Polyethylene Terephthalate

MOre and more suppliers are steering away from using plastics in their packaging

Glass and can boost in beverages

By Paul Gander

Beverage brand-owners and contract packers are steering away from new launches in plastics, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET), as investment in equipment for can and glass filling grows, suppliers claim.

Products of depolymerisation: EG on the left and PTA on the right

Microwave catalyst in recycling PET

By Paul Gander

A new EU project aims to construct a demonstration plant for the depolymerisation of polyesters, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET), applying microwave technology.

Printed PET bottles can be recycled

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Printed PET bottles can be recycled

By Rick Pendrous

A process for making recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles onto which designs have been digitally printed has been developed by KHS and its subsidiary NMP Systems.

KHS’s FormFill system fills liquids directly into heated PET preforms

Pressurised drinks used to form bottles containing them

By Rick Pendrous

Single-operation beverage forming and filling into polyethylene terephthalate (PET) at commercial speeds has come a step closer with the unveiling by KHS of a system for filling liquids directly into heated preforms, using the pressurised liquid itself...

Innovation from Sidel on display at Drinktec show

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Innovation from Sidel on display at Drinktec show

By Rick Pendrous

A number of innovative launches are promised by beverage packaging kit supplier Sidel Group at next month’s Drinktec show, which takes place in Munich, Germany from September 11–15.

Reclosable frozen pack launched

Reclosable frozen pack launched

By Frederick Dawson

Packaging supplier Parkside has collaborated with Northcoast Seafoods in what it claims is the ‘first to market’ reclosable pack for frozen foods. The pack uses the firm’s Parkscribe laser scribe technology, which creates an easy to open and close pack...

Virgin polymer prices have fallen, making recycling less competitive

Food and drink industry plastics recycling ‘needs more support’

By Paul Gander

The plastics packaging supply chain should not only commit to using food-grade recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in its containers, as some brand-owners already do, but even be required to take a direct financial stake in collection and recycling...

Wiese: carbonated drinks fillers are looking for new markets and formats

Single-serve PET bottles are now 'small and affordable'

By Paul Gander

One reason why single-serve polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) have not tended to go below a certain size threshold is the ratio of volume to surface area, which makes it difficult to retain carbonation and achieve...

Sharding of plastic film on packs is overcome

Sharding of plastic film on packs is overcome

By Rick Pendrous

The problem of ‘sharding’, where the plastic film covering packs of prepared fruit and salads tears apart upon opening, has been overcome by Sealed Air using its Cryovac Sealappeal product.

Resealable film for food trays

Resealable film for food trays

By Rick Pendrous

The range of lidding films from KM Packaging Services has been extended with an innovative new resealing film called K Reseal that can be opened and reclosed multiple times.

Tesco has unveiled new pots for its food-to-go products

New pots for food-to-go at Tesco

By Rick Pendrous

Food packaging suppliers Faerch Plast and Colpac recently joined forces to develop a new pack design in conjunction with fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor for a new Tesco food-to-go range.

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