Markets & Management

25.07.2017 | Avery Dennison | Oegstgeest | The Netherlands

Avery Dennison names Pascale Wautelet vice president of R&D – Europe, Middle East and Africa

Avery Dennison has further strengthened its research and development capabilities with the hiring of Pascale Wautelet as vice president of R&D – Europe, Middle East and Africa within the company’s Label & Graphic Materials group. Wautelet, who will assume her new role on Sept. 1, will be based at Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, and report to Hassan...

21.07.2017 | Sacmi | Imola (BO) | Italy

Alessandro Paini is the new General Manager of the Sacmi Beverage Division

Alessandro Paini is the new General Manager of Sacmi Beverage, the company Division that, since 2009, has covered all areas concerning the design and manufacture of machines and complete plants for beverage packaging. A mechanical engineer - and previously a key figure in a leading international Group that designs in-PET liquid packaging solutions...

Recycling technology, Markets
17.07.2017 | Plastics Recyclers Europe | Brussels | Belgium

PET recyclers suffer lower input qualities

The average yield of the PET recyclers has decreased from 73% to 68% since 2011. This 5 points decrease has led to substantial and additional cost for the European PET recyclers. Additionally, recyclers are obliged to discard more material in order to achieve good quality of recycled PET. The constant yield decrease of PET bales processed by...

12.07.2017 | Coca-Cola European Partners | Uxbridge | UK

Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain unveils new sustainable packaging strategy

Coca-Cola European Partners has today unveiled its new GB sustainable packaging strategy – setting out an ambition for its GB business unit to work with local and national partners to recover all its packaging so that more is recycled and none ends up as litter. At present, only 70% of the cans1 and 57%2 of the plastic bottles used each year are...

10.07.2017 | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Germany

We do more: Krones at the drinktec 2017

At this year’s drinktec, the world’s biggest sectoral meet-up for the beverage and liquid food industries, Krones will, as in all the previous years, be showcasing its corporate capabilities in Hall B6. The principal focus this time is on innovations primarily designed to improve line performance still further, to ensure even higher...

07.07.2017 | ALPLA | Hard, Austria | Johannesburg, South Africa

Biggest acquisition in the history of the company

ALPLA, a leading provider of plastic packaging worldwide, has bought an African market leader in the form of Boxmore Packaging. The company, headquartered in Samrand, Johannesburg, specialises in PET pre-forms, PET bottles and closures, and currently employs around 1,000 members of staff at nine locations.

‘The African continent is an attractive...

27.06.2017 | ALPLA | Hard, Austria | Ostellato, Italy

ALPLA grows through acquisition in Italy

In mid June ALPLA Italia signed an agreement to acquire a 100 per cent stake in Propack Srl. With this acquisition, the eighth plant in the country, ALPLA has expanded its production capacities in the North-East of Italy. The product portfolio also complements its operations, with proximity to new potential customers in one of the most...

23.06.2017 | Sidel | Parma | Italy

Securing performance over time the focus for Sidel Group Services at drinktec

How services help to build, maintain and improve beverage producers’ line performance throughout their asset lifecycle will be a key highlight for Sidel and Gebo Cermex services teams, exhibiting jointly as part of the Sidel Group at Drinktec 2017 (11-15 September). With the marketplace growing ever more competitive and with ever-changing consumer...

21.06.2017 | Krones AG | Neutraubling | Germany

Krones AG’s AGM approves all agenda items by a large majority

The 37th Annual General Meeting of Krones AG was held today in Neutraubling’s town hall. The presence, meaning the proportion of the company’s total share capital represented at the AGM, was was approximately 83 %. The shareholders approved by large majorities all the agenda items put to a vote.

14.06.2017 | Sidel | Parma | Italy

Sidel to reveal next generation of complete beverage packaging solutions at drinktec

Exhibiting as part of the Sidel Group, along with Gebo Cermex, Sidel will be introducing a number of breakthrough packaging solutions at Drinktec 2017 (stand A6.330), to help producers meet the challenges of ever-changing demands in beverage markets. Frédéric Sailly, Executive Vice President for Product Management and Development at Sidel, comments...

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?

05.06.2017 | Diageo | London | UK

Diageo celebrates World Environment Day - Reviewing commitment to sustainable packaging

Today, on World Environment Day Diageo is renewing its commitment to sustainable packaging with the release of its revised Global Plastics and Packaging Guidelines. This is aligned with this year’s World Environment Day theme of “connecting to nature”. For over a decade, Diageo has been committed to making our packaging more sustainable –...

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...