Officially launched in June 2020, R-cycle is a cross-company initiative aiming to ensure the recyclability of plastic packaging through a seamless documentation of all recycling-relevant packaging properties.
Following independent testing according to the methodology established RecyClass, the cross industry initiative to advance plastic packaging recyclability in Europe, Leonhard Kurz’s InLine Foiling’ decoration technology has been determined to be compatible with the HDPE-container recycling stream.
While beverage producers may still hold reservations about using recycled PET, according to KHS, a supplier of filling and packaging systems based in Dortmund, Germany, sees increasing bottle-to-bottle recycling rates as one sustainable solution to the challenges facing their industry.
This year, blow moulding machine manufacturer Kautex Maschinenbau is celebrating various anniversaries. The most important, however, is its founding, 85 years ago in Bonn, Germany by plastics pioneer Reinhold Hagen.
At the upcoming K show in Düsseldorf, Germany, German blow moulding technology specialist Rikutec Group will display a portfolio comprised of products ranging from high-precision, multilayer blow moulding machines to fast-cooling moulds, and technical blow moulded products.
Extrusion blow moulding machinery specialist Kautex Maschinenbau has partnered with Brazilian materials supplier Braskem and Austrian recycling machinery maker Erema for the upcoming K 2019 plastic trade fair in October, to advance the circularity of its plastics products.
La Seda de Barcelona has approved a capital increase of €400m to boost its plastic packaging division (APPE). The company will use the capital to expand into new markets and focus on new materials, such as HDPE.