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Controls Product Brief

Antistatic pail liners

Developed to prevent static discharge when handling paints, solvents, chemicals and other flammable materials, ValuLiner® 5H Antistatic Pail Pals(TM) from New England Plastics (Woburn, MA) generate less than 5 kv.
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Materials Product Brief

High-performance polyesters

HiPERTUF(TM) polyester resins from Shell Chemical (Akron, OH) are homopolymer 2ƾ dimethyl naphthalate-based polyethylene naphthalate (PEN), which provide a number of benefits over PET, including hotter fill temperatures, better chemical resistance, and improved gas and UV barriers.
Controls Product Brief

Barrier film

Bicor® 60MAC film from the Films Div. of Mobil Chemical (Pittsford, NY) unites two Mobil technologies to provide oxygen, moisture, flavor and aroma barrier properties.

Will UnPET expand supply of RPET?

Packagers worrying about the availability of recycled polyethylene terephthalate resin will likely be encouraged by the announcement last month that a new process for recycling post-consumer PET has been developed by United Resource Recovery Corp.
Supplier News

Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) plans to announce the location of a PET manufacturing plant in Latin America.

New look spurs paint sales

Its closure and container are stock items, and the label doesn't exactly stretch the envelope either. But the new paint package introduced last October by Colorations, Inc., has done wonders for sales.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sun Chemical Corrugated Graphics Group, Inc. (Maumee, OH) added a fourth plate mounting machine and its third 44" x 60" photopolymer unit.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Arco Chemical Co.'s (Newtown Square, PA) Painesville, OH, plant; Jefferson Smurfit Co.'s (St. Louis, MO) Fernandina Beach, FL, containerboard mill; Lawson Mardon Flexible, Inc.

Clairol specs PCR plastic and paperboard

Substantial percentages of recycled post-consumer material are being used in the packaging of two new product lines from New York, NY-based Clairol.
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Feature Article

Equipment made for the shade

Rising demand for its Sun-Gard solar control window film made this Florida firm take a hard look at its packaging operation. Custom-built cartoning and case packing equipment was the answer.


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