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The introduction of new business models and greater vertical integration will help transform the packaging market according to the latest exclusive strategic research from Smithers Pira. Smithers Pira latest market report The Future of Business Models in Packaging to 2022 estimates the value for packaging services in 2017 is worth $33.7 billion, and by 2022 will be worth $50 billion, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 9.5%.

Ettlinger announced today that they have been acquired by the Swiss Company Maag, a business unit of Dover Corporation. Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH was founded in 1983 and is today a globally recognised brand. The German company has its headquarters in Königsbrunn, near Augsburg and an American sales and service subsidiary in Atlanta, Georgia. Its core expertise is the development and manufacture of high performance continuous melt filters and injection moulding machines.

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For many years, the PP*STAR, a pinch bottom bag produced on Starlinger machinery, has been known as a robust and attractive packaging solution for products such as dry pet food, fertiliser, sugar, flour, or rice. Since early 2017, the PP*STAR can be manufactured directly from PET bottle flakes, turning it into the rPET PP*STAR. This sustainable concept has recently been awarded two prizes.

The giant T-Shirt of size 97.5 metres height x 70.08 width made out of recycled plastic waste of 200,000 bottles catapulted Plastindia Foundation into the Guinness World Records. The apex body of plastics industry in India, Plastindia Foundation took up this initiative to create awareness among the masses on the need to manage plastics waste so that it is recycled more efficiently.

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The latest two additions to the wide range of standard PET jars: The Ovar Round (available in 1300 and 3000ml) is a combination of simplicity and clean lines. Both jars have the 100SP400 neck finish. This gives an ample choice of many standard caps. In addition, the Ovar Round offers unlimited possibilities for decoration.

Nestlé Waters NA has identified Centre County as a potential location for its third Pennsylvania bottling facility. The Centre County region is currently a leading candidate for a proposed $50 million bottling facility that would create an estimated 50 manufacturing jobs. Nestlé Waters’ search for a new factory location is driven by growing consumer demand for bottled water, which in 2017 surpassed soda as the most popular beverage in the United States. As part of the company’s regional spring water model, the proposed factory would bottle Deer Park 100% Natural Spring Water for distribution to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Out of 3.147.000 tonnes of PET bottles and containers placed in the European market in 2016, a remarkable number of 59.8% - in total 1.880.900 tonnes - were collected and thereof 1.773.200 tonnes mechanically recycled. These conclusions come from the annual PCI Wood Mackenzie PET recycle survey for West Europe in 2016, commissioned by Petcore Europe. It shows that the collection rates increased by 7.4%, while the recycling rates also grew by 7.3%. In 2016, that resulted in 129.400 tonnes more collected and 120.000 tonnes more recycled PET compared to 2014.

Global expert Sensient Flavors presents its All Natural Flavour Collections: The trend flavours help food and beverage manufacturers to respond successfully to upcoming market trends and reflect current consumer preferences. The latest findings of Sensient’s consumer and market research underpin Sensient’s new All Natural Flavour Collections, which are split into five key botanical areas: Florals, Herbs, Spices, Tea and Ginger.

The PETplanet Insider team would like to thank you for the good cooperation during the past year and for your ongoing confidence. We wish you a joyful holiday season and a new year filled with peace, happiness and prosperity.

Platinum Equity announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Husky Injection Molding Systems from Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity for $3.85 billion. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018.

December 20, 2017 | Amut at Interplastica

Amut @ Interplastica - Hall 2, level 3 / C15 As confirmation of the ever-increasing awareness on the Russian territory of considering postconsume materials as a resource, Amut Group is riding this trend on Interplastica and proposing through Revada Group, its Russian Representative Company, complete installations for PET bottles recovery to all the players concerned with the new circular economy model.

Repi @ Interplastica - Hall 2, Level 2, Booth D15 Repi, multinational producer of liquid colours and additives for plastics, with its own subsidiary in Moscow, will showcase the latest developments in liquid solutions for the packaging industry at Interplastica. Liquid colours acting as a barrier to extend the product shelf life, special additives able to protect the content from UV and visible light damage and analysis instruments to help packaging producers put safe and reliable containers on the market, are a few examples.

Next year’s interplastica, along with the upakovka – processing and packaging – Russia’s leading trade fair for the packaging industry and associated processing industry, will take place from 23 to 26 January 2018 at the Expocentre Fairgrounds Moscow.

North American shipments of primary plastics machinery posted a strong year-over-year increase in Q3 of 2017 according to statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES). This marked the second consecutive quarterly Y/Y increase in this data.

December 14, 2017 | Tokyo Pack 2018

Tokyo Pack 2018, Asia's international packaging technology and design show, will take place from 2 - 5 October 2018 at the Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Center.

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