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Research teams drive PET bottles into automotive market

A research project that aims to make it possible to recover PET bottle waste and convert it into high-grade industrial applications has been launched...

Egyptian PET plant to restart under Thai-Indian JV

Thai producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) has, through its joint venture (JV) with India's Dhunseri Petrochem, agreed to buy a 540,000-tonne...

Pretium makes room for PET bottle production

US-based containers and closures maker Pretium Packaging is to expand its facility in Carrollton, Texas to support growing demand for PET bottles. An additional 52,000 sq ft...

Schweppes Suntory and Sidel sign ‘Time & Material’ contract

Schweppes Suntory has signed a ‘Time & Material’ contract with the Sidel Group to maintain equipment at its plant in Seville, Spain. The agreement...

Clear launch for Coca-Cola in Japan

The Coca-Cola Company has released a clear, calorie-free version of its soft drink to the Japanese market.  Branded as ‘Coca-Cola Clear’, the product is colourless...

Coca-Cola makes $85m investment in Canada

An $85 million investment has been made by Coca-Cola in Canada to build a production facility in Peterborough, Ontario as the beverage giant looks...

Alpla building Ohio plant by early 2019

Rigid plastics packaging converter Alpla is to build a plant in Dayton, Ohio (USA) and create at least 50 jobs by the time it...

USHydrations installs complete Sidel PET line

USHydrations has installed a complete PET line from Sidel, equipped with a Matrix Combi, for its headquarters in Pennsylvania, USA. Installation of the line...

PET market turmoil ‘worst in years’

A lack of PTA feedstock and reduced imports is causing tightness in the European PET market not seen for many years, says market analyst...

PetainerKeg to be manufactured in Brazil

PET keg supplier Petainer is to partner with Blue Pet, a producer of bulk volume PET containers, and begin manufacturing PetainerKeg in the south...