Markets
26.04.2016 | Milacron Holdings Corp. | Cincinnati, OH | USA

Milacron continues to invest in fast growing Indian market

Milacron Holdings Corp. recently completed another round of expansions to their injection, blow and extrusion molding machine manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad, as well as their hot runner manufacturing facility in Coimbatore. The completed addition to the Ahmedabad facility added an additional 9,304 square meters bringing the total footprint to...

Markets
22.04.2016 | Husky Injection Molding Systems | Bolton, ON | Canada

Everything you ever wanted to know about plastic injection molding in one place at Chinaplas 2016

“China is a very important market for Husky and we look forward to connecting with customers and prospects from the region. At this year’s Chinaplas we are highlighting the diverse range of markets that we serve and the innovative solutions that we offer,” said Jack Truong, President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are a company that is always...

Management
19.04.2016 | ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH | Schwertberg | Austria

Sorrow at the deaths of Irene and Georg Schwarz

The owner families and staff of the ENGEL Group mourn the loss of their senior directors. Irene and Georg Schwarz both passed away within only a few days of each other in late March and early April at ages 86 and 88. For decades, they jointly managed the business and laid the foundation for the extraordinary success of what is today a worldwide...

Management, Material technology
15.03.2016 | BASF, Avantium | Ludwigshafen, Germany | Amsterdam, Netherlands

BASF and Avantium intend to establish joint venture

BASF and Avantium today announced that they have signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations to establish a joint venture (JV) for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), as well as marketing of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), based on this new chemical building block. FDCA is produced from renewable...

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...


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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Filling & Aseptic, Markets, Blow moulding machines
19.04.2016 | KHS | Dortmund | Germany

Energy costs practically halved: KHS converts stretch blow molder for Mineralbrunnen Teinach GmbH

Overheads for materials and the price of energy are among the biggest cost drivers in production. Mineral water bottlers Teinach GmbH have thus charged the KHS Group with the modernization of their PET bottle filling line.

Blow moulding machines
12.04.2016 | KHS | Dortmund | Germany

Improving oval PET bottles: higher quality with preferential heating from KHS

Special bottle shapes make high demands of many stretch blow molders during production. The preferential heating system (PH) developed by the KHS Group now enables bottlers to achieve perfect bottle quality even with extremely oval bottles in an energy-saving, safe and reliable process. The systems provider now also offers this option for its...

Blow moulding machines
04.04.2016 | SMI S.p.A. | S.Giovanni Bianco BG | Italy

EBS ERGON blow-moulders: the latest innovation by SMI for the production of PET containers up to 33,600 bph

The new EBS (Electronic Blowing System) ERGON series is the outcome of a 2-year intensive R&D project thanks to which SMI has introduced innovative concepts, summed up in the new ERGON brand, for both the design and production of SMI's rotary stretch- blow moulders.

Filling & Aseptic, Markets, Blow moulding machines
19.04.2016 | KHS | Dortmund | Germany

Energy costs practically halved: KHS converts stretch blow molder for Mineralbrunnen Teinach GmbH

Overheads for materials and the price of energy are among the biggest cost drivers in production. Mineral water bottlers Teinach GmbH have thus charged the KHS Group with the modernization of their PET bottle filling line.

Filling & Aseptic
25.02.2016 | KHS | Dortmund | Germany

Filler upgrade

The mechanics of filling and packaging systems are durable and reliable – to the great satisfaction of the operator. As in devices for household use, however, the electrical technology designed to control lines and machines has a shorter life span. Standard components are removed from the market in this segment after just a few years and replaced...

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...

Compression moulding, Management
07.03.2016 | Netstal-Maschinen AG | Näfels | Switzerland

The technology trio of Netstal, Plastisud and Pages successfully conduct Injection Compression Molding (ICM) Days for packaging experts in France

Netstal and its technology partners Plastisud and Machines Pagès conducted the first successful ICM Technology Days in the French city of Castelnaudary in January. In addition to very interesting specialist presentations, the top-class event also featured various live demonstrations.

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...

Markets, Labels
08.04.2016 | P.E. Labellers | Porto Mantovano (MN) | Italy

P.E. Labellers-Farchioni olii: a 100% Italian partnership

Farchioni olii S.p.A., one of Italy's main producers of typical foods from Umbria – oil, wine and flour – chose an independent partner that was easy to interact with to provide self-adhesive or cold-glue labels for glass and PET formats in the olive oil sector.

Labelling technology
22.03.2016 | KHS | Dortmund | Germany

MARTENS Brewery leverages Direct Print Powered by KHS™ again

After the successful premiere of Direct Print Powered by KHS™ at MARTENS Brewery with their Dagschotel ‘talking bottles’ launch, MARTENS Brewery based in Bocholt, Belgium, is again leveraging their Direct Print industrial scale digital printing technology from KHS, this time to renovate the look and feel of their own brand, MARTENS Pils, by...

Labelling technology
24.02.2016 | Greiner Packaging | Kremsmünster | Austria

High-quality European injection molding conquers the American packaging market

Effective immediately, Greiner Packaging is now offering its US customers something directly that was previously available only from Europe: Injection molding with in-mold labeling technology. An initial collaboration with WhiteWave Foods is showcasing the advantages of this high-quality packaging option – and the advantages of an international...

Packaging machinery
10.03.2016 | NMP Systems GmbH | Duesseldorf | Germany

Nature MultiPack™ world premier set for Evian ‘prestige’ PET bottles

With Nature MultiPack™ NMP Systems GmbH is bringing a disruptive packaging innovation ‘Powered by KHS’ to market. An intensive collaboration with Danone Waters led to the premier market introduction on brand Evian starting in France and Belgium this month.

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.

Management, Recycling technology
31.03.2016 | EREMA | Ansfelden/Linz | Austria

Save the Date: DISCOVERY DAY on 1 June 2016

EREMA Discovery Day at EREMA: Wednesday, 1 June 2016

(plus evening event on Tuesday, 31 May 2016)

EREMA Headquarters, Ansfelden, Austria

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.

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™...

PET PASSION WEEK 2016

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