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

ALPLA expands its portfolio in the United States through new aquisition

ALPLA has acquired the West Bend (Wisconsin/US), bottle manufacturing plant from Gehl Foods. The standalone facility is located approximately 30 miles north of Milwaukee. This plant is just over 100,000 sq. ft. and supplies six layer bottles to Gehl Foods for aseptic filling in the food and dairy category. ALPLA intends to grow early on in their...

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...

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 | The Netherlands

Synvina receives interim approval from European PET Bottle Platform: PEF to be integrated in circular economy

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina C.V., Amsterdam, in the European bottle recycling market. Following EPBP’s assessment PEF bottles are expected to be disposable through existing recovery systems the same way as polyethylene terephthalate...

04.05.2017 | Milliken Chemical | Gent | Belgium

Milliken at Interpack 2017 to highlight the protection offered to PET packaging by its ClearShield® UV absorbers

To ensure product consistency, and hence brand integrity, the contents of PET packaged goods must be protected from exposure both to sunlight and to indoor lighting during storage, distribution, retail display and post-purchase storage. This is where Milliken is making a difference.

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 | Switzerland

Thailand's largest Beverage company banks on Netstal's PET-LINE

The Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (“Thai Beverage”) is one of the largest beverage companies in Thailand and the ASEAN region. Thai Beverage has decided to set up its own PET-preform production and, as a result, its subsidiary BevTech Co., Ltd. invested in state-of-the-art and highly efficient PET-LINE machine technology from Netstal. The...

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 | Germany

Krones: More than 250,000 Evoguard valves already in use

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 | Germany

New recyclate caps for Frosch

In another first Werner & Mertz has begun mass production of a bottle cap made of 100 percent polypropylene recyclates obtained from the Yellow Bag household trash collection system. Effective immediately, the sustainable FROSCH Lemon Cleaner in a 750 ml bottle with the new hinged cap of PP recyclates is rolling off the production line. With this...

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

BERICAP presents innovative products at Interpack 2017

BERICAP will be one of the exhibitors at this year's Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf, where it will be presenting ground-breaking technologies, integrated solutions and innovations tailored to individual packaging requirements.

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

Compression and total quality control, the Sacmi response to the Indian market

Group soon to take part in the Plastivision fair in Mumbai (19-23 January 2017). Visitors will have a great chance to see the CCM press – the world’s most competitive solution for the production of single-piece caps for CSD, water, hot filling and cold aseptic filling – working in synergy with advanced cap and preform vision systems developed by...

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

Outstanding PET bottle-to-bottle recycling results on Starlinger line with Nordson Flex Disc melt filter

The Starlinger recoSTAR PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line which has been installed in April 2016 in the plastics recycling facility of Canadian water bottler Ice River Springs in Feversham, Ontario, is delivering excellent production results. Due to Nordson’s BKG® Flex Disc filter cartridge, which has been included for melt filtration, the...

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 | Germany

INTRAVIS CapWatcher III: Ensuring flawless closure production within a small footprint

In its third generation the well-established system inspects closures in an extremely quick and accurate way. The CapWatcher uses six cameras and is able to inspect up to 252,000 closures per hour due to the newly designed handling system. As an additional benefit, the system incorporates a microhole inspection that is correlated to specific cavity...

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.

PETnology Europe 2017

Munich, 11-12 September, at Drinktec
ICM, International Congress Center

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