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GEA acquires the drinks firm Vipoll

GEA acquires the drinks firm Vipoll

By Rick Pendrous

Engineering equipment specialist GEA has strengthened its market position as provider of kit to the beverage processing sector with the acquisition of the Slovenian machine manufacturer Vipoll, which makes a range of filling equipment for soft drinks,...

Bottling comes out of the blocks

Bottling comes out of the blocks

Krones subsidiary Kosme, based in Italy, has unveiled a ‘block configuration’ bottling line called the 3Bloc, which comes in two different variants for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) containers.

Glass bottle range to launch at packaging show

Glass bottle range to launch at packaging show

Creative packaging specialist Aegg will be launching its new glass bottle product range at the Packaging Innovations show, which takes place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from February 24–25.

Falling oil prices have undermined the economics of recycled plastics

Plastic bottle recycling under threat

By Paul Gander

The tribulations suffered by at least two major UK plastic bottle recyclers in recent months highlight the larger-scale crisis gripping the UK's bottle-to-bottle food-grade plastics recycling sector, with rock-bottom prices for oil and virgin polymer...

Food and drink firms could benefit from transparent-object sensor

A sense for see-through bottles

A transparent-object sensor has been introduced, which is specifically designed for the food and beverage industry. It is said to offer better detection of objects such as glass bottles, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, transparent trays or packaging...

Dairy UK calls for recycling revolution

Dairy UK calls for recycling revolution

By Ben Bouckley

Trade body Dairy UK has urged plastic suppliers to undertake a ‘recycling revolution’ by supplying dairy producers with more recycled plastic, as it unveiled a new industry target of a using a minimum of 30% recycled plastic in milk bottles.

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