Polyethylene Terephthalate

MEG is used in applications including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles

MEGlobal plant on stream in 2019

By Joseph James Whitworth

MEGlobal is to construct a monoethylene glycol (MEG) production facility at Dow’s Oyster Creek site in Freeport, Texas.

Photo: AVA Biochem

dispatches from European Bioplastics Conference

5-HMF producer sees potential in packaging

By Joseph James Whitworth

There is a ‘market pull’ from the packaging industry according to the producer of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) which can be used as an intermediate to make bio-based polymers.

Faerch Plast appointed as sole supplier of CPET trays to Cook

Faerch Plast wins CPET supply contract

By Joseph James Whitworth

Faerch Plast has been appointed as the sole supplier of crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) trays for a UK frozen ready meal retailer and manufacturer.  

Haimo Tonnaer of AkzoNobel at K Show 2013

dispatches from K Show 2013

Antifog additives target product appeal - AkzoNobel

By Joseph James Whitworth

AkzoNobel has launched antifog additives for polyethylene and ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) food packaging films to boost the appeal and shelf life of fresh products.

Stegeman's 'Filet Americain' uses PPure packaging

Ultra-transparent plastic: in the clear

By Fiona Barry

RPC Tedeco-Gizeh has developed an ultra-clear polypropylene (PP) material to replace amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (A-PET) in its plastic containers.

Edible oil gets fresh closures courtesy of Bericap

Edible oil gets fresh closures courtesy of Bericap

By Rod Addy

Bericap is offering closures for bottles of edible oil, dressings and sauces, aimed at a range of firms, including smaller companies that may have problems switching to lightweight bottle necks.

The bottle has been designed to be more attractive

SIPA delivers non-aseptic ketchup bottle

By Rod Addy

SIPA has developed a non-aseptically-filled squeezy plastic ketchup bottle, which it claims overcomes many traditional design challenges of hot fill applications and provides a cost-effective alternative to aseptic versions.

Goya Foods changes marinades packaging from glass to PET

Amcor provides solution to lightweight needs

Amcor has helped a US-firm transform their marinade product line from glass to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for lower freight costs while maintaining brand image.

KCC develops eco-friendly ready meal packaging

KCC develops eco-friendly ready meal packaging

By Rod Addy

KCC Packaging has developed a biodegradable barrier tray for ready meals that offers retailers an alternative to carbon-hungry crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) and aluminium.

An example of a ExxonMobil film

ExxonMobil sells BOPP films business

By Joe Whitworth

ExxonMobil Chemical has sold its global film packaging business to Jindal Poly Films saying it didn't fit in with their future plans.

Chad Hedden, Director of Sales, Lumirror Polyester Film Division, Toray Plastics (America).

Toray Plastics appoints director of sales

US-based Toray Plastics have appointed Chad Hedden as director of sales for the Lumirror polyester film division to focus on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sales.

Rexam opens PET bottle sale

Rexam opens PET bottle sale

By Neil Merrett

International packaging group Rexam will look to sell its PET
bottle facilities in Central and Eastern Europe as part of its
plans to focus on more globally recognised products like plastic
food packaging.