PT ZONE: Packaging

PT Article First Renewable Capa Lactide for New Bioplastic Compounds
Perstorp's new biopolymer enhancer allows for the formulation of thermoplastics compounds with high renewable content and high mechanical properties. More (+)
PT Article Two Dow Flexible Packaging Technologies Among 2015 R&D 100 Awards
Both the PE Stand-Up Pouch and PacXpert bottles are making commercial advances globally. More (+)


MATERIALS: New Class of PE Film Resins Adds Fresh Downgauging Potential

New LLDPEs boast unmatched stiffness/toughness balance and processing ease. Better downgauging ahead.

Process Adds Glass Barrier Layer to PP Tub

Believed to be a first for PP thermoforming.

Coinjected Plastic Can Passes Key Food-Safety Tests

Double-seamed metal lid passes standard leakage tests at up to 121 C.

Highlights of Fakuma 2015

A selection of the hottest news and molding trends at this “little brother” to the K Show.

Takeaway from IHS Presentations on PET, and nylons 6 & 66

Expect lower prices for PET and more competitive prices for base nylon 6 and 66 resins.

View More Content in This Zone  |  RSSRSS  |  AtomAtom



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.

more (+)
C.W. Brabender Instruments Inc
High-Technology Corp
Davis-Standard, LLC
All rights reserved. Copyright © Gardner Business Media, Inc. 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio 45244