BAE SYSTEMS, FARNBOROUGH, U.K.
BAE Systems' BAe 146/Avro RJ Airtankers are built
for aerial firefighting. These planes drop retardants to
douse forest fires, and are purchased by operators in
the business. Like with many of the old Boeing 747s
now operating as firefighting planes, these airtankers
are repurposed from jets originally released as civil
jetliners but then retired. The planes have played a significant role at combating wildfires, which have been a
big issue in recent years. These planes are designed to
run thousands of missions to drop millions of gallons
of retardant, and are also designed to last many years.
The target market are companies dedicated to fighting
wildfires from the air, and BAE Systems said it is
growing its focus on the market as wildfires become a
KHS AND NMP SYSTEMS, GERMANY
The Nature MultiPack from KHS and NMP Systems
has been granted approval by the European PE T Bottle
Platform, a non-profit consortium that provides design
guidelines on recyclable bottles. The Nature MultiPack
is intended to be used for sodas and water, and will be
tested in the European market starting in June 2019.
Based on tests, permanent approval could be granted.
The Nature MultiPack PE T bottle packaging is an
improvement over other types of PE T bottles as it does
not require any visible secondary film packaging. It's a
sustainable design, and also cuts the cost associated
with packaging. A special adhesive in the bottle makes
the bottle friendlier for recycling.
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