WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new masterbatches from Clariant Additive Masterbatches, Winchester, Va., offer long-lasting barrier to oxygen and carbon dioxide in PET bottles.
The Process Pilot closed-loop blow molding control software from AGR International, Butler, Pa., is a real-time process management program that works in conjunction with the company’s PETWall Profi ler system to automatePET bottle production.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: At last month’s Drinktec exhibition in Munich, Germany, Sidel of France introduced new technologies and services to produce more PET bottles faster with less energy consumption.
The trend to lightweighting caps and neck finishes on PET bottles for still and carbonated beverages has now spread to edible oils.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Two new reciprocating-screw extrusion blow molders are said to offer reduced energy use and shorter dry cycles.
A new lightweight PET bottle for hot-fill applications requiring smooth walls has been developed by Graham Packaging Co.
A patented conformal cooling process developed by Ritemp Technologies Pty.
Three varietals of French wine from Boisset Family Estates are the first in the U.S. that are packaged in PET bottles using MonOxbar Plus oxygen scavenger from Constar International Inc., Philadelphia.
Industrial-scale extrusion blow molding of a new styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC) was demonstrated recently at German machine manufacturer Kautex Maschinenbau, represented here by Kautex Machines Inc., North Branch, N.J.