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Fakuma, Gabriel Chemie, Booth 5204, Hall B5 Gabriel-Chemie is active in almost all business areas of the plastics and packaging sector. The packaging of drinks and foods is one of the most demanding and sensitive packaging tasks there is. Gabriel-Chemie has developed the “Pure” seal of quality on the basis of an intensive dialogue with processors and manufacturers of brand products.

United Caps, an international manufacturer of high performance plastic caps and closures, announced that the company is taking over the plastic closures division of Closures4you. The takeover offer includes 28mm caps for re-usable glass bottles and for disposable PET bottles.

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Fakuma: Herbold Meckesheim, Hall A6, Booth 6511 Herbold Meckesheim’s portfolio is comprised of single machines and plants for size reducing, washing, separating, drying, and agglomerating contaminated, mixed post-consumer plastics.

Pack Expo Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo 2017 welcomed nearly 1,000 more attendees than 2015, making it the largest Pack Expo Las Vegas in history. Preliminary numbers reveal 29,500 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies convened over almost 900,000 net square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pack Expo is produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Global demand for caps and closures in beverage applications is projected to increase 3.5% annually to 1.5 trillion units in 2021. Among the most significant factors affecting the beverage industry overall is the shift in consumer preferences toward beverages that are healthy and convenient, with bottled water the primary beneficiary in volume terms.

The Procter & Gamble Company launched the Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle made completely from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic (90%) and ocean plastic (10%). The launch of the bottle aims to raise awareness of the issue of ocean plastic and what can be done to prevent plastic waste from reaching the ocean.

Three major international plastics recycling organisations have announced a partnership designed to coordinate efforts on testing protocols - The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), and the European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) recently formed the Global Plastics Outreach Alliance with a goal of harmonising relative Design Guides and Testing Protocols, and serve as a coordinated industry voice to create a Global Plastics Protocol.

October 10, 2017 | Dosing cap

UK Plastic Packaging Supplier & Manufacturer Raepak introduces its new dosing cap. It has been engineered to measure out the exact amount of liquid. The dosing cap can work with a range of liquid viscosities. This bottle cap makes it easier for the consumer to squeeze the correct amount of liquid every time.

October 09, 2017 | Simple-connected

Fakuma, Sesotec, Hall B1, Booth 1302 Sesotec presents Industry 4.0-ready metal separators to trade visitors. The objective of plastics manufacturers and processors is to produce a maximum quantity of products in constant high quality. For achieving this objective the digitisation of processes is of decisive importance.

Fakuma: Piovan, Hall A7, Booth 7201 In the near future, the manufacturing processes will be increasingly integrated and the industry will embrace a smart factory approach. Aiming to deliver solutions that will help the plastics processors to achieve progress on this challenging path, Piovan will show new products at Fakuma.

October 05, 2017 | High speed for packaging

Fakuma: Sumitomo Demag, Hall B1, Booth 1105 Three machines will be displayed on the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s own stand and a further three exhibited in conjunction with partner companies. Highlights include the latest generation of the all-electric IntElect series, a high speed El Exis SP machine for injection compression moulding of decorated thin walled packaging lids and a multi-component Systec Multi injection moulding machine with an Industry 4.0 application.

October 04, 2017 | Smart machines

Fakuma: Arburg, Hall A3, Booth 3103 Arburg is presenting “smart” machines, processes and turnkey solutions for plastics processing. After Arburg has shown the hybrid Allrounder 1120 H, for injection moulding at the K 2016 the next step follows at the Fakuma 2017: a hybrid Allrounder 920 H will be presented for the first time with a new design and new Gestica control system.

Fakuma: Cold Jet, Hall B3, Booth 3223 Cold Jet is developing environmentally responsible dry ice cleaning solutions and production equipment. The company will present its automated surface preparation and cleaning solutions at Fakuma. This technology is aimed to provide profound clean for many applications.

Fakuma: Maag, HallA6, Booth 6202 Maag is formed by four successful and experienced companies: Maag Pump Systems, Automatik Plastics Machinery, Gala Industries and Reduction Engineering Scheer have joined forces to help customers in plastics processing.

Fakuma: Erema, Hall A6 Booth 6314 With the founding of the Powerfil business unit, Erema, the manufacturer of plastics recycling systems, extends its portfolio and now also offers the proven melt filter as individual components for existing extrusion plants. Technical modifications were made to the filter systems prior to the foundation of the business unit.

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How often have we thought that no more bottle weight can possibly be saved? Not very. The first generation of weight saving solutions was brought about by cap designers. Easy to secure CSD and water closures, together with much lighter neck geometries, are now well established on the market.

The second weight saving generation was on the bottom, regardless of whether the bottom of the preforms was trapezoidal instead of hemispherical or ring-shaped, which led to a significantly slimmed down preform. ...

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