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PET film to grow fastest of all packaging films, claims study

PET film demand in the packaging market is set to expand by 2.4 per cent a year to reach 322 million pounds (146,000 tonnes)...

rPET carbon savings better than expected, claims study

Recycled PET (rPET) results in a much higher carbon dioxide saving than previously assumed, claims a study conducted by denkstatt GmbH on behalf of...

Pretium gets a handle on easier to hold PET containers

Containers and closures manufacturer Pretium Packaging has used technology from Practically Impossible Labs in Texas to develop a 64-ounce, 38-400mm finish, stock PET container...

PET recycling suffering from reduction in quality

The average yield coming from PET recyclers has decreased from 73 per cent to 68 per cent since 2011, which has led to substantial...

Queen opens £30m PET bottling line

Queen Elizabeth II has opened a new Highland Spring PET water bottling line in Perth, UK. Producing more than 20 bottles per second, the new...

Profit fall at PET preform manufacturer

Plastics packaging converter Esterform Group has reported a £10 million ($13m) drop in turnover for the financial year and a decline in profits as...

Alpla expands with Italian acquisition

Austrian converter Alpla has acquired Italian homecare packaging firm Propack as part of a strategy to expand its footprint in the country, where it now...
recycling, bottles, plastics, packaging, plastic

Young recycling superstar joins CarbonLITE

CarbonLITE, a recycler of plastics bottles based in California, USA, has 'hired' seven-year-old Ryan Hickman as an honorary employee, highlighting how the younger generation...
plastics, plastic, PET, packaging

Stable engineering for PET bottles

A patented base solution called SteadyEDGE has been developed by Sidel that is designed to meet the challenge of producing flat, oval and rectangular...

Niagara to set up plant in Arizona

US-based Niagara Water Bottling Company is to build a 450,000 sq ft facility in Mesa, Arizona. The private label bottled water firm expects to create around...

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