Category Archives: January 2015 Newsletter – EN


 Kunststoffen fair

Kunststoffen fair is held every year in September in Veldhoven the Netherlands. Many companies and people involved in the injection molding market participated to this event. 275 exhibitors among molders, raw material suppliers, recruiting companies, machine and equipment suppliers, attended Kunststoffen 2014 at the Koningshof Conference Center. This year the exhibitors also welcomed an increasing number of visitors coming from the film industry. In total 3.500 visitors attended this year event.

FAIRS2Ampacet’s booth welcomed approximately 40 visitors, of which several potential customers and several main suppliers. Kunststoffen fair brought some new leads for Ampacet to work with, reinforced the relationships with known customers and prospects, and showed again our colourful face to the Dutch and Belgian market.

Interplas Fair

From September 30th to the 2nd October Ampacet was in Birmingham (UK) to participate as an exhibitor at the Interplas fair 2014.

FAIRS3Interplas is the UK’s largest plastics industry exhibition and the only event covering all the manufacturing processes, technologies and services within the plastics Industry. It is known internationally as the forum where the UK plastics industry does business. The show is very important and in 2014 there were 500 exhibitors, covering 10.000 square meters. In this year’s edition the number of visitors exceeded 12.000.

Ampacet had its own outstanding booth which was much appreciated by our visitors. Ampacet was represented by the UK sales team (Jens Erchs, John Case, Kevin Cloke and Benny Strand). The sales team was assisted by David Horan, Marketing and Alexandre Gilles from the Technical Department. Ampacet’s stand, welcomed more than 50 people from the Film, Injection & Blow Molding Industry. The types of industries visiting were in line with the company’s strategy of making a bigger impact in the British market. Ampacet met many new people and already had some follow up. This fair was sure a success for Ampacet.

Fakuma Fair

From the 14th October until the 18th October, Ampacet participated in the 24th Fakuma exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

FAIRS1Fakuma is the 2nd biggest plastic exhibition in Germany (coming after the K-Show) and keeps growing year after year. This edition gathered together more than 45.000 visitors coming from 120 different countries and 1.700 exhibitors in the 85.000 square meters.

This year was the second time that Ampacet had participated to this exhibition, which was represented by the German sales team (Peter Heidl, Christian Leinberger, Andreas Geiger and Georg Trunk). The sales team was assisted by Carina Belke, Valerie Lattwein (Marketing). Technical service was also represented by Christophe Heintz and Christophe Raucourt.

Although the majority of the visitors were existing customers, Ampacet was able to make new contacts and introduce itself to potential customers and leads. Considering the number of customer contacts and the potential out coming projects resulting from the discussion with them, this show was a great success for Ampacet.

All of the above fairs were organized and designed by Caroline Scheydecker, Ampacet’s senior Marketing & Communication coordinator.



Ideation 10 Ideation by Ampacet is a new concept that offers you a physical meeting space and a new way of thinking. Surrounded by the necessary & creative elements delivered by industry professionals providing you with the comfort & confidence to realise your goals.

Ampacet’s Ideation Centre is a creative environment where you’ll journey from an « Idea to a Realisation ». Your ideas will become reality using Ampacet’s cutting edge technology in a variety of Ideation Collagearticles in a myriad of effects. With every step, Ampacet will be right there with you to ensure we utilize our industry expertise to deliver your final products.

Ideation at Ampacet will take you through 3 faster steps: Innovation, development & actualisation. You will leave Ampacet with the satisfaction of having completed the whole process of bringing a new product to market!

The main benefits of our new ideation concept are:

  • A One stop facility: A team of in house experts guiding you through all aspects of the process: (Trends, Technical, Sales, Marketing, Color specialist, R&D) Our specialized team is committed to providing the very best in functional, cost effective solutions for our customers most complex Regional & Global projects.
  • Innovation: Innovations focusing on various industry needs are displayed, demonstrating the latest technology, applications, and industry trends. It allows you to visualize the possible directions when working to meet your industry needs.
  • A communication platform: Our new creative work environment introduces a new approach to Innovation & Collaboration. It allows you to communicate with us in an environment designed to stimulate ideas and work on solutions that will meet your necessary market requirements.
  • A complete package for accelerated mock up and sample development: During the time spent in Ampacets Ideation center, the ideas will be moulded or extruded, made tangible in a cap, chip or bottle form giving you the real example of your future products.
  • A Color room for viewing your future products: Color looks different under different lighting conditions. When one uses a Color viewing room it helps in marking the difference alongside your competitors. The room is equipped with 3 types of lighting: Home, Supermarket & daylight allowing visual evaluation of your bottles, chips or caps. It is in a closed environment minimizing the interference of external lights.
  • Cost reduction: Ampacets Ideation center is the one stop shop solution. A team of experts in house at the same time, a creative work environment for you to run wild with your creativity, a finalized product for you to touch and feel, no shipping costs, no administration fees, this is a service that speaks for itself and where a price cannot be defined!
  • Global Simultaneous launch: A Colorama database for all color developments is installed in all of Ampacets worldwide facilities enabling its customers and strategic partners a consistency of colours in all regions of the world.
  • Speed to market: There is no question that this is a top of mind topic in the industry. Our customers view product management capabilities as a critical lever for future growth and differentiation as well as bottom line success. Speed to market is key to competitive advantage and profitability!

For further information on Ampacet’s Ideation Center, please contact your local Ampacet representative.





Stretch Hood is an automated fairly new pallet packaging system. STRETCH1This system has a few competitive advantages in comparison to other pallet packaging processes such as stretch wrap or shrink hood. It is in fact not only much faster (almost twice the amount of pallets per hour compared to stretch wrap), but it also allows a much greater brand exposure and visibility, due to its great potential film transparency. The goods are protected from 5 sides against dust, water and UV’s upon adding additional additives. The hood compressing the load both vertically and horizontally offers enhanced transport stability and stackability STRETCH4

Ampacet, thanks to its competences in additive Masterbatch for film application, is proposing a range of additive Masterbatches for Stretch Hood Application.

The grades suggested by Ampacet are:

Anti-block – 102942

Films tend to stick together and are then difficult to separate. Ampacet’s 102942 Anti-block contains a crystalline silica free anti-blocking agent that gives an excellent anti-blocking effect and STRETCH3excellent optical properties in its class. A well designed anti-blocking grade, such as Ampacet’s 102942 AB PE Masterbatch especially developed for sticky film like stretch hood, offers outstanding performances during the release of the film from the mechanical stretch tools.

Slip – 10073 and 10090

Both Ampacet’s 10073 & 10090 Masterbatches contain a slow migrating slip additive, thus reducing potential printing and sealing problems. These products offer the best release property of the film when used in combination with Ampacet’s 102942 Anti-block Masterbatch.

Antistatic – 104355-E

Static charges have a negative effect since it can impair the operability of the hood and the build-up on the surface of this hood attracts dust, with unpleasant consequences in the aesthetic aspect. This new product 104355-E is an optimized highly effective antistatic Masterbatch developed especially for Stretch Hood applications. This Additive Masterbatch has high efficiency in EVA resins, it is amine free and approved for food packaging.

UV Stabilizer – 10407-E and 10561

Ampacet’s UV Stabilizer Masterbatches have been developed for protecting the film against the UV degradation of the polymer during the exposure in outdoor conditions. These Masterbatches have been developed and extensively used in formulations for similar industrial film applications.

UV Barrier – 100645 and 104347-A

Polyethylene is virtually transparent to UV light and when used in Stretch Hood, does not protect the goods from harmful radiation between 200 and 380 nm. Once introduced in the film, these UV barrier Masterbatches will absorb most of the UV light which will STRETCH2then not reach the packaged goods. Products 100645 and 104347-A have been especially designed to not impair the film transparency. The 104347-A presents a very low migration leading to almost no blooming even for the thinnest films. Both products are approved for food packaging contact with some limitations.

Processing Aids – 103700

Ampacet’s 103700 is a Processing Aid Polyethylene Masterbatch (PA PE MB) designed for polyolefin blown film extrusion. The nature of its active ingredients makes it especially useful when pigments and fillers are employed. When metallocene PE as generally used for Stretch Hood film is extruded at high throughput rates, melt fracture is often encountered leading to poor surface appearance. Active agents contained in 103700 coats the metal parts of the extruder and the die. This provides a smooth path for the polymer to traverse and thus eliminates melt fracture, decreases die deposits, improves productivity and provides economic benefits in PE film extrusion. Contrary to some other new generation PPA’s, it does not impair the optical properties of the film thanks to a very low gel count making its use suitable for critical applications.

To have more details on the test results and receive more detailed information on the products, please do not hesitate to contact your local Ampacet representative.


Ampacet has been implementing for several years a QSE integrated system which is necessary to achieve a continuous improvement of:

–           Client satisfaction

–           Occupational Health and Safety

–           Environmental impact

To guarantee the implementation and performance of this management system, we asked a third person to give us their opinion. This is why AIB VINCOTTE has been asked to certify AMPACET according to the norms ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001 :2007.

This process includes a first audit that awards us the certificate for 3 years. We then have follow up audits every year.

ISO1An ISO 9001 quality management system is a systematic and process driven approach to managing our business. It is designed to support the company in ensuring that we meet the needs of our customers, whilst delivering a consistent level of quality and satisfaction.

ISO2An ISO 14001 environmental management system is a systematic and process driven approach to controlling the aspects of our business that have a significant impact on the environment.

ISO3OHSAS 18001 health and safety management system is a systematic and process driven approach to controlling and monitoring risks that can arise from the company’s day to day activities. This system is proven to enable the business to be pro-active rather then re-active, therefore more effectively protecting the health and welfare of our workforce on an on-going basis.

ISO4GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) is a legal obligation for the manufacturing of materials or plastic articles intended to come into contact with food (EC 1935/2004) which is implemented via a risk analysis based on the tool HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control point). It allows us to have a better management of the contamination and traceability of our production process

In February 2014 Ampacet received a global certificate covering all of its European entities for ISO 9001.

Regarding Safety and Environment, organization was certified separately:

  • Telgate & Busto, Italy plants have been certified in March 2012.
  • Messancy, Belgium plant has been certified in December 2013.
  • Telford, UK plant has been certified in April 2014.
  • Luxembourg plant and Ampacet Europe SA have been certified in September 2014.


PLANT ISO 9001 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001 GMP
Messancy (B) YES YES YES YES
Dudelange (L) YES YES YES
BustoGarolfo (I) YES YES YES YES
Warsaw (P) YES Dec-2014 Dec-2014 YES



Ampacet has maintained a commitment to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers, and has expanded and diversified to develop innovative solutions for industries using PET materials.

PET is a light weight, durable plastic with excellent clarity and recyclability benefits. It is the only material other than glass that has sufficient barrier properties to successfully contain ambient juice and carbonated beverages.

PET packaging material has rapidly become the preferred material for the containment of many liquids, both still and carbonated soft drinks.

Ampacet’s new products 713669-E PET1(65%) & 713672-E (70%) white PET Masterbatch are specifically formulated for the ISBM, IM and Sheet Extrusion markets. These new products deliver a quality White Masterbatch producing excellent opacity and a premium White color consistently at LDR’s between 1-3% dependent upon the application.

Ampacet’s new product 7900007-E (Black PET Masterbatch) is a Masterbatch specially formulated for Sheet extrusion, ISBM (Injection Stretch Blow Moulding) & Injection Moulding applications. This new product delivers a quality Black Masterbatch producing excellent opacity and a premium black color with the benefits of a PET Carrier.

PET2 The product 7000004-E is Ampacet’s new ultraviolet barrier polyester Masterbatch, based on polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The 7000004-E is designed for moulding applications and can be used in many products (i.e. Home Care, Personal Care & Industrial). PET transparent bottles especially but it can also be used in colored PET bottles, added separately with the colored Masterbatches. The other important feature of this UV barrier PET Masterbatch is its excellent compatibility with most of the standard PET grades present in the market without having any impact on either the transparency or the color in the end product.

On top of the products already mentioned, Ampacet has the capabilities to develop and produce colored PET Masterbatches that meet our different customer needs.PET3

In conclusion, Ampacet is now ready to offer and support a full PET product range that will add value and create specialty products for our customers.

For further information on our full product range, please contact your local Ampacet representative.