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27.11.2014  | Sipa SpA | San Vendemiano | Italy

SIPA aquires AUTOMA PET bottle production activities

SIPA, a leader in PET container production and filling technologies, has officially acquired all activities related to production of injection-stretch-blow molding (ISBM) equipment at Automa S.p.A., another Italian company well-known in the PET packaging sector.

26.11.2014  | P.E.T. Engineering | San Vendemiano | Italy

PET conquers new territories

The response from bottlers to the four P.E.T. Engineering projects presented at BrauBeviale 2014 in Nuremberg from the 11th to the 13th of November proposing PET as a valid alternative to the usual materials used for premium water, beer and milk bottling was first-rate.


Krones, the leading manufacturer of beverage filling and packaging technology, has acquired a 51% stake in Till GmbH, Hofheim, a German company located in the state of Hesse.

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PET Training - Upcoming seminars for small groups: Cologne, 13-15 April 2015

The PETnology course programme "PET Basics" and "PET recycling" will pass information on the PET basics, followed by current trends, developments and strategies in the areas of material, preforms, containers and recycling. The focus will be on both processes and mechanical engineering. 
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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, Blow moulding machines

PET packaging technology specialist SIPA has unveiled its latest step towards the bottle production plant of the future. Launched at the BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, mid of November, the XTREME Sincro brings together in a single machine SIPA’s ground-breaking preform compression molding system with a...

Preform moulds
01.10.2014  | Husky Injection Molding Systems | Bolton, Ontario | Canada

Husky further expands its Hot Runners and Controllers business to meet the growing needs of its customers

Husky Injection Molding Systems continues to make significant investments to support the strong growth of its Hot Runners and Controllers customers. Husky established its hot runners and controllers business as a strategic priority early in 2013 and is focused on developing innovative products and...

Preform developements
23.05.2014  | SIPA S.p.A. | Vittorio Veneto | Italy

Returns come quickly when you invest in Capello retrofits

For the last two years or so, SIPA has been incorporating the Cappello preform base design created by Milan company Concordia Development into its preform molds. This highly popular design, now used by several major brands around the world, makes it possible to reduce the overall weight of a PET...


Bottle design

Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, has announced a new initiative aimed at reducing the amount of PET used in beverage bottles worldwide, thereby helping producers to save money and improve their environmental footprint at the same time. To allow beverage...

PET injection machines, Blow moulding machines

PET packaging technology specialist SIPA has unveiled its latest step towards the bottle production plant of the future. Launched at the BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, mid of November, the XTREME Sincro brings together in a single machine SIPA’s ground-breaking preform compression molding system with a...

Bottle developments

Krones’ superlight PET bottle wins the German Design Award 2015 in the packaging category. This innovative bottle is suitable for being filled with carbonated beverages, and has a capacity of 500 millilitres. It tips the scales at a mere 9.9 grams – making it 30 to 45 per cent lighter than...


Filling & Aseptic, Markets
17.10.2014  | GEA Procomac | Sala Baganza (Parma) | Italy

GEA Procomac ABF produces LA aseptic beverages at Pokka

GEA Procomac ABF (Aseptic Blow Fill) system is now producing Low Acid products at Pokka Corporation Singapore new plant in Malaysia, the first system of its kind in Asia. Pokka Singapore, under Pokka Sapporo Food & Beverage Japan Group, manufactures and markets a wide range of beverages under the...

Filling & Aseptic, Blow moulding machines

Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, is bringing the benefits of new technology to existing equipment owned by beverage producers around the world with its new Line Improvement services. Part of the company’s recently announced Sidel Services™ business unit, the...

Filling & Aseptic

For the producers of fruit beverages with a solids content like pulp or fruit chunks, a new, elegant, affordable option is now available for aseptic handling of solids. Krones has developed the DosaFlex aseptic container station for product-friendly dosing of aseptic components in finished beverages...

Caps & Closures

The 38/400 and the 33/400 complete Global Closure Systems wide array of food closure solutions. These 2 flip-top closures include a ribbed wall to ensure an excellent grip, thus they are easy to use for Elders as well as Youngers. Their glossy finish provides a new elegant solution to eliminate...

Caps & Closures

The much loved syrup now also comes in a handy-sized Breakfast Bottle that has been ergonomically designed with an oval valve dispensing closure from GCS to provide the perfect format for squeezing onto porridge, toast, bagels and chopped fruit.

Caps & Closures

Several squeezable valves are now used for squeezable food products, most of them made of silicone. The BERICAPValve is different because it is made of TPE, which has the advantage, that – unlike the commercial silicone valves – it prevents contamination in the recycling process.

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...

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...

Sleeves, Labels

The Flexographic Technical Association presented its Environmental Excellence Award for Innovations in Sustainability to Avery Dennison Materials Group at FTA’s annual forum on April 27. Avery Dennison was recognized for the CleanFlake™ portfolio, a collection of label materials developed to advance...

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...

Packaging machinery

With its LitePac, Krones AG in Neutraubling has now found the most space-saving packing and palletising solution for non-returnable six-packs with the lowest energy consumption. The LitePac is produced on the new EvoLite Bloc. The EvoLite pack strapper is directly block-synchronised with the Robobox...

Shrink packer, Packaging machinery

Producing efficiently by saving energyToday, energy is an increasingly valuable asset and, as such, companies that handle large bottling and packaging systems are paying more and more attention to how using it, and choose high-efficiency and low power consumption machines. The line end solutions...

Markets, Recycling machines

EREMA, the global market leader in plastic recycling systems, and TECHNO PLASTIC, the Italian specialist for strapping and downstream monofilament equipment, welcomed more than 60 invited customers and guests from around the world to their "OPEN HOUSE INLINE STRAPPING" in Castelfranco Emilia on 31...

Recycling processes

Many renowned soft drink manufacturers place great importance on the subject of sustainability. Nowadays, companies already have numerous obligations when using recycled PET in new beverage containers. At the interpack, Krones AG in Neutraubling will be presenting its MetaPure, a PET recycling...

Sorting systems
28.04.2014  | S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH | Schönberg | Germany

Metal detectors prevent damage to recycling machines

Austrian company Starlinger GmbH is a  global market leaders in the field of machinery and process technology for woven plastic sacks. Since 1987 the company has manufactured and supplied recycling lines for plastics, and in 2002 established the  "recycling technology" division. This division...

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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