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Supplier news: International agreements

The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) and Idemitsu Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) have announced plans for a new SPS market development plant.
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As this ?snapshot? of plant level costs shows, in 1980 resin cost represented just under 40% of the total cost of a 2-L PET
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High-performance PEN is picking up steam

Amoco Chemical (Chicago, IL) used the Bev-Pak Americas '95 conference to identify two new bottles containing polyethylene naphthalate, or PEN (see PW, November '94, p.
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Chesebrough continues its two-chamber approach

After seeing its unique Mentadent toothpaste soar to $90 million in sales, Chesebrough-Ponds, Green-wich, CT, is now marketing Mentadent dual-action mouthwash.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Quantum Chemical Co. (Cincinnati, OH): William C. Norman, business mgr., special products; Mark E. Sova, sales mgr., special products and polypropylene.
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Nimble, facile, flexible:How packaging survives

Packaging has been called a chess game without checkmate-never ending, always evolving-reflecting the changing demands of product manufacturers who, in turn, are trying to satisfy the needs of the consuming public.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is expected to add 200 million lbs per year of ethylene capacity and 60 million lbs of propylene capacity by mid-year '97 at its Longview, TX, facility.
At Johnson Controls' recycling plant at Novi, MI, incoming PET bottles are debagged and fed into the company's process that prod
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FDA plans to speed approval for PCR use

Packagers are delighted with what they've heard about new post-consumer plastic resin rules expected this fall. Data requirements will be clearer and more specific so retesting will be minimized.
A customized vf/f/s system (top) produces pouches holding liquids as thin as water to sauces laden with particulates as shown ab
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Pouches, vf/f/s system add sizzle to sauce sales

Vf/f/s system helps Fontina Foods increase sales threefold and expand its product line for foodservice/institutional customers. Eight-month equipment payback is projected due to selling product in flexible pouches rather than HDPE pails.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Shell Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) will open a PEN manufacturing facility in Pt. Pleasant, WV.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Milliken Chemical (Spartanburg, SC) has announced the completion and opening of its new technical and business center in Gent, Belgium.

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