PT ZONE: Packaging

MATERIALS: Borealis Fully Acquires Ethylene Copolymer Joint Venture
Specialty Polymers Antwerp N.V., the joint venture between Borealis and Dupont now fully owned by Borealis. More (+)
ADDITIVES: Emerald Performance Now Part Of American Securities
Leading specialty chemicals producer poised to continue growth trajectory under new ownership. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Packaging

MATERIALS: Stiff Polyolefin Foam Boards For Automotive And Packaging

Offering great weight reduction potential are new stiff PP closed-cell foam boards from Sekisui.

A True Pioneer Passes

Sheet extrusion legend Frank Nissel dies.

Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Further Expansion Into Thermoplastic Composites

Indiana-based Jeco Plastics Products recently received a research grant from Purdue University under the IN-Mac program to study how thermoplastic composites with continuous internal fibers in either single or multiple directions develop wrinkles when being molded with multiple cavity thermoforming tools.

Blow a Bottle with Liquid Instead of Air

New technology--to be made widely available--blows and fills bottles in the same step.

ADDITIVES: Antimicrobial Offers Long-Range Protection For Wide Range of Polyolefin Applications

A new broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection masterbatch positioned as a cost-effective option to silver-based additives.

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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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