Berry Plastics Group, Inc. – a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials – and Klöckner Pentaplast Group – a global leader in providing packaging, printing, and specialty solutions – announced that the companies recently entered into a marketing alliance to
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While the use of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) has become a mainstay in aircraft production, many are unaware that there is more than one type that can be leveraged. In its continuing role as an innovation and environmental leader, Airbus is working to take maximum benefit
Greensboro, North Carolina-based, Unifi Inc. has joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) as an official partner of UNC Athletics to promote recycling efforts among students, faculty, fans and alumni. UNC Athletics becomes the first collegiate athletics program to join Repreve’s #TurnItGreen movement.
Sidel, a global provider of liquid packaging solutions, recently launched the world’s first-ever pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer with a non-petaloid base. The innovative bottle supports a crown cap, which together with the non-petaloid base gives the bottle the appearance of glass, but
When Walmart pledged last year to buy an extra $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade, it appeared to be just what was needed to help move America’s putative manufacturing renaissance from rhetoric to reality. But suppliers trying to reshore production as
Milliken Company will launch a new leading-edge nucleator for injection molding high-density polyethylene (HDPE) at Pack Expo International in Chicago, Nov. 2-5, 2014. The new polymer additive allows packaging manufacturers to achieve increased levels of productivity and performance and a reduction in material waste.
The University of Minnesota has received a $20 million grant to fund the development of new types of bioplastics. The grant was given to the university’s Center for Sustainable Polymers by the National Science Foundation (NSF). “There are bio-based plastics that are already in
Parx Plastics has achieved commercial production of its Saniconcentrates-brand line of antibacterial polymers. Parx — based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands — now is making Saniconcentrates based on Eastman Chemical Co.’s Tritan-brand copolyester, as well as on ABS, at a plant in Bologna, Italy. “Being
Japanese materials supplier DIC Corporation is building its first polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) compounding plant in China in the city of Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province. The new plant, total investment in which will be approximately 1.3 billion yen, will be located within the site occupied by