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Laminated foam literature

Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) now offers a literature sheet on its Polylam® laminated foam plank cushioning, used for a variety of applications.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Custom Resins, Inc. (Henderson, KY): Robert MacFarlane, Jr., technical dir.; Vincent DiMizio, national sales and mktg. mgr.
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Diverse forces shape today's creative packaging

The four primary goals of packaging-product protection, identification, dispensing and merchandising-won't change in the 21st century. But as we near that milestone, the market forces that more subtly affect packaging are evolving.
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Two-day delivery

AlliedSignal, Engineering Plastics Div. (Chesterfield, VA), has expanded its distribution system to facilitate 48-hour(TM) delivery for its Capron® nylon resin and Petra® PET resin products.
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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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