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Pack Expo 2013: Octal to open a facility in North America

Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Permalink

Las Vegas – Oman-based PET supplier and sheet extruder Octal Petrochemicals is gearing up for a significant expansion in North America. At Pack Expo (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas), William Barenberg, COO for Octal, told PlasticsToday the company is looking to invest in a facility in the Ohio valley, Cincinnati area. The initial start up will feature two lines with at least 20,000 tons/yr of sheet capacity. He said there will be enough real estate to build more capacity if needed. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastics packaging news PET octal read more

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The best innovation at Pack Expo wasn’t just one package

Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites Las Vegas – On the last day of Pack Expo (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas), I talked with Dow Chemical’s Greg Jozwiak, commercial VP for North America packaging and specialty plastics. As we wrapped up the interview, he asked me what was the best product or innovation I’ve seen at Pack Expo. I was stumped. Not because I didn’t see some cool products that I’ll be writing about in the next coming days. I did, of course. read more

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Pack Expo 2013: Placon to announce new product lines in 2014; talks thermoforming trends

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 | Permalink

Las Vegas—Placon, a manufacturer of thermoformed plastic packaging, has plenty on the horizon for 2014, including new product lines. At Pack Expo 2013 (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas), Melissa Jacobson, marketing and communications manager at Placon (Booth #S 6409), said the company anticipates announcing at least three complete new product lines in 2014.   “It will be some exciting new products for thermoforming,” she told PlasticsToday. “We really listen to the companies and the consumers and as a result will bring new products to the market.” Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – September 2013 Keywords:  Pack Expo 2013 Placon thermoforming PET recycling read more

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What to keep an eye out for at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites Last year when I was on the bus ride from my hotel to McCormick Place in Chicago to visit with companies at Pack Expo , the passenger next to me said he preferred the years when Pack Expo is held in Las Vegas. Being the ever-curious reporter, I asked him why. Instead of highlighting the venue or companies that show up to Vegas that don’t make the journey to Chicago, he gave me a rather simple answer. “Because it’s in Vegas.” read more

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Is algae plastic the next big thing in packaging?

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 | Permalink

Last year, Dordan Manufacturing showcased the “first-ever” thermoformed sample of Algix’s algae plastic at Pack Expo 2012. A year has gone by and, as another Pack Expo rolls around, Dordan and Aglix have announced advancements on this project. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastic packaging algae pack expo read more

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