CHEMICAL PACKAGING Plastic Shatters Costs of Glass

July 2007
Chem.info;Jul2007, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p34
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of Spectrum Chemicals & Laboratory Products in the U.S. to switch from glass to high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles to reduce shipping costs and avoid potential breakage. Bill House, director of operations, asserts that this move was due to the need to use plastic that does not leach molecules or residue into the chemicals. The firm has turned to Novapak Corp. to replace its 1 L and 500 ml glass bottles with unpigmented HDPE plastic bottles.


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