Can the aluminum traditionally used as a barrier layer in food carton packages be safely replaced by a more environmentally friendly barrier? According to Tetra Pak, it looks as if that may well be the case.
Shelton, Conn.-based thermoformer Inline Plastics Corp. has opened a new manufacturing plant in Gladwin, Mich., formerly belonging to Cam Packaging LLC, securing its first Midwest production and distribution facility.
Plásticos Uribe SA de CV of Tlaquepaque, Mexico, a suburb of Guadalajara, Mexico, not only gives St. Johns additional flexible packaging manufacturing capacity, but also creates a foundation for additional growth.
Critics today point to plastics' explosive growth since a PR campaign. But they didn't grow because of TV ads; they grew because they offer convenience and value, and because of the combined efforts of thousands to find new applications and to replace metal, glass and paper with plastic.