Additives adhesives coatings inks

Suntory can now rely on Monotherm-blown bottles (right) as well as on bottles blown by means of other heat-set technologies (lef
Feature Article

New blow-molding process for heat-set PET bottles

Monotherm technology produces PET bottles that can be filled at temperatures as high as 95°C. New Age beverages and returnable/refillable bottles are target applications.
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Rep. Shays pressing FDA on indirect additives

FDA hopes new TOR policy will lead to quicker approval of packaging materials, and deflation of building political pressure.
Steel-banded bales of separated recyclables are brought to this staging area prior to shipment to users of these recovered mater
Feature Article

Waste not, want more

Laidlaw automates sorting of post-consumer recyclables at its Schaumburg, IL, material recovery facility. First-of-its-kind system separates plastics into four categories.
The three photos above show two 24-count trays shrink-wrapped into a single retail pack (top), a single 24-count tray with prot
Feature Article

Shrink wrap system provides big retail thrust

A shrink wrapper overcomes heat and packing obstacles to bundle two 24-count trays of mr. big candy bars, enabling Neilson Cadbury to satisfy Canada's retailer demand for a 48-count pack.
Controls Product Brief

Metallocene LLDPE resin

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), has commercialized Exceed(TM), a metallocene-catalyzed linear low-density polyethylene resin. Uses the company's patented Exxpol® technology to produce the resin used for blown and cast film manufacture.
Materials Product Brief

Plastics interactive fax

BASF Corp. Plastic Materials (Mt. Olive, NJ) now offers an interactive fax-on-demand program. It allows callers to request listings of available documents or a specific document.
Materials Product Brief

Gas additive container

Plastic Bottle (Libertyville, IL) offers a 12-oz additive round made of HDPE for gasoline additive products. Bottle may be capped with either a standard 20/400 closure or a 21-mm snap-on cap.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hoechst Celanese (Spartanburg, SC): Beth Calhoun, marketing mgr., North American PET packaging resins.
Materials Product Brief

Dry measuring container

Container Mfg.'s (Middlesex, NJ) dual-chamber measuring container is now available for dry products. The tip"N"pour container is a one-piece device that offers accurate dosing for most dry flowable products while eliminating the user from coming in direct contact with the product.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Riverwood Intl. (Atlanta, GA) is increasing its converting capacity by 40ꯠ tons per year by installing two new carton converting lines at its West Monroe, LA, carton plant; Riverwood plans to start up a new $23 million coating and additives facility at the same location.


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