Additives adhesives coatings inks

Steel-banded bales of separated recyclables are brought to this staging area prior to shipment to users of these recovered mater
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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.
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The three photos above show two 24-count trays shrink-wrapped into a single retail pack (top), a single 24-count tray with prot
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hoechst Celanese (Spartanburg, SC): Beth Calhoun, marketing mgr., North American PET packaging resins.
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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.
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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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Roller coaster ride for recycled plastics, paper markets

As the buying habits of Procter & Gamble, Lever Brothers, Clorox and People's Republic of China go, so goes the U.S. market for recycled packaging materials. Recycling capacity and changes in feedstock play major roles, too.
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Lens tray is a software solution

Optical mirrors used in bar code scanners now move from fabrication to coating in PS trays designed with a big boost from a 3-D software package.

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