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Plastics Color Corp.: Anti-counterfeiting resins

Plastics Color Corp. launches MiBatch™ anti-counterfeting resins.
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Dairy saves 1.7 M lb of HDPE in less than two years

A new 1-gal HDPE milk jug for United Dairy uses significantly less plastic, increases operational efficiencies, and offers greater functionality to consumers.
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Coveris Rigid Poland: Multi-colored PET/PE trays

Coveris Rigid Poland offers PP and PET/PE trays for a wide range of poultry and red meat products.
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Here’s to 20 more years!

With this issue our year-long series of 20th anniversary reminiscences comes to a close.
Sonoco produces plant-based, bio-resin blow-molded bottles for Ecover's green cleaning line in North America.
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Ecover employs plant-based bottles for new home care cleaning line

Sonoco produces plant-based, bio-resin blow-molded bottles for Ecover's green cleaning line in North America.
Hot-fill PET containers with metal lug closures
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Amcor: Hot-fill PET containers with metal lug closures

Said to be a first for the food packaging industry, Amcor Rigid Plastics’ A-PEX63 system consists of a unique blow-and-trim 24-oz PET container which allows the fitment of metal lug closures to produce the look and feel of a glass jar with a metal lug closure – including the reassuring, functional “pop” tamper-evident indicator button on the closure.
High speed inspection/detection technology for flexible packaging
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High speed inspection/detection technology for flexible packaging

ISRA Vision produces high-speed inline print inspection systems for flexible packaging. This demo shows what happens when a tiny bit of foreign matter is introduced to the high-speed web of film moving by and how the technology handles detection and instantaneous feedback to the user.
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Petainer: PET keg

The petainerKeg™ Linestar is based on the petainerKeg™ classic blown, one-way, recyclable PET keg, and features a significantly redesigned outer shell which enables it to fit specifically on existing steel-keg filling lines; reduce logistics costs up to 30% and maintain taste quality equal to that of steel.
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Nomaco debuts bio-based protective foam
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Nomaco debuts bio-based protective foam

Nomaco launches sugarcane-based NomaGreen Natural foam at Pack Expo, providing a more sustainable alternative to PE foam while maintaining the same high performance. Also learn about an LDPE blend that performs just like polyurethane foam and an innovative edge solution to protect heavier items, such as windshields, during shipping.
HLP Klearfold offers greener plastic boxes
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HLP Klearfold offers greener plastic boxes

At Pack Expo, HLP Klearfold's VP of Marketing Pat McGee explains the basics of PET, RPET, and plant-based PET blends for rigid plastic folding cartons. Learn how using in-house extruders allows HLP Klearfold to control the quality of its 30% post-consumer recycled content RPET boxes as well as its 30% plant-based PlantBox option.

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