Greiner Packaging and IPEC (Institute for Polymer Extrusion and Compounding) have opened a coextrusion facility in Austria in order to explore production technologies for the manufacture of packaging foils.
Sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Sorting, has linked up with Monoworld Recycling for a £9 million ($11.6m) plastics recycling facility in Rushden, UK. It is the UK's first mixed plastics to extrusion HDPE and PP recycling plant and complements Monoworld's film and metal sorting plant in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.
Davis-Standard is expanding its primary manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Connecticut, with the extrusion machinery manufacturer adding 15,000sqft of manufacturing space and more than 30 jobs during the next two years.
Austrian converter Alpla has received the PackTheFuture and WorldStar awards for its extrusion blow moulding (EBM) foaming technology that is said to combine functionality and recyclability with a reduction in material consumption.
Extrusion machinery producer Coperion has opened a manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China after the German company's former site in the Nanjing Jiangning District was rezoned by the local government for future R&D and commercial development.
Extrusion and converting equipment manufacturer Davis-Standard has acquired Gloucester Engineering, a blown film technology supplier that adds design and process engineering capabilities to the former's business portfolio.
The Mondi Group has signed an agreement with German extrusion film manufacturer Polifilm Extrusion GmbH to sell its film manufacturing site in Osterburken, Germany. The South Africa-based converter has said that it now aims to move away from supplying films to competitors of its consumer packaging business.
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