image of live streaming event from Bandera in Italy featuring their extrusion lines

Extrusion Lines and Recycling in Virtual Open House

When a global leader in the design and manufacture of extrusion lines for plastic packaging and converting virtually opens its doors to the industry, it’s bound to be a popular event.


Bandera’s Plastic Week 2021 Virtual Open House was held 21, 22, 23, and 25 June hosted by the Bandera Technical Centre, The House Of Extrusion® which specialises in Bandera’s Testing and Research and Development activities. Throughout the week a common theme of the Circular Economy was the underlying trend as Bandera showed their innovation.


Bandera are no strangers to the concept of video streaming from their premises, having been pioneers of the concept during the early days of the pandemic. Their streaming from Italy to the rest of the world, last year, was met with enthusiastic accolades from the plastics industry.


Day One saw a focus on Blown Film. A 7-layer Barrierflex extrusion line was in production. These lines are intended for processing barrier and high barrier film. The technically advanced “IoE-Internet of Extrusion”, line supervisor system, was featured. The concept of the Circular Economy was explored and the reuse of post-industrial materials in film production.


Day Two moved on to foil/sheet extrusion lines.  Focusing on current challenges concerning PET and PP and importantly, on their 100% recycled and 100% recyclable formulas – and highlighting tray-to-tray recycling.


Day Three was dedicated to Bandera’s commitment to the Circular Economy. The company introduced its Revotech recycling technology. This complete range is devoted to PET recycling and the recycling of post-industrial and post-consumer polyolefins.


These recycling lines utilise Bandera’s highly developed twin-screw technology for processing post-industrial or post-consumer scrap and offer customised solutions for PET and all Polyolefins.


The Final Day of the Event featured a seminar comprising Bandera’s main partners and suppliers. The primary topic being the evolution of the plastics market and its associated processes and technologies.


Commenting on the event, Steve Trainor M.D. of UK Extrusion Ltd who are agents for Bandera in the UK, is complementary to the Italian company on their event. “There is a lot of work in organising an event of this magnitude and the team at Bandera put a great deal of effort into coordinating such an informative, and insightful view of their company. UK Extrusion already knows how well Bandera can organise installations of production lines, so their ability with this event came as no surprise. Talking to UK participants in the Virtual Open House, I was delighted to hear how enthusiastic they are about the Circular Economy and the technology that Bandera can offer them”.