Packaging

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.

Features

Beach Plastic: A Recycling Story

Plastics Technology went to the beach in San Diego; not for surfing but to see first hand how local collection of beach plastic is enabling P&G's newest sustainable package.
Features

New Research Reaffirms FDA Guidelines for Virgin PET Cap as Barrier

Study refutes previous research that raised doubts over V-PET’s effectiveness as a functional barrier layer when coextruded with R-PET.
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Packaging: New Shelf-Life Extending Packaging Technologies

Both Nova Chemicals and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical North America will debut novel flexible food packaging technologies at Pack Expo 2017.