PT ZONE: Packaging

PT Article Connecticut Joins Film Recycling Initiative
A major focus of the new partnership will be to increase voluntary participation in the recycling of plastic bags, wraps and other film packaging at supermarkets, grocery stores and other retail locations. More (+)
MATERIALS: Hybrid Purging Compound for PP Color Changes
Dyna-Purge claims introduction of first "hybrid" purging compound--combining key features of mechanical and chemical products. More (+)


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“Others mold difficult parts. We mold the impossible.”

Top DuPont Award Goes to Hot-Fill Blow Molded PET Container

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RECYCLING: Erema, SIPA Partner on PET Preform System

Called Xtreme Renew, the system allows the one-step processing of PET flakes into preforms.

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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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