Category Archives: Packaging

Carbon Reduction Projects Advance Despite Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump may feel that climate change is a hoax, but there will continue to be steady growth in new technologies that reduce the impact of the [..]

Aircraft, Bioplastics, Locations, North America, Packaging

BASF, DuPont Get Closer On Potentially Disruptive Bioplastic

A newly improved polyester bioplastic is potentially a major player in the production of bottles and film in food packaging. Many other applications are possible. DuPont and BASF [..]

Bioplastics, Europe, Green, North America, Packaging , ,

ThyssenKrupp Will Build Its First Commercial PLA Plant

Cofco, a state-owned food processing company, is building a plant in Changchun, China to produce 10,000 metric tons per year of polylactic acid (PLA), arguably the most important [..]

Asia, Bioplastics, Packaging , , ,

Total Bets On Bioplastics; Forms JV With Corbion

Total S.A., one of the seven major global oil companies, is making a significant investment in the bioplastics industry through a joint venture with Corbion. The companies are [..]

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Metabolix Gives Up On the Bioplastic Business

Tired of paddling against the current and running out of money, the owners of Metabolix are selling its bioplastic business to CJ CheilJedang Corp. for $10 million. The [..]

North America, Packaging

EU Opens Investigation of Dow-DuPont Merger

Shareholders of Dow and DuPont recently approved the merger of their two companies, but regulators, particularly in Europe, may have a major say in the outcome. The European [..]

Automotive, North America, Packaging , ,

Co-Injection Buoys Milacron In ‘Soft’ Economy

Pricing pressures are growing in the sale of plastics processing equipment, officials of Milacron said in a recent conference call. Weak pricing had a negative impact of 1.4 [..]

Hot runner systems, Injection Molding, North America, Packaging, polypropylene , , ,

SABIC, Exxon Mobil Plan Major US Complex

SABIC and Exxon Mobil, who have been partners for 36 years at the Al-Jubail plastics-producing site in Saudi Arabia, are planning to build and jointly own a major [..]

North America, Packaging, Polyethylene ,

P&G Unit Gets Patent On Counter Intuitive Low Pressure Approach

Procter & Gamble continues to build an interesting intellectual property portfolio for its recently established venture into injection molding—a Hamilton, Ohio-based company called iMFLUX. The newest patent is [..]

North America, Packaging ,

Dow: China Up 10%, PE Markets look Firm

Strong demand in packaging, transportation and construction are propelling growth for plastics and other performance materials at Dow, contributing to strong profitably, which is also getting a push [..]

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