Entries by Platicas

Paper Products Testing Repulpability Laboratory – launched at KTU

The Centre for Packaging Innovations and Research of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU PITC) has launched Paper Products Testing Repulpability Laboratory. Testing services are open for all the flexible and rigid paper/cardboard pure or combined (laminated or mixed) food and non-food packaging as well as other sort of paper / cardboard production manufacturers and importers, […]

A year marked by challenges and new opportunities

The year 2021 was quite good for businesses in the Lithuanian plastics industry even though they faced significant challenges. In 2020–2021, Lithuanian producers, just like companies all over the world, experienced raw material shortages; prices were rising rapidly. Competing on international markets and finding new customers became more difficult. Still, Lithuanian businesses made sizable investments […]

Putokšnis adopts a new DOLOOP trademark

Putokšnis UAB adopts a new DOLOOP trademark as a sign of its focus on sustainability Putokšnis UAB, a private company which is one of the leading manufacturers of PET packaging in Lithuania has adopted a new DOLOOP trademark. This reflects new orientation of the company toward sustainable production and zero-emission packaging solutions.  DOLOOP means operation […]

How to recognise packaging that is truly recyclable?

Cluster members Gerovė share their knowledge and raise awareness on plastics recycling on Lithuanian media. Company is convinced that the key is to produce recyclable packaging. Since 2012, the company has been looking for ways to use as much recycled material as possible in its products. Currently, Gerovė uses as much as 86 % recycled plastic […]

Bags from bioplastic are 100 % recyclable

The basis of JSC Gerovė business is circular economy. That means they use recycled materials in their manufacturing process, and the products can be reused and recycled. Gerovė recycles and uses up to 2,000 tonnes of plastic materials per year to manufacture such products as waste bags, film in rolls, industrial packaging and packaging for […]

Installation of new technological lines in 2022

The year 2021 has been very successful for Plasteksus UAB, a private company producing plastic bottles, canisters and tops, PE films and bags, and many other plastic products. Despite rising raw material prices globally, which has forced the company to increase prices for its products, CEO Egidijus Vitkevičius is satisfied with the growth in turnover. In 2022, Plasteksus […]

Flexblow – expansion of R&D and manufacturing capabilities

FlexBlow, chosen as Lithuanian exporter of the year for 10 consecutive years, has started year 2021 stronger than ever before. The company managed not only to deal with the global challenges brought by 2020, but also to turn them into new opportunities and increase manufacturing capacity by almost 20 per cent. FlexBlow manufactures the world’s […]

Innovative 3D printing services by 3D Creative

The year 2021 is abundant in orders for 3D Creative UAB, the largest plastic and sand 3D printing business in the Baltic States. CEO of the company Saulius Lileikis estimates that, by the end of the year, turnover will increase 40% to 50% as compared to previous year. The company invests in digitalisation processes and […]

HODA expecting to increase volumes of new orders

2021 marks an extraordinarily productive and significant year for cluster member UAB Hoda, one of the largest plastic injection moulders in the Baltics, with 3 new clients having joined the pool of its 137 regular customers. Subject to the projects being implemented on time as scheduled, the head of the company Raimundas Gražys estimates that “it […]

Cooperation with AIMPLAS

This summer, LINPRA – Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania, the coordinator of Lithuanian Plastics Cluster, signed a cooperation agreement with AIMPLAS · Technological Institute of Plastics, the Spanish Innovation and Technology Center, with over 30 years of research and other experience in the plastics industry. This cooperation will provide members of the Plastics Cluster with access to […]