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Modular molds add flexibility to bottle molding

Unique system makes it easier for packagers to have custom bottles injection/ blow molded even when the number of bottles needed is relatively low.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

NOVA Corp. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) plans to purchase ARCO Chemical's (Newtown Square, PA) plastics business, including DYLITE® EPS and DYLARK® engineering resins product lines.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Chevron Chemical (Houston, TX): Ed J. Ueckert, national sales mgr., PE Molding Resins.
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Premier Plastics grows PET bottle business

California blow molder is among the first in the U.S. to use a 24-cavity injection/stretch blow-molding machine that increases 1/2-liter PET bottle output by at least 40 million per year.
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Photodegradable additive

Willow Ridge Plastics (Erlanger, KY) has developed UV-H(TM), a photodegradable masterbatch additive for plastics requiring degradation by sunlight.
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Heat-resistant resin

Capron® PA 6 and PA 6.6 homopolymer resins from AlliedSignal Plastics (Morristown, NJ) are heat-resistant and have a high barrier against oxygen, flavor and aroma permeation.
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Octagonal bulk container

Easy8(TM) is a patented new heavy-duty bulk corrugated container that sets up in about four seconds, says manufacturer Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta, GA).
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Pearlescent coating finishes

Tech Industries (Woonsocket, RI) has introduced one-coat pearlescent finishes for closures. They consist of specialty pigments mixed with tin-free rutile titanium dioxide- and/or iron oxide-coated mica particles to provide color gradation and texture.
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Packaging web sites

Being a technologically hip crowd, the packaging community has been quick to adopt the Internet as an effective means of disseminating information to packagers.
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Easy-open pack for bundles

Bundles of six 2-L water bottles from Perrier/Vittel, Paris, France, get an easy-open feature thanks to a new multilayer shrink film with directional tear resistance.

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