Processing & Packaging

APPE developed the new technology for its DeepGrip bottles in partnership with Sidel

APPE battles HDPE bottles with ‘radical’ PET launch

By Ben Bouckley

APPE insists that a ‘technological advance’ now allows it to produce large size polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles with recessed handles, and challenge blow-moulded HDPE rivals with a ‘significantly lighter’ alternative.

Eco friendly methane trucks optimise supply chain for Nestle

Special Edition: Sustainable Supply Chain

Eco friendly methane trucks optimise supply chain for Nestle

By Oliver Nieburg

Nestle UK has scooped an award for its use of methane trucks that has reduced CO2 emissions by 14% compared to diesel trucks with further potential to slash emissions in half.

Challenges and benefits of implementing a sustainable supply chain

Special Edition: Sustainable Supply Chain

Challenges and benefits of implementing a sustainable supply chain

By Rory Harrington

The incorporation of sustainability throughout the supply chain involves constant innovation, commitment from company leadership and a realization that it is an indefinite process, said Datamonitor.

HDPE milk bottle report shows UK recycling rates up

HDPE milk bottle report shows UK recycling rates up

By Ben Bouckley

A new report into UK High-density polyethylene (HPDE) recycling rates has revealed that milk bottle recycling rates hit a high of 76 per cent during 2010, but 20,000 tonnes of plastic a year are still sent to landfill.

VMV head Jörg Höppner

Industry warns of major fallout from French bisphenol A ban

By Rory Harrington

Shorter product shelf life, the need to use a raft of coatings and changes in the appearance of food and beverage cans are all potential consequences of the French ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging from 2014, said the German Metal Packaging Association.

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