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Cap that! The future’s electric for precision mouldings in Kirky

AT its plant in Kirkintilloch, Guala Closures UK works around the clock, producing millions of components each week. These precision mouldings include products such...
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Making a case for automation

Injection moulding (IM) can benefit hugely from the use of robotics. While the move towards offshoring work in the early 2000s impacted its adoption...
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Looks like glass… but it’s PET

PET liquid packaging solutions specialist Sidel has launched the world’s first-ever pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer with a non-petaloid base. The bottle also...
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Lighter jar brings PET benefits to food industry

PLASTIC packaging supplier Petainer has launched the petainerJar™, a PET jar claimed to offer significant cost and sustainability benefits over jars made from other...
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Sealant puts a lid on toxicity concerns

Plasticisers continue to present challenges for brand owners packaging oily foods in glass jars. Coatings and sealants specialist Actega explained the situation to Packaging...
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A detailed picture of EU plastics packaging recycling

THE EU recycled 34.7% of all its plastic packaging waste in 2012, far surpassing the EU’s minimum target of 22.5%, according to a new...
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Plastics innovator re-styles iconic ready-meal

SILGAN Plastic Food Containers will be showcasing some of the expertise that has most recently allowed it to re-style an old classic: Fray Bentos...
Erema’s Corema system can turn plastic recyclate into a filtered melt which then goes directly to a co-rotating twin-screw extruder

Plastics recycling progress

While the plastics industry traditionally gave little thought to recycling, by 1991 the issue had moved into the spotlight with the emergence of new...

Tin can alternative scores on shelf life and sustainability

RPC Containers Corby has launched “a modern plastic alternative” to the traditional tin can. The new 380ml Apollo container combines extended ambient shelf life...
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Clear tray re-closes

PLASTICS food packaging specialist Faerch’s “Re-lock” packaging tray has a convenient re-closeable feature. This latest innovation incorporates an integral peelable film rather than a...
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