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September 22, 2017 | Happy Birthday Fakuma!

Full house for the 25th birthday of the Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre: with roughly 1700 exhibitors from 35 countries and a fully occupied exhibition centre in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance, the Fakuma will celebrate its anniversary as befits its social status from the 17th through the 21st of October, 2017.

September 21, 2017 | New KHS sustainability report

In its 2015/2016 sustainability report, the system provider KHS GmbH documents its ongoing measures, achievements, and goals pertaining to strategy and social, ecological and economic issues. A main focus is on the topic “PET and sustainability - a contradiction or not?”. The complete report is available for online viewing.

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With over 76,000 visitors from more than 170 countries, drinktec has chalked up the best-ever result in its 66-year history. The number of visitors rose by 10,000 over the previous event in 2013. In particular at the international level, the trade fair was able to grow attendance again, this time by 12%. The ratio of visitors from outside Germany thus rose to 67%. The number of exhibitors increased to 1,749 from 80 countries. That is mainly attributable to the wine technology trade fair SIMEI, which was held as part of drinktec for the first time, as well as further growth in the number of exhibitors at drinktec itself.

September 19, 2017 | Sipa and Erema hold Open House

A very special Open House was held from 4 to 6 September at the Sipa headquarters in Vittorio Veneto, Italy, where the unique direct processing of washed PET flakes to make food contact grade preforms was demonstrated live on the world's first PET Inline Preform system. The system will be in industrial operation next year.

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Petcore Europe’s annual conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium from February 7-8, 2018. Building up on the success of the last years, the organisers decided to expand the 2018 conference edition to two days. The first half day is exclusively dedicated to PET Business & Strategy, followed by a Networking Event in the evening. The second day focuses on Trends in Collection, Recycling & Sustainability and features presentations from research, industry and EU decision makers.

As of September 1, 2017, Markus Kosak is the new project manager for drinktec, the trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry. Kosak was most recently project manager for the international drinktec trade fairs. He has taken over from Petra Westphal, who will remain project group manager for all drinktec events and, in future, assume direct project management responsibility for the international drinktec trade fairs.

September 15, 2017 | Inspection and coding systems

Filtec, Hall B5 - Stand 344 Filtec will be presenting the latest generation of its systems: New Filtec OMNIvision 3: At 1,400bpm this machine is said to be the fastest empty bottle inspector in the market. With high resolution cameras and rapid image processing, returnable glass and RefPET inspection is claimed to be more secure.

September 14, 2017 | The eyes of industry 4.0

Intravis, Hall A4 - Stand 344 Intravis, a vision inspection expert for the plastic packaging industry headquartered in Aachen, Germany will be represented for the first time with their own booth at Drinktec. The vision system supplier is taking the opportunity to present a closed loop link between the vision inspection system and the injection moulding machine.

The Bühler Group owns again 100% of the shares of Polymetrix after buying back all shares held by Cross Equity Partners in July 2017. The buy-back of the Polymetrix shares is the first step on the path to the new strategic ownership of Polymetrix AG. In a second step, the majority stake of the company will be sold to an engineering group active in the polymer industry.

September 14, 2017 | PET flake sorting station

Sesotec, Hall A4 - Stand 306 At the Drinktec, Sesotec GmbH presents itself for the first time as a supplier of complete sorting stations for PET flake recycling. The revised Flake Purifier+ multi-sensor sorting system will be the company’s highlight.

September 13, 2017 | High quality PET blow moulds

Kiefer Werkzeugbau GmbH, Hall A4 - Stand 532 Kiefer, headquartered in Schwaigern has been active in the field of tool and mould making for the plastics processing industry for 30 years. Global corporations from the packaging and food industry are also among the customers, as regional SMEs.

Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd., Hall A4 - Stand 322 Nissei ASB, a leading manufacturer of machines for injection stretch blow moulding of PET and other plastics, will demonstrate live moulding on ASB’s 215m2 booth together with a display of some of the most interesting recent updates in injection stretch-blow moulded packaging technology.

September 13, 2017 | Foil closure for dairies

GEA, Hall A3 - Stand 313 GEA will be unveiling its Sterilfoil technology for the first time at Drinktec. This new technique for fitting sterile foil caps on PET and HDPE bottles makes GEA able to offer a complete range of aseptic closure options. This provides its customers with flexibility allowing them to choose the bottling and capping system that best suits their needs.

Sidel, Hall A6 - Stand 330 Exhibiting as part of the Sidel Group, along with Gebo Cermex, Sidel will be introducing a number of packaging solutions, intended to help producers meet the challenges of ever-changing demands in beverage markets.

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Live in Munich!

It’s that time again. Drinktec time. Even if it seems like it’s all about the exhibitors, in fact everything revolves round you. You are there to look at the exhibits, to exchange views with other like-minded people and finally to enjoy this 4 yearly spectacle in Munich. So make sure you visit us at the PETpoint hall A4, booth 501; immortalise yourself with a photo, and stick your picture here on page 3! In addition to PETplanet, enjoy one or two delicious home-brewed beers or other beverages every evening from 17.00 to 22.00h. See you there!

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