Part two of our exclusive look at recycled-content plastic packaging reports how some packagers justify using recycled resin, even in down markets. Plus, evidence that the "closing the loop" issue won't go away soon.
Coca-Cola South Pacific Pty. Ltd. of Sydney, Australia-an operating unit of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co.-is now testing a 350-mL (11.83 oz) plastic bottle made of a polyethylene terephthalate/polyethylene naphthalate (PET/PEN) blend.
Hair Research Labs of Santa Monica, CA, has introduced a new Hairobics line of haircare products that have a whipped-cream-like consistency. They require a high-barrier dispensing package from Advanced Monobloc (Chappaqua, NY).
ACalifornia State Dept. of Conservation study of that state's beverage container recycling law recommends changes that would simplify the way the bottle deposits fund recycling, potentially reducing paperwork for packagers.
Superior thermal properties, chemical resistance, and high barrier to oxygen transmission have made PEN and other naphthalate-based materials irresistable for a hot-filled isotonic drink and for citrus juices.