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Recycling

  • Clariant, Merck and SABIC partner to perfect laser marking

     

    Clariant, Merck and SABIC partner to perfect laser marking

    polymer & packaging news agency - www.ppna.ir

    Clariant has teamed up with pigment supplier Merck and resin producer SABIC to develop laser-marking technology and materials to ease the recycling process for LDPE, LLDPE packaging film.

    The results of the collaboration will be presented at K 2019.

    Chun-Yip Pang, Clariant’s Global Product Manager Additive Masterbatches – Laser, said: “This collaboration is focused on eliminating the printing ink used for tracking, shelf-life, bar codes and other variable information that must be placed on almost any package on the market. Less ink means less contamination when it comes to recycling.”

    The collaboration demonstrates a complete supply-chain solution for laser-marking of films. As the resin supplier, SABIC contributes the polymer technology that delivers the properties required in the film packaging. SABIC can also supply a wide variety of polymers in its portfolio as a certified circular polymer, contributing even more to sustainable packaging.

    Laser-sensitive Iriotec pigments and marking expertise are provided by Merck, while Clariant developed the additive masterbatch formulations for use in film extrusion.

    Because most plastics are transparent to the radiation used in laser-marking, the additives are necessary for a visible reaction in the film. The marks are permanent and resistant to water, oil, grease or fatty foods. They can be applied to the surface of a mono-layer film, or a laser-sensitive layer can be placed behind a laser-transparent surface layer.

    The additives provide excellent contrast and allow high-speed marking.

    At K 2019, the collaborators will show several examples of laser-marked packaging films and pouches.

  • KHS focuses on circular economy at K

     

    KHS focuses on circular economy at K

      polymer & packaging news agency - www.ppna.ir

    KHS will present a new PET concept at k2019 based on the juice bottle as an example. It combines individual environmentally friendly packaging solutions in one container and thereby supports the theory of circular economy.

    The system provider shows how efficiency and sustainability go hand in hand by offering further line-compatible container solutions in addition to its Bottles & Shapes service offering. With these technologies, KHS provides support in the conversion to an environmentally friendly and resource-conserving packaging portfolio.

    Kai Acker, CEO of KHS, said: "We already offer forward-looking concepts today. Our extensive PET portfolio covers the entire value chain, ranging from innovative bottle design to energy and resource-efficient production processes. We provide support for conversion to environmentally friendly and resource-conserving types of packaging. Our portfolio offers concrete solutions for further promoting the concept of sustainability. Against the backdrop of the company group's overall positive business development for KHS during the first half of this year, we are focusing on consistently developing our products, processes and solutions."

    A new PET bottle will be presented for the first time at K 2019. The company combines various disciplines of its extensive knowhow to create a unique container. With this concept, KHS is consistently pursuing its strategy of reduction, recycling and reuse, and has thereby agreed a partnership with an environmental service provider.

    Compared to conventional PET containers, the system provider's new approach ensures a high level of product protection and a longer shelf life. Completely recyclable and conserve on additional resources.

    With the Bottles & Shapes programme, KHS is also furthering its developments along the entire production chain.

  • RIKUTEC showcasing multilayer blow moulding machines at K

    RIKUTEC showcasing multilayer blow moulding machines at K

      polymer & packaging news agency - www.ppna.ir

     RIKUTEC Group, a leading blow moulding technology specialist, will showcase its high-precision, multilayer machines and fast-cooling moulds alongside a range of technical blow moulded products at k 2019 (Hall 14, Booth B13).

    The Germany-based company pursues a holistic approach with regard to products and services, utilizing its vast technology expertise and decades of manufacturing knowhow.

    Stefan Eichelhardt, Director of RIKUTEC’s Engineering Business Unit, said: “Our customers value us as a full-service provider. We cover the entire value chain from the production of raw materials, machinery and plant engineering to product design and series production of large-volume plastic containers. In addition, we offer our customers services covering all aspects of our broad product portfolio.”    

    RIKUTEC will highlight the industrial packaging industry’s first all-plastic Twin Drum which meets stringent demands of the Packaging Group 1 regulations as specified by the ADR European agency for safe storage and transport of highly aggressive chemicals.

    The blow moulded ‘tank in a tank’, which offers secondary containment, also meets UN-sanctioned approvals in Europe and US. The 200-litre Twin Drum effectively stores and transports highly aggressive chemicals in an ultra-clean environment. RIKUTEC’s patented multilayer coextrusion blow moulding technology manufactures products from 100 to 10,000-litres in a single shot.

    The company will also discuss its latest effort to tackle the plastic waste issue with the development of highly sustainable materials. RIKUTEC can use up to 100 per cent HDPE recyclate for the production of blow moulded products.  

    CEO Bodo Richter added: “The circular economy is and will remain the topic of the future. Many external factors are currently affecting the plastics industry – we, as manufacturers of machines and HDPE products manufactured by blow moulding, are trying to help shape the sustainable change in the plastics industry.”

  • Starlinger has circularity in the bag

     

    Starlinger has circularity in the bag

    polymer & packaging news agency - www.ppna.ir

    At K 2019, Starlinger & Co. Gmbh is presenting a closed loop system for big bags made from woven polypropylene . The sustainable concept ‘circular packaging’ will be Starlinger’s main theme at K 2019 as well as at the Starlinger Open House in Weissenbach, Austria.

    Worldwide, more than 380 million four-loop big bags are sold every year, which equates to an annual recycling potential of around 800,000 tonnes of material.

    Starlinger will be introducing K show visitors to an elaborate concept for a closed loop for big bags. A closed loop has the advantage that production occurs within a quality assurance system, and the materials used are documented in a ‘material passport’. In co-operation with Louis Blockx and LC Packaging, Starlinger has simulated this loop and produced new big bags from fabric with high rPP content.

    Samples are available at K show and prove that Starlinger rPP big bags show the same quality as big bags made from virgin material in terms of tensile strength, weight, and safety.

  • Vecoplan bringing efficient solutions to K

     

     

    Vecoplan bringing efficient solutions to K

      polymer & packaging news agency - www.ppna.ir

    In Hall 9, Booth B59, Vecoplan AG will be exhibiting machines and systems that shred, convey and process primary and secondary raw materials. Visitors will be able to get their first glimpse of a highly efficient shredder equipped with a flexible drive concept.

    One of the key challenges facing today’s world is to maintain an environment worth living in for future generations. However, a future without plastics is barely conceivable and the downsides are visible everywhere – for example, in the form of uncollected waste that pollutes the land and the seas.

    This can be prevented by means of correctly functioning recycling management. The demands on recycling activities are very exacting. The purer the material, the more easily it can be processed and used to produce new high-quality products.Thanks to its solutions, Vecoplan AG is part of this value chain and has been a successful, reliable partner to the recycling industry for many years. These solutions can be perfectly adapted to the technical characteristics of plastic and the downstream recycling process. They meet the high demands in terms of availability and profitability.

    At K 2019, Vecoplan will be demonstrating a further milestone in mechanical processing to industry specialists in the form of a single-stage shredder from its new VIZ series (Vecoplan Infinity Shredders). The machine has been designed in such a way that, depending on the requirements, it can be equipped either with the high-torque, quick-start HiTorc drive from the proven VAZ or with the ESC, Vecoplan’s frequency-controlled, belt-type direct drive.

    Both systems are patented and impress through their great energy efficiency. Visitors to the K will be able to find out more detailed information.

    Vecoplan offers solutions for mechanical and chemical processing. The mechanical engineering company is thus represented at the VDMA Circular Economy Forum in Düsseldorf. ‘Plastic-to-fuel’ systems convert different types of waste plastic into diesel or petroleum fuel, for example.

    Vecoplan provides the high-performance shredding technology required by these systems in order to process the input material appropriately.

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