Markets
29.01.2016 | Americhem | Suzhou | China

Americhem China celebrates 10th anniversary

Americhem Inc., a global provider of color and additive solutions for plastics and synthetic fibers, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Suzhou, China, plant. 

“We are proud of our growth in ten years,” said Stanley Teoh, Americhem’s vice president and managing director for the Asia Pacific region. “What started out as an empty lot in Suzhou...

Markets
27.01.2016 | Nordson PPS | Münster | Germany

Nordson will install 16 of its energy-saving CrystallCut® pelletizing systems at a new mega-scale PET plant in China

Nordson Corporation will supply sixteen of its process-patented BKG® brand CrystallCut® pelletizing systems for a mega-scale PET resin plant scheduled for startup this year by Jiangyin Chengold Packaging Materials Co., Ltd. in Jiangsu Province, China.

Nordson’s CrystallCut process provides substantial energy savings in comparison with standard PET...

Management
26.01.2016 | | Bolton, ON | Canada

Dr. Jack Truong to join Husky as President and Chief Operating Officer

Husky Injection Molding Systems, the world's largest brand name supplier of injection molding equipment and services, today announces the appointment of Dr. Jack Truong as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective February 1, 2016. Dr. Truong was previously the President and CEO of Electrolux North America and Executive Vice President, AB...

Management, Material technology
10.12.2015 | Avantium | Tokyo | Japan

Avantium reserves capacity in its first FDCA production plant for Mitsui

Avantium signed an agreement with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (‘Mitsui’), to commercialize 100% biobased chemicals FDCA and PEF in Asia. As part of this agreement, Mitsui has been granted a right to purchase a sizable volume of FDCA from the first commercial FDCA plant to be constructed by Avantium.

Currently Avantium is in the preparation stage of the...

PET materials
14.10.2015 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

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

SIDEL’S INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR PET PACKAGING DEVELOPMENT AND BLOWING SOLUTIONS IN OCTEVILLE, FRANCE, RECENTLY MADE AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH AN INNOVATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT IN PLANT-BASED PERFORMANCE PLASTICS.

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

Additives
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...


PET injection machines
26.10.2015 | Milacron | Cincinnati, OH | USA

Milacron’s innovative Klear Can™ continues to push toward production as it passes critical food safety tests

Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN) announced its Klear Can technology has undergone and passed an important food safety test and is undergoing additional testing with a number of select prospects. The Milacron Klear Can is an ideal alternative to metal cans for fruits, vegetables, soups, meats, and other products. The Klear Can uses the same...

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...

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Bottle developments
29.01.2016 | P.E.T. Engineering | San Vendemiano (TV) | Italy

Brave & Bold: New colors for beer

Consumers want packaging that is easy to hold, open, use and reseal but an increasingly important consideration for packaging is style. This is why P.E.T. Engineering’s R&D department, together with the Design Center, has decided to investigate new colors establishing a partnership with ColorMatrix, a leading global innovator of liquid color and...

Bottle developments
13.01.2016 | Petainer | London | UK

Wine on tap - innovation in a traditional industry

There is something delightfully old-fashioned about the wine industry and the connoisseurs amongst us take great pleasure from showing off our wine knowledge at every opportunity. For an industry steeped in heritage and tradition, the introduction of plastic corks and screw tops took some time to be accepted, so what is the reaction to more...

Bottle developments
21.12.2015 | Amcor | Melbourne | Australia

The World Packaging Organization (WPO) has selected four Amcor packaging solutions as winners of the WorldStar Awards 2016

Lipton® Pandora is a collaboration between Amcor and Lipton to create a new hot-fill rigid plastics bottle that is ergonomic, cost-effective and more sustainable. Amcor was able to identify areas for significant material reduction, resulting in a total packaging weight of just 22 grams, making it one of the lightest commercialized hot fill...

Filling & Aseptic
29.01.2016 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

20% increase for Sidel's aseptic dry preform decontamination technology

Sidel has announced that its dry preform decontamination technology - Predis™ - is now available for the company's latest generation of modular Sidel Matrix™ blowing and Combi equipment. This combines the high level of process flexibility required by beverage producers with the reliability, environmental and cost benefits associated with a...

Filling & Aseptic, Labelling machines, Blow moulding machines
16.12.2015 | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Germany

Three in one: the Kosme 3Bloc

The trend towards block-synchronising several units to form a single machine continues unbroken. For a very simple reason: the advantages for the client are indeed persuasive. The Krones subsidiary Kosme s.r.l., Roverbella, has now, in the shape of the 3Bloc, unveiled the innovative concept of a block configuration available in two different...

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.

Caps & Closures
22.01.2016 | CORVAGLIA | Eschlikon | Switzerland

New quality tool from Corvaglia

Innovative new quality tool from Corvaglia lowers rejection rates on filling lines during the manufacture of beverage closures

During the process of applying beverage closures to PET bottles, minor gradations can determine whether the closure will be grasped and placed on the bottle correctly in the filling line. At filling speeds of up to 100,000...

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.

Filling & Aseptic, Labelling machines, Blow moulding machines
16.12.2015 | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Germany

Three in one: the Kosme 3Bloc

The trend towards block-synchronising several units to form a single machine continues unbroken. For a very simple reason: the advantages for the client are indeed persuasive. The Krones subsidiary Kosme s.r.l., Roverbella, has now, in the shape of the 3Bloc, unveiled the innovative concept of a block configuration available in two different...

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...

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, Recycling machines
10.12.2015 | Nordson PPS | Münster | Germany

Nordson pelletizing and crystallizing system plays central role at Lotte Chemical's world-scale PET resin plant in England

A new video shows how melt filtration and pelletizing technologies from Nordson Corporation conserve energy and enhance productivity at the 600 ton per day PET resin plant of Lotte Chemical UK Ltd., Nordson announced today.

Commissioned late in 2014, the world-scale plant at Lotte Chemical’s Redcar, England facility includes three pelletizing /...

Recycling machines
04.12.2015 | KREYENBORG Plant Technology GmbH & Co. KG | Senden | Germany

High Season at KREYENBORG – 7 IR Batch systems delivered simultaneously

High activity dominates the final inspection at KREYENBORG in August 2015. 7 almost identical IR Batch Machines stand ready for delivery to customers in North America and Asia. The machines will be used for crystallisation of relatively small amounts of amorph PET granulate in PET fiber production, in both cases.

Management, Recycling machines
03.12.2015 | EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. | Ansfelden/Linz | Austria

International plastics industry represented at the opening of the EREMA UpCentre®

The opening of the new EREMA UpCentre® on Friday 20 November 2015 in Gunskirchen (not far from the company's headquarters in Ansfelden, Austria) generated interest throughout the value chain of the entire international plastics industry – from collecting and sorting companies, producers of washing plants, recyclers and plastics processors to...

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™...

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