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A non-ordinary plastic bottle

Keeping up with the new market trends and consumer demands for long-life milk containers, Sipa has created an innovative, functional, appealing, and completely recyclable packaging. This development started with a careful market analysis highlighting all the advantages of...

Complete aseptic line for milk drinks in PET bottles

Thanks to Sidel’s end-to-end complete aseptic PET line, UHT liquid dairy products (LDPs) from Spanish milk producer Covap are now also available in PET bottles for the very first time. This new PET bottle opens the door to meet changing market demand and ensures product integrity and safety...

Amut makes an encore with the British Biffa

Subsequent to the project accomplished by Biffa and Amut for the Seaham (United Kingdom) state-of-the-art recycling facility, one of the most modern and technically advanced in the world, the two partners join forces again for Biffa new investment in its facility in Washington, Sunderland (United Kingdom)...

New Karawang facility to recycle 2 billion PET plastic bottles annually

Thailand-based Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), one of the world’s largest producer of recycled PET for beverage bottles, announced it will build a facility in Karawang, West Java, to recycle almost 2 billion plastic bottles a year in support of the government’s plan to reduce ocean debris...

High capacity line for PET and rPET preforms recycling

In the applications of PET, the concentrations of rPET are increasing more and more, to reach considerable percentage levels. 20% to 30% are the most common rPET concentrations in blends with virgin PET, however those percentages are rapidly growing, to the point that several bottlers have started to advertise 50% rPET and even 100%...

The "bottle to bottle" during the pandemic: Previero turns a difficulty into an opportunity

Some turnkey plants with an output range between 2,000 kg/h and 9,000 kg/h of washed and regranulated PET flakes from post-consumer bottles collection were recently sold by Previero-Sorema in Latin America. These PET bottle recycling plants include automatic feeding, prewashing, delabeling, wet...

New base solution to increase the stability of flat PET and rPET containers

Sidel is introducing the StarLite HPC base. The new, oval bottle base alternative for flat PET containers helps achieve optimum performance and can also comply with rPET up to 100%. The new bottle base not only increases container stability by up to 25%, but also optimises bottle weight and energy consumption, reducing...

A Comerio Ercole calender for the Mondorevive factory in Farentino

A machinery manufacturer from Varese, Comerio Ercole, will deliver a film calendering line to be installed at the Mondorevive factory in Farentino (near Frosinone, Italy). Equipped with four cylinders, the new calender will reach a height of 2.7 meters and its construction - complying with Industry 4.0 standards - will offer all the versatility necessary to meet...

Petcore Europe online conference to discuss post Covid-19 strategy and trends of PET

Building up on the success of 2020 with more than 300 visitors, Petcore Europe announces its 2021 two-day conference on a dedicated virtual platform. "Post Covid-19 - Strategy and Trends for the Circular PET Economy" is scheduled on June 2-3 and the first day will focus on perspectives and strategy for the PET value chain, with...

The hundredth Contiform 3 Speed for stretch blow-moulding has been installed

Less than two years later its launch, Krones recently installed at Odenwald Quelle, a manufacturer of bottles for soft drinks based in Heppenheim (Germany), the hundredth Contiform 3 Speed machine for the stretch-blow molding of bottles in PET. “The Contiform 3 Speed boasts several persuasively attractive pluses. It is compactly...

Moretto at Pack Passion Week: improving the sustainability in PET and rPET preform production

Padua-based Moretto is among the speakers at the 2021 digital edition of Pack Passion Week, the event dedicated to the world of PET running from March 9 to 11. On 10 March Gene Flockerzi, general manager of Moretto Usa, will present a paper with the title “Enhancing Sustainability: drying control and process verification on preform production”...

Alpla invests 5 million euros in Italy for bottle-to-bottle

The global manufacturer of plastic packaging and recycling specialist, the Alpla Group, is investing more than five million euros in an extrusion system for food-grade recycled PET (rPET) made of used PET bottles (so-called post-consumer material) at its site in Anagni (Frosinone, Italy)...

Pandemic and remote commissioning: turning a challenge into an opportunity

In recent times, a way to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has consisted of the adoption of behaviours such as social distancing. However, the compliance with these rules, as well as with others indicated by the competent authorities in order to overcome the current health crisis, has not prevented many companies from...

Sipa and Monini together: PET bottles for olive oil

One of the best-selling extra virgin olive oils in Italy now also comes in PET bottles. Monini, located not far from Perugia in the center of the country, packs its Classico product in two sizes of PET bottles, 450 and 650 ml. The bottles, which complement glass bottles in other sizes, are produced on Sipa SFL 4/4 linear blowmoulder...

Amut returns to Australia with a post consumer PET bottle recycling plant

In 2000 Amut had delivered to Coca Cola Amatil in New South Wales, Australia, one of the first plants in the world for the recycling of post consumer PET bottles destined for the production of food rPET, thus starting the "bottle-to -bottle ". In recent years, however, China and South East Asia in general have banned imports of plastic waste, so that...

Five Sipa XForm in operation at Parle Agro

India’s largest beverage company, Parle Agro, has chosen Sipa for high-volume production of PET preforms for fruit drink bottles. Parle Agro has five Sipa XForm injection moulding systems hard at work producing 5.7 million PET preforms every day to make bottles for fruit drinks. There are...

More flexible production of mid-volume PET preforms thanks to NexPET

Husky Injection Molding Systems has launched its new NexPET system - a game-changing mid-volume PET preform molding solution purpose-built to help producers introduce multiple new applications into the market more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before...

New CMG grinding systems for recycling PET preforms

CMG launches a new series of system solutions for PET preform production. The very innovative and unique attributes of such new series are several and all contribute to obtaining the highest degree of productivity, regrind quality (homogeneous particle dimensions and absence of dust), efficiency of operation and the lowest TCO. The...

New project acquisition for Amut Group recycling technology in the Far East

AMUT has been awarded a new tender project by a joint venture between two world leader groups, specializing in raw materials production and rigid packaging solutions, engaged in the circular economy, in the Far East and worldwide. The Italian group will contribute as a turnkey supplier to the most important project for sorting and recycling...