An aggressive approach to sustainable development and the effects of the Chinese aluminum production were two major topics at the annual meeting of The Aluminum Assn. (Washington, DC) held Sept. 30 to Oct. 1.
Cleartuf® Max PET resin from M&G Polymers USA LLC (Apple Grove, WV) was designed for use in carbonated soft-drink packaging applications. Resin is environmentally friendly and has faster reheatability.
NatureWorks™ PLA from Cargill Dow (Minnetonka, MN) is a family of polymers that is derived entirely from renewable resources and is said to biodegrade in municipal and industrial composting facilities.