At well over 1 million sq ft and growing, the triennial plastics showcase will have operating equipment at 400+ booths.Read more
PFFC's "On Print" columnist Dene Taylor will present educational session on packaging.Read more
The fundamentals of air entrainment, entrapment, and rheology are critical to product success.Read more
The high barrier performance of EVOH, even after abuse, has allowed for conversion from foil and metallized film laminations to co-extruded barrier films.Read more
News | New Products
Guardian chucks offer new handwheel, journal seat, and housing design
New version of the Sanilox system can be seen on company’s redesigned website
Patent-pending films developed by Pregis for inflatable cushioning applications
Thermoplastic elastomers are said to protect the freshness, quality, and safety of food and beverages
The company has had a busy and productive decade as a supplier of protective packaging solutions
An impressive array of speakers also will address economic trends, building winning organizational cultures, and more
SpearRC developed to offer PET bottle the benefits of pressure-sensitive labels
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- December 13, 2011
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI | Toray Plastics (America) has completed the construction of a $2 million, 445-kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) farm on its 70-acre campus in North Kingstown. The new, three-acre solar farm, said to be the largest in the state, consists of 1,650 PV panels and will generate 625 megawatt hours/yr, curbing escalating energy costs and reducing CO2 emissions by 340 tons/yr.
Funding for the solar farm was provided by Toray, grants from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp.’s Renewable Energy fund, and state and federal grants made possible by the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
At the inauguration ceremony, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee congratulated Toray on its environmental consciousness, its role as a “great corporate citizen,” and its commitment to manufacturing in Rhode Island and creating good jobs for state residents.
Rick Schloesser, president and CEO of Toray, told guests the company launched a major sustainability initiative in 2004, enabling it to achieve its goal of producing zero landfill waste, among many other significant benefits.