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February 23, 2018 | Happy easter and ...

Surprise one another with a stunningly filled egg! RPC added a completely new shape to the standard ‘Funny Shapes’ range: the Egg Shell Jar 300ml. Perfect for Easter, filled with all kinds of goodies; the Egg Shell Jar gets the party started for Easter Breakfast. The 300ml is standard, but the size of the Egg Shell Jar can be easily adjusted. PET Power will provide it with matching closures, available in all the colours of the rainbow.

February 22, 2018 | New CEO Holland Colours

Today Holland Colours announces that Mr Coenraad Vinke (54) has been nominated as the new CEO, producer of colour concentrates for the polymer industry. He will join the company on the 1st of May. He will succeed Rob Harmsen, who has been in charge since January 2012. Coen Vinke will be officially appointed by the Shareholders Meeting, for which meeting further details will follow.

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Snapple single-serve premium teas and juice drinks are now available in a PET bottle designed in a collaborative effort between Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) and R&D/Leverage. R&D/Leverage has a long history of working with DPS, so when the product development team at DPS began working on a way to make its Snapple bottle plastic while retaining everything that consumers know and love about the brand, they teamed with R&D/Leverage to develop the perfect solution.

Poland’s mineral water bottler Naleczów Zdrój S.A. is well known for the purity of its best-selling brand Cisowianka, sourced from pristine aquifers near its plant in the southeastern village of Drzewce. With such a strong reputation to uphold, as the company prepared to launch a distinctive new 1.5 liter PET bottle for the Cisowianka line, it was guided by the imperative to produce a container capturing the purity of the brand.

With such a media spotlight on sustainability, Zenith's 2018 UK Bottled Water Conference on 15 March in London will open with a breakfast briefing on finding more sustainable packaging solutions. The session features compliance experts Ecosurety, environmental charity Hubbub and leading retailer Marks & Spencer, with moderation by The Packaging Collective.

Once per year Europe's entire PET value chain meets in Brussels for the annual Petcore Europe Conference. Due to its success in recent editions this year's conference was held for the first time over two days and welcomed more than 200 industry experts. On 7 and 8 February, more than 200 delegates from the entire PET value chain from Europe and beyond gathered in Brussels for the annual Petcore Europe Conference 2018.

Switzerland based corvaglia group announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia. The company provides plastic cap and closure technology solutions to the beverage industry around the world. The new U.S. production facility will compliment corvaglia’s existing advanced manufacturing operations in Eschlikon, Switzerland and Ixtlahuaca, Mexico.

Anuga FoodTec, international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry, will be opening its doors from 20 to 23 March 2018: Around 1,700 suppliers from more than 50 countries will be presenting their new products for the production and packing of all types of food on 140,000m2 of exhibition space in Cologne, Germany. The range of exhibits will once again be accompanied by a multi-faceted event and congress programme, i.e. target group-specific lectures, conferences, forums, guided tours, special events and networking events.

Petcore Europe has created the new Plastic Aerosol Recycling Special Industry Group (SiG) in order to anticipate the need to recycle higher amounts of plastic aerosols. This industry task force is therefore looking for ways to increase the recycling volumes of PET products from the household packaging waste stream.

Coca-Cola announced the goal to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells globally by 2030. The company and its global network of bottling partners will tackle the ambitious goal, which is part of a holistic plan called “World Without Waste,” through a renewed focus on the entire packaging lifecycle – from how bottles and cans are designed and made, to how they’re recycled and repurposed.

Amcor has proven its LiquiForm technology with the commercialisation of the first consumer package. Amcor partnered with Greenblendz, a Michigan-based co-packer and developer of private label, environmentally-friendly consumer products, to develop and commercialise packaging for the Nature’s Promise brand of hand soap. Amcor produced the 12oz PET bottle on a proprietary Amcor-built machine powered by the LiquiForm process. The new machine is the industry’s first manufacturing unit to successfully utilise the LiquiForm technology.

The positive feedback received lately from the Russian market and, in particular, from the plastics, rubber and packaging industry as well as the process industries associated with it has now been confirmed at the two trade fairs interplastica (International Plastics and Rubber Trade Fair), and upakovka – Processing and Packaging. The upswing in major market segments is leading to strong demand for plastic and rubber products as well as packaging.

February 07, 2018 | Circular economy in Davos

Last week saw leaders from government, business and economics, celebrities and global media gather for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos under the theme 'Creating a shared future in a fractured world'. Highlights for the Foundation included awarding $1 million to five winners of the Circular Materials Challenge, part of the New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize, and the announcement that 11 leading companies are working towards using 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025 or earlier.

February 06, 2018 | Sesotec with new CEO

Sesotec, developer and manufacturer of contaminant detectors and sorting systems, reports a change in its corporate management team. Xaver Auer, who joined Sesotec in 2011 in the course of a change of ownership and as CEO is in charge of strategy, sales, and subsidiaries, will leave the company at his own request at the end of February. As his successor Marc Setzen could be won.

The 555th Series IV stretch blow moulder from KHS has gone to the Japanese producer of milk products, Meiji Co., Ltd. The energy-efficient InnoPET Blomax Series IV, which produces 48,000 PET bottles per hour in Japan, satisfied the hygiene specifications required by Meiji’s milk beverages.

Droplet Squeezers fit perfectly in the hand and are easy to squeeze and manipulate due to their oval shape. This is why this model is widely used for all kinds of foodstuffs such as honey, dressings and sandwich spreads. PET Power offers the models available in its standard range with two different neck finishes: 38SP400 and 31 Snap. There will be a the 510ml version.

Among the many machinery and equipment manufacturers exhibiting at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, taking place at RAI Amsterdam on 24 and 25 April 2018, Erema and WiPa will showcase new specialist plastic recycling technology. WiPa will feature its new WPP flat die press pelletiser and Erema will present its new business Unit Powerfil as well as the ReFresher, a new anti-odour technology.

Beviale Moscow is gearing up for the third time to be the central platform for the beverage industry in Easter Europe. The organisers expect its success story to continue again from February 27 to March 1st, this year, when the doors will be open at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center.

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