ICE Europe 2025
Energised by the previous industry convergence, which witnessed a staggering 30% surge in visitor numbers, ICE Europe is set to return from 11 – 13 March 2025, in the dynamic city of Munich, Germany. Cementing its status as the unparalleled exhibition in its market, the 14th International Converting Exhibition promises to unveil a torrent of cutting-edge expertise on tailored product and processing solutions, enticing investment opportunities, and ground-breaking developments. 70% of the floorspace for ICE Europe 2025 is already spoken for, underscoring its role as a pivotal hub for converting industry innovations and unmissable networking opportunities across diverse sectors.
Recycling PVC waste
RecyClass developed two new modules to strengthen the certification of closed and controlled loop recycling. These documents mark a significant step in the transparent reporting of the origin and use of all recycled plastics, especially for PVC waste.
European Plastics Industry
It’s been nearly four years since uncertainty took root in the European plastics industry. First, the pandemic and lockdowns, then Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting energy crises. More recently, the rabid inflation and cost-of-living crisis, and the chaos caused by the Houthi militia on the Red Sea – each of these unfortunate events took a toll on all companies along the plastics value chain.
Digitalization meets recycling
Digitalization can massively promote the circular economy. Together with its partners GreenDelta, Cirplus and the Wuppertal Institute, the SKZ Plastics Center has now completed a project that facilitates the use of recyclates. Companies can now use a tool to find and evaluate suitable secondary materials.
MEAF first food grade R-PET Lithuania
By mating its energy efficient sheet extrusion lines with Kreyenborg’s IR-CLEAN Super-Clean process for post-consumer recycled PET, MEAF Machines can now offer its customers a cost effective alternative for the production of FDA/EFSA approved single layer PET food grade sheet. A first R-PET extrusion line combining the two, has recently been installed at Pack Klaipėda UAB in Klaipėda, Lithuania, for the production of meat packaging. The line is also suited for the production of PP trays without alterations, providing the customer with even more flexibility.
SÜDPACK innovations honored once again
First the German Packaging Award 2023, now the WorldStar Packaging Award: the two SÜDPACK packaging concepts Tubular Bag PurePE and PharmaGuard® are among the winners of the global competition, which honors the best of the best in packaging innovation every year. Both solutions are based on mono-material structures and impressed the jury with their recyclability, greater material efficiency and reduced carbon footprints. The awards cere-mony will be held on June 15 in Bangkok during the ProPak Asia show.
Thermoplastic carbon bicycle frames
REIN4CED and DIEFFENBACHER form strategic partnership. Collaboration to accelerate large-scale production of thermoplastic carbon bicycle frames.
Economical Hot Runner for Commodity Applications
Mold-Masters®, a leading developer and supplier of hot runners, controllers, auxiliary injection, and co-injection systems for use in every market, is pleased to announce the availability of the new Mold-Masters EcoONE-Series Hot Runner System. The EcoONE-Series is a highly economical solution suitable for processing commodity resins for simple, cost sensitive applications such as consumer goods, small home appliances, basic automotive components, electronic peripherals/accessories and more.
Metal and Fiber Composites
The "HyFiVE" project, in which experts from the SKZ Plastics Center in Halle (Saale) played a key role, came to an end at the end of December. The project provided groundbreaking insights into the adhesive-free joining of metal and fiber-reinforced plastic components, which will benefit the shipbuilding industry in particular.
- Key plastic recyclers in Poland
- Key producers of rigid packaging in Poland
- Key producers of flexible packaging in Poland
- KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST WINS GLOBAL AWARD
- Plastics market turbulence
- Masterbatches for optimised laser marking
- SIBUR starts manufacturing new PP grades
- Campetella Robotics Calling
- PACCOR CONTAINERS POST-CONSUMER PP
- Filter for Arburg mask