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...

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...

Blow moulding machines
06.07.2017 | KHS GmbH | Dortmund | Germany

Big time saving during format conversions: KHS enables fast conveying mandrel changeovers

In developing a new fast changeover concept KHS has greatly reduced changeover times on its InnoPET Blomax stretch blow molders. The optimized active mandrel now enables format changeover times to be reduced by more than half for all standard neck designs. This new option is of interest to all beverage producers who bottle products with different...

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...

Filling & Aseptic
16.06.2017 | Sidel | Parma | Italy

Sidel announces approval of its aseptic Combi Predis blow fill seal filler for low acid product manufacturing in the U.S.

Sidel has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Aseptic Combi Predis™ FMa blow fill seal filler following tests run at a dairy customer in North America. This means that the Sidel Aseptic Combi Predis FMa PET filler is validated for low acid manufacturing and commercial distribution in the United States market. The Sidel...

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...

Caps & Closures
17.07.2017 | BERICAP | Budenheim | Germany

Light and innovative: BERICAP closures at drinktec 2017

BERICAP will be participating as an exhibitor at this year’s drinktec in Munich. The closure manufacturer and global operator will present its tried-and-tested closure systems and new product features in hall A4/502. 

Conserving resources by lighter and more economical packaging and innovative closures 

At drinktec, BERICAP will be introducing...

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.

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...

Packaging machinery
16.06.2017 | Gebo Cermex/Sidel | Parma | Italy

GEBO CERMEX to answer needs of smart beverage factories at drinktec

Gebo Cermex, part of the Sidel Group, will showcase a range of innovative material handling solutions at Drinktec 2017 (stand A6.330), including the latest developments in automation and connectivity to help secure greater performance from bottling lines in evolving and demanding markets. Ludovic Tanchou, Vice President Strategy, Products and...

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.

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...

Recycling machines
11.07.2017 | EREMA | Ansfelden | Austria

rPET packaging trend: Manufacturers count on energy-saving add-on technology from EREMA – including food contact compatibility

One year ago EREMA announced the relaunch of the Multi-Purpose Reactor (MPR) at the Discovery Day. Since then, the trend towards the food contact grade direct processing of PET products has continued to grow. More and more customers are enhancing their existing extrusion plant by adding the attribute of food contact compliance.

Some 1.3 million...

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...

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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