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Inventra, part of Creon, will host the Fourteenth International «PET 2018» Conference and the Fourth International «RPET and Recycled Plastics 2018» Conference on February 15-16, 2018 at the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, Moscow.

Chem-Trend’s Ultra Purge PO extracts the material residues that can build-up in hot runner systems and cause hang up spots in injection moulded parts weeks after a colour change. A recent trial demonstrated that Ultra Purge PO purging compound can pull carbon chunks from injection moulders’ hot runner systems. Chem-Trend – a developer of release agents, mould maintenance products and purging compounds – said switching to Ultra Purge can boost efficiency in industrial packaging injection moulding processes and reduce costs.

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A leading firm in the Vietnamese beverage sector has purchased two complete preform inspection solutions from Sacmi. Each inspection unit consists of an advanced PVS-3 - the vision system recently developed by Sacmi's Automation & Inspection System Division - and comes with an automatic centrifuge positioner upstream.

PET packaging company Petainer has appointed three new distributors in Europe, expanding its footprint in the region. The new distributors are Ice Techic in Bulgaria, BrewTec Europe in France and Scangothia in Sweden.

Plastics recyclers released a set of bales quality guidelines to drive market transformation towards circularity. “It is time to understand that each product needs to be sorted towards a specific stream to keep the value of plastics,” said Ton Emans, PRE President and Chairman LDPE Working Group, “These guidelines are the first step towards programming circular economy. Circularity of plastics can only be achieved through quality. Defined and harmonised quality is needed to build sustainable waste management operations across Europe”

Now is the time to explore the processing and packaging industries in The Philippines - a powerful market with a large population and is one of the top performers in ASEAN. ProPak Philippines 2019 will be the first highly international professional B2B trade event for the processing and packaging industries to launch in Manila.

December 01, 2017 | Open House event at Maag

The Open House event on November 20/21 had already been the second occasion as part of which Maag, Gala, and Reduction Engineering Scheer showcased their products together. This particular event centered around "Rotomolding" and took place at the subsidiary in Grossostheim, Germany.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niemeyer, chairman of the Executive Management Board at KHS GmbH, is leaving the company at his own request to face new challenges elsewhere. In his years in this post he has sustainably furthered technological product development, made an important contribution to significantly increasing sales and bringing about a number of considerable improvements for both the KHS Group and its customers.

November 29, 2017 | Christoph Kückels leaves MHT

After 13 very successful years as Board Member of MHT Mold & Hotrunner Technology AG, Christoph Kückels will leave the company on November 30, 2017, to tackle new challenges elsewhere. Starting December 1, 2017, Christian Wagner, currently serving on the Executive Board specialising in Technology and Distribution, will lead the corporate group as CEO.

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, will acquire the assets of Artlant PTA, S.A.’s (Artlant), including all equipment, surface rights and employment contracts. Artlant, a Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant in the Sines Industrial Complex in Portugal is a large PTA producer in Europe with a production capacity of 700,000 tonnes per annum.

November 27, 2017 | Perfume range in PET

The recently launched Jack Body Wash – part of actor Richard E Grant’s Jack Perfume range - utilises the popular 500ml Flat Based Boston Round design in PET from Spectra Packaging’s range of standards.

Clariant launched the Senseaction line of colour masterbatches intended for use in the production of caps and closures used on bottled water packaging. Senseaction masterbatches, which are available in a wide range of colours, are specially formulated, processed, tested, and certified to be free of detectable negative organoleptic (taste and odor) effects.

Nestlé Waters Iran has been signing a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Institute for Environmental Research at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, to reduce the impact of PET bottles. The 12-month project is intended to help to understand the current PET waste landscape in Iran, before jointly developing an action plan with various stakeholders, such as environmental protection agencies and consumers, to improve the management, collection rates and recycling of PET waste in the country.

The market research institute Ceresana has analysed the European market for rigid plastic containers. In many applications, plastics replace other materials such as glass or metal: Ceresana forecasts the European sales of plastic containers to reach a volume of more than 12.4 million tonnes in 2024.

At this year's edition of the "dynamic days" held October 23-24, 2017 in Weissenbach, Lower Austria, Starlinger inaugurated the new headquarters of its division recycling technology. The building is located in close proximity to the existing Starlinger factory.

November 20, 2017 | New square PET bottle

Square, robust lines are being increasingly chosen to stand out more on the shop shelves. The different shape immediately catches the eye between all the round bottles. PET Power has expanded the Square family with a nice 400ml model. This volume is particularly special because of the height – width ratio.

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China is serious about clamping down on environmental pollution. The closure of a large number of “dirty” industries in and around large urban areas is now being followed by a ban on the importation of recyclable waste. For the most part, this relates to the very environmentally damaging recycling of electronic waste but it has also affected plastics – and therefore PET. ...

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North American Asia Road Show 2018

Our new road show is at the ready! Following the successful conclusion of our trip throughout South-East Asia, for the second time we are now exploring the PET markets of the USA and Canada!

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