KHS systems combine efficiency with safety
Sensitive beverages and flexible systems and solutions – these are the topics in focus at the KHS trade show booth for this year’s Anuga FoodTec. With its new InnoPET BloFill ACF-R aseptic block the Dortmund systems supplier wants to set new standards in safety and hygiene when it comes to bottle sterilization. Visitors can also find out all about the latest generation of InnoPET Plasmax barrier technology and the first module in the digital KHS ConnectApp service.
Gabriel-Chemie Capacity Expansion at Hungary
The Gabriel-Chemie Group is thrilled to announce the commencement of a substantial expansion project at its Hungarian production facility. Breaking ground on 19.12.2023, this development represents a pivotal moment in the company‘s commitment to growth and operational excellence
Focus on mobility and automation
At Chinaplas, which takes place from 23 to 26 April 2024, Arburg will present itself as a comprehensive technology and system partner for the efficient production of plastic parts. At stand D 42 in hall 4.1, the focus will be on applications for the automotive and medical industries. Three Allrounder exhibits will demonstrate the fully automatic overmoulding of inserts, the processing of liquid silicone (LSR) and the production of sophisticated medical components. In addition to injection moulding technology, Arburg will showcase additive manufacturing and automation and offer trade visitors comprehensive and individual advice in the interactive arburgSOLUTIONworld exhibition area.
Meraxis and Fortum: distribution of recyclates
The Swiss trading group Meraxis and the Finnish company Fortum Recycling & Waste (Fortum) are deepening their existing cooperation with a strategic partnership. Meraxis will distribute Fortum recyclates throughout Europe. The offer includes PP, HDPE and LDPE recyclates as well as customized re-compounds. Through this cooperation, Meraxis is expanding its product range of recyclates and can thus offer its customers an even larger portfolio of sustainable material alternatives to prime material.
ALPLA acquires packaging specialist
Buckets, canisters, crates, barrels and closures: ALPLA has acquired the packaging specialist Fortiflex based in Puerto Rico. The two companies have been jointly producing packaging for the markets in the Caribbean and Central America since 2017. With the acquisition of Fortiflex, ALPLA strengthens the ALPLAindustrial division established in 2023 for large-volume packaging solutions and expands its offerings as a complete provider.
PFAS-free additives for the plastics industry
Tosaf, a globally active manufacturer of additives, compounds, and colour masterbatches for the plastics industry, has developed processing aids for the extrusion of polyolefins that do not contain fluoroelastomers. They can be used without restriction in place of conventional products currently affected by the PFAS debate, are suitable for a wide range of film applications, and they meet the requirements of the FDA and EFSA for use in contact with food. While AP9709PE EU provides enhanced rheological properties, AP9711PE EU is the grade of choice if the focus is on optical properties, including clarity and haze.
Coperion Optimizes ZSK 18 MEGAlab Extruder
Coperion has equipped its ZSK 18 MEGAlab laboratory extruder with numerous new functions that provide significantly greater flexibility and safety in handling. Pluggable cartridge heaters instead of hard wired ones now allow for rapid barrel reconfiguration as well as straightforward cartridge heater exchange. An electrically securable maintenance door on the gearbox lantern increases operational safety and at the same time provides quick access, reducing downtimes for screw changes and system maintenance. Moreover, feeders for this laboratory machine can now be placed on a newly developed patent-pending feeding platform which allows up to four feeders to be arranged with maximum flexibility for adding ingredients in myriad ways.
SKZ signs distribution partnership in Italy
At the beginning of 2024, SKZ Plastics Center will enter the Italian plastics market together with its new sales partner Prochema Srl. Prochema has been an integral part of the Italian plastics market for many decades in the areas of plastics processing machinery, extrusion and recycling, and already represents various players in the industry on the market.
- 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