| Material technology | PolyOne Corporation | Cleveland | United States
POLYONE appoints Mark Christ to President of Color, Additives & Inks; Scott Horn to President of Distribution
PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced two internal executive appointments. Mark Crist will serve as president of Color, Additives & Inks, and J. Scott Horn, Jr. will become president of PolyOne Distribution...
| Management | Krones AG | Franklin, Wisconsin
Krones strengthens process technology footprint in U.S. via acquisition of Javlyn
Krones has completed the acquisition of Javlyn. Javlyn is based in New York State, and integrates process systems for the food, dairy and beverage industry. “Javlyn's experience and know-how in the field of process technology is very synergetic to Krones, and its customer base is a great fit for us....
| Preform moulding | Colour Consult BV | Beverwijk
New preform quality control instrument
For measuring the transmission value of preforms, Colour Consult introduces the new P1 desktop instrument for quality control. The instrument measures how much light passes through a preform or plastic cap, from transparent (100% transmission) to very dark, almost opaque preforms (0,1%). Small...
| Management | Plastipak Packaging | Plymouth, MI
Plastipak celebrates 50th anniversary
Founded in 1967, Plastipak started out providing innovative, plastic packaging to deliver water for the Young family’s water delivery company in Michigan. Much has been accomplished over half a century, as Plastipak now operates over 60 production sites located in North America, South America,...
| Material technology | Synvina C.V | Amsterdam | Netherlands
Synvina receives interim approval from European PET Bottle Platform: PEF to be integrated in circular economy
The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina C.V., Amsterdam, in the European bottle recycling market. Following EPBP’s assessment PEF bottles are expected to be disposable through existing recovery...
| Management | HEKUMA GmbH | Eching
Stefan Naser appointed as second Managing Director at HEKUMA
As of May 1, 2017, Stefan Naser will assume responsibility for technology and sales, among other things. Prior to that, Stefan Naser held various management positions, most recently as the technical director of a corporation in the machine tool industry. Now the 50-year-old is bringing his...
| Filling & Aseptic | Krones AG | Neutraubling
Krones: More than 250,000 Evoguard valves already in use
One quarter of a million and counting: Evoguard GmbH, a subsidiary of Krones AG, has manufactured 250,000 valves since 2010. “The high quality assured by the “Made in Germany” production process, the energy savings achievable, the rigorous compliance with safety requirements in the development stage...
| Bottle developments | Sidel | Hünenberg
The new SteadyEDGE™ PET container base by Sidel combines creative opportunities with optimum performance
SteadyEDGE™ is a unique, patented base solution which offers Food, Home and Personal Care (FHPC) producers enhanced brand differentiation options together with maximum production efficiency.
| Facts & Figures | ENGEL | Schwertberg
ENGEL grows worldwide
ENGEL continues to grow. The Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer, automation expert and systems supplier has increased its annual revenues for the third time in a row. The group of companies closed fiscal 2016/2017 at the end of March with sales of 1.36 billion euros, 8.6 percent up on...
| Packaging machinery | KHS GmbH | Dortmund
Trouble-free recycling: Nature MultiPack™ granted interim approval by the EPBP
Following tests on the Nature MultiPack™ the European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has confirmed that it can be fully recycled. The adhesive specially developed and supplied by NMP Systems and KHS has thus been granted interim approval for further market tests in Europe until June 30, 2019. The...