PACKAGING

Packaging

PET Base Tooling for Oval Bottles Boosts Stability, Trims Weight

Sidel’s new StarLITE HPC base design boosts bottle stability by up to 25%, cuts weight, and enables faster blowing and lower blowing pressure.

Injection Molding

SABIC and KraussMaffei Collaborate on Development of Innovative Thin-Wall Packaging

The partners launched their collaboration at the newly expanded Thin-Wall Packaging Applications Center at KraussMaffei’s Swiss subsidiary and manufacturer of Netstal injection molding machines  

Packaging

FPA Develops Roadmaps to Guide Packaging Supply Chain Players on Aligning Flexible Packaging to Circular Economy Framework

Roadmaps are designed for FPA members, policymakers, NGOs, consumer product companies, consumers, local municipalities, and other associations.

Additives

Additive Masterbatches for BOPE Films

Tosaf working with Brückner Maschinenbau has validated the good processing properties of its new BOPE masterbatches.  

Packaging

Expanded Line of Anti-Scratch Additive Masterbatches for PET

Ampacet’s two new additions to the ScratchShield line reportedly minimize the appearance of scuffs and scratches in preforms, bottles and a range of PET packaging.

Blow Molding

Rethinking Blow Molding Machines For Maximum Flexibility & Value

Kautex is redesigning its packaging machines with a modular concept to offer blow molders the widest range of choice in drive systems and cost-effectiveness.
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Additives

OTC Medicine Bottles Made with Less Plastic

With new barrier technology, GSK Consumer Healthcare aims to have transitioned to more sustainable bottles for its Advil portfolio by 2022.

Packaging

Chinaplas 2021 Kicks Off In Person

Postponed, rescheduled and ultimately cancelled in 2020, Chinaplas has returned this week with an in-person event featuring 3600 exhibitors in Shenzhen.

Packaging

Film Processor Launches First-Ever Mobile App for the Flexible Packaging Industry

Calculating, converting, and planning is now easier and faster than with new app from Polykar.  

Packaging

Next-Generation Antifog Additive for Packaging and More

Avient’s new Cesa Nofog Plus performs in both hot and cold food packaging as well as agricultural and protective films.