Returnable PET bottles make a comeback in Austria

The Road Show has made its first visit to Austria! On 20 April, Austria’s leading mineral water producer Vöslauer, a subsidiary of the Ottakringer brewery, held a press conference on the reintroduction of the returnable PET bottle. Interestingly, these reusable bottles were first around thirteen years ago, before vanishing from the

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A family affair

The UK has a history of bright, innovative startups that can change the landscape and evolve into commercial behemoths, from Lever Brothers – which merged with The Netherlands’ Margarine Unie and became Unilever – through Cadbury’s, the chocolate manufacturer; earthmoving equipment company JCB; and Sinclair Computers, which brought home computing to

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PETcast #10: Ricoh Company Ltd., Japan

The PETplanet Road Show reaches Tokyo! In this PETcast we discuss an interesting PET non-food application with Mr Tsuyoshi Imamura who is the Director for Chemical Technology and Products Division at office equipment manufacturer Ricoh. The company which has a presence in around 200 countries globally started to produce toner cartridges

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PETcast #9: Integrated Plastics Pty. Ltd., Australia

Back in Down Under! Near Sydney Managing Director Nicholas Mellen explains the company’s unique design of PET preforms with IMH, integrated moulded PET handles – all done at preforming stage. The company serves bottlers and bottle makers, who are in search of fully recyclable bottle solutions with handles. Furthermore it develops

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