Packaging

Parx Plastics launches biomimetic solution for antimicrobial plastics in mass production

By Karen Laird
Published: September 15th, 2014

Rotterdam-based Parx Plastics has announced the launch of its first ready to use Saniconcentrates for manufacturers in Europe and the U.S. to safely create self-sanitizing products with an antibacterial property of up to 99% within 24 hours.

The technology developed by Parx Plastics is the world's first antimicrobial solution without toxins or chemicals. It does not use chemicals such as Triclosan or heavy metals such as silver, nor does it use biocides, Nano-particles, quaternary salts or any other harmful substances.

Plenty of opportunities in the Chinese packaging market

By Heather Caliendo
Published: September 12th, 2014

When I've traveled to China to attend the Chinaplas show, something always sticks out to me: the market is hungry for new packaging. The country has seen a fast development in packaging market size, with projections that it will only continue to grow. In fact, a report by Smithers Pira claims that by 2020, the China's foodservice packaging market will be bigger than that of the U.S.

This growth is due to a transition from its traditional shops to a more Western-style supermarkets and packaged foods.

Plastics gaining more acceptance in closures market

By Heather Caliendo
Published: September 11th, 2014

A new market study from Ceresana has analyzed the European market for closures, taking a closer look at applications such as lemonades, water, fruit juices, beer, wine & spirits, along with cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. In the recently published study, the market researchers forecast European demand for these every day products to rise to about 460 billion units by 2021.

European plastics groups take a recycling pledge

By Heather Caliendo
Published: September 11th, 2014

The UK is not messing around when it comes to increasing recycling. In 2012, the UK announced plans to increase recycling from 32% in 2012 to 57% by 2017.

Nova Chemicals launches a range of new caps and closures equipment purchases and lab upgrades

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 10th, 2014

Nova Chemical has announced a range of new caps and closures equipment purchases and lab upgrades as part of its transformation of its Center for Performance Applications in Calgary. A new lab-scale injection molding unit is now fully commissioned and in operation. The company's Sumitomo injection molding machine and custom-built Z Molds carbonated soft drink cap mold offer the capability to manufacture commercial-grade closures. Caps made on the new molder are tested in Nova Chemicals' newly renovated onsite lab, using a suite "in-use performance" equipment.

Plastic Technologies looks to help bottle producers reduce their energy costs

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 9th, 2014

There's no doubt that energy costs is a concern in the industry. As such, Plastic Technologies is embarking on an initiative to help bottle producers reduce their energy costs. Stretch blow molding equipment requires a significant amount of energy-both compressed air and electrical-to produce bottles. Creating an effective and efficient process, as well as monitoring and maintaining optimal process settings, can result in significant energy cost reduction, the company stated. These efforts can also help produce containers that meet all of the required quality standards.

Sustainability goes mainstream in chemical industry

By Karen Laird
Published: September 9th, 2014

The results of the latest, most extensive sustainability survey conducted to date are in.  The survey, the third that biotechnology company Genomatica and ICIS, one of the world's leading chemical and energy market information providers, have undertaken together since 2009, drew almost 1,000 respondents, 53% of which at the level of vice president, general manager or above.

Amut supplies equipment to Latin America's largest bottle-to-bottle recycling plant

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 8th, 2014

Earlier this summer, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated PetStar, the largest food-grade PET recycling plant in the world, where the Coca-Cola System in Mexico, comprised of Arca Continental, Coca-Cola Mexico and other bottling partners, invested more than $100 million dollars and which will have the capacity to process up to 65,000 tons of PET bottles, doubling its previous capacity. 

KraussMaffei expands product portfolio for injection molding sector

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 8th, 2014

KraussMaffei is expanding its product portfolio in the all-electric injection molding machine segment of the AX series. The company has added two new sizes in the clamping force range of 4,500 and 5,500 kN and also added three new machine models for the hydro-mechanical twin-platen injection molding machine in the GX series. With these additions, KraussMaffei increases its product portfolio in the mid-size machine segment between 4,000 and 9,000 kN. The marketing of the new products is expected to begin at Fakuma 2014.

Virent and Coca-Cola partnership on 100% bio PET further expanded

By Karen Laird
Published: September 8th, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. is making an additional investment in the development and commercialization of Virent's bio-based paraxylene, BioFormP, Virent announced today. This investment will enable the company to scale up separation and purification of BioFormPX material at its demonstration plant in Madison, WI.

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