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Restrictions on chlorine use worry plastics makers

Proposals that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restrict the use of chlorine and chlorinated compounds are worrying plastics manufacturers. Some studies have indicated that chlorine is harmful to both human health and the environment.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. (Mount Olive, NJ) has expanded low-residual, high-heat crystal polystyrene resin capacity at its Joliet, IL, plant by 40 million lb/yr.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Phillips Petroleum Co. (Bartlesville, OK) has approved a 20 million lb capacity enhancement for its K-Resin® copolymer plant in the Houston chemical complex.
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Reformulating the bottle

When automotive chemical manufacturer Snap Products expanded its "Outlaw" line of fuel additive products and reformulated other premium products, the company chose to revamp packaging with an innovative aluminum bottle.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Enpac (Wilmington, DE) has been granted exclusive rights to distribute Novamont, S.p.A's (Milan, Italy) line of MaterBi® biodegradable resins.
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Europe's Packaging Waste Directive: What will it mean to you?

Packaging managers whose products are marketed in Europe need to know that the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers of the European Union (EU) finally adopted a Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive covering household, commercial and industrial packaging last December.
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Flexibles mark technical achievements

FPA '94 competition winners created specialized packs: a child-resistant, easy-open bag and a recloseable handle bag for insecticides; a flexible wrapper for a rare crystal block; and a special bag containing a tarnish preventer for shipping jewelry.
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HDPE resin

Quantum Chemical's (Cincinnati, OH) Petrothene® LT 6194-69 HDPE resin for blown film applications has good moisture barrier properties, low taste and odor characteristics and is easy to process.
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PP report

Permapack (Lenni, PA) has introduced a summary report discussing world capacity, saleable supply and worldwide sources of PP resins. "Heat-Set Oriented PP Film: A Global Report, 1993-1998" makes projections and conclusions about PP consumption, exporting and supply and demand.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Bemis Co.'s Pepperell, MA. plant; Jefferson Smurfit Corp's Anderson, IN, container plant; Rex-Rosenlew Intl. Inc.

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