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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...

NPE 2018 – Sabic expands key markets in the Americas

Chemicals manufacturer Sabic plans to sharpen its focus on key markets including thin wall packaging, caps and closures and personal hygiene, as part of...

NPE 2018 – Vertellus gives PET an upgrade

A chain extender additive has been unveiled by US-based Vertellus that claims to upgrade recycled polyesters such as PET for use in a variety...

Sustainable technology company achieves operating breakthrough

US-based Anellotech has completed two weeks of continuous operation of its seven-storey tall TCat-8 pilot plant in Texas, which is producing benzene, toluene and...

Petainer expands across Europe

PET packaging converter Petainer is set to expand operations in Europe and Russia in response to increased demand for its products and to ensure it can...

Partnership aims to convert waste into virgin grade material

A food packaging system has been developed by a collaboration of three companies that targets the conversion of PET waste into virgin grade material....

Krones takes light-weight PET to 35,000 feet

A flexible and reclosable alternative to the non-returnable PET beakers commonly used by airlines for water has been launched by Germany’s Krones. The droplet-shaped PET...

Industrias San Miguel installs combi line in Dominican Republic

Peruvian company Industrias San Miguel (ISM) has installed a Sidel Matrix Combi for bottled still and flavoured water at a rate of 36,000 bottles...

Support for deposit scheme but ‘the devil is in the detail’,...

The beverage packaging industry has welcomed plans for a deposit return scheme (DRS) for single-use plastics, glass and metal drinks packaging in England but...