| Sheets & Films | Toray Plastics | North Kingstown, RI | United States
Toray launches Lumirror® STM Soft-Touch Matte PET film
Toray Plastics (America), Inc., introduces new Lumirror®STM Soft-Touch Matte film, a unique, matte-coated polyester film technology that simplifies processing and enables the manufacture of a robust, upscale, soft-touch matte lamination. A package manufactured with Toray’s STM film has the…
| Sheets & Films | Toyobo | Osaka | Japan
Toyobo to expand film product line made with recycled resin from PET beverage bottles under the Beverage Bottles to Film - BB2F trademark
Toyobo Co., Ltd. is developing its lineup of environmentally friendly, highly functional film made with recycled resin from PET beverage bottles under the Beverage Bottles to Film - BB2FTM* trademark and focusing on expanding into global markets.
| Sheets & Films | DuPont de Nemours | Wilmington, Delaware | United States
DuPont Teijin Films introduces flame retardant clear polyester film
To help product designers achieve improved safety in the industrial, transportation, construction, electronics and label industries, DuPont Teijin Films is introducing clear flame retardant PET polyester films. Now commercially available from DuPont, the Melinex® FR32x (PET films have achieved UL's…
| Sheets & Films | Parkside Flexibles | Normanton | United Kingdom
PET coffee bags: Parkside collaborates with Taylors
Packaging solutions specialist, Parkside, has collaborated with iconic Yorkshire-based coffee company Taylors of Harrogate to create a new pack for its range of coffee products. The new design has enabled the leading brand to welcome new audiences to the Taylors brand.
| Sheets & Films | UNION Officine Meccaniche S.p.A | S.Vittore Olona (MI) | Italy
UNION Officine Meccaniche: Complete co-extrusion line for PET sheet
In the last few days, a complete co-extrusion line for the production of PET sheet has been tested at the company's headquarters in San Vittore Olona. The line, which will be delivered to European market, is composed by the revolutionary and proven twin-screw ZP 112 / 52 D with 4 ventings and the…
| 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 | 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…
| 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 | 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.
| Material technology | SML | Lenzing | Austria
A sheet line for 2mm-thick PET sheet
SML recently unveiled an innovative extrusion line for the production of PET sheet in a thickness range of up to 2mm
The importance of PET as a raw material for countless thermoforming applications is clearlyon the rise. Moreover, the market is not only demanding more environmentally acceptable rawmaterials, which should offer a high degree of recyclability (as PET does), but also thicker PETsheets. These are to…
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Recyclable PET shrink sleeve application