Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bosch Packaging announces new GKF 702 expandable capsule filling machine

Bosch Packaging Technology, under Germany-based Bosch Group, presents the new GKF 702 expandable capsule filling machine, which will replace the previous GKF 701 model, for the pharmaceutical industry. “The GKF 702 will continue the success of the previous model. Its performance was upgraded and improved during the re-development process,” explained Product Manager Melanie Beck. TheRead More

Sikora launches new 3 gauge heads Laser Series 6000

 Sikora AG, a global manufacturer and supplier of measuring and control technology, has launched a new Laser Series 6000 with three gauge heads for application in hose and tube extrusion lines, following the addition of 3-axis diameter gauge heads of the Laser Series 2000. The Laser Series 6000 has a measuring rate of 2,500 measurementsRead More

China Foodtech 2011 to be held in Beijing in November

China International Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Exhibition (China Foodtech 2011), a major event for food processing and packaging machinery, will be held in Beijing from November 30 to December 2. The show is organized by China Food and Packaging Machinery Industry Association (CFPMA), National Packaging and Food Machinery Corp (PFMA) and China International ExhibitionRead More

Krones develops new aseptic filler for low output companies

Krones AG, a plastics processing technology provider based in Germany, has developed a compact sized aseptic filler, PET-Asept D Compact, for mid tier companies with low output range, according to the company’s press release on June 27. The PET-Asept D Compact is based on a line acceptance-tested by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration).Read More

New Wave Of Compostable Products Creates Recycling Conundrum

There’s a new wave of plastic bottles, utensils and plates on the market that appear to be better for the environment than traditional products, made from petroleum-based plastic. These plates, cutlery and bottles are made from plants, like corn, potatoes and sugar cane, and they’re supposed to be composted. But what happens if they endRead More

PolyZion project developing zinc-polymer battery for hybrids, electric vehicles

Current battery technology for hybrid and electric vehicles has its limitations. Despite this, the global market for these electrified vehicles is expected to grow rapidly, topping $2 billion by 2015. The PolyZion project, a program that focuses on ionic liquids, rechargeable zinc electrodes, ultra-fast pulse charge injection techniques and conductive polymers, is attempting to developRead More

TriStar Releases New Agricultural White Paper

TriStar Plastics, a leader in engineered plastics solutions, has published a new white paper, “Agricultural Machinery Design – Polymer Bearing Innovations for Increased Efficiency, Enhanced Productivity and Greater Value.” This free paper uncovers how polymer bearings are revolutionizing an industry once dependent on steel and bronze bearing materials. It discusses the significant cost and designRead More