SGR obtains a favourable opinion from EFSA

SGR, the recycling unit of the SGT Group, obtains a favourable opinion from EFSA for its PET bottles recycling process. This food-grade recycled plastic, named CIRPET for “circular” and “rPET”, has been officially approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Thanks to its state-of-the-art recycling line combining technical and energy

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New figures for installed plastics recycling capacities reveal a 13% growth

The total installed plastics recycling capacity in 2020 in EU27+3 grew by 1.1mt compared to the previous year. The new figures show that the plastics recycling industry remains resilient while continuing its path towards making plastics genuinely circular. The exceptional growth in the sector, despite the difficulties brought on by the

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Plastics Recycling Show Europe returns to Amsterdam 22-23 June 2022

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE), the pan-European exhibition and conference dedicated to plastics recycling, returns to Hall 12 at the RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 22-23 June 2022. “The free-to-attend Plastics Recycling Show Europe conference and exhibition is the focal point of plastics recycling in Europe,” said Ton Emans, Plastics

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Paccor achieves top scores in semi-industrial testing of digital watermarks initiative HolyGrail 2.0

Paccor, one of the leading global players in the plastic packaging industry, acts responsibly in the field of sustainability, in packaging production and makes every effort towards the full implementation of a circular economy. Paccor is fully committed to the HolyGrail 2.0 Digital Watermarks initiative and is now celebrating the success

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New label links ecological credibility with a feel-good atmosphere

The first of the redesigned Frosch product groups are already on retail shelves. One after another, the remaining products around the world will don the new design as the cleaning products manufacturer Werner & Mertz of Mainz, Germany, rolls out the biggest design relaunch in eco brand’s 35-year-plus history. Clearly Distinct

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Cool performance

Sipa optimises cooling systems on preform tooling to cut customer costs and enhance sustainability The sums are simple: productivity goes up, costs come down, carbon footprint gets smaller when you cut cycle time in preform production. Any reduction in specific energy consumption makes the process more sustainable. Plus, optimisation of water

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Automated quality assurance

AI and optical quality inspection solution for rPET bottles Doloop, a leading European PET packaging producer, has partnered with high-tech company Sprana to create a new quality inspection solution for beverage bottle preforms. The technology is claimed to allow the use of higher percentages of recycled material, while ensuring high product

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Compact vertical preform moulding

Launch of the PM-100/111N series Nissei ASB perhaps better known for its 1-step injection blow moulding machines (ISBM), is launching its new compact preform machine. The new PM-100/111N series is suitable for in-line, small-scale production of preforms for almost any type of container, including returnable and refillable bottles. Leveraging ASB’s long-term

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SmartMold injection mould monitoring system

Mold-Masters SmartMold is a cloud-based software platform dedicated to the plastics industry providing real-time data to drive injection moulding innovation. Process data is collected from sensors embedded within the injection mould which offers feedback and insights that drive enhanced productivity. This solution is the first step towards predictive and autonomous capabilities

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