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Soft drinks industry wants to make its plastic packaging more sustainable

Unesda Soft Drinks Europe has announced a set of EU-wide ambitions to make the sector’s plastic packaging more sustainable. The ambitions aim to contribute towards building a circular model for plastic packaging.

PepsiCo joins NaturALL Bottle Alliance

Yesterday it announced that PepsiCo, Inc. has joined the Alliance to advance the shared goal of creating beverage containers with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

Magnesium spring

2017 was the most successful year in the history of the Polish mineral water bottler Muszynianka: with 165 million fills and a turnover of around 50 million euros, the company is meanwhile Poland’s fourth-largest mineral water firm.


Innopas SX from KHS gives bottlers greater flexibility in the pasteurization process

A high degree of microbiological safety: with the Innopas SX KHS GmbH provides a tunnel pasteurizer which with its modular design meets the growing demands of the beverage industry with its increasingly complex range of products and shorter market shelf lives.

Know-how for smartphones made from metal and LSR

The 3C sector (communication, computer, consumer electronics) plays a significant role in Taiwan.

Erema Laserfilter also successful in PET sector

The situation a good year after the product launch is encouraging: the PET Laserfilter has already been sold a number of times in the inline sheet, strapping and pelletising sectors.

Two Sidel Matrix Combis in Sanpellegrino plant to help increase production capacity

Sidel has supplied two Sidel Matrix Combis to the Sanpellegrino plant in Ruspino, Italy, to help increase production capacity of its famous sparkling mineral water. Sidel Matrix is the most powerful solution to date in terms of performance, flexibility, cost savings and sustainability.

PLA bioplastics for demanding applications

Total Corbion PLA will be exhibiting at the Chinaplas trade fair from 24th - 27th April in Shanghai. On display will be a number of partner applications based on Luminy PLA resins from Total Corbion PLA.

First sustainable LEGO bricks will be launched in 2018

LEGO botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will appear in LEGO boxes already in 2018.

Preventive maintenance of aseptic machines

For high standards of quality and safety in the long term KHS provides a proven preventive maintenance system for both the linear and rotary version of its Innosept Asbofill aseptic filler - with fixed modules at fixed prices.

Nanjing ziquan installs second Sidel complete hot fill PET line

Nanjing Ziquan, one of China’s leading co-packers, has turned again to Sidel to increase its hot fill production capacity of Mizone, a functional drink brand particularly popular in China and packaged in PET, for which consumption is growing.

Lidl targets 20% savings on plastics by 2025

German supermarket chain targets 20% savings on plastics by 2025 and declares full recyclability of packaging for own brands.

New Krones tubular heat exchanger model

At the Anuga FoodTec, Krones will be presenting, amongst other technological highlights, a new model of tubular heat exchanger for manufacturing milk, mixed milk beverages, tea or juice.

What’s causing a shift from traditional materials to flexible packaging types?

Smithers Pira identifies the key reasons why flexible packaging is continuing to increase in popularity with consumers and brand owners.

China's plastic trash ban is spur to recycle

China’s crackdown on imports of plastic trash should be a signal for rich nations to increase recycling and cut down on non-essential products such as plastic drinking straws, the head of the U.N Environment Programme said on Monday.