Europe: KHS wins 2014 German Design Award for ClearLine

KHS' ClearLine system has won The German Design Award, which was held awarded once a year by the German Design Council. A total of 1,900 entries were submitted to the 2014 German Design Award committee and judged by 30 design experts from the fields of commerce, education and science. "In ClearLine, KHS has a uniform design concept that covers all the...

Asia Pacific: Adhesives and sealants market to Grow with CAGR of 4.4% by 2018

The market for adhesives and sealants is being driven a rising trend in various end user segments to use eco-friendly or green adhesives and sealants or those with low volatile organic compound (VOC), according to a report by ReportLinker. Entitled Adhesives & Sealants Market by Chemical Types, by Technology, by Applications (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Packaging, Construction, Automotive, Woodwork, & Others),...

Americas: Husky launches HyPET HPP5 for high volume PET preform production

Husky Injection Molding Systems has launched its next generation HyPET HPP5 preform molding system. Building upon the HyPET platform, enhancements have been made to HyPET HPP5 that make it even more capable of delivering the lowest total cost to produce while providing exceptional preform quality. These enhancements allow for up to 12% productivity improvement over the previous generation system and are...

Europe: 53 countries use FSC-certified carton packages, says Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak says the number of countries selling products in Tetra Pak packages bearing the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label has risen to 40% from 2012 to 2013. Marking FSC Friday on September 27, 2013, Tetra Pak says its customers in 53 countries adopt the responsible forest management label, compared with 38 in 2012. During that time, more than 27 billion...

Europe: Sidel wins two awards for product design

Sidel has won two international awards in October 2013 for a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle for Société des Eaux d'Aix-les-Bains (SEAB), a French producer of bottled mineral water. The bottle marked a number of design firsts in the bottled water market as the only triangular mineral water bottle produced in PET and the only one without a conventional label. Awards The first...

Europe: SIPA launched filling vales in EVO versions

SIPA has used the Flextronic flexible and modular platform and launched new filling valves in EVO versions for integration and interchangeability into the new platform. Through this combination, the company aims to design solutions for various bottling requirements such as filling multiple products on the same line. At Drinktec 2013, SIPA showed Flextronic C, which can handle carbonated, still and hot-fill...

Americas: Avery Dennison shares results in report

Avery Dennison Corporation has published its sustainability report on its website entitled Our Pursuit: More Innovative, More Sustainable, which adheres to Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and details the company’s progress in 2011 and 2012 toward its goals for environmental, social and financial sustainability. The report states that Avery Dennison Corporation is working with its stakeholders to develop products and processes...

Americas: 3M Scotch-weld low odour acrylic adhesives

Next-generation structural acrylic adhesives, 3M Scotch-weld low odour acrylic adhesives DP8805NS and DP8810NS, could provide improvements over conventional high-odour acrylics, with significant benefits in productivity, performance, cost savings, as well as health and safety concerns. 3M says users of conventional acrylic adhesives know that these products typically raise inconvenient issues with odour, set times, impact resistance and storage requirements. However, the...

Asia Pacific: Henkel opens plant in Shanghai, China

Henkel has inaugurated what it considered as the world’s largest adhesives factory in Shanghai, China. Henkel has invested more than €50 million ($67.7 million) in the plant and will employ about 600 people there. With this new production facility, the company is expanding its production capacity in a major emerging market and will deliver its innovative adhesive technologies more quickly to...

Asia Pacific: Novasep opens subsidiary in India

Novasep has opened Novasep Process Engineering Services PCT LTD in India, which is a part of its industrial biotech business unit. The new office will enable the company to serve more closely industries in India producing functional and commodity food and feed ingredients, milk derivatives and bio-based chemicals. Novasep’s expansion to Bangalore, India, comes at a time when India’s food and...