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United Caps, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, reported that it held a successful event at its Hungarian plant to celebrate the manufacture of its 10 billionth closure this year, its innovative doubleflow closure for edible oils. It is the first time in the company’s history that 10 billion closures have been produced in a 12 month period.

Carbios announces the signature of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Kem OneE for an implementation project in the French Chemical Valley of an industrial demonstration plant to secure the value of its PET recycling technology. Carbios biorecycling technology is is intended to enable to use waste plastics and fibres instead of petrochemicals to produce new virgin material, with no loss of quality.

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Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has completed the acquisition of 74% of the share capital of Medco Plast for Packing and Packaging Systems S.A.E. (Medco Plast) from Middle East Glass Manufacturing Co. S.A.E. (MEG) and the Samaha family. Following the acquisition, MEG will retain a 16% shareholding in Medco Plast, and the Samaha family 10%. Medco Plast is the largest manufacturer of recyclable PET preforms, injection moulded products, and closures to all the multinational soft drink and water manufacturers operating in Egypt, with a 25% market share.

Since establishing the first subsidiary in China in 2010, Tomra has been actively increasing its investment and business activities in this dynamic market. Currently Tomra has three businesses operating in China: recycling sorting, food sorting and grading and beverage container collection. Tomras’s business activity in China ranges from business development, product management, R&D, assembly, sales, service and application validation in the local test centers.

KHS has presented its award for innovative bottle designs for the second time running. The manufacturer of filling and packaging systems for the beverage, food and non-food industries launched the project last year together with the School of Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Münster, Germany. The task set by this year’s student competition was to devise ideas for aseptic bottles. Various designs were submitted by the students, with the best three distinguished at a special award ceremony.

Sacmi @All4Pack, hall 6, booth D059

The Group stand will be placing particular emphasis on the wide range of valves designed by Sacmi beverage for still beverage and CSD filling. The key elements of this Sacmi technology are high quality materials and the precision and hygiene of the contactless fi lling process, making it the perfect response to the needs of today’s global beverage industry.

Sumitomo Demag @ All4Pack, hall 7, D059

The production cell designed as a complete solution around the IntElect S 180 produces decorative lids for food containers. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is presenting this exhibit in a joint project with Rouxel as the injection compression mould manufacturer, Machines Pagès as a specialist for high-speed extraction robots and downstream moulded part handling, Verstraete as experts for decorative labels.

1Blow @All4Pack, hall 6, booth F040

Since commencing production in 2010, 1Blow has been producing next-generation stretch blow-moulding machines suited for PET bottles converters. In 2018, these limits are said to be pushed further with the commercial launch of the new 4LO stretch blow-moulder.

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SGT @ All4Pack, hall7, E219

A specialist in PET packaging for over 30 years, the Société Générale des Techniques has been offering high performance solutions for packaging liquids.

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Retal @ All4Pack, hall 7 booth 184

Global packaging solutions company Retal will be presenting its complete range of PET preforms, closures, containers and films, including its market-leading multilayer technology. Retal’s multilingual team is looking forward to meeting customers and industry experts to discuss the ever-changing trends and the all-important demands of consumers, including the need for more sustainable solutions.

UPM Raflatac, a global leader in sustainable pressure sensitive labeling solutions, announced that its RafCycle recycling solution is now also available in Thailand. RafCycle services were launched in Bangkok on November 16, 2018 during an end-user event with an announcement of EcoBlue Limited being the first RafCycle partner in the area. EcoBlue Limited gives a new life to PET label liner waste at its recycling facility in Rayong, Thailand, that would otherwise be landfilled or incinerated.

On November 16, And & Or officially opened its new 2,000 sq.m. plant in the Parque Empresarial Guadalquivir, Seville, Spain. This expansion intends to meet And & Or's machinery and solutions growing demand for all the markets where the company actually operates. The specialisation and subdivision of the production phase depending on the product type has been the key force to achieve an efficient and sustainable growth in the past years, with the aim of improving the quality of the service provided to our customers, states the company.

November 21, 2018 | NGR – Kuhne PET Day

On November 8, more than 117 representatives of the plastics industry from 24 countries met for an open day at the Upper Austrian mechanical engineering company Next Generation Recycling Machines (NGR). In cooperation with the German machine supplier and extrusion specialist Kuhne GmbH, a recycling process for PET was demonstrated: The LSP recycling method developed by NGR is claimed to open up completely new possibilities for the plastics industry.

Nestlé Waters North America announced that it has signed a significant agreement with recycled PET plastic (rPET) supplier CarbonLite, and that CarbonLite will expand its U.S. operations by building a third facility in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania.

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