Mpact Polymers unveils bottle-grade recycling plant

On May 10, the Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms. Edna Molewa officially unveiled Mpact Polymers in Wadeville, Germiston, South Africa. The new bottle-to-bottle facility will produce recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET). The R350-million state-of-the-art operation’s recycling process complies with European Union (EU) Food Safety Authority specifications and is the first in Africa

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KHS continues Direct Print push to market

At its headquarters in Dortmund, the KHS Group has provided approximately one thousand square meters of new space for the expanding Direct Print innovation team. The Direct Print space includes a dedicated area for sample printing, as well as space for industrial validation platforms for confirmation and extended testing of new

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Flavours with freshness

Archer Daniels Midland Company’s (ADM) Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients business unit (WFSI) is expanding its portfolio to include new concepts featuring nuances of mint. Well-established options on the beverage shelves as well as tablets can enhance their profile by including the characteristic kick of minty freshness. It is no exaggeration

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New machines for Ponti S.p.A.

The Ponti family has been developing the culture of taste for five generations, also thanks to its careful selection of raw materials and respect for tradition, since 1867. The Italian company is a leader at an international level in the production of vinegar, pickles, food preserved in oil, dressings and ready-made

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drink technology India

From December 15-17 this year the exhibition halls at the Bombay Exhibition Centre will, once again, be the venue for drink technology India (dti). The biennial trade show, now in its sixth incarnation and coinciding with International Packtech India, has developed over the years into an established institution of the entire

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Chinaplas 2016 ended successfully

The 30th edition of Chinaplas ended successfully. The fairgrounds in Shanghai were visited by 148.575 visitors which is an increase of approximately 15% compared to last year’s Chinaplas in Guangzhou. 27% of the visitors came from overseas. Next edition of CHINAPLAS will return to Guangzhou and be held from 16 to

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R&B Plastics Machinery unveils new MAX 1800 series injection blow machine line

R&B Plastics Machinery LLC, a leading manufacturer of blow moulding machinery, single-screw plastic extruders, and extruder process screws, and a machinery rebuilder, has announced the launch of the MAX 1800 series injection blow moulding (IBM) machine line which is designed to provide trouble-free operation and easy maintenance. The launch marks R&B’s

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ChemChina completes takeover of KraussMaffei Group

China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) has successfully completed the acquisition of the KraussMaffei Group from Onex Corporation. All relevant regulatory approvals have been achieved. In the future, the KraussMaffei Group will be ChemChina’s principal business entity in the operating and managing of related machinery enterprises. According to Jianxin Ren, Chairman of

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And the Oscar goes to…

PET Engineering, the international design company for design and industrialisation of PET packaging received the prestigious 2016 Packaging Oscar – Quality Design – category, at the headquarters of the Corriere della Sera in Milan, Italy. Adding on those already achieved in 2011, 2013 and 2015. The packaging Oscar, already at its

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