Packaging

Husky hosts industry event with Napcor

By Kari Embree
Published: August 31st, 2015

Recently, Husky Injection Molding Systems and the National Association for PET Container Resources (Napcor; Florence, KY) partnered up to host a one-day event at Husky's global headquarters in Bolton, Ontario, Canada. The event was held during the first day of Napcor’s summer membership meeting with more than 50 business leaders in attendance.

Kiefel breaks ground for a new logistics center

By Karen Laird
Published: August 31st, 2015

In a sign of the improving economic times, Germany-based Kiefel GmbH, a Brückner Group company that manufactures machinery and systems for the plastics industry, is adding a new logistics center at the site of its headquarters in Freilassing. The company said that the expansion was needed to accommodate the “strong growth in international markets.”

Bangkok bombing does not affect turnout at Thai plastics show

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 28th, 2015

T-Plas, the annual plastics showcase for Thailand and the ASEAN region, which kicked off in Bangkok on August 26 alongside sister show Pack Print International, was seemingly unaffected by the tragic bombing that occurred in the city recently. On hand to officiate at the opening ceremony, Her Excellency Ms Atchaka Sribunruang, Minister of Industry (center), noted that there had been no cancellations from exhibitors, while organizer Messe Düsseldorf was confident that the combined events would attract 20,000 visitors over the course of the four-day event.

Arburg delivers first Freeformer to Asian customer

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 27th, 2015

The first Freeformer to be delivered to an Asian processor is currently operational at Singapore's Tempco Manufacturing. The company is already a major user of Arburg molding machinery, including thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding machines, micro-injection molding machines, and bulk molding compound (BMC) compression molding machines. Tempco is using its Freeformer to form sample parts.

Plastics recycler hit with steep fines for storing hazardous waste

By Kari Embree
Published: August 27th, 2015

Integrated Plastics Solutions (El Dorado, KS), a recycling facility for plastics, has been ordered to pay restitution plus a fine for mishandling dangerous chemicals at its premises in El Dorado, Kansas.

Triangle gets licensing for Clear Lam's PrimaPak program

By Kari Embree
Published: August 27th, 2015

Clear Lam Packaging Inc. (Elk Grove Village, IL) and Triangle Package Machinery Co. (Chicago) have announced a new North American equipment manufacturing licensing agreement for the PrimaPak program. The deal allows Triangle to manufacture and supply the proprietary PrimaPak System Interface on its Model XYT15 Vertical-Form-Fill-Seal (VFFS) Bagging Machine. This is Clear Lam’s second equipment licensing agreement for the innovative PrimaPak technology, which produces a six-sided package with a reclosable feature made from a single roll of flexible film.

Countertop beer dispenser utilizes plastic pouch for freshness

By Kari Embree
Published: August 26th, 2015

For all those craft beer lovers out there, you know what it’s like to bring home a growler of beer only for it to go flat within a matter of days. Now you can bring your beer home and have it on draft while it stays fresh …in a plastic bag. Thanks to St. Louis-based Synek, there is now a standalone home appliance that refrigerates, pressurizes and dispenses beer for the home consumer. The countertop beer dispenser has a custom-engineered flexible pouch that holds and preserves a full gallon of beer.

Three new recycled polymer grades from Axion Polymers

By Karen Laird
Published: August 25th, 2015

As the market for both recycled and engineering plastics continues to expand, UK-based Axion Polymers, one of the most advanced plastics recycling facilities in Europe, offers the best of both worlds. The company has announced the launch of three new Axpoly polymer grades recycled from end-of-life automotive and WEEE resources. Development and the introduction of the new ABS, PE and PP grades came on the heels of the company’s further investment in its refinery plant to increase extrusion capacity and improve melt filtration technology.

Graham Packaging breaks ground on Kentucky blowmolding facility

By Kari Embree
Published: August 25th, 2015

Graham Packaging (York, PA), a manufacturer and designer of blowmolded plastic containers used to package a variety of consumer projects, broke ground on a new facility in Bowling Green, KY.  The $31.5 million facility will be the company's fourth Kentucky location, with one plant in Lexington and two in Florence. Combined they employ a total of 230 people in the state.

Gerresheimer buys plastic vials and closures maker Centor

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 24th, 2015

Gerresheimer (Düsseldorf, Germany), a supplier of glass and plastic products to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, has announced the acquisition of Centor (Perrysburg, OH) in a cash deal valued at $725 million. It has reached an agreement with Nemera Development S.A. to acquire 100% of the shares of Centor, a leading manufacturer of plastic vials and closures for oral drugs in the U.S. prescription retail market.

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