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Equipolymers: BPA-free PET for large bottles

Designed for large bottling applications including the home and office delivery (HOD) water bottle market, Equipolymers BISNEINEX polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin is a new, cost-effective solution that maintains good aesthetics while eliminating any regulatory or consumer issues related to existing and developing bans of bisphenol-A.
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Spectra Packaging: PET oval containers

Spectra Packaging added six new PET packs to their Broadway range of oval containers.
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First 100% recycled-content water cooler bottle launched

Pioneering water company Ice River Springs expands its plastic recycling initiatives, producing the first closed-loop 100% recycled-content bottle for the water cooler.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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