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January 21, 2020
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China moves to phase out single-use plastics

A new directive from the National Development and Reform Commission and the Environment Ministry outlines how Beijing hopes to cut plastic waste by 30 per cent in five years, banning single use plastic bags and straws.

Pretium Packaging sold to private equity firm Clearlake Capital

Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, Pretium blow molds rigid plastic bottles and containers for a wide range of sectors.

Berry Plastics to expand its capacity for sustainable, breathable films in North America

The Indiana-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier will invest US$20 million to expand its hygiene, healthcare, and specialty films platform.

BASF expands production capacity for Irganox 1520L in Italy

The chemical maker describes Irganox 1520L as a “key product” in its antioxidant portfolio.
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Ford and McDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts

Drawing on Canadian research, the companies are giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using coffee chaff in vehicle parts such as headlamp housings. » Read More
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Avoiding a hot mess: The right way to maintain hot runners

Hot runners can improve part quality, enhance operational efficiencies, reduce scrap, and save money. But they're complex and not exactly low maintenance. The good news is, you can overcome these challenges by addressing a few key issues. » Read More

Thermoplastic Concentrates

Jan. 28-30, 2020
Location: Coral Springs, Fla.
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PETnology Americas 2020

Feb. 3-5, 2020
Location: Austin, Texas
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The Packaging Conference

Feb. 3-5, 2020
Location: Austin, Tex.
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