Case Studies

Kaneka Belgium and De Decker-Van Riet deploy LNG trucks with lower CO2 emissions for long-distance transport

The first LNG truck, powered solely by liquefied natural gas, left Kaneka Belgium in Westerlo-Oevel on its way to Germany. The brand-new LNG trucks of transport company De Decker - Van Riet will be used exclusively for the international transport of Kaneka MS Polymer. This partnership enables both companies to combine...

Fully automated leak test

The BMW Group plant in Hams Hall, just outside Birmingham, UK, produces three- and four-cylinder gasoline engines. The production also includes the machining of key engine components. Here, Kuka has implemented a fully automated test system for testing two different engine generations. For more than 35 years, Kuka has...

Soft and resilient: USB socket protection on Osiris respiratory device from Air Liquide Medical Systems

In close collaboration with Kraiburg TPE, medical components specialist Nextis (France) has developed an articulated cover designed to protect the USB port on respiratory devices against dust and splash water entry. The part is molded in a proven Thermolast compound that delivers a perfect balance of high mechanical...

The new line from Syntegon meets the necessary Atex standards

Whether it is a cold, an upset stomach or insomnia - “Klosterfrau Melissengeist”, known for its blue packaging and the three characteristic nuns in the logo, has been considered a traditional remedy in Germany's medicine cabinets for almost 200 years. To fill its liquid products, the pharmaceutical manufacturer relies...

Following two years of rigorous testing, PPG Innovel non-bisphenol A (non-BPA) coatings were selected for the beverage cans

PPG announced that China’s JDB Group selected PPG Innovel non-bisphenol A (non-BPA) coatings for beverage cans for its iconic Jia Duo Bao (JDB) herbal tea. The companies, along with JDB Group’s beverage can and end manufacturers, worked closely to select and test a coatings solution that met Chinese and international...

The Contipure Aseptbloc DN at Spitz uses gaseous hydrogen peroxide for sterilisation, and can handle 24,000 containers per hour

Sliced bread, BBQ sauces, drinks - the portfolio of the food and beverage producer Spitz in Upper Austria is highly diversified. Demand for energy drinks, juices and ice tea is particularly high at present. Too high for the company’s only aseptic line, which at times was even running in four shifts. Which is precisely...

Diavent component combines these two functions in a single, advanced design

Batteries for electric cars require both pressure compensation during normal operation and emergency ventilation. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies’ Diavent component combines these two functions in a single, advanced design.  Now this solution will help make the batteries installed in the Abt e-line e-Caddy and Abt e-...

This unique product and packaging combination opens up new opportunities, both domestically and overseas

Start-up company Tofusan, founded by Suranam Panichakarn in 2011, and SIG team up to launch Thailand’s first organic UHT soymilk in aseptic carton packs. After enjoying rapid growth to become the market leader in pasteurized soymilk, with a 65% market share in Thailand, Tofusan has now launched its first premium...

Mondi supports Unilever with its ambitious recycling journey

Mondi collaborates with Unilever to deliver innovative new polypropylene (PP) mono-material solution in Turkey for its Knorr dry soup powder range. Unilever approached Mondi Kalenobel in January 2018 with the challenge of replacing a multi material laminate, with a recyclable mono-material film alternative. The new...

Xalt batteries power newest clean energy bus to roll across California and other states

Building on a successful record of supplying premium, heavy duty, lithium-ion electric batteries to urban buses and other commercial vehicles, Xalt Energy is proud to announce it is powering America’s first, long-distance, all-electric passenger coach in tests with private and public transportation providers in the...