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Renycle makes its debut at Fakuma 2021

Four keywords - safety, reliability, quality and traceability - represent the new sustainable offering from RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers. A specialist in the manufacture of engineering polymers from recovered materials for over 40 years, the RadiciGroup business area is launching its new brand Renycle at Fakuma 2021...

Ferrero Rocher boxes become recyclable and sustainable

Today’s sustainability journey is demanding and one that no company can succeed alone. It’s vital to work in partnership with others to reach the goal together. That’s why Ferrero has chosen to collaborate with Milliken in its mission to find the right material for the iconic Ferrero Rocher boxes...

Recyclable mono-material barrier for food and pet food packaging

Global leader in packaging and paper, Mondi has added to its range of sustainable premium food and pet food packaging solutions with the launch of RetortPouch Recyclable. The new high-barrier pouch will replace complex multi-layer and unrecyclable packaging...

A powerhouse of technology for bioplastics compounds

The biodegradable and compostable plastics sector is growing steadily, and this is partly due to the fact that several measures have been taken, especially in the EU, to cut down on single-use plastics. For instance, it is estimated that the market for PVA, a water-soluble thermoplastic polymer predominantly used in...

“Ready-to-perform” program by Bandera: the SmartDuty plant to a new Italian customer

The SmartDuty PET foil extrusion plant by Bandera, whose construction began in mid-2021 to be available for delivery starting from the end of October, has been sold to a major Italian converter. This line is part of the “Ready-to-Perform” production programme developed by the...

Tray-to-tray process for the fruit and vegetables sector

At the fruit and vegetables international fair Fruit Attraction 2021, running in Madrid from 5 to 7 October, the Bolognese company Ilip is exhibiting several innovations related to the "closed loop" of packaging materials, including, in particular, the T2T R-PET process, i.e. the "tray-to-tray" use of recycled PET...

Excellence in winding PE pipes

The TR1000PE double-head automatic coiler from FB Balzanelli Excellence range is suitable for coiling smooth PE pipes with an external diameter from 16 to 32 mm and is available with one or two strapping units and manual or automatic adjustments. An American customer of FB Balzarelli which uses two TR1000PE coilers recently had to...

The third generation of Uniloy electric blow-moulding machines is coming

The leading blow-moulding machine and mould technology company serving the plastics processing industry, Uniloy, is proud to announce the launch of the new all-electric UCS.E continuous extrusion shuttle machine. The UCS.E marks the third iteration of their all-electric shuttle line, and it is the most advanced Uniloy Shuttle machine to date...

Versalis and Repsol join the Cracker of the Future consortium

Two new members entered the Cracker of the Future consortium, accelerating the development of a game changing technology for the electrification of the steam cracking process. This enables a revolutionary decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. They are the Italian Versalis and the Spanish Repsol, and now...

Alpla acquires German PET recycler

The global packaging solutions and recycling specialist, the Alpla Group, is acquiring BTB PET-Recycling based in Bad Salzuflen (Germany). The company turns PET bottles into recycled material which is then predominantly used for the production of new beverage bottles. Its bottle-to-bottle packaging cycle is a closed loop...

Ulisse project: producing polyamide from waste oil

A pioneering objective: for the first time, to demonstrate the feasibility of industrial-scale production of polyamides starting from bio adipic acid obtained from renewable raw materials, including waste oil and by-products of the oil industry. Potential application sectors for the process and products are...

Materials for fireproof household appliances

According to a study conducted by the Nuremberg Society for Consumer Research (GfK), sales of technical consumer goods increased in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic. The demand for household appliances, too, remains strong because many consumers are increasingly investing in their own four walls. The result is...

Certified recycled content

TÜV Austria’s OK Recycled certification scheme addresses the issues raised by EU Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the influence of certain plastic products on the environment. PET bottles are to be made of at least 25% recycled plastic by 2025 and 30% by 2030 - for all bottles. The objective of the OK Recycled scheme is...

Plast Eurasia Istanbul fair continues to lead the plastics sector at its thirtieth year

One of the most important fairs of the plastics industry in the region, Plast Eurasia Istanbul, will open its doors between December 1-4, 2021. It is expected that more than 1,000 companies from more than 50 countries will participate in the fair, which will take place at the Tüyap Fair and Convention Centre. Celebrating its...

Sipa-SodaStream-PTI: three-way cooperation for new generation bottles

The manufacturer of in-home carbonations systems SodaStream is known for marketing products which transform tap water into flavoured or unflavoured sparkling soda water at the touch of a button. The company knew it had to continue evolving to satisfy changing consumer needs. One of those needs was providing consumers with a...

A tour to discover “winning companies” in Italy

There is also Icma San Giorgio among the companies selected for the third edition of "Imprese Vincenti" (“Winning Company”), an initiative of Intesa Sanpaolo bank taking place in these days. The company from San Giorgio su Legnano (near Milan) was one of the protagonists of the first of eight virtual stages, held on...

CMG at Plastics Recycling World Expo 2021 with new granulators

On September 29 and 30, CMG Granulators participates at Plastics Recycling World Expo 2021 in Essen (Germany), where presents EV916 and EV 616 models belonging to its news Evoluzione granulators range. They are solutions suitable for the most critical operating conditions in the wet or dry granulation, when...

Tomra celebrates opening a new flake sorting Test Center in Italy

On September 22, 2021, Tomra Recycling officially opened its new flake sorting Test Center in Italy, where the company will develop new applications and solutions in the fields of PO and PET flake sorting while simultaneously expanding its service offering. Under the theme of “Testing is believing”...

Circular Plastics Alliance: a further step towards 10 million tons of recycled plastic

On September 27, the European Commission welcomes an important new step taken by the Circular Plastics Alliance to boost the EU market for recycled plastics and ensure at least 10 million tonnes are recycled by 2025. Since the launch of the alliance in 2018, good progress has been made with an increase of almost 30% in the...

Biomass plasticizer for sealing gaskets of safety capsules

The Italian-based global metal packaging manufacturer Tecnocap utilizes Basf’s non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll Dinch BMB for sealing gaskets inside its metal closures. Sealing gaskets ensure leak-proof containers, protect products from contaminants and preserve product quality throughout a long shelf-life. The...