KHS Corpoplast’s technology for moulding and filling plastics containers in a single step will reach the serial production stage at the end of next year, when it will be delivered to a customer for the first time, said the company at an in-house exhibition in Hamburg, Germany. The InnoPET FormFill...
German plastics packaging sales are expected to rise by more than 5 per cent this year with volumes also on the up, according to trend assessments by the German Plastics Packaging Industry Association (IK). “Generally very good economic conditions in Germany” are to thank for this trend, said IK industry...

Horgen tunes into packaging

The packaging unit will become more of a key market for Dow next year once the proposed split between the chemical giant and DuPont is completed, says the company's marketing director for the EMEA region. Speaking at a Load Stability Academy in Valencia, Spain organised by Dow and hosted by...
Packaging and filling systems manufacturer Krones has acquired MHT Holding, a provider of injection moulding tools and services to the PET industry based in Hochheim, Germany. The deal for MHT, which generates sales of €25 million ($28.5m) and employs 125 staff, closes a gap in the Krones PET value chain...
A partnership has been signed by Clariant and Neste that seeks to increase the number of products in the former’s portfolio that are derived from renewable raw materials. The initial phase of the partnership will see the two companies look to replace the fossil-based ethylene and propylene used in Clariant’s...

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