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Black colorant

Cabot (Billerica, MA) has developed new black pigments for ink-jet inks that combine the reliability of dye-based inks with the print quality of pigment-based inks.
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Air cushioning envelope

Polyair Packaging (Chicago, IL) has introduced the Eco-Lite shipping envelope, made of 100% recycled golden kraft with a 20% post-consumer content and a blend of 25% recycled PE resins.
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Dunnage bags

Reusable, recyclable dunnage bags are now available from Flexseal Intl. Packaging (Rochester, NY). Made of Valeron film, a five-layer lamination of HDPE and LDPE.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Wellman Inc. (Shrewsbury, NJ) acquired the PET packaging-resin business of Akzo Nobel NV based in the Netherlands.
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All fit for shipping

Gym equipment manufacturer Allfitness switches from kraft paper to LDPE-based foam for shipping its products to retailers worldwide. Benefits include fewer returns and an enhanced perceived value.
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Nylon resins

AlliedSignal (Morris-town, NJ) details its offerings in nylon resins used in packaging films as well as blow-mold- ed and thermoformed packaging in a four-page color bro-chure.
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In-line screw cappers

Designed for medium speed applications, The New Resina Corp.'s (Brooklyn, NY) NRC-30 and NRC-40 capping machines reach speeds to 150 and 250 containers/min, respectively.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) will build a PET bottle resin plant near Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Mary Kay bottles body care products

Customized extrusion/blow-molded bottles are providing marketing appeal and consumer convenience for personal care products sold by Dallas-based Mary Kay Cosmetics.
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Global thirst for PET

Hoechst Fibers Worldwide (Frankfurt, Germany) estimates current global demand for PET packaging resin is at 3.2 million tons. North America accounts for nearly half of that, but by the year 2005, say Hoechst analysts, demand in the Asian Pacific region will outstrip all other markets.

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