Green Impact Plastics becomes first to focus on thermoforms in tray-to-tray recycling venture.
Senior Editor, Plastics Technology
The FDA sanctioned carbon black alternative pigment from BASF’ Colors & Effects is one of the first recyclable black pigments for food contact applications.
Ampacet’s Earthy Mattes boast a sophisticated frosted effect for PET bottles used in personal care, cosmetics and premium beverages.
At least one additional FDA rPET production line is planned by PolyQuest at its Darlington facility.
Avient’s latest Color Matrix Lactra light blocking additive concentrate meets TiO2 restrictions.
Refillable PET bottles are a significant factor in Mexico and parts of Latin America, as well as in Germany. This development combines 15% lightweighting with 35% recycle content.
Aquadye Fibers’ new Nylester masterbatch for compounders brings rPET performance to nylon 6 equivalent.
As the third quarter was coming to an end, prices of nearly all volume resins were higher or heading that way. But flat or even lower prices are seen ahead.
Lilli Manolis Sherman
Agr’s Gawis 4D all-in-one system is well suited for measuring PE, PP and PET containers and preforms.
Two California bottling plants are producing Crystal Geyser spring water bottles with at least 50% rPET now. Soon, the company plans to be using 100% rPET in all seven of its U.S. plants.
Based in Chesterfield, Mo., Pretium Packaging has invested $5 million in PET stretch-blow molding equipment and infrastructure at six of its 19 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada.
You can forgo the elevated mold temperatures normally recommended for high-performance semi-crystalline materials. But it’s risky and likely to yield parts that under-perform expectations … assuming that they emerge from the annealing process looking anything like the drawing.
Sukano’s new impact modifier masterbatch can replace specialized copolyester resins with modified recycled or virgin PET for monolayer packaging.
With a focus on highly loaded color concentrates, here is a guide for processors of rigid packaging and building products on how to specify the appropriate colorant for these applications.
Factors include strong domestic and/or export demand, tighter supplier inventories, and higher feedstock costs resulting from production outages.
Lilli Manolis Sherman
PolyOne’s ColorMatrix AAzure processing aid for PET and rPET preforms boasts added acetaldehyde (AA) control capabilities.
Clariant ColorWorks develops dark colorants without carbon black for PET, HDPE and PP.
Increased exports, higher prices for feedstocks, and a slow ramp-up of production of industrial and durable goods are projected to stabilize resin prices and put upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.
The resurgence in exports along with higher feedstock prices place upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.
Weak demand for industrial and durable goods, along with globally lower feedstock prices outweigh strong demand for packaging, medical products.
Ampacet’s Silky Bliss additive masterbatch line provides recyclability and an elegant silky look to rigid PET & rPET.
Resurgence in exports, stronger domestic demand, higher feedstock costs push prices back up for PE, PP, PS, PVC—but not PET.
Lilli Manolis Sherman
In the fight against COVID-19, Keter’s AP Medical has developed a comfortable, reusable and durable face shield that protects the entire face and eyes,
Coronavirus fallout: Slowing demand, higher resin inventories, low global material prices, plus labor and transportation challenges.
Thermoformed Plastics of New England (TPNE) Launches its Own Line of Face Shields to Help in the Fight Against Coronavirus
TPNE’s new FaceShield Plus allows for a high-quality PP headband with replaceable face shields to protect against COVID-19.
Ring Container Technologies, Oakland, Tenn., a blow molder of HDPE and PET packaging, announced the first customer for its new SmartCAN, a PET can designed to replace the common composite can with a much more easily recyclable alternative at comparable cost.
Amcor’s OmniPack bottles meet co-packer demands of ecommerce-ready packaging.
PolyOne’s ColorMatrix Amosorb 4020G, designed for rigid PET packaging, boasts lower haze and reduced impact on the PET recycle stream.