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Published: 5/25/2018

Fully Compostable Single-Serve Coffee Capsule Launched
A new generation of coffee capsules is made of 100% NatureWorks Ingeo PLA. 

Published: 5/21/2018

Chinaplas 2018 Sets Attendance, Space Records at New Venue
More than 180,000 attendees turned out for the four days of Chinaplas 2018 at its new show venue, with more than 26% of those coming from outside China.

Published: 5/9/2018

Ever Seen ‘Orange Peel’ IML? Feel the ‘Peel’ at NPE2018
It’s not a new technology, but it is intriguing, and there will be several examples in production at NPE2018 in Orlando, Fla., this week.

Published: 5/8/2018

Blow and Fill a Bottle Simultaneously: Learn More at NPE2018
Unique technology for blowing a plastic bottle with the liquid contents instead of air is being highlighted at NPE2018 this week.

Published: 5/1/2018

First PE Blown Films with Graphite Nanotubes Launched in China
These anti-static PE films containing OCSIAL's nanotubes are made by a electronic products packaging manufacturer. 

Published: 4/17/2018

Toray Plastics America Garners Rhode Island Workforce Development Award
Toray Plastics America Inc. (TPA) was recently recognized by the Providence Business News (PBN) as the best among Rhode Island manufacturers for its training and career advancement programs.

Published: 4/12/2018

Meat and Poultry Film Market Outlook; Where’s the Growth?
Stagnant population growth has stymied growth a bit in what is clearly a very high-tech film extrusion market.

Published: 3/16/2018

Maco PKG Licenses Dow PacXpert Flexible Packaging Technology
Maco is the third North American licensee of the this technology, joining KRW Packaging Machinery and Ring Container.

Published: 2/28/2018

PE Film Market Snap-Shot: Fresh Produce, Self-Serve, and Wet-Pack Bags
Coextrusion is being used as a differentiator as processors that invest in new technology are more confident about their ability to gain market share.

Published: 2/8/2018

PE Film Market Snap-Shot: Shrink Film
Roughly 797.3 million lb of PE was consumed making shrink film in 2017, and with growth of 1.7% forecast, consumption will hit 838.2 million lb 2020.