Introducing an Innovative New PET High Barrier Material with Environmental and Cost Benefits

MADISON, WI (October 7, 2010) Placon Corporation of Madison, WI recently introduced the Ecostar® HB 4000, a high barrier food-grade PET. What does this mean to retailers? Extended shelf life resulting in considerable cost savings, and the ability to recycle with no negative impact on the recycling stream. Ecostar® HB 4000 is a unique, multi-layer […]

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Placon Announces Sheet Extruder And Recycling Facility

FITCHBURG, WI (May 12, 2010) – Placon Corporation, a thermoformer and plastic sheet extruder, announced today that it will construct a closed-loop recycling facility to grind and wash post-consumer bottles and thermoforms for processing into its EcoStar™ sheet products. The company is reducing the total carbon footprint by bringing the material supply chain closer to […]

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Placon Corporation Launches New EcoStar Website

Madison, WI (Feb. 1, 2010) — Placon Corporation, a plastic extruder and thermoformer, officially announces the launch of their new website, www.ecostarplastics.com. Since the introduction of EcoStar™ extruded rollstock in 2008, Placon has seen considerable growth and interest in its line of PET packaging materials. There are currently seven different PET materials available and depending […]

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Placon Announces New Additions to Its Fresh ‘n Clear Scround Bowls and Lids

MADISON, WI (October 5, 2009) Placon Corporation of Madison, WI has introduced several new bowl sizes and lid options in its Fresh ‘n Clear™ line of products for the foodservice market. For attractive and stackable displays of deli foods, salads, fruits and similar items, the company has designed a new 32-ounce shallow bowl. With a […]

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Placon Sees Growth in EcoStar Materials

MADISON, WI (Oct 5, 2009) Since the introduction of EcoStar™ packaging and extruded rollstock in 2008, Placon Corporation of Madison, WI has seen considerable growth and interest in its line of RPET eco-friendly packaging materials. Across multiple markets-including food, retail, and medical-many companies are opting for eco-friendly packaging in response to consumer and retailer demands. […]

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Placon Has Kept Almost One Billion Bottles from Landfills

MADISON, WI – (October 5, 2009) Through the ongoing efforts of Placon Corporation over the past seven years, nearly one billion discarded plastic bottles have been diverted from landfills. For reference, that many bottles would fill about 7,300 average-sized homes from floor to ceiling. The company’s EcoStar™ line of products is largely responsible for this […]

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Placon Implements Ecostar Food-Grade rPET into Package Lines

MADISON, WI (June 5, 2009) Placon Corporation of Madison, WI has implemented EcoStar™, a food-grade RPET, into its lines of food packaging. Using this base RPET material created by Placon, the company’s lines of food containers now address environmental concerns with no compromises in quality, safety, or durability. EcoStar™ RPET, a multi-layer sheet with a […]

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Placon Implements EcoStar Material in Medical Packaging

MADISON, WI (June 5, 2009) Placon Corporation of Madison, WI has introduced EcoStar™ PC50 and HS 1000 Medical Packaging, an environmental packaging solution for healthcare providers. As secondary packaging for medical products, these two materials are ideal options for environmentally conscious packaging of medical devices, products, and diagnostic equipment. Hospitals, clinics, dental offices, and other […]

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