PT ZONE: Packaging

MATERIALS: BASF, Alpek To Switch Businesses Of Joint Venture
BASF will expand polyurethanes business while Alpek will expand EPS business. More (+)
MATERIALS: CB&I To Market Versalis' EVA, LDPE Technologies In North America
EVA and LDPE technologies from Italy's Versalis to be offered here. More (+)


MATERIALS: DSM To Build First North American Plant For High-Viscosity Nylon 6

High-viscocity nylon 6 grades for flexible packaging to be produced here by DSM.

ADDITIVES: Antiblock For Films Combines Attributes Of Traditional Additives

New antiblock additive for polyolefin films delivers best attributes of talc, nepheline syenite and diotomaceous earth.

ADDITIVES: Liquid Colors With Shimmer/Frost Effects For PET

PolyOne's new special effects liquid colors are targeted to styling of PET bottles that maximize shelf appeal.

Are Cartons Or Pouches Serious Contenders For PET Water Bottles?

A boxed water company has been increasing its distribution and stand-up pouches are a fast-growing trend in food packaging, while PET bottles have become flimsier.

BLOW MOLDING: New Models in All-Electric Series

Three sizes are now available, with the fourth soon to come.

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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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