19.11.2015 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

PET bottles to differentiate edible oil for largest Indian producer

India's largest producer of mustard oil is to differentiate its products from others in the market following the installation of the first ever Sidel complete PET bottling line for edible oil in the South East Asia Pacific region. The Sidel line, including a Combi system, is producing bottles for B L Agro Oils, a company which has recognised the...

06.11.2015 | SMI S.p.A. | S.Giovanni Bianco BG | Italy

Corporate responsibility, from SMI point of view

According to applicable regulations on corporate responsibility (legislative decree no. 231 dated 8 June 2001), SMI S.p.A. and Smigroup S.p.A. have adopted an organizational model containing rules and procedures for the prevention of crimes within the company.

In order to supervise on both the efficiency and the observance of the Model, a Supervis...

Facts & Figures
22.10.2015 | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Germany

Nine months into the year, Krones is on track to achieve its targets for 2015

Krones continued to grow profitably in the first three quarters of 2015 despite the challenging macroeconomic environment. Revenue from January to September 2015 grew 4.9% to €2,270.7 million. Krones achieved the steepest improvement in the North and Central America, Middle East/Africa, and Central Europe sales regions.

PET materials
14.10.2015 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

Sidel's PET packaging expertise in Octeville France helps BioHub research project reach successful conclusion


Sidel consulted with its PET packaging expertise in the BioHub® programme as the selected...

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...

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
11.11.2015 | KHS GmbH | Dortmund | Germany

KHS wins World Beverage Innovation Award for lightweight 1-liter PET milk bottle

At this year's BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, KHS GmbH was presented with the World Beverage Innovation Award from British publisher FoodBev Media for its lightweight 1-liter PET milk bottle. The specialist for filling and packaging systems was victorious with this bottle in the following two categories: "Best Environmental Sustainability Initiative"...

Blow moulding machines
10.11.2015 | KHS GmbH | Dortmund | Germany

KHS Blomax Series IV boosts output to 2,500 bottles per hour and cavity

For the first time ever KHS stretch blow molders in the InnoPET Blomax Series IV output up to 2,500 bottles per hour and blow station. This has been made possible by combining a number of further technical developments and optimizing processes to produce the very high bottle quality typical of KHS machines at an even higher rate of performance. It...

Blow moulding machines
04.11.2015 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

Consistently high quality PET bottles with new eHR solution for Sidel Matrix Blower range

Sidel's eHR electrical heating replaces traditional heating of the mould for the PET bottle body by oil. Very responsive, it creates a temperature increase three times quicker than heating by oil, accurately providing the correct temperatures from the first bottles produced. Probes are directly located in each mould shell to regulate the...

Filling & Aseptic, Labelling machines, Blow moulding machines
18.09.2015 | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Germany

The 100th ErgoBloc L

Success story: in the summer of 2015, Krones won an order for the 100th ErgoBloc L, which groups together a beverage bottling line’s entire wet end in a single machine.Producing, labelling and filling PET containers – all in a single machine. That’s the concept behind the Krones ErgoBloc L.

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...

Capping technology
06.10.2015 | Sacmi Imola | Imola | Italy

Sacmi COLORA CAP, “no limits to imagination”

COLORA CAP is a new on-cap digital printing system - which allows high definition cap decoration directly on the line without having to stock caps and lets users change the decoration in real time – with numerous advantages. It gives huge competitive gains in terms of flexibility as it’s possible to set a potentially limitless number of different...

Caps & Closures, Markets
30.09.2015 | Kirin Company, Limited | Tokyo | Japan

Kirin develops world's 1st IoT cap capable of controlling light with smartphone

Kirin Co., Ltd. developed the "Illumicap," an innovative IoT plastic bottle cap with a built-in wireless communication and lighting system, in collaboration with WHITE Inc. with the goal of creating a new drinking experience for consumers.

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...

Labelling machines
12.11.2015 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

Labelling technologies: Helping beverage producers meet fast-paced consumer trends

During this crucial so called 'moment of truth' a label can significantly help in attracting consumers' attention and encouraging them to select one beverage over another. In today's changing market a manufacturer needs to be able to adapt quickly to succeed. Sidel offers a wide range of labelling solutions to enable beverage producers to bring new...

Labelling technology
10.11.2015 | KHS GmbH | Dortmund | Germany

Nature MultiPack™ and Direct Print Powered by KHS™ win German Design Award for Excellent Communications Design and packaging sustainability

KHS GmbH is a winner of the 2016 German Design Award for ‘excellent communication design in packaging’ and sustainability for its innovations Direct Print Powered by KHS™ and Nature MultiPack™. Direct Print will enable beverage companies to individualize PET bottle decorations on the industrial scale with high resolution, 360-degree decorations in...

Labelling technology
10.11.2015 | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Germany

Direct printing of superlative quality

DecoType for industrial applications

At the drinktec 2013, Krones AG premiered the DecoType direct printing system for decorating plastic containers. In comparison to dressing containers in labels, direct printing offers significantly more freedom for attractively individualised design of the containers concerned.

Krones has now proven that a...

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,...

Markets, Sorting systems
02.10.2015 | Buhler Sortex / National Recovery Technologies (NRT) | London, UK | Nashville, USA

NRT and Buhler Sortex join forces to offer a 'one-stop-shop' to plastics recyclers

As the demand for plastic sorting solutions continues to soar, Buhler Sortex,a member of The Bühler Group, and US-based National Recovery Technologies (NRT) are entering a strategic commercial agreement to offer plastics recyclers a complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting. The companies are bringing together more than 100 years of...

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...

Quality & Diagnostic
14.08.2015 | Sacmi | Imola | Italy

Watermarks, shrinkage and surface defects: the “invisible” faults on PET preforms

The advantages of “grid inspection”, the innovative patented SACMI solution that can be installed on the entire range of preform inspection systems, both on line and in test labs A formula plus patented technology to identify, via a simple algorithm, preform defects that would otherwise be invisible to the human eye, detecting them easily,...

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™...