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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.
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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.

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.

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.
Materials Product Brief

Plastic Suppliers, Inc.: Films for shrink sleeve labels, flexible packaging

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #6035! Plastic Suppliers, Inc.'s (PSI) Polyflex and EarthFirst (biopolymer) brand films are used in shrink sleeve label, flexible packaging, tamper-evident, and thermoforming applications.
Materials Product Brief

igus: Semi-finished materials now available from stock

Design, maintenance and mechanical engineers who make special parts themselves can order the company’s high-performance plastics as bar stock.

Three cheers for PET

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


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