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Norland International: PET blow molder

Norland International’s easy-to-use Freedom™100 stretch blow molder system allows small bottling operations to manufacture their own bottles on-site.
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Sustainability's impact on machine design

Packaging machinery OEMs are finding that when it comes to sustainable packaging, they can help customers accomplish goals just as surely as suppliers of packaging materials can.
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What's happening in high-barrier PET?

PET bottles are a major segment in the U.S. packaging market and are being used for a whole host of products.
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Wet wipe maker pioneers 'Eco-Choice' sustainability platform

Contract manufacturer/packager Guy & O’Neill, Inc. rolls out an ambitious plan that incorporates sustainability into wet wipe manufacturing, materials, and packaging.
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Cooperation proves critical in tube manufacturing

In this Q&A, Mel O’Leary, Jr., president and CEO of Meredith-Springfield Associates, describes how copolyester resin and supplier cooperation helped make the Artegraft tube.
Belu, in 500-mL PLA bottles, is  "the first corn-based, biodegradable bottle in the United Kingdom."

Analyzing bioplastic packaging's future

Bioplastics: The very name suggests sustainability, but that shouldn’t exempt the materials from an objective, probing analysis.
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Water bottles deliver refreshing environmental twist

Amid a wave of anti-bottled water sentiment, light-weighted bottles and bottles made with corn-based PLA flow into the market in the United States and in Europe.
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Sidel Inc: High-speed bottle making/filling/capping

Sidel’s newest Combi equipment offers ultra-fast production speeds reaching 61,200 bottles/hr (17 bottles/sec) and suitable for smaller-size bottles, especially water.
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Simoniz line adds distinction, clarity to auto products

Simoniz, Bolton, CT, has developed a line of car-care products with a high-performance formulation that creates high gloss on auto surfaces.
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New plastics data in the U.S. LCI database

Within a matter of days, important new data sets will be available in the U.S. LCI (Life Cycle Inventory) Database. The data will include all steps from “cradle to resin” for nine common plastic resins (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PP, HIPS, GPPS, PVC, ABS, PET) and two polyurethane polyols. These materials are commonly used in packaging systems as well as in durable products (for example, building products such as insulation).


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