Package Case Study

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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Feature Article

Measuring commonly specified film attributes

While it’s possible to describe a flexible package’s functions in general terms, measurable and quantifiable attributes or properties that relate to these functions will ensure a package is successful for a specific application.
Materials Product Brief

Berry Plastics: Recyclable thermal management packaging solution

A patent-pending fully-recyclable thermal management packaging solution, Versalite, from Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is being introduced in the form of hot and cold to-go cups.
Materials Product Brief

TOPAS: Film extrusion grade of COC

Used to produce a range of multilayer packaging film applications including metallized film, twist film, hot fill, and shrink labels in thicknesses up to 100 microns, TOPAS Advanced Polymers’ 7010F-600 COC is a new film extrusion grade of cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) that delivers a glass transition temperature of 110°C, and strong extrusion capabilities for multilayer food packaging.
Materials Product Brief

Victrex: Thermoplastic for food applications

Victrex PEEK 90GL30BLK EU from Victrex Polymer Solutions is a new glass-fiber reinforced, high-flow thermoplastic for direct food contact applications that meets the requirements of both American and European regulatory authorities, and offers a safe and durable alternative to metals and other engineering plastics.
Materials Product Brief

Perstorp: Plastic alternative

A high-performance co-polyester, Akestra from Perstorp can be used as a polystyrene replacement for heat resistant thin wall containers, a polycarbonate replacement for durable “dishwasher proof” transparent products, and a glass replacement for hot-fill food containers.
Supplier News

KW Plastics receives FDA letter of no objection for PP recycled resin

KW Plastics receives FDA letter of no objection for KWR 621 FDA PP recycled resin


Recycling associations release joint plastic model bale specifications

Two recycling industry associations form taskforce to find common ground on the plastic model bale specifications to improve the efficiency of trade.

McDonald’s agrees to phase out foam cups

Amid pressure from advocacy group As You Sow, McDonald’s Corp. moves to replace its PS hot beverage cups with paper material.
Plastic bottles used in a pharmaceutical application.

Report forecasts growth for plastics in healthcare packaging

Compound annual growth rate of 5.6% predicted through 2018 by BCC Research.


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