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Published: 8/14/2018

Highly-Visual Fact Sheet Shows the Life Cycle Advantages of Flexible Packaging
Based on its recent study, the Flexible Packaging Association’s fact sheet details the environmental attributes of six different flexible packaging formats. 

Published: 8/9/2018

Plastics Processing: Up There with the Big Boys
A giant injection molder and extruder plans to spend $500 million buying back its own stock.

Published: 8/8/2018

PepsiCo., The Recycling Partnership Announce New Challenge to Increase Residential Recycling
The PepsiCo Foundation is providing $10 million in funding to jumpstart the challenge.

Published: 8/2/2018

Prices Flat for PE, PVC; Down for PS; Up for PP, PET
Contrary feedstock and demand trends lead to divergent pricing behavior.

Published: 7/26/2018

Polyolefins Producer Borealis to Acquire Austrian Plastics Recycling Company
Proposed acquisition would expand Borealis’ recycling activities, which now focus on rigids, to include flexibles.

Published: 7/25/2018

DSM and APK Cooperate on Expanding Recycling of Multilayer Food Packaging Films
APK has developed a unique process that addresses end-of-life for multilayer PE/nylon 6 packaging films.

Published: 7/24/2018

Market Minute: Packaging
Gardner Intelligence used first quarter results from 24 publicly traded U.S. packaging and container firms and additional data and analysis to assess the sector today and going forward.

Published: 7/23/2018

What Plastics Processors Need to Know about Tax Reform and Equipment Acquisition
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 (TCJA) is positioning plastics processors for more growth and profitability following the most recent Plastics Processing Index showing the best quarter since 2013 when the index began.

Published: 7/18/2018

Honeycomb Materials Applied in Industrial Packaging and Commercial Transportation Products
EconCore’s technology for the continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb core panels is now in mass markets.

Published: 7/12/2018

Starbucks, Hyatt and Other Major Companies to Eliminate Plastics Straws
Straws are another example of the current laser focus on single-use products, just like the plastic bag.