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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Lisle, IL) will increase the manufacturing capacity of its EVAL copolymer resin to nearly 64 million lbs per year by the first quarter of 1997.
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Steel eyes the aluminum beverage can market

This year speculation around the world says that steel may regain an appreciable part of the beverage can market it lost to aluminum-thanks to steel's favorable costs. European trend may presage a similar shift in the U.S. in the next few years.
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Naphthalate-based bottles beckon (sidebar)

What about cost?
As this ?snapshot? of plant level costs shows, in 1980 resin cost represented just under 40% of the total cost of a 2-L PET
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High-performance PEN is picking up steam

Amoco Chemical (Chicago, IL) used the Bev-Pak Americas '95 conference to identify two new bottles containing polyethylene naphthalate, or PEN (see PW, November '94, p.
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FTC to review green marketing guidelines The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will review its green marketing guidelines beginning in July and expects to issue changes early in 1996.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

The New Resina Corp. (Brooklyn, NY): Mr. Andrew May, vp manufacturing & sales.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Custom Resins, Inc. (Henderson, KY): Will Haber, sales engineer.
At Johnson Controls' recycling plant at Novi, MI, incoming PET bottles are debagged and fed into the company's process that prod
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FDA plans to speed approval for PCR use

Packagers are delighted with what they've heard about new post-consumer plastic resin rules expected this fall. Data requirements will be clearer and more specific so retesting will be minimized.
Gleneagles' John Hamilton (top, far left) and Krupp's John Piercy were instrumental in establishing the bottler's in-house stre
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Gleneagles springs for in-house stretch/blow molding

Scotland's Gleneagles Spring Waters shifts from buying PET bottles to stretch/blow molding them in-house from preforms. The change saves $600ꯠ/yr and provides a "family" image for its seven bottle sizes.
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Resin brochure

Quantum Chemical (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced an 8-pagebrochure providing property data for Petro-thene® PP resins. Presents typical properties for a wide range of random copolymers, impact copolymers and homopolymers.

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