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NIR-detectable masterbatch for black flexible applications

The global masterbatch leader Ampacet has added Rec-NIR-Black PE 512 for black flexible applications to its carbon-free Rec-NIR-Black masterbatch range. Rec-NIR-Black masterbatches are near-infrared (NIR) transparent to allow sorting with near-infrared optical sensors. The reuse and recycling of...

Sipa opens its doors to future packaging designers

Students and teachers of the master degree course in eco-packaging design at Politecnico di Torino were welcomed by Sipa, a company based in Vittorio Veneto (Treviso, Italy), as part of an open-house event organised for schools and universities with a view to the exchange of experiences between the...

New Elios 4500: faster and less energy-intensive

Powerful and particularly energy-efficient: with the hybrid high-performance machines of the Elios series, Netstal is excellently positioned in the application field for high-speed thin-wall applications with clamping forces between 4500 and 10000 kN. By intelligently redesigning the drive components, Netstal was able to significantly shorten the...

R-Cycle becomes an open network to promote the recyclability of packaging

The R-Cycle Initiative, founded in 2020 by various technology companies and organizations across the plastic packaging lifecycle, is transitioning into an open community. This is the next important step for R-Cycle to establish its already functional digital traceability standard for plastic packaging in the...

New bottle for functional waters

Easy to carry and use, pocket-sized, comfortable and ergonomic. These are the flagship features of the new bottle developed by Sipa for functional waters. These waters stand out for their specific functions, such as their rehydrating, energizing and anti-stress features and can be used during sports activities, in the office and on the most varied...

From post-consumer PET bottles directly to rPET food packaging

Recently, the strategic partnership between Amut and Erema has led to the installation and commissioning at the Alto Plastic Packaging site in Albany, New Zealand, of an extrusion line to process 100% washed post-consumer flakes into food-grade PET sheets. This is the first line ever installed in New Zealand for this special application...

Two Bandera lines for AMB

An international leading supplier of rigid and flexible films, the Italian company AMB will install two new extrusion lines from high-end Italian manufacturer Bandera in order to boost its production of recyclable PET solutions. Together, the new lines will produce an extra 20,000 tons per year to satisfy the increasing demand for...

AlphaPET and SmartDuty lines by Bandera for the European packaging market

Two plants, belonging to the AlphaPET and SmartDuty series respectively, for the extrusion of PET and PP rigid film were sold by Bandera, after having been installed at its The House of Extrusion research and development centre at the beginning of the year to be ready for dispatch. The lines were purchased by...

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...

Bormioli Pharma steps up its sustainable packaging drive

Manufacturer of plastic and glass containers for the pharmaceutical industry, Bormioli Pharma has announced that by 2025 its products will be manufactured from 50% sustainable raw materials, such as recycled plastic and glass, and bioplastics. This target will see the company tripling the proportion of...

Haidlmair lands largest order in the company‘s history

In the midst of the global pandemic and possibly the biggest economic crisis in history, there can still be positive news from some companies. One such piece of news concerns the mould making company Haidlmair in Nussbach. The mould making specialists were able to secure the largest order in the company's history...

A Sorema “film-to-film” recycling plant to Polish Anna Recykling

Polyethylene films are nowadays playing an increasingly essential role in protecting food and goods throughout the whole supply chain, enabling correct and safe delivery. However, once they become waste, they have to be recycled too. As a result, the share of recycled films is rising all over Europe and especially in countries like Poland, where...

Accelerated growth for AMB through a new investment partnership

The Italian leader in food packaging products and services AMB Spa, based in San Daniele del Friuli (Udine, Italy), has reached a definitive agreement for a majority controlling investment from an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital. This strategic partnership marks a new phase in AMB’s continuing mission to become...

All Sacmi activities in rigid packaging gathered under a single business unit

All of Sacmi closure, preform, container, computer vision system and post-processing operations to come under the “roof” of the newly formed business unit. This operation is part of a wider Sacmi strategy of developing technologies and solutions for every stage of the production process, with applications ranging from every stage of...

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...

BOPA and CPA films by the Italian DFS pass from Domo to Jindal

Jindal Films, an international provider of innovative and sustainable films for flexible packaging industry, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Italy-based nylon film specialist Domo Films Solutions from private owned group Domo Chemicals...

Joint development of a new casing for meat products from post-consumer plastics

Driven by a shared vision of sustainability and strong collaboration, DSM, Sabic, Cepsa, Fibrant, and Viscofan have together created a multi-barrier casing for meat products made via advanced recycling of post-consumer plastics. The transition towards recycled-based multi-layer films enables the packaging industry to adopt a more sustainable solution...

Interpack and Drupa cancelled, appointment in 2023 and 2024

In agreement with its partners in associations and the industry, and with the trade fair advisory committee, Messe Düsseldorf has decided to cancel both Interpack and Components 2021, scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March, due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic...

Colines first ALLrollEX Nanolayer started up in Africa

The manufacturer and distributor of packaging in South Africa Transpaco Specialised Films started its brand-new ALLrollEX 1500 57-Nanolayer cast line for stretch film production in their Johannesburg plant. The first Nanolayer line running in the continent sets a new benchmark for all of Africa. Colines can...