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How TPEs benefit consumers, brands and Mother Earth

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) provide ease-of-use, brand differentiation and sustainability benefits, Sharon Derbyshire of PolyOne told Pack Expo 2013 attendees.
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Penford: Biopolymer additive strengthens paperboard

PenStrength, a high-performance cationic polymer from Penford Products, enhances the binding of pulp fibers to make recycled paperboard stronger, and allows manufacturers to produce premium-grade paperboard while reducing manufacturing costs.
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OMNOVA Solutions: Hollow plastic pigment

Lytron® HG80 hollow plastic pigment is designed (HPP) for coated paper, paper board and specialty applications.
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Clariant : PFOA-free greaseproof food packaging papers

An eco-friendly solution for hand-held, ready-to-eat foods, Clariant’s Cartaguard KHI is a high-performance and totally PFOA-free grease resistant additive for effective and safer grease-resistant food papers and board.
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Cortec Corp.: Food-grade machinery lubricant

Designed to be applied on machinery where incidental contact with food may occur without danger of food intoxication, Cortec Corporation’s CorrLube Food Grade Penetrant is a multi-purpose, light duty, non-toxic, lubricating oil that contains only USDA H-1 approved ingredients.
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Michelman, Inc: Print primer improves ink adhesion

Michelman’s Michem Flex R1924 water based primer promotes print receptivity and adhesion of UV cured inks and coatings to flexible packaging substrates and labels.
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PolyOne: Bioplasticizer eliminates phthalates

Derived from rapidly renewable feedstocks and certified to contain 99% bio-based content, PolyOne’s reFlex 300 bioplasticizer is a non-phthalate alternative that provides a one-for-one replacement for general-purpose plasticizers used in flexible vinyl formulations.
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Dow Chemical Co.: Resins for stretch wrap applications

ELITE AT high-performance resins from Dow Chemical are suitable for stretch wrap and stretch hood applications, providing processing performance while enabling enhanced toughness in a thin film structure.
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Acucote Inc: Adhesives

Acucote’s Performance Adhesive line including AC903, AC905, and AC908 is said to offer durability beyond traditional water-based systems, and can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces.
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Polyvel, Inc: Cold antifog masterbatches for polypropylene sheet extrusion

Polyvel’s VF-P05 is a new version of antifog masterbatch for use in polyolefin food packaging that is highly effective in cold applications.

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