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Knowde Launches Sourcing Platform for Plastic Packaging Materials

Users can search, filter, request samples and quotes, and purchase everything from raw materials to compounds on a single platform.

Clare Goldsberry

August 25, 2021

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Knowde, an online marketplace for ingredients, polymers, and chemistry, announced the launch of the plastics for packaging segment of its global platform. Specifiers, converters, compounders, and buyers can search, filter, collaborate, request samples and quotes, and purchase everything from raw materials to compounded products in one place.

Knowde’s plastics for packaging segment compiles an array of vinyl polymers, polyolefins, polyamides, styrenics, polyesters and copolyesters, and pigments and colorants from hundreds of companies, including DuPont, Mitsubishi Chemical, AdvanSix, Sasol, Invista, and Vynova.

“From protecting the food that we eat to creating tamper-proof safeguards for medical and pharmaceutical applications, plastic packaging materials play a vital role in the production of the bottles, bags, shrink wrap, stretch film, blister packs, and clamshells that consumers use every day,” said Dan Haas, Chief Commercial Officer at San Jose, CA–based Knowde. “Plastic is often considered to be the most recyclable, sustainable alternative among packaging material options.”

Knowde’s platform enables users to search materials by chemistry, application, function, technical properties, and more. Additionally, KnowdeConcierge provides access to expert advice and insight on all manufacturers and brand and product pages, and ensures prompt replies to inquiries. Signup is free for R&D and procurement professionals, said Knowde.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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