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Youthful packaging design by Sidel opens a new page for Menton

Youthful packaging design by Sidel opens a new page for Menton

Sidel packaging team in China redesigned the package of Menton flavoured water by integrating youthfulness into its health attribute. The straight-wall lightweight PET bottle, which weighs only 17.85 grams for the 500 ml format, conveys the sense of modernity and is a statement of sustainable packaging.


Oben Group announced the acquisition of Poligal Group

Oben Group announced the acquisition of Poligal Group

Oben Group announced the acquisition of Poligal Group, effective February 25, 2021. This acquisition includes the BOPP and CPP production plants in Portugal and Poland, commercial offices in Germany and an extensive sales and distribution network throughout Europe.


Big Bottling Company invests in a powerful PET line from KHS

Big Bottling Company invests in a powerful PET line from KHS

With over 200 million inhabitants Nigeria is already by far the most heavily populated country in Africa. In the next 30 years the United Nations reckon on this number doubling, meaning that by 2050 around 410 million people will live here.


Alpla expediting a bottle cycle in Italy

Alpla expediting a bottle cycle in Italy

The global manufacturer of plastic packaging and recycling specialist, the Alpla Group, is investing more than five million euros in an extrusion system for food-grade recycled PET (rPET) made of used PET bottles (so-called post-consumer material) at its site in Anagni.


Drinktec 2021: “Personal exchange is crucial”

Drinktec 2021: “Personal exchange is crucial”

At a time when major exhibitions have been canceled, postponed or downscaled in the throes of the corona pandemic, many eyes are turned towards drinktec, the world’s leading trade show for the beverage and liquid food industry.


BTB PET Recycling further increases capacities

BTB PET Recycling further increases capacities

During the Corona Lockdown in spring 2020 German PET recycler BTB PET-Recycling GmbH & Co. KG installed a new preheating unit and another SSP reactor supplied by Starlinger recycling technology.


Alpla Group: new CEO from 2021

Alpla Group: new CEO from 2021

The Management Board of the Alpla Group is being restructured – Philipp Lehner will succeed Günther Lehner as CEO on 1 January 2021. Günther Lehner will assume the position of Chairman.


Krones and innocent are building a CO2-neutral bottling plant

Krones and innocent are building a CO2-neutral bottling plant

Following long years of contract-bottling, the smoothie and juice producer innocent has decided to build the very first bottling plant of its own. Krones won the order for four complete PET bottling lines and the corresponding IT landscape.