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Pack Expo in Las Vegas was my last port of call in the US. In the south western states, more than anywhere else in the country, business life, and with it the PET industry, is dominated by the elements, sun and water and the main industry, agriculture. So far, so obvious, you might say. Sun all the year round, everyone enjoying a drink, a never-ending blessing for the PET sector. In principle, yes, but every time I visit, the subject of transport crops up. California provides 60% of all the fruit and vegetables grown in the USA, and during the harvest season from April to October every square metre of cargo space is fully occupied with farm produce. [ ... Read issue ]


December 1, 2015 | Golden bi-injected flip-top cap

GCS has developed a bi-injected flip-top cap with a tamper-evident device for Ponti, the Italian producer of vinegars, vinegar-based condiments and antipasti. Manufactured by Zeller Plastik Italy, one of the GCS’ 21 factories, the Phebus push-on cap for PCO 1881 bottle has a raised directional spout that makes it ideal for pouring thinner liquids such as Ponti’s range of vinegar-based condiments. [ ... Read More ]

November 30, 2015 | International PackTech & drink technology India will be supplemented by FoodPex India

To keep up with developments on the Indian food and beverage market, the range of products and services at International PackTech India and drink technology India will be joined by a third event, the newly developed FoodPex India. It will focus on the processing and packaging of solid foods of all kinds. [ ... Read More ]

November 27, 2015 | Shanghai World of Packaging 2015

Shanghai World of Packaging 2015 was successfully concluded on November 20, 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), P.R. China. The 4-day exhibition was organised by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (MDS), Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. and the China Center for Food and Drug International Exchange (CCFDIE) and was supported by worldwide packaging and industrial associations and enterprises. [ ... Read More ]

NPE 2015 – The North American Road Show

The tour - before and after! Following the successful conclusion of the Go to Brau Beviale Tour 2014, preparations are already underway for our latest editorial project on behalf of PET bottling: A comprehensive analysis of the North American Market!

To whet your appetite, simply click on this link to read the PETplanet tour archive covering our travels to the farthest corners of the PET world!


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PETplanet Pulse, the PET price index, is e-mailed on a monthly basis to all subscribers of the PETplanet Insider magazine as a complementary service to the beverage industry. The archive stretches back more than eight years. [ Full archive ]

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