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...

EFSA safety evaluation ‘PET-M’ recycling process

EFSA evaluates the safety of ‘PET-M’ recycling process

By Jenny Eagle

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the recycling processes for plastic waste, according to Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with foods and amending Regulation (EC)...

Avantium must now wait for the decision from the European Commission, expected next year

Avantium’s partners include The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA

Avantium passes EFSA food contact application

By Joseph James Whitworth

Avantium’s food contact application for the monomer used to create polyethylene furanoate (PEF) has been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Picture copyright: Clyde Robinson_Flickr

Operational Efficiency Month

EFSA gives OK to three PET recycling processes

By Joseph James Whitworth

Three processes for recycling post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into food contact materials have been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Recycling post-consumer PET using EREMA tech

EREMA recycling tech backed by EFSA

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recycling post-consumer PET into food contact materials using EREMA’s technology through a number of processes has been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The bottle has been designed to be more attractive

SIPA delivers non-aseptic ketchup bottle

By Rod Addy

SIPA has developed a non-aseptically-filled squeezy plastic ketchup bottle, which it claims overcomes many traditional design challenges of hot fill applications and provides a cost-effective alternative to aseptic versions.

Full body sleeve labels at a reclamation facility. Picture courtesy of NAPCOR

Special newsletter: Labelling and Printing

PET full body sleeve label recycling: no easy answers

By Joseph James Whitworth

No single solution for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) full body sleeve labels will suit everybody and make the issue easily solvable, according to Eastman Chemical Company. 

Linpac showcased their investment for the first time

FoodProductionDaily.com visits Linpac in Germany

Linpac shows off German investment and plan to boost PET

By Joe Whitworth

Linpac has recently completed a €9m investment in two German facilities to drive the market change in the country from polypropylene (PP) to polyethylene terephthalate (PET).FoodProductionDaily.com was invited along to see the developments for the first...

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”.

Sonoco produces a range of food packaging materials

Sonoco expands thermoforming capability

By Joe Whitworth

Sonoco has completed an 18,000 square foot expansion at its US thermoforming facility in North Carolina, citing newer technology needs for customer growth.

EFSA clears process to recycle post-consumer PET in food contact

EFSA backs PET recycling technology

By Joe Whitworth

EFSA has concluded a decontamination technology used to obtain recycled post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for use in food contact materials poses no safety concerns.

Coca-Cola in €6.5m French recycling venture

Coca-Cola in €6.5m French recycling venture

By Rod Addy

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has invested €6.5m in a joint venture with APPE, France's leader in recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), to increase the rate of recycling plastic bottles in France.

Petcore and EuPR announce 2011 European PET Bottle collection figures

EU PET bottle recycling rate rises - report

Petcore and EuPR have said that European post-sorting polyethylene terephthalate (PET) collection reached 1.59 million tonnes last year, an increase of 9.4% on 2010.

Coca-Cola Enterprises tight-lipped on pending 375ml PET bottle launch

Coca-Cola Enterprises tight-lipped on pending 375ml PET bottle launch

By Ben Bouckley and Rick Pendrous

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has given a guarded reaction to a media enquiries regarding the planned launch a new 375ml bottle onto the UK market, despite its GB managing director informing journalists at a press conference that the firm intended to make...


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