Markets
06.12.2016 | IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. / Forum PET | Bad Homburg | Germany

Germans recycle more and more effectively: Success in PET bottle recycling according to study

Bottle deposits have ensured consistently high recycling rates for PET bottles in Germany according to a new 2015 study on the usage and recycling rates of PET beverage bottles in Germany. PET bottles are recycled at a total of about 93.5 percent, while one-way deposit PET bottles have reached a whole 97.9 percent.

Markets
06.12.2016 | thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions | Essen | Germany

thyssenkrupp signs agreement to build new PET production plant in Russia

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems, has signed an agreement with the Russian joint-stock company POLYESTER PLANT IVANOVO to build a new PET polymer and staple fibre production plant. The facility with an annual production capacity of up to 200,000 tons...

Management
30.11.2016 | Avery Dennison | Oegstgeest | The Netherlands

Avery Dennison names Jeroen Diderich vice president & general manager Materials Group Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today announced that it named Jeroen Diderich to the role of vice president and general manager for Materials Group Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), effective January 1, 2017. Jeroen will replace Angelo Depietri, who will be retiring at the end of the year. “Jeroen has a strong track record of driving...

PET processing
12.09.2016 | Moretto S.p.A. | Massanzago, PD | Italy

K 2016: Moretto on show in Düsseldorf

At this year’s show the Italian company Moretto, a leader in automation technology for the plastics processing industry, will present several exclusive solutions: MOISTURE METER, a resin moisture analyzer; XD 10, a high performance mini-dryer; DGM, a continuous batch gravimetric dosing unit; and EXA, a conveying system for up to six stations.

PET processing
09.09.2016 | KREYENBORG Plant Technology GmbH | Senden | Germany

K2016: Drying, Storing, Mixing, Conveying and Dosing

On the occasion of the K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, KREYENBORG Plant Technology GmbH, based in Senden, in northwestern Germany’s Münsterland region, will be presenting information regarding their wide assortment of products for efficient bulk material handling in the plastic-, food- and chemical industries. Particular focus this year will be on...

Additives
09.09.2016 | LANXESS | Cologne | Germany

Macrolex Gran from LANXESS for application in amorphous and semicrystalline plastics

At K 2016, LANXESS’s Rhein Chemie Additives (ADD) business unit is showcasing its organic Macrolex Gran colorants for the brilliant coloring of amorphous and semicrystalline plastics. Thanks to their microgranule form, the colorants compare extremely favorably with powders and compact granules owing to their excellent dispersion and processing...


Preform developements
30.11.2016 | Société Générale des Techniques, SGT France | Rezé | France

A new barrier solution for UHT milk packaging

Specialists in the manufacture of preforms in polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Société Générale des Techniques launched a range of preforms onto the market specially designed to package UHT milk. One year after becoming available, the preforms have already been adopted by the dairy industry.

Quality & Diagnostic, Preform moulding, Blow Moulding & Coating
30.09.2016 | IMD AG | Bruegg, BE | Switzerland

The new IMDvista LAYER: Measuring layer thickness of bottles and preforms with terahertz-technology

At the manufacturing stage of bottles and preforms, a quintessential step to ensure consistent quality involves the precise measurement of each layer of plastic. Current techniques for measuring the thickness of mono-layer and multi-layer plastic bottles and preforms are often contact-based, destructive and time-consuming. Ranging from cutting the...

PET injection machines
20.09.2016 | SACMI | Imola | Italy

PET preforms: Parmalat goes for SACMI technology

A new IPS 220 - part of a fully automated production centre, web-connected to maximise performance and efficiency – has been successfully installed and started up. The result: the highest-performing and lightest milk bottle preform on the Italian market and, with “SACMI Total Care”, an Industry 4.0-oriented approach to production and service.

Bottle developments
05.12.2016 | PET Engineering | San Vendemiano (Treviso) | Italy

Packaging and PET Innovation Awards for PET Engineering in Milan and Nuremberg

PET Engineering’s packaging innovators have won the World Beverage Innovation Award for LUX in the “Best Bottle in Pet” category and the “Le Fonti Award” for Innovation & Leadership in the packaging sector in just a few days.

Filling & Aseptic, Blow Moulding & Coating
21.11.2016 | Gebo Cermex | Reichstett | France

AGILITY 4.0™: The vehicle to help producers achieve all the benefits of Industry 4.0

At Brau Beviale 2016, Gebo Cermex unveiled the Agility 4.0™ programme. By increasing the productivity of beverage manufacturing plants, making them more connected, flexible and responsive – in a word, agile – this Advanced Production Systems programme plays a major role in making the factory of tomorrow a reality today.

Blow Moulding & Coating
15.11.2016 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

Introducing ACTIS solution for Sidel Matrix combi at Brau Beviale 2016

Carbonated soft drinks (CSD) were very much the focus for Sidel at a show which is one of Europe's main platforms for innovations in beverage production. CSD category presents its own challenges in terms of packaging: one such challenge is the need to reduce the loss of carbon dioxide, particularly given the trend towards smaller and lighter...

Filling & Aseptic, Blow Moulding & Coating
21.11.2016 | Gebo Cermex | Reichstett | France

AGILITY 4.0™: The vehicle to help producers achieve all the benefits of Industry 4.0

At Brau Beviale 2016, Gebo Cermex unveiled the Agility 4.0™ programme. By increasing the productivity of beverage manufacturing plants, making them more connected, flexible and responsive – in a word, agile – this Advanced Production Systems programme plays a major role in making the factory of tomorrow a reality today.

Filling & Aseptic, Blow moulding machines
13.10.2016 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

Protect sensitive drinks and optimise total cost of ownershio of PET bottling complete lines with Sidel hot fill solutions

With 45 years of experience in hot filling and over 1,000 pieces of equipment for hot fill packaging installed worldwide, Sidel is highlighting how beverage producers can safely handle sensitive and natural beverages such as juices, teas and sports drinks. Sidel ensures beverage safety with tailored PET?packaging solutions to provide a complete top...

Filling & Aseptic
15.07.2016 | Sidel | Hünenberg | Switzerland

Sidel delivers mixing and filling accuracy for bottling carbonated soft drinks

Sidel is highlighting the importance of filling accuracy, along with production flexibility and sustainability, in capitalising on the dynamic carbonated soft drinks (CSD) market. All are important factors in helping beverage manufacturers to convert market opportunity into profitable, long-term success.

Caps & Closures
05.12.2016 | BERICAP | Budenheim | Germany

New BERICAP sports closure Thumb’Up Crystal

Bericap has developed a new 2-piece sports closure, allowing a 2-colour look with a transparent PP shell and a coloured HDPE pourer section. The new sports closure is designed with a tear strip, offering tamper evidence functionality for the over-cap, but it will also be available as bridge-only - just break the bridges by moving the over-cap...

Caps & Closures
12.09.2016 | Corvaglia | Eschlikon | Switzerland

corvaglia at the K-Fair 2016 in Düsseldorf

corvaglia will again be present at the K-Fair 2016 in Düsseldorf in hall 12 at booth A51-06. The Corvaglia team is anxious to meet many interesting visitors, to intensify existing contacts and to establish new interactions.

Capping technology
09.09.2016 | Husky Injection Molding Systems | Bolton, Ontario | Canada

Husky launches next generation HyCAP™4 system – global debut at K 2016

Husky Injection Molding Systems has announced the launch of its next generation system for high output beverage closure molding, HyCAP™4. Husky will be demonstrating the all-new HyCAP™4 system for the first time at this year’s upcoming K 2016.

Labelling technology
11.05.2016 | KHS/NMP Systems | Dortmund/Düsseldorf | Germany

KHS continues Direct Print push to market

At its headquarters and largest engineering and manufacturing center in Dortmund, the KHS Group has provided approximately one thousand square meters of new space for the ever-expanding Direct Print innovation team.

Markets, Labels
08.04.2016 | P.E. Labellers | Porto Mantovano (MN) | Italy

P.E. Labellers-Farchioni olii: a 100% Italian partnership

Farchioni olii S.p.A., one of Italy's main producers of typical foods from Umbria – oil, wine and flour – chose an independent partner that was easy to interact with to provide self-adhesive or cold-glue labels for glass and PET formats in the olive oil sector.

Labelling technology
22.03.2016 | KHS | Dortmund | Germany

MARTENS Brewery leverages Direct Print Powered by KHS™ again

After the successful premiere of Direct Print Powered by KHS™ at MARTENS Brewery with their Dagschotel ‘talking bottles’ launch, MARTENS Brewery based in Bocholt, Belgium, is again leveraging their Direct Print industrial scale digital printing technology from KHS, this time to renovate the look and feel of their own brand, MARTENS Pils, by...

Packaging machinery
14.09.2016 | SMI S.p.A. | San Giovanni Bianco BG | Italy

CSK ERGON: New compact and versatile packaging machines

As always, at the forefront of packaging innovation, SMI has created the new CSK ERGON series of shrink-film packaging machines. With a capacity to pack a wide range of containers in an economic and competitive way, this new compact and ergonomically designed series has several models utilising the latest technology available. With output speeds of...

Packaging machinery
26.08.2016 | SMI S.p.A. | San Giovanni Bianco BG | Italy

New solutions for dry packaging

SMI's new APS palletizers for tertiary packaging (dry packaging) up to 100 packs/minute are designed and manufactured according to the new ERGON platform, where ergonomics and advanced machines integration enable to offer cost saving bottling lines, ensuring the reduction of production costs, higher energy savings and the efficiency of the whole...

Shrink packer
26.08.2016 | SMI S.p.A. | San Giovanni Bianco BG | Italy

PSHA: The space-saving handle applicator

The SK ERGON packers can be equipped with an automatic handle applicator of the PSHA series (Pre-Shrinking Handle Applicator), which attaches a handle on a section of the shrink film before it's wrapped around a group of containers moving toward the shrink tunnel. The pre-shrinking handle applicator of the PSHA series can be installed on the...

Markets, Recycling machines
19.10.2016 | Bühler Sortex | London | United Kingdom

Global OEM and leading PET recycler STF switches to Bühler solution to improve yield of bottle-to-bottle grade rPET flakes, by more than 30 percent

At the K-show today, the Bühler Group revealed how its two-machine solution – the SORTEX E PolyVision™ and SORTEX A ColorVision™ – can deliver bottle-to-bottle grade rPET flakes at the highest yield, currently possible in the market. STF Recycling GmbH, one of the largest recyclers in Europe, praised Bühler for its flexible SORTEX® system becauses...

Recycling machines
09.09.2016 | Nordson | Münster | Germany

Fundamentally new filtration system for highly contaminated plastics boosts recycling productivity and minimized melt loss

A new melt filtration system for recycling highly contaminated plastics provides greater productivity than comparable machines on the market while maintaining constant melt pressure and product consistency, it was announced today by Nordson Corporation. The company will introduce the system at K 2016 (Hall 9, Stand A44/48).

Recycling machines
07.09.2016 | Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH | Königsbrunn | Germany

Ettlinger at K 2016: Efficient filtering of melts and energy-saving injection molding of large parts

Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH (www.ettlinger.com) will be using this year's K 2016 trade fair to showcase an enhanced range of high-efficiency melt filters, and itself as a manufacturer of injection molding machines designed to produce very large moldings.

Quality & Diagnostic
30.11.2016 | Agr International, Inc. | Butler, PA | USA

Agr’s new CrystalView™ product offers PET bottle manufacturers a means to save energy while improving bottle performance

In the works for several years, Agr International, Inc. has announced the commercialization of its CrystalView™ product for optimizing the material properties of PET bottles. The introduction of the CrystalView product further expands the capabilities and the potential of Agr’s Process Pilot® product group well beyond the measurement and management...

Quality & Diagnostic, Preform moulding, Blow Moulding & Coating
30.09.2016 | IMD AG | Bruegg, BE | Switzerland

The new IMDvista LAYER: Measuring layer thickness of bottles and preforms with terahertz-technology

At the manufacturing stage of bottles and preforms, a quintessential step to ensure consistent quality involves the precise measurement of each layer of plastic. Current techniques for measuring the thickness of mono-layer and multi-layer plastic bottles and preforms are often contact-based, destructive and time-consuming. Ranging from cutting the...

Quality & Diagnostic
09.09.2016 | Agr International | Butler, PA | USA

Agr will display their latest quality management and process control equipment at K 2016

Agr International offers a number of products that are designed to aid bottle manufacturers achieve their most aggressive light weighting goals while maintaining the highest quality. Agr products are designed to assist container producers, converters and fillers stay competitive while meeting the increased quality demands of today’s changing...

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