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Selenis: Versatile line of PETG

In addition to applications in automotive, medical, and construction, the Genius line of glycol-modified PET products from Selenis can be used in a wide range of packaging applications, including injection molding, heat shrink sleeves, sheet extrusion and thermoforming, and extrusion blow molding of bottles.
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Spectra Packaging: New PET packs
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Spectra Packaging: New PET packs

Company adds six new PET packs to its Broadway range of oval containers.
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C-store and PepsiCo recycling program diverts 6,000 lb of waste in 2013

A recycling initiative between c-store Kum & Go in Tulsa and PepsiCo facilitates on-the-go recycling and earns these companies a recycling award.
Feature Article
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Five trends impacting the North American packaging market

Find out what trends are expected to drive the growth of the North American packaging market from $169.1 billion to $186 billion by 2017.
Sealed double-barrier trays are placed into a folding carton, supplied by Barger. The FORZA packaging consists of a total of four thermoformed PETG trays; one inner tray, two sizes of inner retainer trays, and an outer tray sealed with coated Tyvek lidding material.
Package Case Study
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Double-barrier tray accommodates 700 spinal implants

Medical device maker Orthofix works with its packaging supplier to fit some 700 spinal implant products into four trays with retainers.
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U.S. PET recycling rate climbs to highest rate yet: 30.8%

Report shows highest domestic recycling rate to date in 2012; however, supply of RPET could not keep up with demand, and declining bale yield remained an issue.
Package Case Study
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Recyclable cheese pack provides functional benefits too

FrieslandCampina partners with resin and film suppliers to develop a recyclable bottom sheet for its cheese packaging that can be recycled.
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Delabeling: A recycling solution for full-wrap label PET bottles?

The Full-Wrap Label Consortium investigates solutions to the recycling stream issues surrounding full-wrap labels on PET bottles.
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Vending machine dispenses 'free' T-shirts made from recycled plastics

To celebrate New York Fashion Week as well as eco-chic clothing, the Plastics Make it Possible initiave sponsors a vending machine that dispenses recycled plastic T-shirts.
Column/Opinion
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Three cheers for PET

Here’s a tribute to PET, in recognition of its many attributes as a packaging material.

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