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14.04.2016 0

Oracle Packaging launches new extrusion line

Oracle Packaging has doubled their extrusion capacity with the installation of a Davis Standard line. The new extrusion line is the largest investment in the business in quite some time. The project was officially completed in December and its first products have already been delivered to customers.

 

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23.03.2016 0

High barrier biobased flexible structures for pouches

NatureWorks and Metalvuoto designed high barrier Ingeo based flexible substrates to keep processed foods fresh on store shelves. While Ingeo film has been used for years in fresh food packaging, this is the first application for longer shelf life foods.

The introduction comes in response to a strong interest from the flexible packaging market in packaging simplification, with brands looking to move from complex multi layer laminates to simpler packaging solutions without compromising shelf life.

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23.03.2016 0

New monolayer line from Germany

End of last year, Polyrema has presended a new mono layer blown film line during an open house. On the first day, HDPE film was run while on the second day, a biodegradable film from BASF resin was produced.

The critiziced ubiquitous HDPE films used as ultra-thin T-shirt carrier bags for fresh produce are one of the reasons for the growing trend towards the new ecological films which are demanded above all in France today.

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17.03.2016 0

Large investment in thermoforming

LINPAC is addressing the increasing demand for PET and rPET by investing more than EUR 8 million in new extrusion and thermoforming capacity in Pravia, Spain. The installation of a 4th extruder at the site increases the capacity by 25%, which means an increase in annual production to 630 million trays - an increase of 80 million.

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16.03.2016 0

Colines acquires Torninova

On March 15th, Grupo Colines has acquired Torninova Corp. With this acquisition, the buying company will consolidate its market position.

GRUPPO COLINES is already a key player in the global market with its subsidiaries COLINES and ELAV, operating with a production range including eight sectors, thanks to this integration intends to strengthen also its predominant global sales volume– besides its technological superiority - in the field of machinery for producing protective air-bubble film. ​

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11.03.2016 0

Piovan shrunk the granulators

Piovan has redeveloped its range of recycling products introducing machines able to satisfy all recycling needs throughout the plastics sector. In all cases where plastic is used in the packaging industries, recycling is common practice, hence the need for increasingly efficient and reliable granulators. Piovan has therefore introduced a new range complete with small, medium and large granulators, characterised by advanced technical and design-based features.  

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11.03.2016 0

Expansion of film technology

Davis Standard will present its latest film technology at Chinaplas. “With strong demand in Asia and continued expansion at our Suzhou facility, we anticipate a very busy event,” said Sekaran Murugaiah, VP of Business Development, Asia. “The addition of Gloucester is especially exciting for our film customers because we are able to offer the largest installed base of film technology and aftermarket services under one roof.”

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10.03.2016 0

New coex blown film line

Amut Dolci Bielloni has launched a new 3-layer line for technical films. According to the manufacturer the line has been designed to achieve extreme tight gauge tolerances. Studies are said to prove a possible tolerance of below 2%. The output of the line can reach 600 kg/h, and the energy consumption is below 0.3 Kw per produced KG. Max lay-flat width is 2 metres.  

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03.03.2016 0

Guangdon Huaye starts production of highly demanded film

This January, the Chinese company presented its latest installation, a biax orientation polyethylene terephthlate glycol-modified (PETG) shrink film production line. PETG is a heat shrinkable film which combines high overall shrinkage with high clarity and printability. The demand for PETG shrink film has been steadily rising in the past years at an average growth rate of 14.6%.

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25.02.2016 0

Reifenhäuser sells 5 blown films lines to Asia

Within only six months, Reifenhäuser has sold five new lines equipped with the Evolution Ultra Flat unit to well reknown customers in Asia. According to the manufacturer the customers were convinced by the high level of production efficiency. For instance, the patented Evolution Ultra Flat film flattening unit is able to correct surface irregularities which otherwise would cause serious issues in winding and converting. 

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