Markets & Management

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.

08.06.2017 | Synvina | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

EUR 25 million subsidy granted: Industry Consortium receives funds for polyethylenfuranoate (PEF)

The European Joint Undertaking on Bio-Based Industries (BBI), consisting of representatives from the European Union and the bio-based industry, granted 25 million Euro to “PEFerence”, a consortium of eleven companies. The grant supports the establishment of an innovative value chain for bio-based raw materials as well as chemicals and materials...

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...

06.06.2017 | EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. | Ansfelden | Austria

EREMA extends production capacities and optimises fabrication

The manufacturer of recycling systems is relying on new production processes with the optimum use of resources in its production of assembly groups. The new approach enables reduced production lead times for the individual assembly groups, such as melt filters and pelletisers, while at the same time increasing product quality.

05.06.2017 | SMI | San Giovanni Bianco (BG) | Italy

Industry 4.0 - Discover the smart factory created by SMI

Are you looking for a bottling and packaging line which is: flexible, efficient, eco-friendly and competitive? Easily manageable? Simple to monitor? With machines which communicate and interact with each other?

02.06.2017 | Corvaglia | Eschlikon | Switzerland

corvaglia welcomes General Manager for US market expansion

In order to expand its global presence and to support the continuous sustainable growth of the company, corvaglia is pleased to announce its entry into the United States market with plans to build a closure manufacturing facility to complement its existing operations in Switzerland and Mexico. To lead its US expansion, corvaglia has elected Mr....

01.06.2017 | PolyOne Corporation | Cleveland | USA

POLYONE appoints Mark Christ to President of Color, Additives & Inks; Scott Horn to President of Distribution

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced two internal executive appointments. Mark Crist will serve as president of Color, Additives & Inks, and J. Scott Horn, Jr. will become president of PolyOne Distribution (POD), effective July 3, 2017. Mr. Crist replaces John...

30.05.2017 | Krones AG | Franklin, Wisconsin | USA

Krones strengthens process technology footprint in U.S. via acquisition of Javlyn

Krones has completed the acquisition of Javlyn. Javlyn is based in New York State, and integrates process systems for the food, dairy and beverage industry. “Javlyn's experience and know-how in the field of process technology is very synergetic to Krones, and its customer base is a great fit for us. With this complementary acquisition, we further...

26.05.2017 | Plastipak Packaging | Plymouth, MI | USA

Plastipak celebrates 50th anniversary

Founded in 1967, Plastipak started out providing innovative, plastic packaging to deliver water for the Young family’s water delivery company in Michigan. Much has been accomplished over half a century, as Plastipak now operates over 60 production sites located in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

23.05.2017 | HEKUMA GmbH | Eching | Germany

Stefan Naser appointed as second Managing Director at HEKUMA

As of May 1, 2017, Stefan Naser will assume responsibility for technology and sales, among other things. Prior to that, Stefan Naser held various management positions, most recently as the technical director of a corporation in the machine tool industry. Now the 50-year-old is bringing his engineering knowledge to the Bavarian high-performance...

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...

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.

Facts & Figures
17.05.2017 | ENGEL | Schwertberg | Austria

ENGEL grows worldwide

ENGEL continues to grow. The Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer, automation expert and systems supplier has increased its annual revenues for the third time in a row. The group of companies closed fiscal 2016/2017 at the end of March with sales of 1.36 billion euros, 8.6 percent up on the previ-ous year. It started the new business...

15.05.2017 | Husky Injection Molding Systems | Bolton, Ontario | Canada

Husky announces strategic expansion focused on customer success and long-term growth

Husky Injection Molding Systems today announced changes that support its ongoing commitment to customer success and its goal of strategic growth.

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...

Facts & Figures
10.05.2017 | Sumitomo (SHI) Demag | Wiehe | Germany

Again record sales for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

In 2016, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH recorded its most successful business year in its corporate history. With a total of EUR 234 million, the manufacturer of injection moulding machines with headquarters in Schwaig near Nuremberg/Germany has topped its 2015 record sales of EUR 231 million. Among the main reasons for this positive...

09.05.2017 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

REFRES now increases production capability by 40% while halving energy consumption, by choosing Sidel Matrix Combi

Following a significant investment in the biggest-ever Sidel Combi for CSD (carbonated soft drinks) in 2011, Refres Now, the Argentinian producer of the Manaos brand of beverages, has recently installed a further blow-fill-cap solution. With the new Sidel Matrix™ Combi, Refres Now can expect comparable savings of 45% in its energy consumption. It...

04.05.2017 | BASF | Ludwigshafen | Germany

BASF joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation initiatives for circular economy

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, today announced its membership of two Ellen MacArthur Foundation programs, to further advance its existing circular economy solutions. “Circular economy is much more than waste management. It requires substantial changes in terms of behavior and technology use. Circular economy thinking cannot be...