Food service

Seaway adds equipment, poised to add micro-molding unit

February 12, 2014 6:56 pm ET

Having recently started up its largest injection molding machine, Seaway Plastics Engineering Inc. continues to build diverse capabilities for its niche markets. It also added its first 5-axis machining center, and soon expects to have a micro-molding division as well.


Berry optimistic about cup, containers business

February 6, 2014 11:51 am ET

Enthusiasm remains high at Berry Plastics Group about the decision to reopen a shuttered plant in Kentucky to launch the line of polypropylene beverage cups and food containers.


Polystyrene resin prices jump

January 16, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Prices for solid polystyrene resin in North America have increased by an average of 4 cents per pound since Dec. 1.

Report says used food-service is surprisingly clean and recyclable

December 5, 2013 2:45 pm ET

Move over chowder, Boston now also can be known for its wicked clean recycling stream.


Incoming NYC mayor backs polystyrene ban

November 26, 2013 12:52 pm ET

New York City's incoming mayor Bill de Blasio is no stranger to polystyrene and attempting to stop the use of foam product. And while he had been mostly silent on the proposal by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to ban the use of food service PS in New York...

Study reports encouraging results for recycling food-service packaging

November 26, 2013 12:26 pm ET

Food-service packaging, long considered difficult to recycle due to contamination, might not be so challenging after all.

Dart pushing for PS recycling in New York City

November 25, 2013 8:27 pm ET

Dart Container Corp. pushed for an alternative for the proposed polystyrene ban in New York City during a City Council committee hearing.

As New York City debates a ban on foam containers, suppliers pitch an alternative.

November 22, 2013 11:07 pm ET

New York City's debate about a proposed ban on polystyrene foam food service products is coming to a head. Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants a ban passed before he is replaced by Bill de Blasio on Jan. 1.

Polystyrene food-service firm expands in Pennsylvania

November 21, 2013 5:23 pm ET

An expanded polystyrene packaging and tableware producer is nearing completion of a $3.7 million expansion at its Easton, Pa., plant.

Washington mayor seeking ban on polystyrene food-service containers

November 11, 2013 3:52 pm ET

Washington, D.C., already has a 5-cent plastic bag fee in place. Now the mayor is pushing for a ban on polystyrene foam.

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