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Fonti Di Posina has become the first bottling company in Italy to invest in Sidel’s new aseptic and environmentally-friendly combined blow fill cap solution with dry preform decontamination – Combi Predis™ FMa. The introduction of the technology, which removes the need for any bottle rinsing, has...


Facts & Figures
10.04.2014  | Smithers Pira | Leatherhead, Surrey | UK

Packaging market forecasts from Smithers Pira: The Future of PET Packaging to 2019

The global consumption of PET packaging will grow to over 20 million tonnes by 2019. Driven mainly by increasing demand in emerging and transitional economies, the market will grow 4.6% annually during the period 2014-19. PET bottles for water, wine and spirits, plus PET for dairy,...


Markets
10.04.2014  | Automatik Plastics Machinery | Oberglatt | Switzerland

Maag Automatik Plastics Machinery wins major contract

Maag Automatik (a Dover Corporation Member) is proud to announce that M&G Finanziaria (Italy) has chosen the German manufacturer to supply the equipment needed for a complete PET pelletizing plant. Not only will Automatik deliver a number of its production proven underwater SPHERO® pelletizing...


PETnology Inside

Additives

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...



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,...


Preform moulds

SIPA turned the spotlight on moulds as well as machines at past K2013.

PET preform technology specialist SIPA turned the spotlight on moulds as well as machines at past K2013. The company exhibited an innovative 128-cavity mould incorporating X-Mould technology on its stand B11 in Hall 13. It also...


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Blow moulding machines

With the Roll N Blow thermoforming machine, dairy companies can efficiently manufacture their own bottles with a material they know well and equipment easy to install and operate. Designed for chilled dairy products and packed in PS bottles ranging from 100ml up to 500ml, Serac's Roll N Blow is also...


Bottle developments
21.03.2014  | GEA Procomac | Sala Baganza (Parma) | Italy

Light & Safe

In Italy, designing a new type of lightweight PET bottle is more than just a matter of practicality. As with all things Italian, it’s a work of art as well. The new PET bottle from GEA Procomac, launched at Drinktec 2013, is 25% lighter than previously (just 12g compared with 16g for a standard...


Bottle developments

Lightweights can be pretty impressive as well: an ultralight PET bottle from Krones was among the winners at this year’s packaging design awards in the “Beverages” category. In recognition of this achievement, the “PET lite 9.9 carbonated” is now entitled to wear the internationally prestigious iF...


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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...


Hotfill

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, the GEA Group’s aseptic bottling specialist, 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...


Caps & Closures

Hall 6, Stand 6-418 

BERICAP will be among the exhibitors also on this year's Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf. 

The world-wide operating manufacturer of closures BERICAP will present its plastic closures for the markets of automobile, chemistry, pharmacology, agro-chemistry as well as beverages...


Caps & Closures

Greater Than™, an all-natural, thirst quenching functional beverage infused with coconut water and electrolytes, has chosen Closure Systems International (CSI) as the exclusive closure supplier for its important 2.0 package re-design and national product distribution.

Brothers Mark and Jon Sider...


Caps & Closures

The closure is designed to fit on 30-29-21mm PET and glass bottle neck finishes. Configured with a flexible hinge, the closure can be offered in a one-colour and also in a bi-colour version. LSK EV GALILEO II 29/44 offers double tamper evidence – tabs break on first opening and a tear-off membrane...


Labels

With the recently developed KHS Innoprint direct print system for PET bottles KHS GmbH is one of the five companies nominated for this year's Hermes Award. KHS is one of the world's leading manufacturers of filling and packaging equipment for the beverage, food and non-food industries and belongs to...


Labelling machines
14.11.2013  | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Deutschland

Tausendste Krones Contiroll HS

2005 setzte die Krones AG, Neutraubling, einen Meilenstein in der Rundumetikettierung: Sie entwickelte die Contiroll HS! Mit einer Leistung bis zu 66.000 Behälter pro Stunde stellte die damals neu entwickelte Contiroll Highspeed Etikettiermaschine alles bisher da gewesene in den Schatten. Heute,...


Labelling machines

With an entirely new product series, Krones has translated its clients’ heightened expectations for labelling technology into hands-on reality. From now on, all labellers – except the Sleevematic – will be configured from just one modularised system. A single basic standardised machine, available in...


Packaging machinery
20.03.2014  | SMI Group | S.Giovanni Bianco (BG) | Italy

Save time with the automatic blank magazine

Smiflexi range of automatic packers provides the end user all the technical and functional specifications required to manage production cycles efficiently and economically and to enable quick switch from one format to another. Among the new opportunities offered by Smiflexi division there is the...


Packaging machinery

At the drinktec, Krones is showcasing the new EvoLite Bloc. The EvoLite pack strapping machine has been directly synchronised with the Robobox pack grouping station and the new Modulpal Pro 1AD palletiser. Any nonconforming packs are removed from the flow by means of a new rejection unit located at...


Labelling machines, Packaging machinery, Blow moulding machines
08.05.2013  | SMI Group | S.Giovanni Bianco (BG) | Italy

BOOST your machine's performances with SmyUpgrades!

SMI designs and manufactures complete bottling and packaging lines mainly for the food & beverages industry. Thanks to the in-depth activity of Research & Development, SMI machinery are constantly updated with new applications which ensure the machine's user higher operating efficiency, greater...


Recycling machines

Around 779,000 tonnes of PET are collected in the USA every year and in the region of 514,000 tonnes remain in the country. Approximately 295,000 tonnes thereof are processed to make rPET for direct food contact. Half of the rPET is produced using VACUREMA® technology from EREMA, which corresponds...


Management, Recycling machines
27.11.2013  | UNISensor Sensorsysteme GmbH | Karlsruhe | Germany

APPE ensures excellent rPET quality with Powersort from Unisensor

As the largest supplier of high-quality food-grade recycled PET (rPET) in Europe, APPE meets the high standards set by its Joint Venture partner Coca-Cola Enterprises, by using the POWERSORT 200 system from Unisensor. The packaging expert, who covers the entire process chain from bottle sorting to...


Recycling machines

For Gneuss Kunststofftechnik (Bad Oeynhausen, Germany) the „K“ show was more than successful. A whole fireworks display of new products for the processing and recycling of plastics were presented to visitors from all over the world. The result of a long term development programme, Gneuss presented a...


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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