Surfing the pandemic wave

R&D/Leverage survived the Covid-19 pandemic and even prospered, with a record surge in sales of its injection stretch blow moulding tooling and no Covid-related shutdown of its factory or offices. It had the foresight to buy an adjacent factory unit when it came available, in 2020, in order to be prepared

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Setting the foundations

Projects and solutions from prototyping to the finished bottle – Interview with Olivier Serre, Managing Director at Competek In the middle of the pandemic, PET Engineering and Comep announced their merger, becoming Competek. For almost exactly a year now, Competek has been advising customers on mould, bottle and preform design or

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Strong growth in cosmetics, health care and pharmaceutical products

Machine builder Nissei ASB during and post pandemic March 25, 2022 – We met: Mr Karel Keersmaekers-Michiels, Managing Director Karel Keersmaekers-Michiels explains: “At the start of the pandemic, there was an urgent demand for disinfectants and cleaning products which, of course, required the necessary packaging machinery and moulds. We had made

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A water brand makes it big

From hotels and restaurants to retail penetration Interview with Mr Nayan Shah, Chief Managing Director at Energy Beverages Pvt. Ltd. And this does not include the countless unauthorised bottlers which the report also mentions. Such an enormous diversification finds thirsty consumers both regionally and locally. In the 2021 fiscal year, the

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A well-tuned quartet

Review of PETinar Tethered Caps: Design, Produce and Inspect! On March 24th, 2022 PETplanet Insider presented its latest online conference. PETplanet invited speakers from three companies, Universal Closures, z-moulds and Intravis to talk about their experiences and assessments of the current situation of tethered caps. The three presenters, Mark Smith (Universal

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‘Ich bin ein Berliner’

Extrusion blow moulding machines from the German capital – Interview with Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH has its headquarters on an industrial estate in the south of Berlin’s Tempelhof-Schöneberg district. It is an original Berlin company and after more than 60 years of its existence, the world of extrusion blow

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Extended slider mould concept

Responding to tethered caps requirements The Austrian mould maker and closure specialist z-moulds is known for its unique slider technology used for all beverage closures with tamper evidence bands. The so-called z-slides system is patented and used by many closure producers around the world. To meet tethered caps requirements, the proven

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