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07.07.2016 0

BASF launches Ultramid copolyamide for film applications

BASF's new Ultramid C37LC allows manufacturers of shrink film for food packaging to achieve higher hot water and hot air shrinking. The manufacturer can thus forgo the otherwise usual admixture of amorphous polyamides, which makes the production process leaner and more efficient.

The improved properties of the product also avoid undesired curling of asymmetrical multi-layer films with polyethylene or polypropylene. These films are used for stand-up pouches, lid films and deep drawing applications, among others.  

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16.06.2016 0

Cosmo Films set up a CPP line

The Indian company Cosmo Films set up a CPP line with production capacity of 1800 mtpa at its existing facility in Waluj, Aurangabad. Since this February the company is producing eight products under their CPP portfolio.

Currently the portfolio consists of three transparent, three metallised and two speciality products (high speed packaging and antifog films). According to Cosmo this is just the beginning and company is already working on further developing the portfolio.

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09.06.2016 0

Polyplex becomes HP Indigo's film supplier

Polyplex has joined hands with HP Indigo in their new venture “Pack Ready” program as provider of Polyester Film based substrates driving this revolutionary labels and packaging ecosystem for high-performance applications offering zero-cure time - enabling immediate time to market.


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21.01.2016 0

Transform used plastic into raw material

Under which prerequisites can used plastic packaging be transformed into new raw material in the recycling cycle? This was the topic of a workshop conducted at Bischof + Klein with Prof. Gilian Gerke, professor of resource management at Magdeburg-Stendal University.

She discussed current trends in packaging development, modern sorting technologies, recycling requirements and recycling management opportunities with development engineers and employees from B+K's sales, production, environmental protection and regulatory affairs departments. 

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10.12.2015 0

Erema opened new technology centre

The opening of the new EREMA UpCentre on Friday 20 November 2015 in Gunskirchen (not far from the comapny's headquarters in Ansfelden, Austria) generated interest throughout the value chain of the entire international plastics industry – from collecting and sorting companies, producers of washing plants, recyclers and plastics processors to polymer producers and research institutes, all of them were represented. With its UpCentre, EREMA, the global market leader in plastics recycling systems, has opened the doors to a whole new form of upcycling service which means that customers now have C

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26.11.2015 0

Pixie dust helps with aseptic packaging

A new and economical way to sterilize flexible packaging and its contents has been developed by Performance Packaging of Nevada. The patented process features a ‘liquid-to-gas’ sterilization process has been code-named “Pixie Dust” by the company.

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26.11.2015 0

Korozo launches lidding film

Turkish based Korozo has developed a film for mono APET trays. KORO-GPEEL is said to be compatible with our other lidding films for laminate trays. According to Korozo, the film is equivalent in terms of high machine performance, barrier properties and other physical aspects.

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12.11.2015 0

Bioplastics to grow by more than 350%

The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 10th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm the positive growth trend of the global bioplastics industry. “The market is predicted to grow by more than 350 percent in the mid-term,” says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics.

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12.11.2015 0

Brückner in Russia

At Interplastica 2016 in Moscow (Booth FOB46) German Brückner Maschinenbau presents their latest solutions for a flexible, productive and profitable plastics film production.

High performance commodity lines

A decisive factor for film production’s efficiency is the productivity of the production line. Brückner’s film stretching lines offer working widths of up to 10.4m with proven production speeds up to 525 m/min, resulting in high output and efficiency. Visitors to the Brückner booth will see the latest solutions for improved operating stability and line uptime.


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01.10.2015 0

Bobst produced the world’s largest vacuum metallizer

Once again, BOBST’s engineering capabilities have been put to the test due to a requirement from a customer to design and manufacture the world’s largest and widest roll-to-roll metallizer. Nearly all of the 100 strong workforce based at BOBST’s site in Heywood near Manchester, England have been involved in some degree in the project to see the General K5000 4850 metallizer from design through to completion and ready to ship to the customers site in South East Asia.

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