At well over 1 million sq ft and growing, the triennial plastics showcase will have operating equipment at 400+ booths.Read more
PFFC's "On Print" columnist Dene Taylor will present educational session on packaging.Read more
The fundamentals of air entrainment, entrapment, and rheology are critical to product success.Read more
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News | New Products
Patent-pending films developed by Pregis for inflatable cushioning applications
Thermoplastic elastomers are said to protect the freshness, quality, and safety of food and beverages
The company has had a busy and productive decade as a supplier of protective packaging solutions
An impressive array of speakers also will address economic trends, building winning organizational cultures, and more
SpearRC developed to offer PET bottle the benefits of pressure-sensitive labels
Operations have begun at the new manufacturing plant in Lebanon, OH, which will specialize in solvent ink production
The Onset R40LT wide-format printer is said to offer flexibility for different types of printing needs
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- August 23, 2012
MASON, OH | Spear, a manufacturer of labels for the global beverage industry, has developed clear and white pressure-sensitive film label materials that are compatible with the recycling of PET bottles. Working in conjunction with the Assn. of Post-Consumer Plastic Recyclers testing protocol since 2003, Spear has been presented with the group’s “Partners for Change Award” for its cooperative testing activities.
All testing of Spear’s p-s materials and their impact on PET bottle recycling was done through independently certified lab Plastics Forming Enterprise of Amherst, NH. Testing was consistent with APR’s protocol and included commercially printed graphics, in addition to the base materials. Spear’s materials show acceptable PET haze and “b” clarity values up to a 50% recycled content load and include the blowing of new PET bottles from the recycled flake with acceptable container haze and clarity levels.