöslauer Mineralwasser AG has modernised compressed air generation for the production of PET bottles and commissioned system provider CompAir to replace two existing 40 bar compressors with an energy efficient machine from Belliss & Morcom.

Quality & Diagnostic

When there is just 15 minutes between blowing and filling a PET bottle, consistent container quality is imperative. Defects can cause serious and costly disruptions that ripple across the processing plant. When the PET containers are two disparate types--standard beverage bottles and wide mouth...

Quality & Diagnostic

The OptiCheck™ vision-based inspection and measurement system is designed to assist bottle producers manage bottle quality in a simple and easy fashion. The OptiCheck system’s cost effective, easy to operate and versatile approach, takes into consideration the day-to-day issues that face bottle...

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