WEB EXCLUSIVE Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo., is the first PET bottle maker in North America to use the Plasmax 12D barrier coating for wine and beer bottles.
Sidel Inc., Norcross, Ga., has introduced the FlexLine system for high-speed form/fill/seal production of ultralight PET bottles.
A new front/back bottle labeler has an energy-saving feature for 5-gal containers that require a 12-min cool-down before labeling.
Royal Philips Electronics, Somerset, N.J., and Sidel Inc., Norcross, Ga., have jointly developed infrared lamps that reportedly cut electricity use by 15% in PET bottle molding.
New all-electric stretch-blow molding machines from W.
A new acetal from BASF Corp.
New nylon 6 barrier materials from Rhodia Engineering Plastics, Cranbury, N.J., are aimed at monolayer and multilayer fuel tanks that meet new vapor emissions standards from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S.
In March, we incorrectly reported that W.
The first PET liquor bottle with a built-in handle has been developed by Amcor PET Packaging, Manchester, Mich., for McCormick Distilling Co., Weston, Mo.
A novel oxygen scavenger with glass-like clarity from Constar International, Philadelphia, has been commercialized in a 46-oz monolayer ketchup container for ConAgra Foods’ Hunt’s Ketchup.