Exploring the: Packaging Zone
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Connectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.
Baerlocher to Expand Metal Soap Capacity by 50%
The scheduled major expansion is driven by accelerating demand for stabilizers and other additives from the North American PE and PVC industries.
Savvy Vietnamese Firm Launches All-PE Laminated Pouches
Thanh Phu’s ‘Veloflex’ converting technology results in packaging with optics similar to conventional laminated structures but is readily recyclable.
K 2016 Blow Molding: A Host of New Machines Take on Challenging Shapes
￼From very small to very large, from hotel amenity bottles to automotive jounce bumpers, new and upgraded machines tackle difficult jobs while improving productivity, quality, and energy efficiency.
Tiny Stretch-Blow Machine Makes Unusual Bottles
Two-stage machine makes PET bottles with off-center necks and more.
Hexpol TPE Starts Up North American Production
The company's latest global expansion capabilities installed at its RheTech Colors facility in Ohio.
Alpine Piled on the Layers At K 2016
A record for film blowing at a show: 11 layers.
Is rPET OK for Hot-Fill Bottles?
Up to 50% recycle does not affect necessary properties, study finds.
A ‘First’ for Beverages: Integrated PET Preform Molding, Blowing & Bottle Filling
Sacmi integrates preform compression molding with stretch-blowing and bottle filling.
Total & Corbion in Joint Bioplastics Venture
The 50/50 JV will build a world-class PLA polymerization plant.