Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) opened its first Latin American Eastapak PET plant in Cosoleacaque, Veracruz, Mexico; Eastman broke ground for another Eastapak PET plant in Zarate, Argentina; it will also build a new plant in Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to produce PET for containers and PTA, a raw material used to produce PET.
BST Pro Mark (Elmhurst, IL) offers Front-To-Back Registration Monitoring, a new software option on its Pro Scan Eagle video inspection system. Allows press operators to view both sides of the same repeat job on the fly, with a side-by-side comparison on the monitor.
Tri-Seal Intl., Inc. (Blauvelt, NY) has released a six-page Cap Liner Guide that features 18 different closure-lining options. The guide includes descriptions, applications, features and physical samples of plastic extruded and co-extruded liners.
Intralox (Harahan, LA) has introduced 2" (51 mm) H flights and sideguards for the Series 1100 Flush Grid conveyor belt. These flights enable the belt to convey product inclines while maintaining minimal drop height to minimize product damage.