• Michelman Welcomes Two New Experts to Its Fibers & Composites Business Segment

    James Chantler, Ph.D., joins Michelman as its new Global Technology Director for Fibers & Composites. Dr. Chantler, a glass fiber industry veteran, has held several positions, including Business Manager, Global Research Manager, and Material Development Engineer for PPG Industries, Reichhold, and GAF. He was most recently the Research & Development Director for Nippon Electric Glass (NEG-US), where he led the strategy for new product development, intellectual property, and global product transfer & integration. His industry knowledge and technical expertise will allow Michelman to broaden its fiber sizing and surface technology portfolio and help the composite industry achieve increased performance, and accelerate the adoption of new and novel concepts. Ms. Lauren Hickey joins Michelman as its Global Marketing Manager for Fibers & Composites. She has spent over 20 years in senior marketing positions such as Business Manager, Senior Global Marketing Manager, and Global Director of Marketing & Product Management for companies such as Invacare Corporation, PolyOne, and Americhem Inc. She will use her experience in plastics and polymer material product portfolio management to direct our efforts with reinforced plastic composites. According to Andrew Michelman, Michelman’s Chief Business Development Officer and EVP for Fibers & Composites, “We have led the industry with our fiber sizing and surface modification solutions for years, consistently bringing both value and leading innovation. We continue to differentiate ourselves as the Interface Experts and help fiber producers and composite manufacturers produce stronger, lighter, and more durable composite parts. Dr. Chantler and Ms. Hickey will help implement several strategic Fibers & Composites growth initiatives, and we’re excited to welcome them to the Michelman team.” Michelman invites you to learn more about Hydrosize®, the company’s versatile line of fiber sizing that allows customers to tailor the surface chemistry of reinforcement fibers to the chemistry of the matrix resin, thereby optimizing the interface adhesion between the polymers and fibers.
  • Spanish dairy farmers favour aseptic bottling in PET

    In cooperation with Sidel, Spanish dairy company Andía Lácteos de Cantabria S.L. have modernised their plant in Renedo de Piélagos with the most modern, state-of-the-art aseptic PET bottling technology for ultra-high-temperature (UHT) milk for the Spanish dairy player.
  • ARCHROMA AWARDED ECOVADIS GOLD RATING FOR ITS CSR PERFORMANCE

    Reinach, Switzerland, 18 August 2020 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the EcoVadis “Gold” rating in corporate social responsibility (CSR) 2020, which places our company within the top 5% of the best rated companies in its industry.
  • Easy-to-recycle mono-material film packs to grow at 3.8% to reach $71 billion in 2025 says latest Smithers research

    LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA – August 11, 2020 – Demand for mono-material flexible polymer packaging will reach 21.51 million tonnes and a value of $58.9 billion in 2020, according to research in the latest Smithers market report – The Future of Mono-Material Plastic Packaging Film to 2025. The demand for more sustainable solutions to meet brand owner and consumer expectations will see this market accelerate at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% to reach $70.9 billion in 2025, with a total of 26.03 million tonnes consumed.
  • Frequency inverters for broad range of applications B&R presents new ACOPOSinverter series for three-phase synchronous and induction motors

    The ACOPOSinverter P86 is a series of frequency inverters for three-phase synchronous and induction motors, with or without encoders. It covers a wide power spectrum from 0.75 to 75 kW and is particularly well-suited for packaging, conveyor system, material processing and hoisting gear applications.
  • Maximum productivity with a compact footprint B&R introduces a new curved segment for SuperTrak.

    B&R now offers a wider 180° curved segment for its intelligent SuperTrak track system. The new curve enables greater holding and propulsion forces. The shuttles can travel at higher speeds and accelerate faster. This boosts the productivity of the system. At 838 millimeters, it is significantly wider than the previous variant. The curve is particularly suitable for automated assembly lines, where larger assemblies interact with the track system. The assemblies can be placed inside the SuperTrak oval to reduce the machine's overall footprint.
  • Labeling of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products?

    Labelpack goes beyond simple labeling systems by offering high technological and quality solutions suitable to meet the most qualified needs of cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies. The MASTER series labeling systems are the top of the range answers that guarantee accurate applications, flexibility, reliability and maximum connectivity with remote control systems.

  • Greiner Packaging partners with Plastic Bank to open plastic collection centers in the Philippines

    Plastic Bank is empowering the world to stop ocean plastic. It builds ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities and reprocesses the materials for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain. Plastic Bank’s collectors receive a bonus for the plastic they collect, providing an increased income they can count on. This recycled material is called “Social Plastic®” because it provides both an environmental and social benefit. Greiner Packaging is committed to supporting the activation of five collection points in Manila, Philippines.
  • Tube of the Year 2020: the dominating themes are sustainability, consumer-friendly solutions and innovative product ideas

    Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the european tube manufacturers association (etma) held its Tube of the Year competition again in 2020. The winners are usually chosen by a jury comprising people from etma’s member companies during the association’s annual general meeting, but this had to be cancelled due to the corona epidemic.
  • Fast Development of New Hand Sanitiser Pack

    The new squeezy HDPE bottle features the company’s Secure Flip closure, more normally used for sport drinks bottles for on the go but in this instance also able to provide the perfect solution for the safe and convenient dispensing of the gels. The closure enables intuitive one-handed opening via an ergonomically designed Thumb Tab. The cap opens to a full and stable 180°, ensuring easy access, and an audible click confirms that it is either fully open or re-closed. The oval design of the bottle allows comfortable handling and provides a generous labelling area for individual branding. The bottle was developed utilising Berry M&H’s in-house design and tool room facilities, with two sets of moulds produced in under four weeks. “The whole project was made possible by the close collaboration between our factories,” commented Graham Lazzari, Berry M&H Technical Manager. “It ideally demonstrated the willingness to work together, sharing technical information and experience to ensure a swift and efficient process through design, tool manufacture and development.”

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