Packaging

Thousands of processors compete in the packaging end market in applications that run the gamut from blow-molded bottles to injection-molded caps and closures to extruded film and sheet for food and non-food applications. More resin is consumed in packaging than in any other market, which tends to make profit margins extra snug. In this zone you will get updated on the new technology and best practices among leading processors you can use to get the edge.

Adding a lubricant additive to the POK enabled the line speed to be increased to 380 fpm while still achieving the desired conveyor lifetime.
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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.
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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.

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Blow Molding: Upgraded Line of Leak Testers

PTI’s VeriCon leak testers now have bigger touchscreens, greater test sensitivity, and remote data-transfer capabilities.