PACKAGING

Commodity Resins

Film Structure Designs Formulated with PCR Debuted by Nova Chemicals

Nova’s new series of customizable film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin.  
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Injection Molding

Intertech Adds Five New Injection Molding Machines

The Denver-based custom injection molder added the Toyo all-electric presses in support of new business in the packaging, consumer and industrial goods segments.

Packaging

Milliken Joins Global Organization for PHA to Drive Adoption of Biodegradable Polymers in Single-Use Packaging

Existing and new additives technology from Milliken will be aimed at improving the processing performance, aesthetics and other key attributes of PHA biopolymers.  

Packaging

HDPE Represents a Step-Change in Performance for Blow Molded Bottles and Containers

ExxonMobil’s new Paxon SP5504 HDPE boasts excellent ESCR without compromising stiffness, impact, top load performance, or processability
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Commodity Resins

Sustainable Global Packaging for Toilet Cleansers

Henkel’s new packaging for two brands of cleaners boast more recycle content.
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Stretch Blow Molding

Blow Molder Bets on New Options in Large PET & HDPE Containers

Priority Plastics is thinking big—large, wide-mouth containers and drums, that is—to offer new concepts to the U.S. market. The company is launching lines of industrial and consumer packaging made on machinery said to offer capabilities not seen before in the U.S.
#polyolefins

Biopolymers

Danimer Scientific Strengthens Bioplastics Market Position Through Merger

PHA bioplastic producer Danimer Scientific completes business merger with Live Oak Acquisition Corp.

Packaging

Conair Parent Buys Conveying Systems Firm

IPEG purchases long-time partner company Phoenix Systems, which makes powder and pellet conveying and unloading equipment used by processors in high-volume applications.

Injection Molding

New CEO for Stork IMM

The Dutch injection molding machine supplier announced that Martin Essink will now lead the company, taking over for Oscar de Gruijter, who will depart Jan. 1.

Commodity Resins

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 3

Processors and resin makers step up; biobased/renewable PP makes commercial strides; BOPE makes inroads as monolayer contender; and, performance PP for engineering applications & sustainability 'shines'. 
#sustainability #polyolefins