Management
13.06.2017 | ALPLA | Hard, Austria | West Bend, Wisconsin, USA

ALPLA erweitert Portfolio in den Vereinigten Staaten durch Zukauf

ALPLA erwirbt West Bend (US-Bundesstaat Wisconsin), Produktionsstandort für Flaschen von Gehl Foods. Der Standort befindet sich rund 50 Kilometer nördlich von Milwaukee. Auf einer Produktionsfläche von rund 9.500 Quadratmetern stellt das Unternehmen 6-Schicht-Flaschen für die sterile Befüllung in der Lebensmittel- und Milchindustrie her.

Management
13.06.2017 | UNITED CAPS | Wiltz | Luxembourg

UNITED CAPS new automated warehouse in Wiltz celebrated

UNITED CAPS today reported it held a grand opening celebration at its brand-new fully automated warehouse that increases its storage capacity by 30%, from 3,000 palettes to 4,500. “We opened our plant in Wiltz 25 years ago and have made significant investments in the operation each year,” says Benoît Henckes, CEO. “It is the largest UNITED CAPS...

Management
08.06.2017 | PolyOne Corporation | Cleveland | USA

POLYONE expands speciality color portfolie with Rutland acquisition

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) today announced the acquisition of Rutland Holding Company, expanding the company's portfolio of specialty color, additives and inks solutions. Rutland specializes in customized formulations for consumer applications and is widely recognized as an industry leader in screen printing inks for the apparel market.

Material technology
23.05.2017 | Synvina C.V | Amsterdam | Niederlande

Synvina erhält vorläufige Genehmigung von „European PET Bottle Plattform“: PEF in Kreislaufwirtschaft integrierbar

Die „European PET Bottle Plattform“ (EPBP) hat die Wiederverwertbarkeit von Polyethylenfuranoat (PEF), hergestellt von Synvina C.V., Amsterdam, im europäischen Recyclingmarkt für Flaschen vorläufig genehmigt. Nach der EPBP-Bewertung können PEF-Flaschen über die vorhandenen Rückgewinnungssysteme für Polyethylenterephthalat (PET), dem herkömmlichen...

Additives
04.05.2017 | Milliken Chemical | Gent | Belgien

Milliken stellt auf der Interpack 2017 die Schutzwirkung seiner ClearShield® UV-Absorber für PET-Verpackungen ins Rampenlicht

Um die Produktkonsistenz und damit die Markenintegrität zu schützen, sollte der Packungsinhalt während der Lagerung, des Vertriebs, im Einzelhandelsregal und beim Verbraucher möglichst wenig Sonnenlicht und Raumbeleuchtung ausgesetzt sein. Genau hier kommt ClearShield von Milliken ins Spiel.

Markets, PET processing
19.04.2017 | | Corpus Christi, Texas | USA

Corpus Christi M&G Jumbo Resin Plant on track to begin operations in 2017

The world’s largest resin-processing plant is expected to be fully operational by mid-2017, creating up to 250 permanent jobs and manufacturing over a million tons of PET resin a year at Port Corpus Christi.


PET injection machines
18.04.2017 | Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) | Holland, Ohio | USA

Plastic Technologies announces new technology for smaller quantity, injection-molded PET preforms to support validation, market tests

Brand owners interested in conducting package validation testing (performance, filling line, shipping, etc.) and small test market distribution before committing to a wider launch now have access to a cost-effective alternative. Additionally, converters needing development and production support also can tap into a new resource. Plastic...

Markets, Preform moulds
03.04.2017 | SIPA | Vittorio Veneto | Italy

SIPA mold refurbishing centers now providing strong support for customers in the Americas

SIPA’s new mold refurbishing centers in North and South America are a big hit. In recent months, we have carried out major projects for some of the most important PET preform producers in the Americas. They include Lorenpet in Brazil, Niagara Waters and Western Containers in the USA. 

SIPA North America has been ramping up its mold refurbishing...

PET injection machines, Markets
23.03.2017 | Netstal-Maschinen AG | Näfels | Schweiz

Thailands grösster Getränkekonzern setzt auf PET-LINE von Netstal

Die Thai Beverage Public Company Limited („Thai Beverage“) zählt zu den grössten Getränke-Abfüllerinnen in Thailand und der Region ASEAN. Thai Beverage hat sich für den Aufbau einer eigenen Herstellung von PET-Preforms entschieden und investiert mit ihrer Tochtergesellschaft BevTech Co., Ltd. in modernste und hocheffiziente PET-LINE...

Bottle developments
19.05.2017 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

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.

Bottle developments, Markets
10.05.2017 | PET Engineering | San Vendemiano (TV) | Italy

Sangemini Sport: The sports water bottle designed by PET Engineering

After the success of Norda’s 'Exclusive’ range for the HoReCa sector, PET Engineering has now designed Sangemini’s “sporty” water bottle, further strengthening its relationship with the Acque Minerali d’Italia Group. PET Engineering continues to work with Acque Minerali d’Italia. After launching ‘Exclusive’, the new range of bottles for the...

Blow moulding machines
05.05.2017 | SIPA | Vittorio Veneto | Italy

SIPA highlights evolution of SFL linear stretch-blow molding at Interpack

The SFL 6/8 EVO has all the technological advantages of the existing SFL 6/6 system, but has even better performance: output is 10% higher, meaning that production levels of as many as 2000 bottles per hour per cavity are now possible. This is due to faster press movements and improved blowing valve.

Facts & Figures, Filling & Aseptic
22.05.2017 | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Deutschland

Krones: Schon über 250.000 Evoguard-Ventile im Einsatz

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 and in the process, have proved thoroughly...

Filling technology
03.05.2017 | SMI | San Giovanni Bianco (BG) | Italy

SMI to present innovations designed for Industry 4.0 at Interpack 2017

SMI is exhibiting in world preview the new fully electronic, compact rotary stretch-blow moulder EBS K ERGON in ECOBLOC® configuration with a volumetric filler. The new EBS K ERGON series is available with 2, 3 and 4 cavities and allows the user to benefit from all advantages of the rotary technology in a range of outputs (from 3-4,000 up to...

Filling technology, Blow moulding machines
29.04.2017 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

Sidel's complete PET line solution for CSD improves production flexibility and beverage consistency

Producers of carbonated soft drinks (CSD) today require production lines that are flexible and smart, without compromising on quality, speed and efficiency. These solutions allow for optimised production uptime, reduced resource consumption and quick stock keeping unit (SKU) changes, while keeping the Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) consistent.

Caps & Closures
05.05.2017 | Werner & Mertz GmbH | Mainz | Deutschland

Neuer Recyclat-Verschluss für den Frosch

Erstmals setzt Werner & Mertz serienmäßig einen Verschluss ein, bei welchem zu 100 Prozent Polypropylen-Recyclat aus der haushaltsnahen Sammlung, aus dem „Gelben Sack“, verwendet wird. Ab sofort läuft der nachhaltige FROSCH Zitronenreiniger 750 ml mit dem neuen Klappscharnier-Verschluss aus PP-Recyclat vom Band.

Markets, Caps & Closures
16.03.2017 | BERICAP | Budenheim | Deutschland

BERICAP präsentiert Innovatives auf der Interpack

Auch auf der diesjährigen Fachmesse Interpack in Düsseldorf wird BERICAP wieder als Aussteller dabei sein. Zunehmend größere Anforderungen an die Verpackung und insbesondere an den Verschluss, der je nach Verwendungsbereich, nicht nur einen Behälter verschließen und Dichtigkeit gewährleisten muss, sondern auch den Inhalt vor Produktpiraterie...

Markets, Compression moulding
19.01.2017 | Sacmi | Imola (BO) | Italien

Kompression und totale Qualitätskontrolle, die Sacmi Antwort auf die Herausforderung des indischen Marktes

Die Gruppe nimmt an der internationalen Kunststoffmesse Plastivision India in Mumbai (vom 19.bis 23. Januar 2017) teil Präsentiert wird die CCM-Presse, die weltweit wettbewerbsfähigste Lösung für die Produktion von einteiligen Verschlüssen für CSD-Getränke, Wasser, Heißabfüllung und aseptische Kaltabfüllung, in Synergie mit den fortschrittlichen...

Management, Labelling machines
18.05.2017 | Pro Mach | Cincinnati, OH | USA

Pro Mach strengthens decorative labeling capabilities with acquisition of P.E. Labellers

Pro Mach broadens its comprehensive labeling solutions portfolio while expanding capabilities for single-source high-performance packaging lines worldwide.

Labelling machines
04.05.2017 | KHS GmbH | Dortmund/Düsseldorf | Germany

More efficiency in packaging: KHS enables film reel changeovers without machine stops

Film reel changeovers without machine stops: thanks to the newly developed film storage facility from the Advanced series KHS now enables automatic changeovers from one reel to the next on its packaging machinery. It is thus no longer necessary to stop the machine or throttle the production speed. Inspiration for the system has been taken from the...

Labelling technology
06.04.2017 | | Egstgeest | The Netherlands

New Avery Dennison complete compliance: the reliable choice

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has created a new set of tools designed to help customers choose products that are fully compliant with regulations. Burak Sahbaz, director paper and variable information, Avery Dennison Europe, said that Complete Compliance is about working with converters and brand owners – supporting them in meeting...

Recycling technology, Packaging machinery
17.05.2017 | KHS GmbH | Dortmund | Germany

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 adhesive on the unique Nature MultiPack™ packaging...

Packaging machinery
28.04.2017 | Gebo Cermex | Mundolsheim | France

Gebo Cermex helps Carola achieve major PET line upgrade in only three weeks

Carola, one of the largest producers of mineral water in France, is producing a new, lighter PET bottle and, in doing so, has also increased output speed by 3,000 containers per hour. It follows a line upgrade by Gebo Cermex, with installation and ramp-up to full speed production achieved in less than three weeks.

Conveying & Transportation, Markets
06.04.2017 | Gebo Cermex | Strasbourg | France

Gebo Cermex to show its vision of the "Smart Machine" at Interpack

Gebo Cermex, part of the Sidel Group, is introducing its latest advanced performance systems and innovative packaging line solutions at Interpack 2017 (4-10 May). On booth C47 (Hall 13), the company is demonstrating its portfolio for the beverage and food, home and personal care (FHPC) customers based on its Agility 4.0™ program. ‘Smart’ equipment...

Markets, Recycling machines
07.06.2017 | Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. | Wien | Austria

Spitzenergebnisse im PET B2B-Recycling auf Starlinger-Anlage mit Nordson-Patronenfilter

Hervorragende Produktionsresultate erzielt die Starlinger recoSTAR PET Botte-to-Bottle- Recyclinganlage, die im April 2016 im Recyclingbetrieb des kanadischen Wasserabfu?llers Ice River Springs in Feversham, Ontario installiert wurde. Dank des Nordson BKG® Flex Disc-Patronenfilters, der fu?r die Schmelzefiltration eingesetzt wird, ist der...

Recycling technology, Packaging machinery
17.05.2017 | KHS GmbH | Dortmund | Germany

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 adhesive on the unique Nature MultiPack™ packaging...

Recycling technology
06.04.2017 | Plastic Technologies, Inc. | Holland, Ohio | USA

Study: Multiple factors including lightweighting, labels, colorants, can negatively impact water bottle recyclability

The most common strategy deployed by many water bottlers to meet sustainability initiatives has been to significantly lightweight their PET containers. However, a recent study found that oftentimes these bottles might meet consumer expectations for convenience and price, but may not minimize the carbon footprint.

Quality & Diagnostic
29.05.2017 | Colour Consult BV | Beverwijk | The Netherlands

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 changes in transmission values are detected in an early...

Quality & Diagnostic
03.04.2017 | INTRAVIS GmbH | Aachen | Deutschland

Der INTRAVIS CapWatcher III: Perfekte Verschlussprüfung auf kleiner Stellfläche

Der CapWatcher von INTRAVIS gehört in seiner bereits dritten Generation zu den etablierten Verschlussprüfsystemen und inspiziert schnell und präzise. Er verwendet sechs Kameras und kann dank seiner neu designten Mechanik bis zu 252.000 Objekte pro Stunde prüfen. Zudem ermöglicht eine spezielle Objektvereinzelung mit integrierter Mikrolochprüfung...

Quality & Diagnostic
17.03.2017 | Sacmi | Imola, BO | Italy

Sacmi PVS-3: the compact, flexible, high performance preform inspection solution

Presented at the last edition of the international K fair in Düsseldorf, this latest solution is winning over the market thanks to unique versatility and a capacity to ensure total quality control of the preform, directly on the line and at very high speed.

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