01.09.2015 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

PEPSICO in Ukraine saves 42% energy in its beverage production with Sidel line improvement services to meet sustainability goals

This was achieved by upgrading two of its blowers to the energy-efficient ecoven supplied by Sidel's dedicated line improvement team, part of the company's Sidel Services™business unit. This reduced both costs and resource use, with a significant reduction in the consumption of electricity and compressed air, contributing to PepsiCo's commitment to...

01.09.2015 | Milacron | Cinncinati | USA

Milacron’s hot runner brand, Mold-Masters, completes facility expansion to better serve India and region

Milacron Holdings Corp. announced today the completion of the expansion at its Mold-Masters’ Coimbatore, India hot runner facility. In Q2, Milacron’s brand, Mold-Masters, the manufacturer of the plastics industry’s most technologically advanced hot runners and process control systems and market leader in the Indian market for hot runners, completed...

25.08.2015 | KHS GmbH | Dortmund | Germany

KHS sustainability report: employees and technological progress save on resources

KHS GmbH presents its very first sustainability report. In it the manufacturer of filling and packaging systems for the beverage, food and non-food industries documents its ecological measures, successes and targets. Its energy consumption dropped considerably in 2014.

05.05.2015 | PolyOne | Suzhou | China

PolyOne ultraviolet light barrier technology advances packaged food and beverage protection in China

PolyOne today announced that its ColorMatrix™ Ultimate UV390 light blocking technology is now approved for use in PET packaging for food and beverage in China. This additive technology can increase shelf life of a product in a container by decreasing the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) light on the taste, odor, and color of food and beverages...

Management, PET materials
16.04.2015 | Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) | Mumbai | India

Reliance commissions 650 KTA PET resin plant

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is pleased to announce successful commissioning of PET resin (Polyethylene Terephthalate) capacity at Dahej, Gujarat. The plant consists of two lines with a combined manufacturing capacity of 650 KTA. The plant has been built with Invista Technology for Continuous Polymerization and Buhler AG Technology for Solid...

20.01.2015 | PolyOne | Cleveland | USA

PolyOne InVisiOSM Color Inspiration 2016 inspires designers

PolyOne Corporation a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced the release of its InVisiOSM Color Inspiration 2016, a collection of four influential and emerging colors. These collections, which draw upon global trends and expertise in color research, have been developed for brands and...

Quality & Diagnostic, PET injection machines
08.06.2015 | Sacmi Imola | Imola (BO) | Italy

Inspection systems for preforms, cutting-edge Sacmi technology for the PET world

With the PVS family, Sacmi offers a range of preform quality control solutions that join the CHS systems for caps and the Cube Eye for a 3-D ‘CAT scan’ of the entire cap-bottle system.

PET injection machines
11.05.2015 | Milacron | Malterdingen/Germany | Milan/Italy

Milacron’s injection brand, Ferromatik provides technical foundation at NPE 2015 - Successful presentation at Plast show in Italy

Milacron’s renewed focus on new product development comes after a successful showing at NPE 2015 in March. The company had the largest booth in NPE history – over 25,000 sq. ft - which provided a platform to showcase a number of new Ferromatik injection molding machines and fresh product technologies, including the launch of Klear Can. Produced...

PET injection machines
22.04.2015 | Husky Injection Molding Systems | Bolton, Ontario | Canada

Husky announces industry’s best cost-saving barrier solution, available as a module of HyPET® HPP5

Husky Injection Molding Systems today announced the beginning of a phased launch approach of its PET preform barrier module, built on the industry-leading HyPET® HPP5 platform. Husky is continually looking for opportunities to support the growth of its customers by providing integrated solutions that offer the lowest total cost to produce, freedom...


Bottle developments
17.07.2015 | P.E.T. Engineering | San Vendemiano | Italy

P.E.T. Engineering for Fonte Essenziale.

Wellbeing in two glasses 

Ferrarelle SpA, Italian mineral water bottling company, owner of the Ferrarelle, Vitasnella, Boario, Santagata and Natia brands launched Fonte Essenziale in March, a mineral water of thermal origin with beneficial effects on the hepatobiliary and intestinal systems, the most important of the waters administered at the...

Markets, Bottle developments
01.07.2015 | Sidel International AG | Hünenberg | Switzerland

The lightest bottles in the Romanian market produced with 47% energy savings

Rio Bucovina, the Romanian producer and distributor of natural mineral waters and soft drinks, recently reduced energy usage by up to 47% by installing a new Sidel SBO10 Universal 2eco blow moulder at its production facility in Vatra Dornei.  At the same time, it also collaborated with the Sidel Services™ packaging team on a stylish new bottle...

Bottle developments
12.06.2015 | APPE | Wrexham | UK

Nordictan benefits from APPE’S SPRAYPET® Technology

PET packaging specialist, APPE, has confirmed that the first customer to benefit from its plastic aerosol container innovation, SprayPET®, is Danish tanning products firm, nordictan®. With many years of experience in producing self-tanning products, automatic self-tanning systems, self-tanning lotions and accessories, nordictan® is active in both...

Filling & Aseptic
11.05.2015 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

First-ever Sidel PET line for milk in Brazil

Brazilian company Jussara has become Latin America’s first-ever dairy producer to adopt an aseptic blow-fill-cap solution equipped with dry preform decontamination. With this solution from Sidel, Jussara expands its portfolio with a new PET bottle to differentiate its brands on the shelves in a market dominated by carton.

Filling & Aseptic
24.03.2015 | KHS GmbH | Dortmund/Hamburg | Germany

Elb-Milch relies on safe filling technology from KHS

With a production volume of 100,000 metric tons a year, Milchwerke Mittelelbe GmbH (or Elb-Milch for short), part of the successful Krüger Group, is one of the leading suppliers of milk and mixed milk beverages and powdered milk in Germany. Based in Stendal in the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, over the past few years the company has...

Filling & Aseptic
24.03.2015 | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Germany

Aseptics instead of thermal stress: particle dosage with the DosaFlex unit from Krones

Whether it’s fruit chunks, fibres or cereals: upgrading juices and other beverages by adding solid constituents is very much in vogue right now. But highly appreciated as this is by consumers, it does in fact entail substantial additional costs and both qualitative and quantitative compromises in the production process. At least it did until now....

Caps & Closures
11.06.2015 | Bericap | Budenheim | Germany

BERICAP’s new press-on closure for syrup

New flip top press-on closure for PCO 1881 neck 

BERICAP’s experience in the manufacture of closures for the syrup market has led it to develop a closure fitting the well-known PCO 1881 neck. APROZ Source Minérale is using the closure for its new flip-top products.  Switzerland-based APROZ had already converted its bottles for mineral water and...

Caps & Closures
13.04.2015 | Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH | Schwaig | Germany

Dispensing Caps 2.0: International teamwork turns an idea into a point-of-sale product

Refillable packaging for additives or decorative closure for convenience beverages – the new-generation dispensing cap from Incap Ltd. offers a host of new possibilities for innovative product design.

Caps & Closures
13.03.2015 | BERICAP | Budenheim | Germany

BERICAP’s DoubleSeal Closure for Smoothies

BERICAP has been producing one-piece closures for aseptic application for many years. One of these closures is the 38mm 2-start closure equipped with the typical BERICAP DoubleSeal System. Featuring an inner boreseal and outer sealing lip, it delivers excellent tightness for an aseptically filled product. The slit tamper evidence band ensures the...

Labelling machines
21.08.2015 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

Benefits of new labelling achieved in just five days for Maltese producer

A project for the General Soft Drinks Co Ltd (GSD) of Malta, the country's sole licensed bottler of Coca-Cola products, has demonstrated the capacity to add new technology to an existing line with minimum disruption following the installation of a new Rollquattro rolled labelled in only five days.The decision to acquire the new Rollquattro...

Management, Labels
15.01.2015 | Avery Dennison | Mentor, Ohio | USA

L’OREAL and AVERY DENNISON collaborate to reduce environmental impact of labels

The collaboration has already produced a comprehensive Avery Dennison Greenprint™ assessment showing how thinner label materials can reduce environmental impacts. Avery Dennison Greenprint™, a screening lifecycle tool launched in 2010, is the first of its kind in the label industry.

Quality controll
01.09.2014 | Videojet Technologies | Wood Dale, IL | USA

Making the Mark: Selecting the right ink for your application

A trusted partner can be the difference for ever-evolving industries in these rapidly progressing times. Forged on a foundation of communication, such relationships can yield mutually beneficial results for both business firm and client. Take packaging professionals: aligning with the right coding and marking supplier can help navigate the crucial...

Packaging machinery
19.03.2015 | SMI S.p.A. | S.Giovanni Bianco, BG | Italy

The new SK ERGON: when technology meets the ergonomic design

From processing to packing and packaging technologies, from ingredients to food safety and quality management up to logistics and handling: Anuga FoodTec trade show is much more than this. For SMI that is the opportunity to present the new ERGON series of primary and secondary packaging machines.

Packaging machinery
27.02.2015 | SMI S.p.A. | S.Giovanni Bianco, BG | Italy

Packbloc Neo: integrated solutions for an efficient end of line system

SMI offers compact cutting-edge solutions like the APS P series of automatic palletizing systems, integrating in the central column both the layer-loading head (basket) and a SCARA articulated arm which takes care of the operations of empty pallet feeding and interlayer pad insertion, thus forming a "3 in 1" compact unit.

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 expected to be innovative, cost-effective,...

Recycling machines
22.04.2015 | NGR | Feldkirchen/Donau | Austria

Innovations from Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) at the Plast Milan

Driven by cost reduction programs from plastic processors and new governmental regulatory for changing to circular economies, the recycling solution provider NGR premiers newest innovations at the Plast Milan.

Recycling machines
20.04.2015 | Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. | Wien | Austria

Starlinger: Decontamination of PET and HDPE at Plast 2015 Starlinger viscotec

Starlinger viscotec will showcase the deCON 20decontamination dryer at Plast 2015 in Milan. The dryer processes flakes and recycled pellets from PET and HDPE for use in food grade packaging. Unique to the deCON 20 is its ability to process input material in different forms – e.g. pellets, flakes and skeleton waste – simultaneously. The process is...

Markets, Recycling machines
10.03.2015 | NGR Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH | Feldkirchen/Donau | Austria

The Next Generation of intelligent recycling machines for ZERO SCRAP Production at the NPE 2015

Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH is presenting the next evolution of its Shredder-Feeder-Extruder-Combination, creating more convenience in operation, higher process-stability and higher resource-efficiency.

The Shredder-Feeder-Extruder-Combination from NGR is designed to allow the input of plastic scrap from virtually any shape and size to...

Quality & Diagnostic, PET injection machines
08.06.2015 | Sacmi Imola | Imola (BO) | Italy

Inspection systems for preforms, cutting-edge Sacmi technology for the PET world

With the PVS family, Sacmi offers a range of preform quality control solutions that join the CHS systems for caps and the Cube Eye for a 3-D ‘CAT scan’ of the entire cap-bottle system.

Quality & Diagnostic
21.05.2015 | Agr International, Inc. | Butler, PA | USA

Managing crystallinity to improve quality and performance of PET bottles

Agr International, Inc., a leader in the field of PET bottle material distribution management, has recently announced that it is in the process of commercializing the technology for PET bottle crystallinity management, and will market it under the trade name “CrystalView™”. According to Mr. Georg Wolfe, Agr’s Chief Technical Officer, CrystalView™...

Auxiliary devices
16.02.2015 | motan, Inc. | Plainwell, MI | USA

motan, Inc. introduces the new METRO G material loader range

Reduce waste and increase productivity with the new METRO G material loaders. motan, Inc. brings its innovative METRO G to Orlando. METRO G, developed by motan engineers, combines the latest technologies from Colortronic and motan and also enhances those systems with a number of new features.


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