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All eyes on polystyrene foam packaging

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 | Permalink

First it was soda. Now it’s on to polystyrene foam. In his final State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for a citywide ban on polystyrene foam food packaging from stores and restaurants. In June, Bloomberg introduced legislation to prohibit polystyrene foam. Bans of polystyrene foam for food packaging are nothing new. In fact, the first U.S. ban of general polystyrene foam was enacted in Berkeley, CA back in 1988. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  packaging plastics news PS foam bans recycling new york read more

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New software tool for composite design

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 | Permalink

Designers employing composite solutions cite the inability to predict composite performance: failure mode in particular; as handicap going forward. Thankfully increasingly accurate simulations tools are becoming available such as BASF’s (Leverkusen, Germany) Ultrasim package and HyperSizer from Collier Research Corporation (Newport News, VA). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastic simulation software read more

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Agr International to demonstrate new features for quality management of plastic packaging at K 2013

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 | Permalink

At K 2013, Agr International will exhibit a wide range of products designed for the measurement and quality management of plastic containers and packaging.Two of its products will include The Process Pilot automated blowmolder management system and the OptiCheck system. David Dineff, director of marketing for Agr, told PlasticsToday that the Process Pilot has been fully commercial for about two years, but that the company added a number of new features including integrated vision inspection and another feature that will be announced during K.  Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  k 2013 plastics news packaging agr read more

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Amcor to demerge packaging business to focus on plastics

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 | Permalink

Australia’s Amcor plans to demerge its packaging business, which will allow the company to focus on its global plastics unit. The company will also retain its cigarette packaging unit. Amcor, one of the world’s largest packaging companies, announced its intention to demerge its Australia and Packaging Distribution (AAPD) business, with plans to list the global glass and beverage can unit on the Australian Securities Exchange by the end of the year. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  amcor plastics news packaging read more

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Meaf touts energy efficiency for inline thermoforming

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 | Permalink

Meaf Machines B.V. said that increasing energy costs, a demand for flexibility when it comes to product variety, rising costs for production space and environmental consciousness are the driving factors for continuous improvement of its sheet extrusion lines and thermoforming machines. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastics news Meaf Machines thermoforming extrusion read more

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