| Global themes | Coveris | Spalding | United Kingdom
Coveris develops 100% recycled, recyclable new shrink film range
Delivering a fully circular, reduced CO2 solution for multi-pack products, Coveris’ new Duralite™ R range offers a next generation shrink film solution that is both 100% recyclable and contains up to 50% post-consumer recyclate (PCR), plus an optional pre-consumer top-up material.
| Sheets & Films | Polystar Plastics | Southampton | United Kingdom
Polystar Plastics continues to invest
In 2019, Polystar Plastics has made a significant series of investments in new equipment. These are geared towards replacement of old extrusion units, and the addition of new capacity.
| Sheets & Films | Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera | Busto Arsizio (VA) | Italy
Flexibility & innovation: Bandera hits the market with two SmartFlex® lines in Poland and Slovenia
Greater flexibility is the key aspect that makes the SmartFlex® lines the most appreciated and required by customers among the other Bandera Blown Film technologies.
| Sheets & Films | HERBOLD Meckesheim | Meckesheim | Germany
New Wash line
WKR Walter Austria: Start-up of another Herbold film wash line
To extend its facility in Wels, Austria, WKR Walter has chosen a complete integrated solution from HERBOLD Meckesheim GmbH, based in Meckesheim/Germany. The key component of the plant is the latest generation of HERBOLD’s VWE pre-wash system, hydrocyclone separation and a twin centrifugal drying…
| Extrusion lines | battenfeld-cincinnati | Kempen | Germany
New Lab Line for Packaging Industry
Battenfeld-cincinnati expands its R&D activities and offers customers new possibilities with a complete extrusion line featuring cutting-edge technology.
| 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…
| Sheets & Films | Kingsport | United States
Eastman launches new portfolio for shrink film at the SPC Impact conference
Eastman will be launching its latest portfolio featuring the newest members of the Eastman Embrace™ family of resins for shrink film at the SPC Impact Conference, April 1-4 at the Westin Seattle in Seattle, Washington.
New extrusion lines
Bandera launches a new blown film line in the Vietnamese market
A short time ago Bandera supplied two flat-die extrusion lines to a Vietnamese customer: a thermoforming plant for PET and an extrusion machinery for PP PS, with low thickness and limited shrinkage.
| Material technology | Quinn Packaging | Ballyconnell | Ireland
Quinn Packaging launches 100% recyclable black PET tray range
Black is no longer the Cinderella of the Industry. Thanks to new technological advances Detecta by Quinn is about to become the new black in food packaging, enabling the environmental benefits of recycling black plastics to be fully realised. Quinn Packaging, a leading plastic food packaging…
| Sheets & Films | RPC Group | Rushden | United Kingdom
Sustainable Shrink Film
X-EnviroShrink has sustainability wrapped for Radnor Hills bottled water
Leading spring water and beverage producer Radnor Hills has moved its shrink wrapping of bottled water to RPC bpi protec’s latest X-EnviroShrink film which contains up to 51% recycled content, with a minimum of 31% PCR as well as being 100% recyclable itself.
| Sheets & Films | Interface Polymers | Loughborough | United Kingdom
Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycling
Interface Polymers secures major Innovate UK grant to enable high value recycling of multi-layer mixed plastic flexible packaging
Interface Polymers Ltd. has been awarded a £638K Innovate UK ‘Plastics Innovation: towards zero waste’industrial research grant to reduce mixed plastic waste by recycling multi-layer flexible plastic packaging back into high value uses.
New Extrusion Line
Treble in South Korea
The South Korean market is moving fast towards new challenges in the packaging and converting industries.
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