19.05.2015 | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Germany

Krones Andina Ltda. inaugurates new training centre in Colombia

The sophisticated technology of Krones’ machines and lines offers optimum preconditions for good performance. But the actual efficiency achieved by bottling and canning lines is essentially determined by the deployment of skilled, properly qualified operators and by meticulous maintenance. Krones Andina has accordingly, at its facility in Bogotá,...

12.05.2015 | Phoenix Technologies, Inc. | Bowling Green, Ohio | USA

Phoenix Technologies invests $18 million to expand rPET production; new wash line will enable self-manufacture of clean flake

Phoenix Technologies International, a leading global producer of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), is announcing an $18 million expansion to enable upstream production integration. The company will be adding a proprietary new wash line, expected to be operational by the end of 2015, so that it can self-manufacture clean flake. (Phoenix...

Facts & Figures
04.05.2015 | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Germany

Krones reached its targets for 2014 and has got 2015 off to a good start

The company’s outlook for the current year is positive.

Revenue rose 4.9% in 2014 to €2.95 billion and the EBT margin widened from 6.0% to 6.5%.Dividend for 2014 to increase over previous year’s regular dividend, from €1.00 to €1.25 per share.Krones improved revenue, new orders, and profitability in the first quarter.Krones is expecting 4% revenue...

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...

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...

PET injection machines, Markets
24.03.2015 | Netstal-Maschinen AG | Näfels, Switzerland | Orlando, USA

Netstal introduces new PET-LINE 5000 for 144 cavities to the US market

Netstal introduces new PET-LINE 5000 to the US market at NPE. The thoroughbred of preform production is designed for molds with 96 to 144 cavities and was developed specifically for markets with extremely high output.


Bottle design
21.05.2015 | P.E.T Engineering | San Vendemiano | Italy

P.E.T. Engineering wins the 2015 Packaging Oscar for Quality Design with Devin - Crystal Line

P.E.T. Engineering wins for the third time the Packaging Oscar after the editions of 2011 and 2013, where participated with eco-friendly, lightweight and recycled PET projects.  The award ceremony, which took place on May 20 at Ipack - Ima, rewarded six companies in the "Technology" section, the main theme of the contest this year, and awarded thre...

Bottle developments
20.05.2015 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

New Sidel packaging services will help unlock the value of PET across supply chains

Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, has announced the creation of new packaging development services to help beverage producers worldwide turn their supply chains into value chains. “Studies in purchasing behaviour suggest that it takes a consumer just three to seven seconds to choose one beverage over...

Blow moulding machines
15.05.2015 | SIPA S.p.A. | Vittorio Veneto | Italy

ECS SP 50 AND ECS SP 80: New SIPA single-stage PET bottle production system

The latest addition to SIPA’s range of single-stage PET injection-stretch-blow molding (ISBM) systems has been showcased at last NPE show in Orlando, less than 2 months ago.The machine was equipped with six-cavity molds, also built by SIPA in its tool shop, one of the largest in the PET mould making industry. The ECS SP 80, together with the...

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
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...

Closure moulds
29.01.2015 | StackTeck Systems Limited | Brampton, ON | Canada

Over 1000 in mold closing (IMC) cavities manufactured by StackTeck

StackTeck Systems Limited, known for its innovations in mold technology to provide solutions to OEMs in the consumer and packaging markets, announces an important milestone in the production of In Mold Closing (IMC) molds. StackTeck has designed and built molds totaling over 1,000 IMC cavities including global OEMs that run StackTeck molds in...

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...

Labelling machines
06.08.2014 | KHS GmbH | Dortmund | Germany

KHS optimizes the Innoket 360 roll-fed labeler series

KHS has extended its Innoket 360 series of roll-fed labeling machines.  The Innoket 360 and extremely compact Innoket 360 S (with an output of up to 50,000 PET bottles per hour) have now been joined by the Innoket 360 Duo which has two roll-fed labeling stations and a capacity of up to 60,000 non-returnable PET bottles an hour.All labelers in the...

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
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.

Quality & Diagnostic
26.01.2015 | Agr International, Inc. | Butler, PY | USA

Agr International, Inc. To display its latest tools for bottle light weighting and quality control at NPE 2015

Agr International offers a number of products that are designed to aid bottle manufacturers achieve their most aggressive light weighting goals while maintaining the highest quality.  Agr products are designed to assist container producers, converters and fillers stay competitive while meeting the increased quality demands of today’s changing...

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