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February 5, 2024
The phrase "cream of the crop”, which originates from the dairy practice of skimming the cream—the richest part— off the top of milk is used to describe something that’s the best.
Like these articles at PlasticsToday, which drew the most reader interest throughout January, according to website metrics. The month's Top 10 represent a diversity of topics and markets across the breadth of the plastics industry including resin pricing, a legislative deadline, an uncommon force majeure declaration, microplastics, and more.
If there’s a common thread, it’s that numbers played a key role this cycle, and are found in four of the articles: 54, 55, 350, and 3 as in 3D.
Knowing readers’ time is valuable, we’ve listed numbers 10 through 6 below, with the top five found in the accompanying slideshow.
Increasingly fulfilled technological promises coupled with uncertainty in industry restructuring will mark the year ahead.
The Chocolate Bayou Petrochemical complex in Alvin, TX, has an annual polypropylene production capacity of around one billion pounds.
The formal rule-making process for a California law targeting waste from single-use packaging and plastic food ware is set to begin.
The PlasticsExchange projects a penny uptick in resin prices, placing January prices $0.02/lb above December.
Like soccer icon Roy Kent on the “Ted Lasso” series, micro- and nanoplastics seem to be everywhere, including in our bodies. How worried should we be?
About the Author(s)
Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday
Rick Lingle is Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree from Clarke College and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.
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