The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has carried out a study on two chain extender substances in rPET following a request from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, in the Netherlands, on behalf of Plastics Technologies and Products (PTP), in...
Laboratory testing simulates the conditions light-weighted PET bottles have to endure throughout the supply chain, meaning any issues can be rectified before the product is used in the market. Once a bottle is released, addressing problems can be very...
Axion Consulting has seen a major breakthrough in sorting technologies which could increase the recycling of an estimated 180,000 tonnes of waste polypropylene (PP) pots, tubs and trays every year in the UK.
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.
International Dispensing Corporation (IDC) said a life cycle assessment (LCA) of its large-format Multiserve SafePak showed that it expended the less energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than other packaging formats.
Plasmax, a manufacturer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle
coatings, says that while it has not yet made its latest size
applications available in Europe, it expects growing potential for
the product within the bloc.