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Labeling Terms & Definitions: A

AABRASION RESISTANCE The degree to which a label surface, including printing and protective coatings, is able to resist rubbing or wearing from friction. Also referred to as “rub” or “scuff” resistance.ABSORBENCYThat property of a porous material which causes it to consume liquids or vapors.ABSORPTIONWhen one substance penetrates into the mass of another.ACCELERATETo speed up the progress [...]

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Product and Supply Storage Options for Every Specialist in the Dental Industry

Growing up, I had what you could call a ‘formidable gap’ between my front teeth. So, when I was eleven years old, after delaying the inevitable as long as humanly possible, I paid my first visit to the orthodontist. And a few weeks later, my parents gifted me a mouthful of metal.Despite my pre-teen self’s fervent belief that I [...]

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Amerimold Expo: Parkway Scopes Out Latest and Greatest Technology in Mold Manufacturing Industry

Amerimold is an annual tradeshow that addresses the business development, best practices and networking interests of the plastic injection mold manufacturing industry. Because manufacturing trends are constantly changing it's very important to keep up with the latest processes, techniques and applications, and Amerimold provides the opportunity to do so. Amerimold 2018 was held on June 13th and 14th in Novi, [...]

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Homemade Bath and Beauty Product Containers for Soap Bars, Shampoo Bars and Conditioner Bars too!

As a guy in my 30s, I’m not ashamed to admit: I love cooking and I like to smell good. But even with that said, I must confess: until recently, I was a total novice when it came to homemade soap and other DIY beauty products. However, after doing a little digging and exploring the approaches of a [...]

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Small Plastic Containers - Packaging for Every Industry from Parkway Plastics

Parkway Plastics Regular Wall 33 mm - 1/2 oz Jars - Small Packaging for Every IndustryIf you’re a company looking for a replacement of your current container for your product, or simply looking for small-size packaging for house wares, look no further than Parkway Plastics! In this blog, we are featuring our Regular Wall 33mm 1/2oz jars in your choice [...]

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​America’s Pot Boom: Playing it Safe with Child Resistant Plastic Storage

According to Forbes magazine, in 2018 marijuana is the fastest growing industry in the US[1]. Full disclosure, I live in California, where the Gold Rush potential off legalized pot has long-since been unearthed. But recently, that momentum is spreading across the nation, moving into new and emerging markets at an impressive rate that’s only increasing. [2] At the moment that I’m writing [...]

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Parkway's Engineering Intern and Rutgers Student to Compete at Formula North Race Car Event

We'd like to introduce the newest intern in Parkway Plastic’s Engineering Department, Chris Golm! At Parkway, he will be working in and with our tool room and engineering departments creating models for jar molds using SolidWorks, a computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) program used for creating 3D CAD images of our molds and [...]

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Caps and Cap Liners: What's Really Going On Underneath with Foam Liners, Heat Seal, Pressure Sensitive and Cosmetic Disc Liners

Caps and Cap Liners: What's Really Going On Underneath with Foam Liners, Heat Seal, Pressure Sensitive and Cosmetic Disc LinersPrior to a few days ago, my working knowledge of cap liners was pretty much non-existent. To be honest, I had never heard “cap” and “liner” paired together and hadn’t given caps much thought, aside from dedicating a few too many [...]

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A Trip to the Boston Cannabis Convention: Safety Concerns with Packaging Highlight Need for Child Resistant Caps and Jars

On a sunny Sunday in March, I drove up to Boston to check out NECANN’s (New England Cannabis Conventions) fourth annual Boston Cannabis Convention.Held at the impressive Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay, the BCC was a well-planned, carefully organized outing and had the flavors and fixings of a proper business convergence event, not [...]

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Know Your Plastic: 5 Things You Should Know When Buying Plastic Jars

If you’re new to plastics or are contemplating making your first order of customized plastic jars, here are a five things to consider first:1. THE LOOK    Aesthetically speaking, what type of jar are you looking for?Are you searching for the clear, sleek appearance of a styrene jar? Or the smokey, opaque look of a clarified polypropylene? Does [...]

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