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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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Part 2How purchasing copes with higher prices (sidebar)

Purchasers skewer vendors with increasing prices
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Color control

Gretag Color Control's (Chicopee, MA) software programs provide color control for the graphics industry. Ink Formulation allows new formulations of inks with scattering pigments used in flexographic and gravure printing.
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Octagonal container

Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta, GA) has introduced a modified octagonal container that is said to provide 40% performance improvement over traditional laminated containers while using 30% less material.
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Associations tout recycling progress

Some in the recycling community have begun to wonder if America will ever be able to reach and sustain satisfactory recycling rates (see PW, July 1995, p.
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How purchasing copes with higher prices

Almost all packagers decry increases in corrugated costs. Users of paper and plastics find those package materials aren't far behind. These materials are most often targeted by purchasers developing strategies to hold the line on costs, according to an ex
Molds open (top) to reveal the injection-molded PET preforms, which are subsequently conditioned and stretch/blow molded into fi
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Single-stage molding propels Premier Plastics

Custom blowmolder on West Coast adds an injection/stretch blow-molding machine to tap the bottled water market. Health For Life Brands of Arizona is first user of Premier's 500mL bottle.
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How purchasing copes with higher prices (sidebar)

Purchasers skewer vendors for increasing prices
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PEN container brochure

Amoco Chemical's (Chicago, IL) new brochure compares polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) to PET. It contains fabrication information on PEN containers and describes suggested fabrication conditions for injection molding preforms.

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