PT ZONE: Packaging

ADDITIVES: Bio-Derived Colorants for PET and Biopolymers
The Natural Collection from Holland Colours initially aimed at cosmetics and personal-care packaging. More (+)
Plastics Industry Association Sees Strength in Industry Numbers
The Plastics Industry Association discussed a new report on the size and state of the U.S. plastics industry against the backdrop of new political leadership in Washington. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Packaging

Welcome to the New Plastics Recycling Economy

A new report provides a clear transition strategy for the plastics industry to design better packaging, increase recycling rates and introduce new models for making better use of packaging. 

Nova Chemicals Starts Up World-Scale LLDPE Reactor

This reactor is the first new LLDPE reactor in the Americas in over a decade.

Connectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016

Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.

Shrimp Shells for Making Biodegradable Shopping Bags

UK university aims to optimize new ‘eco-friendly’ bags for Egyptian conditions.

Can Trump, Republicans Usher in New “Golden Era” of Manufacturing in U.S.?

The Plastics Industry Association believes the potential good (business friendly tax policy + relaxed regulation) of the pending Trump administration will outweigh any potential bad (new checks on trade).

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OVERVIEW:
Packaging

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Thousands of processors compete in the packaging end market in applications that run the gamut from blow-molded bottles to injection-molded caps and closures to extruded film and sheet for food and non-food applications. More resin is consumed in packaging than in any other market, which tends to make profit margins extra snug. In this zone you will get updated on the new technology and best practices among leading processors you can use to get the edge.


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