Polyethylene Terephthalate

Keeping light-weighted PET bottles user-friendly and safe: Sidel

Keeping light-weighted PET bottles user-friendly and safe: Sidel

By Rachel Arthur

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...

An automatic process, which uses diffraction gratings to identify and separate PP

Major breakthrough in recycling sorting systems

By Jenny EAGLE

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.

Joe Barenberg of Octal speaks to Joe Whitworth at Emballage 2012

dispatches from emballage 2012

Octal on track with four-stage growth plan

By Joe Whitworth

Octal is targeting new markets and geographies in what the firm described as a “well-planned four phase approach”.

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.