plastics

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...
X Silgan PFC

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...
Faerch

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...
Plastic appeal

Plastic appeal

Soft drinks have long been associated with plastic but PET’s appeal is obvious in every corner of the industry. PET is a popular choice for...