Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) - news on Plastech

Petcore Europe discusses in the European Parliament

Petcore Europe and the Parliament Magazine therefore organized a breakfast discussion in the European Parliament to present the PET industry's best practices.

Interim endorsement for perforated body sleeves for  PET bottles

The use of sleeves on PET bottles may lead to errors in identification and reduction of separation of PET bottles by the Near Infrared (NIR) and optical detectors used in waste plastic packaging sorting and recovery plants.

Sold-out Success: Petcore Europe Conference 2019 EU Plastics Strategy 2.0

Each year the European PET value chain meets in Brussels for the annual Petcore Europe Conference.


Recycling of PET: Ultra-fine microperforation sets new standards in melt filtration

With unprecedented filtration fineness of 60 µm, Ettlinger’s ECO melt filters will in the future make it easier to treat recycled material.

PRS Europe - speakers from Procter&Gamble, Henkel and Dow

Key speakers at the conference on plastics recycling include Ellen Macarthur Foundation, Procter & Gamble, Henkel and Dow Europe.

2017 Survey on European PET Recycle Industry - 58.2 % of PET bottles collected

Out of 3.308.300 tonnes of PET bottles placed in the European market in 2017, 58.2% - in total 1.923.100 tonnes (+2.9 % compared to 2016) - were collected. This conclusion comes from the Annual Survey on the European PET Recycle Industry, conducted by ICIS and commissioned by Petcore Europe.

Biesterfeld: New partnership with CoreLite in the core materials division

With immediate effect Biesterfeld Spezialchemie sells CoreLite core materials in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Baltic States.

Design For Recycling Guidelines for PET Trays published

To extend the success story of PET bottles and their high recycling rate in Europe, Petcore Europe and PRE publish today the Design for Recycling Guidelines for PET trays "clear transparent to be recycled even in food applications".

KHS presents design award for germ-free PET bottles to students in Münster

Following the successful premiere in 2017 KHS has now presented its award for innovative bottle designs for the second time running.

Erema presents the new global innovation Vacunite at PETnology

New bottle-to-bottle process for food-contact-grade rPET pellets stands out through highly efficient decontamination, compact design and low energy consumption.

International audience at NGR - KUHNE PET Day

117 representatives from the international plastics industry gathered together at Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen in Feldkirchen an der Donau to experience live the new Liquid State Polycondensation (LSP) method of PET recycling.

Coexpan is committed to increasing the recycled content of its PET products to 70% by 2025.

Coexpan endorses the commitment announced by PET Sheet Europe, the association that brings together Europe's leading PET sheet producers, to guarantee that their products will have a mean recycled content of 70% by the year 2025.

Acquisition of MHT - Krones strenghtens its PET capabilities

Krones, a leading manufacturer of filling and packaging solutions, has acquired MHT Holding AG (MHT). MHT, based in Hochheim, Germany, together with its subsidiaries is providing injecting molding tools and services to the PET industry.

100% recyclate: KHS and startup share develop unique PET bottle

Berlin startup share is the first beverage producer in Germany to sell its water in PET bottles made of 100% recyclate. With its expertise from the Bottles & Shapes consultancy program the KHS group supported the company by helping to design and develop the bottle in a very short time.

Pepsico And Loop Industries Sign Multi-Year Supply Agreement For Loop Branded 100% Sustainable Plastic

Loop Industries, Inc. a leading technology innovator in sustainable plastic and PepsiCo, Inc. announced that they have entered into a multi-year supply agreement that will enable PepsiCo to purchase production capacity from Loop's joint venture facility in the United States and incorporate Loop™ PET plastic, which is 100% recycled material, into its product packaging by early 2020.

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