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  • Constar back in Chapter 11.
     // Packaging News; Feb2011, p6 

    The article reports on the decision of U.S.-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging maker Constar International Inc. to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time.

  • Constar Fights Bottle Battle.
    Toloken, Steve // Plastics News; 7/12/1999, Vol. 11 Issue 21, p1 

    Reports on the completion of the restructuring of the bottle-making operations of North America-based blow molder Constar Inc. Installation of coating process that offers long-term recycling advantages; Plans to enter the polyethylene terephthalate market; Options available.

  • Constar quiet on NAPCOR exit.
    Toloken, Steve // Plastics News; 6/2/1997, Vol. 9 Issue 14, p20 

    Reports on the withdrawal of Constar International Incorporated from the National Association for Plastic Container Recovery. Circumstances surrounding this move by the company; Comments made by the association's President Luke Schmidt.

  • Vending machine break for water.
    Toloken, Steve // Packaging Magazine; 10/24/2002, Vol. 5 Issue 19, p5 

    Introduces the Polyethylene terephthalate water package capable of being dispensed through vending machines from CONSTAR Inc. Development of packaging for Suntory Water Group; Description of the water package; Contact information.

  • Crown Cork plans IPO for Constar.
    Pryweller, Joseph // Plastics News; 5/27/2002, Vol. 14 Issue 13, p1 

    Details the plans of Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc. to sell its shares in Constar International Inc. PET in an initial public offering in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Statistics on the annual sales of Constar; Factors contributing to the sale of the business unit; Lawsuits filed against Crown Cork...

  • Constar closing two US plants.
    Hockensmith, Dan // Plastics News; 10/11/2010, Vol. 22 Issue 31, p7 

    The article reports that Constar International Inc. is closing its two blow molding plants, located in Orlando, Florida, and Kansas City, Kansas, respectively. The company stated in a news release on October 8, 2010, that it will cut its corporate salaried ranks, and overall, 250 employees will...

  • Constar rejoins association.
    Hockensmith, Dan // Waste News; 12/01/97, Vol. 3 Issue 29, p15 

    Reports that Constar and Sidel Incorporated are expected to join the National Association for Plastic Container Recovery. Information on Constar.

  • Constar launching resealable beer bottle.
    Doba, Jinida // Plastics News; 10/22/2001, Vol. 13 Issue 34, p19 

    Reports the launch of resealable and pasteurized beer bottle by Constar Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Preservation of product flavor; Improvement of barrier and oxygen scavenger; Reduction in the number of harmful microorganisms.

  • Crown Cork to sell all Constar shares.
    Doba, Jinida // Plastics News; 9/23/2002, Vol. 14 Issue 30, p3 

    Reports the plan of Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc. to sell the shares to Constar International Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Looks cool.
    Doba, Jinida // Packaging Magazine; 2/19/2004, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p11 

    Focuses on the launch of Smirnoff Ice in polyethylene bottles manufactured by Constar International in Great Britain. Features of the bottles.

  • Desiccants a perfect fit for injection-molding operation.
    Doba, Jinida // Engineered Systems; Apr2000, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p26 

    Reveals the humidity control strategy of the Constar International, a global producer of packaging products. Increase in the product volume and quality with decreased humidity in the plant; Suitability of desiccants for injection-molding operation of plastics; Installation of conventional air...

    Doba, Jinida // Food Manufacture; May2002, Vol. 77 Issue 5, p19 

    Reports the provision of specialized juice bottles for Alfresh Beverages Canada by oxygen-scavenging technology expert Constar.

  • Plastic's newest glass assault.
    Doba, Jinida // Food Engineering; Apr2008, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p22 

    The article discusses the development of a packaging for Hunt's ketchup. Chemists at the Alsip, Illinois research and development center of Constar International Inc. created the oxygen-scavenging molecule incorporated in the preforms of Hunt's monolayer bottles. The proprietary molecule, added...

  • DiamondClear update.
    Doba, Jinida // Packaging Magazine; 11/3/2005, Vol. 8 Issue 20, p6 

    Reports on the plan of Constar International Inc., a leading producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for the beverage and food markets, to presents an update on the development of its DiamodClear oxygen scavenging technology at the PET Strategies conference in Atlanta, Georgia....

  • Constar chief vows change.
    Hockensmith, Dan // Plastics News; 2/14/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 46, p1 

    The article reports that during a presentation at the Packaging Conference, held during February 7-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Constar International Inc.'s president Grant Beard referred to the steps taken by him to reverse the company's declining revenues. He commented that got rid of several...

  • Kick back with a cocktail in plastic.
    Martin, Kathryn // Food Engineering; Nov2004, Vol. 76 Issue 11, p20 

    Features the polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-based plastic bottles being produced by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based PET converter, Constar International Inc. Cocktails that utilizes the PET bottles packaging from the company; Technology incorporated in the production of the PET bottles;...

  • Constar's Houston plant to close.
    Hockensmith, Dan // Plastics News; 5/12/2008, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p3 

    The article reports that bottle supplier Constar International Inc. will close its plant in Houston, Texas by the end of May 2008, affecting 43 employees. According to recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the decision to close the 195,000-square-foot facility...

  • Constar closing 2 facilities.
    Pryweller, Joseph // Plastics News; 9/8/2003, Vol. 15 Issue 28, p3 

    Major PET container maker Constar International Inc. is closing two large U.S.-based plants in a restructuring plan aimed at increasing profitability. The moves come after a disappointing first half of the year. After being spun off in November by Philadelphia-based Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc....

    Pryweller, Joseph // Design News; 7/7/2003, Vol. 59 Issue 10, p26 

    Introduces several products. Pro 4AA Titanium Stereophones by Koss Corporation; CONSTAR International Fill Container; ElectricLouie Electric GoKart.

  • Distressed Exchanges On The Rise.
    Rozens, Aleksandrs // Bank Loan Report; 12/15/2008, Vol. 23 Issue 48, p1 

    The article offers information on several companies that missed interest payment in the U.S. in 2008. Constar International Inc. told investors that it will not make a December 1 interest payment of about $9.6 million due on 11% senior subordinated notes, and Constar has a 30-day grace period of...

  • Distressed Exchanges On The Rise.
    Rozens, Aleksandrs // High Yield Report; 12/15/2008, Vol. 19 Issue 48, p4 

    The article focuses on the increase of distressed exchanges as industries have been hit by tight credit conditions and a slowing economy in the U.S. According to the article, companies have been affected by the slowdown in consumer spending on goods and services and others are slammed by higher...

  • Lightening Up.
    Rozens, Aleksandrs // Product Design & Development; Dec2004, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p18 

    Focuses on the use of 3D printing technology in reducing the weight of water bottles by Constar International Inc. in the U.S. Conventional techniques used in studying the design performance of container by bottle making industry; Application of analysis technology in conjunction with color 3D...

  • CASE STUDY: Plastic Hot Fill.
    Prince, Greg W. // Beverage World; 6/15/2002, Vol. 121 Issue 6, p50 

    Deals with the use of Alfresh Beverages Canada on the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging technology of Constar for its fruit juice products. Description of the PET technology; Development of the multilayer PET bottles for Alfresh; Benefits of using the PET packaging solution from Alfresh.

  • Market Insider.
    Prince, Greg W. // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008); 7/15/2002, Vol. 22 Issue 56, p17 

    Presents updates on the stock performance of several business enterprises in New Orleans, Louisiana, as of July 15, 2002. Sizeler Property Investment Inc.; Spring Water Holdings Ltd.; Constar International Inc.

  • IPOs in the U.S.
    Prince, Greg W. // Investment Dealers' Digest; 11/25/2002, Vol. 68 Issue 45, p18 

    Focuses on the status of Initial public offerings (IPOs) market in the U.S. as of November 2002. Amount of business conducted by Scotts Valley, California based hard drives company Seagate Technology Holdings; Prices of IPOs of Constar International Inc. and Impac Medical Systems Inc.

  • newsmakers.
    Prince, Greg W. // Packaging Digest; Oct2010, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p97 

    The article offers several announcements related to packaging industry worldwide including the promotion of Phil Hamrick as president of Hamrick Manufacturing and Services Inc., the appointment of Grant H. Beard as chief executive officer (CEO) of Constar International Inc., and the appointment...

  • Wresting market share from glass.
    Higgins, Kevin T. // Food Engineering; Nov2009, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p59 

    An interview with Matthew Dauzvardis, director of new technologies at Constar International, Inc., is presented. He joined the team of Constar when Crown Holdings spun off the division in 2002. He claims that they have solved the issue of scavenging oxygen through a polymer branded as...

    HOFBAUER, RANDY // Food & Beverage Packaging; Feb2009, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p33 

    The article reports on the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filed voluntarily by Constar International, one of the largest suppliers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers for conventional applications in soft drinks and water in North America and Europe. The common stock of the company...

  • Sacre bleu! French wine in plastic.
    Higgins, Kevin T. // Food Engineering; Oct2008, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p19 

    The article reports on the shipment of three varietals of French wines on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles imported by Boisset Family Estates to the U.S. Lifecycle analysis of a package's carbon footprint drove the decision to drop glass in favor of preforms produced by Constar...

  • A Review Of The Most Recent 100 Initial Public Offerings.
    Higgins, Kevin T. // Investment Dealers' Digest; 9/15/2003, Vol. 69 Issue 35, p35 

    Lists the top performing initial public offerings in the U.S. market as of September 10, 2003. Ashford Hospitality Trust; Gladstone Commercial; Redline Performance; Constar International; Impac Medical Systems.

    Higgins, Kevin T. // Investment Dealers' Digest; 9/15/2003, Vol. 69 Issue 35, p37 

    Lists the top performing initial public offerings in the U.S. market as of September 15, 2003. VistaCare; Dicks Sporting Goods; Cosi; Constar International; Ashford Hospitality Trust; Lexar Media.

    Higgins, Kevin T. // Beverage Industry; Dec2003, Vol. 94 Issue 12, p39 

    Deals with the award winning designs of Constar International Inc., a leader in polyethylene terephthalate packaging solutions in the beverage industry. Key to success in packaging designs; Benefits of the company's use of Finite Element Analysis in the design process; Idea behind the design...

    Higgins, Kevin T. // Plastics News; 6/23/2008, Vol. 20 Issue 16, p20 

    The article offers news briefs related to the plastics industry. Bottle supplier Constar International Inc. has introduced Vertical Compensation Technology, a panel-less hot-fill design for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers. S+S Inspection Inc. has opened a 3,000-square-foot recycling...

  • Constar in Chapter 11.
    Higgins, Kevin T. // Plastics News; 1/17/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 43, p1 

    The article reports on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Constar International Inc. which has filed for its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in three years in the process of reorganization to emerge from debt. The firm said it has reached agreement with holders of more than 75 percent of its 220...

  • Bottle maker Constar files for bankruptcy.
    Hockensmith, Dan // Plastics News; 1/5/2009, Vol. 20 Issue 44, p1 

    The article reports that Constar International Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 protection as part of a plan to reduce its debt by $175 million and its annual interest costs by $19 million. According to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, for the nine months ended September 30, 2008,...

  • Glass-Like O2 Scavenger Debuts in Ketchup Bottle.
    Hockensmith, Dan // Plastics Technology; May2007, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p21 

    The article reports on the novel oxygen scavenger bottle which has won the U.S. Food and Drug Administration food contact approval. According to Constar International Inc., the developer of DiamondClear oxygen scavengers, this should be commercialized in a monolayer ketchup container within the...

  • Industry Deals.
    Hockensmith, Dan // Secured Lender; Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p80 

    Provides a list of financing deals closed by the members of the Commercial Finance Association as of March 2003. Deal of CIT Business Credit with Sterling Chemicals Holdings Inc.; Deal of Citicorp NA with Constar International Inc.; Deal of Comerica Bank with VenCore Solutions.

    Behar, Hank // Beverage World; 11/15/2001, Vol. 120 Issue 11, p20 

    Focuses on the polyethene terephthalate (PET) beer bottle introduced by Constar company, a subsidiary of Crown Cork & Seal Co. Capability of the bottle; Projection on the use of PET by 2005.

  • New PET packaging.
    Behar, Hank // Beverage Industry; Jun2005, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p70 

    Introduces the first polyethylene terephthalate package of Tradewinds Beverage Co. designed by Constar International. Key features of the package.

  • New in Packaging.
    Behar, Hank // Private Label Buyer; Aug2008, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p46 

    The article offers developments in packaging in the U.S. EarthClear brand assisted Clear Lam Packaging's new technologies to conform with the demand in maintaining sustainable packaging solutions. Meanwhile, Constar International Inc. enhances the look of PET bottles and jars aimed at...

  • Praxair Acquires Constar of Norcross, Ga.
    Behar, Hank // Welding Journal; Feb2006, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p6 

    The article reports on the acquisition by Praxair Distribution Inc. of the gas business and facilities of Constar International Inc. and its affiliated companies in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. It provides information on the name of the acquired companies that would operate several...

  • Constar cutting jobs at 4 sites.
    Hockensmith, Dan // Plastics News; 8/25/2008, Vol. 20 Issue 25, p3 

    The article reports that Constar International Inc. will lay off workers at four plants in anticipation of reduced demand for PET bottles from its largest customer, PepsiCo Inc. According to a spokesman for Constar, facilities in Dallas, Texas, Jackson, Mississippi, Hebron, Ohio and Cheraw,...

  • Constar to sell used machinery.
    Bregar, Bill // Plastics News; 3/21/2011, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p3 

    The article reports that Constar International Inc. is in the process of selling 13 blow molding machines and 22 injection presses as it plans to exit commodity PET bottles. The company now plans to focus on specialized, engineered containers. It is stated that Constar has filed for Chapter 11...

  • Blow Molding.
    Bregar, Bill // Plastics Technology; Jun2007, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p21 

    The article offers information on the 8700 oxygen-transmission analyzer from Sidel Inc. and Systech Instruments Ltd. and reviews the CONSTruct Advanced Predictive Engineering container design software from Constar International Inc.

  • New Barrier Approaches For Wide-Neck Jars.
    Bregar, Bill // Plastics Technology; Jan2009, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p17 

    The article reports on the development of monolayer and multilayer designs for hot-fill barrier packaging for oxygen-sensitive foods. The widemouth polyethylene terephthalate (PET) jar from Graham Packaging Co. incorporates the firm's proprietary oxygen scavenger and passive barrier technology....

  • blow molding.
    Bregar, Bill // Plastics Technology; Apr2009, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p18 

    The article evaluates products being used in blow molding of plastics, including a recyclable single-use baby bottle from Rexam Home & Personal Care and MonOxbar Plus oxygen scavenger from Constar International Inc.

  • Beer bottler tipping to plastic.
    Bregar, Bill // Plastics News; 11/3/2003, Vol. 15 Issue 36, p18 

    The bottler of Pony Express-brand beer is switching from glass to three-layer, amber plastic bottles on filling equipment capable of using either material. Constar International Inc.'s plant in Havre de Grace, Maryland, makes the preforms and blow molds them with outer and inner layers of PET...

  • Fitness drink in PET adds an option.
    Bregar, Bill // Packaging Digest; Nov2009, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p8 

    The article reports on the launch of the FYXX Hybrid® energy drink by fitness center owner and entrepreneur Steve Ondish which uses a 20-ounce polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle from Constar International Inc. It mentions that the bottle integrates a technology that generates...

  • Jarring improvements to pasta sauce.
    Hartman, Lauren R. // Packaging Digest; Jan2010, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p28 

    The article focuses on the monolayer, recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) jars from Constar International Inc. which is used for the Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce line of LiDestri Foods in Fairport, New York. It states that when LiDestri started to use the PET jars, they gained a branded...

  • NAPCOR cuts two positions, rethinks goals.
    Toloken, Steve // Plastics News; 4/5/2004, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p1 

    Stung by the loss of several key member companies, the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) has laid off staff and is rethinking its mission. NAPCOR, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, eliminated two of its seven staff positions and has halted spending on its traditional...

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