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Filmquest: Ultra low-gloss film

Filmquest’s Soft Touch Ultra Low Gloss CP-267 film has a dead matte surface that allows high definition graphics to be seen from any angle without the loss of clarity from reflected store lighting.
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Milliken: Thermoforming polypropylene

Polychim, Milliken launch homopolymer PP for converting into packaging.
LubX® C high performance sliding material
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Sliding material for conveyors

Designed for the conveyor, material handling, and automation industries.
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Eastman Chemical : Low volatile pure monomer resin products

Eastman Chemical’s new line of low volatile pure monomer resins--Kristalex 5140LV, Kristalex 3115LV, Kristalex 3100LV, and Plastolyn 290LV--offer the same performance, color, and stability of the company’s well-known pure monomer product line while offering lower levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), as well as balance cohesion, melt viscosity, and mechanical properties of various polymers.
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Pregis Corporation: Protective packaging foam strips

Pregis’ Form-It customizable, self-adhesive polyethylene protective packaging foam strips cushion and protect a wide variety of products.
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Phoenix Technologies: Food-grade rPET resin

LNO w resin from Phoenix Technologies is a new food-grade, melt-extruded rPET pellet with good color and cost attributes that is suitable for ambient/cold/frozen applications, as well as personal care products.
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Flexible Packaging Assn. releases industry segment analysis

Study analyzes the U.S. flexible packaging business by volume and financial value for industry segments.
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FPA's Earth Day present

In conjunction with Earth day 2013, an April 22 international event that mobilizes people to take action to protect the Earth’s environment, the Flexible Packaging Association has produced a presentation titled “Flexible Packaging: Contributing to Sustainability.”
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PET water bottles: recycling grows, while weight drops

New studies show that the recycling rate for bottled water reached nearly 39% in 2011, while amount of PET plastic used in bottled water containers continues to drop.
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Plastic film recycling rises to 1 billion lb annually

A new report reveals that in 2011 plastic film recycling rose by 4% to reach 1 billion lb annually—a new high for the recovery of plastic bags, wraps, and shrink film.

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