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Published: 11/1/2019

Of Bans, Taxes ... and Good Publicity
It’s time for processors to be more involved in telling their story to the public.

Published: 11/1/2019

Recyclable All-PE Pouches: Sustainable Opportunity for Film Extruders
Sustainability and the Circular Economy are both a challenge and an opportunity to flexible packaging producers. Recyclable pouches based on all-PE multilayer structures, utilizing new resins and perhaps techniques like MDO or biaxial orientation, a...

Published: 11/1/2019

Thermoformer Sees Business Bump From New Machine Installation
Addition of fast-cycling form/cut/stack unit leads to new business over $1 million.

Published: 10/1/2019

Lower or Flat Prices Ahead
Slowed demand, sufficient supplies, and lower global prices could serve to push down U.S. prices of most commodity resins.

Published: 9/1/2019

K 2019 Preview: Resins & Additives for Sustainability in Cars, Electronics & Packaging
Material suppliers are committed to the ‘Circular Economy,’ as evidenced by their adoption of new technologies, product introductions and collaborations.

Published: 9/1/2019

Flat or Softer Prices Ahead
Ample resin supplies outstripping demand are likely to keep commodity resin prices flat to lower.

Published: 7/23/2019

Braskem, Kautex, Erema Partner to Showcase Circular Economy in Action at K2019
Live demos include the production of three-layer HDPE bottles with a foamed middle layer, made with bioplastics and PCR, as well as recycling the bottles on-site during K.  

Published: 7/1/2019

Packaging Outlook Shifts with New Data
With a large portion of the industry having released its data for the first quarter, capital expenditures for the industry reported contracting growth.

Published: 6/1/2019

Giving the ‘Royal’ Treatment in PET Packaging
In the U.S. for just seven years, Royal Interpack is emerging as a growing, innovative, customer-centric supplier of food packaging.

Published: 6/1/2019

Nylon 66 Replacement With the Aid of a Materials-Savvy Distributor
PolySource helped two OEMs—one in beverage packaging, the other in winter sports vehicles—transition from nylon 66 to polyketone (POK) compounds after parts failure.