| Business function | Lightweight Containers | Den Helder | Netherlands
Lightweight Containers invests in Australian market
Investment in warehouses and two new sales hires announced - Lightweight Containers, the global leader in one-way PET kegs, has signalled its commitment to the Australian beverage market by opening two new warehouses and expanding its sales team to meet growing demand for its products and services.
| Injection moulding | Kraus Maffai | Munich | Germany
New all-electric injection molding machine
The new PX Agile by KraussMaffei: Competitive edge for Chinese customers thanks to local production in Sanming
- “German quality meets Chinese agility”
- Production in Sanming and stock machine program ensure shortest delivery times and excellent service
- Ideally suited for standard applications for technical components, electric and electronic devices, automotive, packaging and medical components
- World premiere at...
| Sustainability | Morgan Stanley | New York | United States
Morgan Stanley launches broad-based commitment to develop systemic solutions to reduce global plastic waste
The Morgan Stanley Plastic Waste Resolution will drive and scale the investments, partnerships, programs and research needed to tackle the growing challenge of plastic waste. Through these efforts, Morgan Stanley will prevent, reduce, and remove 50 million metric tons of plastic waste from rivers,...
| Global themes | Coca Cola Amatil | Sydney
Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil announce a major increase in recycled plastic
- Coca-Cola Amatil in Australia will make 70 per cent of its plastic bottles entirely from recycled plastic by the end of 2019.
- The move is part of Coca-Cola’s global commitment to a World Without Waste and to increase recycled content and make all of its bottles and cans recyclable; and Coca-Cola...
| Sustainability | TOMRA Collection | Brentford | United Kingdom
Tomra reaches 40 billion milestone
Record return rates for resource sustainability company TOMRA. TOMRA have confirmed their 82,000 reverse vending machines (RVMs) have received a record-breaking 40 billion containers back for recycling in the past year. Head of TOMRA Collection Solutions Harald Henriksen says the company and its...
| Bottle design | Evian | Évian-les-Bains | France
Evian launches evian® (re)new – an in-home natural mineral water appliance featuring “breakthrough” sustainable design
- New generation design thinking with a 5L evian® “bubble” made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET) bringing a significant reduction in plastic packaging
- Initial launch starting in May 2019 with Virgil Abloh and early adopters across Paris and London
| Sheets & Films | Bilcare Research | Staufen im Breisgau | Germany
Bilcare invests over 10 Mio € in new PETG films capacities for shrink and medical device films
For years Bilcare has been known as a strong, reliable partner and leading manufacturer of high-quality films for the shrink-film market. Following the tremendous success of Bilcare’s PETG capacity increase in 2016, the company is now investing in new PETG capacities in order to attend and serve the...
| Bottle design | Amcor | Melbourne | Australia
New dairy bottle design
Letti chooses Amcor to design clear PET bottles for customers in Latin America
Research by global packaging company Amcor reveals consumers from Latin America are increasingly attracted to transparent dairy packaging that connotes freshness and premium quality. In response, dairy companies are increasingly using clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that provide...
| Blow Moulding & Coating | W. Amsler Equipment | Ontario | Canada
W. Amsler introduces new 64oz PET barrier container with handle for the craft ceer market
W. Amsler Equipment Inc., a leading supplier of all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, has announced the launch of a new 64-oz polyethylene terephthalate (PET) growler jug that mimics the competitive glass design and provides barrier protection for extended shelf life. The PET container is...
| Sustainability | ALPLA | Hard | Austria
New study quantifies the environmental impacts of packaging
ALPLA commissions life cycle assessments – positive effect of plastics recycling is documented. c7-consult tested the environmental impacts of the packaging of various products typical to the Austrian market ranging from beverages to detergents, considering everything from the contribution they make...
| Recycling technology | Herbold Meckesheim | Meckesheim | Germany
Hot Washing Systems - The key to the mass application of high-quality recyclates
Reliable high quality in plastic recycling, thanks to Herbold hot washing systems. Plastics can be reasonably seen as being irreplaceable in many areas of day to day life. The challenge is to be able to do something with this universally used material after its first use is behind it.
| Bottle design | Nestlé Waters North America | Stamford, CT | United States
Institute Of Scrap Recycling Industries names Nestlé Waters North America as 2019 Design For Recycling Award Winner
In recognition of its innovative use of recycled plastic, and its product design centered on recycling, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) names Nestlé Waters North America as its 2019 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award winner. The DFR Award is ISRI’s most prestigious award given...