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Gneuss, West Hall 6473, Gneuss Extrusion Technology will show a Gneuss Processing Unit (GPU) including a Multi Rotation System MRS 130 extruder, a fully automatic melt filtration system RSFgenius 150 and an online viscometer VIS, for the processing of 2,000lbs/h of undried and uncrystallised polyester (PET).

W. Amsler Equipment Inc.,South Hall 21076, a leading supplier of all-electric linear PET stretch blow moulders, will introduce its next-generation four-cavity all-electric reheat stretch blow moulder. The company will also exhibit its newly-enhanced leak tester that inspects bottles from 10ml-23l and its standalone spin trimmer for both stretch- and extrusion-blown containers. W. Amsler also announced that General Manager Bruce Coxhead will give a presentation entitled “Linear Blow Molding of Non-Conventional Barrier Containers” at NPE’s Bottle Zone Technical Forum on Wednesday, May 9, at 10.45a.m.

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SMI,South Hall 16085, SMI has announced the extension of its Ergon EBS (Electronic Blowing System) range of stretch-blow moulders with the launch of the Ergon EBS K and Ecobloc Ergon 4-12-4 K EV models. New new models offer advanced technology in a compact modular footprint. The machines were presented for the first time at Interpack 2017 and will make their North American debut at NPE.

May 09, 2018 | Fastest neck change

FlexBlow, South Hall 10169, n the highly saturated market of PET SBM machines one need to possess a competitive advantage against other manufacturers to gain customers’ attention and trust. FlexBlow claims that the latest 2018 two cavity FlexBlow2 model is the most universal 2-stage PET SBM machine on the market. It enables the production of wide range of PET containers possible on one piece of equipment with necks ranging from 18mm up to 110mm and bottle volumes from 50ml up to 6,000ml.

May 09, 2018 | Closures on top

Corvaglia, South Hall 36150, Corvaglia, a leading supplier of closure solutions for PET bottles, will be present at the NPE2018. A team of experts will be delighted to discuss possible solutions with visitors at the company’s booth. Corvaglia offers a great variety of closures, closure designs and closure moulds for the PET bottle sector. Recent innovations are claimed to contain a better to grip 1881 slitted/folded closure.

Starlinger, West Hall 6885, A circular economy in plastic packaging is currently on everyone’s agenda. Clearly, the recycling of packaging saves raw material and reduces waste as well as CO2 emissions. Starlinger will present two technologies that help advance closed loop packaging. Recycling is key in achieving a circular economy. But in order to be fit for reuse in production, recycled material needs to match the quality of virgin resin.

Husky, West Hall, Level 2, 1303 Husky, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, announced that it will demonstrate its innovations for a variety of markets at NPE2018. In its 12,000 square foot exhibition space the company will also be showcasing a wide range of innovative applications and concept packaging developed in partnership with customers and industry partners.

Erema, West Hall 1249, Top process and quality standards guarantee the decisive edge in the recycling of clean production waste, with post-consumer material and in PET processing. The trend towards the sustainable handling of plastics combined with the right technology is responsible for the continuing upswing of recycling in the U.S. plastics industry.

PET Technologies, S10057 This year for the first time PET Technologies bring advanced technology to Orlando and showcase it at NPE2018. Blow moulds produced by PET Technologies will furnish showcases. The company will share their experience in the field and discuss further projects. On the other hand, the guests will see automatic PET stretch blow moulding machine APF-3002 with output of 3,000bph, 0.2-2.0l.

Cold Jet, West Hall 483, Cold Jet, a manufacturer of high performance, reliable dry ice cleaning and production equipment will demonstrate its MicroParticle technology. MicroParticle technology is used heavily in the plastics industry to clean moulds, deflash and deburr parts and for surface preparation prior to painting. The technology allows companies to clean moulds at operating temperature and in place and does not generate any secondary waste or leave any residue behind.

Moretto, South Hall 17095, on Monday 7th May at 10.45a.m., Moretto USA will proudly take part in the Bottle Zone Technical Forum, presenting a background and overview of the Eureka Plus drying system. Motivated by success with a growing list of USA customers, Moretto USA will exhibit prominantly at NPE2018 with two booths: The first, W8545, located in the West Hall, will present innovative solutions for any processor in need of conveying, drying, additive feeding, blending, temperature control and supervisory control products and systems.

May 07, 2018 | Preform moulds

PETform, South Hall 15087, India, a manufacturer of two stage & single stage moulds for PET packaging, will show a 72-cavity preform mould for a Netstal PETline machine. It will also display a preform moulding solution for heavy thick walled preforms with an innovative post-cooling system that functions without the use of a robot.

Vertellus, South Hall 10155, Vertellus, a leading global supplier of additives to the plastics and polymer industries, will introduce two new technologies for driving increased use of recycled polyester in nylon resins (creating alloys) and enhancing the benefits of rPET. By enabling new alloys and compounds containing these recycled resins to deliver improved properties and processability, Vertellus’ new additive solutions will help compounders and OEMs boost sustainability and control costs without sacrificing performance.

AF Compressors, S16053 After having partnered with eight of the leading blow moulder manufacturers in drinktec 2017 Munich, AF Compressors will be providing high-pressure compressor air for the Bottle Pavilion at the NPE Show from May 7-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

And & Or South Hall Level 1 S19097 The highlights which will be shown at the NPE will be the Bagging Machine: Today Bagging is one of the most popular ways of packing bottles around the world, offering a wide range of benefits in the packing process: a significant costs saving towards traditional corrugated box and tray.

Agr, Stand S16045 Agr International offers a number of products that are designed to aid bottle manufacturers achieve their most aggressive light weighting and sustainability goals while maintaining the highest quality. Agr products are designed to assist container producers, converters and fillers stay competitive while meeting the increased quality demands of today’s changing world.

Engel, West Hall, Booth W3303 Highest degree of efficiency with the best quality and shortest cycle times: This is the daily challenge that the manufacturers of beverage caps face. For the production of 26mm caps with tamper-proof bands made from HDPE, Engel is presenting a state-of-the-art solution at the NPE.

Repi at NPE2018 – South Hall S19103 For the second time Repi LLC will be exhibiting at the American’s leading plastics trade show. Located immediately over the Bottle Zone, Repi will presenting the entire range of liquid colours, additives and equipment for all plastics and their disparate applications.

The LiquiForm Group, a division of Amcor, will showcase its forming and filling manufacturing technology at the upcoming NPE2018 May 7-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. (Booth #S16078). The company will discuss the latest capabilities of the technology utilising a broad range of liquids, materials, packages, and processing systems. These development activities - complemented by the work of its licensees – have already culminated in a commercial packaging application for the home and personal care market.