| Global themes | Plastics Recycling Europe | Brussels | Belgium
International plastic recycling groups announce global definition of plastics recyclability
In an effort to provide a consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy, two of the leading global international recycling organizations have developed a global definition governing the use of the term “recyclable” as is relates to plastics packaging...
| Business function | ALPLA | Hard | Austria
Recycling expert Michael Heyde joins ALPLA
On 2 July Michael Heyde joined the Austrian packaging producer ALPLA as head of recycling technology. The 58-year-old specialist in recycling and the circular economy will focus on the expansion of recycling capacities at ALPLA.
| Blow Moulding & Coating | Parmalat Canada Fluid | Toronto | Canada
PET Bottle Design
Parmalat Canada unveils recyclable PET bottles for Lactantia PūrFiltre milk
Parmalat Canada has designed new recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for Lactantia PūrFiltre milk.
| Business function | Tönsmeier Group | Porta Westfalica / Neckarsulm | Germany
GreenCycle to take over ownership of the Tönsmeier Group
- Owning family closes agreement to sell to Schwarz Group company GreenCycle
- Jürgen Tönsmeier: “The company will now have a financially strong owner with long-term orientation and strategic growth plans.”
| Business function | Freedonia Group | Cleveland, OH | United States
US demand for Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to grow 7.6% annually
US demand for all types of produce packaging is projected to increase 4.0% per year to $6.5 billion in 2022. This will represent an improvement over the 2012-2017 period, when domestic produce production declined.
| Global themes | Tetra Pak | Lund | Sweden
Tetra Pak achieves 50% renewable electricity consumption in just two years since RE100 commitment
Tetra Pak now obtains half of its global electricity supply from renewable sources, putting the company firmly on course to meet its RE100 commitment of using only renewable electricity across all global operations by 2030.
| Business function | R&D/Leverage | Orlando, FL | United States
R&D/Leverage partners with BTOMEC Tool in Brazil
In an effort to expand its injection stretch blowmold (ISBM) and injection blowmold (IBM) business into Latin America, R&D/Leverage (Lee’s Summit, MO) has aligned itself with BTOMEC Tool and Precision Machining in Brazil. R&D/Leverage is a full-service mold manufacturing and packaging solutions...
| Business function | W. Amsler Equipment | Richmond Hill | Canada
W. Amsler to move operations to expanded facility in Bolton, Ontario
W. Amsler Equipment Inc., a leading supplier of all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, has announced plans to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations to Bolton, Ontario later this summer.
| Business function | Carolina Color | Salisbury, NC | United States
Carolina Color acquires Chroma Corporation
Carolina Color announced today it has acquired Chroma Corporation, based in McHenry, Illinois. Chroma Corporation is a leading specialty color and additive concentrate business serving packaging, electronics, and many other markets. With this acquisition, Carolina Color continues to grow its...
| Management | Amcor | Buffalo Grove, Ill | United States
Amcor names Aluisio Ragazzi Fonseca as Vice President, Flexibles, South America
Amcor, the world’s largest supplier of flexible packaging, has named Aluisio Ragazzi Fonseca Vice President and General Manager of its South America Flexibles business unit, effective July 2.
| Caps & Closures | ENGEL | Schwertberg | Austria
ENGEL is further expanding its worldwide mould technology
At ENGEL’s headquarters in Austria, an entire department has been involved with injection mould technology for more than a decade. Now, to consolidate its systems business, ENGEL is establishing a decentralised network of mould experts in its sales regions. Around the world, demand for integrated...