MonoSol employee and film roll

MonoSol to build new factory in Poland, expand in Lebanon

Merrillville-based MonoSol will build a new factory in Poland to meet growing global demand and will expand production capacity at its newly built plant in Lebanon in downstate Indiana.

Nov, 05, 2019

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MonoSol Expands Operations Locally and into Europe to Serve Growing Global Customer Base

New Poland Facility and Expansion of Lebanon, Indiana Facility Slated for 2020 MERRILLVILLE, Ind., November 4, 2019 – To meet rapidly increasing demand for its water-soluble and biodegradable films, Kuraray’s MonoSol Division today announced plans to further expand its operations with the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Poland. Additionally, the company confirmed plans […] Read more

Nov, 04, 2019

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Biodegradable, water-soluble materials draw interest in applications for single-use plastics

Materials used in single-use plastics all have their fair share of issues especially with regards to end-of-use which are leading to such plastics accumulating as waste.

Oct, 22, 2019

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ASK THE CEO: MELISSA HOCKSTAD

Melissa Hockstad, president and CEO of the American Cleaning Institute, answers questions from ACI member Matt Vander Laan

Oct, 22, 2019

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Where next for edible packaging? From dissolvable pre-workout protein packs to instant oatmeal

Tide Pods remain firmly off the menu, but individually portioned instant coffee, pasta, oatmeal and servings of protein powder encased in edible packaging that dissolves as soon as it hits water could become a staple in US households as firms seek to reduce packaging waste, boost convenience, and help consumers engage in portion control, says […] Read more

Oct, 16, 2019

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Single serving without the waste

The reputation of plastic drinking straws took a serious turn last year. Restaurants, bars, hotels, resorts and governments banned them. Manufacturers were tasked with finding replacement materials, including paper and stainless steel. Overnight, straws became the poster child for everything that’s wrong with the way we eat and the enormous amount of plastic waste it […] Read more

Oct, 14, 2019

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Global marketplace offers opportunities for businesses adept enough to compete in rapidly changing arena

The global marketplace has been a hotbed of activity in recent months. From trade wars to proposed tariffs, as well as growing populations and increased industrialization of countries such as China and India, leaders from a range of sectors have been working around the clock to find strategies to best navigate the volatile situation.

Oct, 03, 2019

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MonoSol Begins Hiring for New Manufacturing Plant in Lebanon

Construction Nearly Complete, Job Fair Scheduled for August 8 MERRILLVILLE, Ind., July 29, 2019 – MonoSol, one of the fastest-growing companies in Northwest Indiana, is expanding to Lebanon and hiring up to 95 employees for its new manufacturing plant. To help fill those positions, the company is hosting a Career Fair on Thursday, August 8, […] Read more

Jul, 29, 2019

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The case for degradability’s place alongside the three Rs

Single-use plastics and plastic packaging are under increasing pressure today, as evidenced by the growing number of taxes or outright bans on everything from plastic bags to drinking straws.

Jul, 08, 2019

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PVOH with David Edwards

In a recent interview, Matthew Rogerson spoke with David Edwards to learn more about his technology, PVOH. As the industry gears towards more sustainable solutions we discuss the credentials of the material, and how it has so much more to offer the industry.

Jun, 18, 2019

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