A study commissioned by provider of technology-enabled manufacturing solutions Protolabs, in collaboration with Censuswide, reveals that the role of web-connected industrial processes and digitisation in manufacturing, popularly termed as Industry 4.0, seems to be a distant reality for senior decision makers as they still consider the benefits of automation...
Bottled water brand Nestlé Pure Life has launched a 100 per cent food-grade recycled 70cl PET bottle in the North American market. Nestlé commented that the release of the new bottle represents the brand’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. Coupled with the release of the bottle, Nestlé produced a...
Flexible packaging converter American Packaging Corporation has appointed Jeff Koch as president, succeeding Peter Schottland. The latter is now the executive officer of the company and will soon join his brother, Steve Schottland, as co-chairman of the board of directors. Having served the flexible packaging industry for 37 years, Koch has...
US-based soft drinks manufacturer Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) has teamed up with product design and mould manufacturer R&D/Leverage to replace its glass bottle with PET.  Known for its single-serve premium teas and juices, the company said that the decision to shift to plastics came from a desire to provide consumers...
Spain-based biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and cast polypropylene (CPP) film manufacturer Poligal's new Polish plant is now operational. Located in Skarbimierz, the company has reportedly invested €40 million in its new BOPP film extrusion line, which includes a Brückner 5-layer, 8.7m wide extrusion line, with a production capacity of 40,000...

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