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Chasing arrows stay-for now

The Society for the Plastics Industry (SPI) has decided not to change its resin identification code and the chasing arrows symbol, ending more than a year of negotiations with the National Recycling Coalition (NRC).
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2.8% growth seen for plastic containers

U.S. demand for plastic containers is growing 2.8% annually and will reach 7.3 billion lb in 1998. So says a study, released in October, by The Freedonia Group of Cleveland, OH.
Materials Product Brief


PMS Consolidated's (Suwanee, GA) transparent, fluorescent colorants for plastic packaging provide a cost-effective way to dramatically alter plastic packaging.
Materials Product Brief

New LDPE resin

Petrothene® NA 336-201 is a new LDPE resin from Quantum Chemical (Cincinnati, OH). It contains a high-level of slip agent that makes it suitable for thin-gauge film lines running at high output rates.
Materials Product Brief

LDPE foam

Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) has introduced Cell-Aire®, a LDPE foam made with recycled resins in a CFC- and HCFC-free process. Offers protection comparable to the original Cell-Aire product and better than corrugated or newsprint, says the company.
Materials Product Brief

HDPE films

The V-Max(TM) family of HDPE films from Van Leer Flexibles (Houston, TX) use Alathon® HDPE resins from Occidental Chemical Corp. V-Max is an extremely flat high-grade film used for food, medical packaging, and release liner applications.

PP bottles, PET film boast PCR content

Colgate-Palmolive's Murphy's oil soap has been in translucent blow-molded polypropylene bottles for years, and the New York-based firm had no desire to switch.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

The New Resina Corporation (Brooklyn, NY) was formed when Ed Hunt and Chuck Lask purchased the assets of Resina Automatic Machinery Co.
Under conditions prevalent in many repulping operations (120?F, ?10?F, near neutral pH), the addition of Mead?s repulpable wet-s
Feature Article

Making performance paper greener

Mead joins list of papermakers to develop processes permitting recovery of troublesome paper packaging. Repulpable wet-strength board could be a major boost to paper recovery.
Schering-Plough got into pressure-sensitive labeling in a big way when it brought suncare product labeling in-house. Rotary p-s
Feature Article

Coppertone's new label is a clear winner

Schering-Plough decided to bring in-house new p-s labeling of its suncare products. Along with special labels, the company needed labeling equipment-and also machine vision and ink-jet printing.


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