Polyethylene Terephthalate

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.

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