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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.

Published: 1/31/2018

Plastics Improve Quality of Life—and Figs!
Plastics empower safer passage for fresh figs from California to New York—much to this editor’s delight.

Published: 1/23/2018

PE Film Market Snap-Shot: T-Shirt Bags
Downgauging is a key trend: the average PE t-shirt bag utilizes 30% less material than a bag made five years ago, due mostly to advances in resin technology.

Published: 1/16/2018

PE Film Market Snap-Shot: Stretch Film
The six largest processors of stretch film accounted for more than 85% of capacity in 2017—product differentiation is essential for any newer, smaller players to enter the field.

Published: 12/21/2017

U.S. Plastics Industry Well-Positioned for Continued Growth
Interesting highlights of PLASTICS’ 2017 Size & Impact Report, including employment and shipments data. 

Published: 12/6/2017

Technology Advancements and Investments Spur Polystyrene Recycling
Like its cousin the plastic bag, polystyrene foam has also been the talk of bans, but despite a bad reputation for being unrecyclable, there’s a lot of activity on the EPS reclaim front.

Published: 11/29/2017

“Green PE” Used for Carbon Negative Composted Leaf Package
Braskem and Trinity Packaging partner up to help Maryland county improve their composting program through packaging alternative.

Published: 11/20/2017

COC Boosts Performance in Multilayer LLDPE Packaging
TOPAS demonstrates COC’s significant performance enhancements at ANTEC 2017.

Published: 11/17/2017

Braskem Aims for ‘Green’ PET
Through a new partnership, the company seeks biobased production of a key raw material—MEG—in a cost-effective way.

Published: 11/1/2017

Highlights from Global Plastics Summit 2017
Sustainability, resin supply/demand and pricing among highlights for the fifth GPS event.