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Raw pet-food bag uses renewable, compostable materials

Flexible, reclosable pouch for raw dog food from Steve’s Real Food is made from renewable compostable materials and is ‘green from the zipper to the sealant.’
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Valspar unveils new spray paint actuator

Valspar Paint, a leader in the paint and coatings industry, has introduced a breakthrough new spray paint formula and spray can design, and the innovative changes introduced to the new Valspar Spray Paint allow consumers to discover the transformative power in color more easily than ever.
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Packaging powers P&G's sustainability plans

The CPG releases its 13th Annual Sustainability Report, with packaging changes and material reductions playing an important role in near and short-term goals.
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CR auto additives closure

Sea Foam Sales Co., an auto additive manufacturer in Eden Prairie, MN, was among the first to employ the new VUN CR AF child-resistant closure.
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Method unveils bottle made from ocean plastic

Plastic retrieved from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch makes up 25% of Method’s 100% PCR-content polyethylene bottle.
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'Smart bag' design for pet food educates, differentiates

New packaging for dog-food brand Blackwood Pet Food places key product information on the front of the bag to aid ‘dog Moms’ in search of best nutrition.
The new rectangular container at right holds more tissue than the previous package, while still fitting in the same outer bliste
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Rectangular pack is a good fit for allograft tissue

Specially designed cyclic olefin copolymer container housed in an outer blister protects lyophilized tissue used primarily in orthopedic and spine-related surgeries.
Friesen's check weighers, IP69K-rated for washdowns, make good use of CP69x2 control panels (right) for machine visualization.
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Check weigher OEM weighs in on open architecture

Friesen’s increases its check weigher system speed by 31% and reduces downtime by 22% using controls that are PC- and EtherCAT-based.
Without proper venting, container collapse can occur
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Vented cap liners cure container woes

High-altitude plastic bottle collapsing problems solved and product safety and brand image preserved.
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Flavored glucose in stick packs provides tasty relief to diabetics

New stick packages make it convenient and ‘cool’ for children to prevent low blood sugar.
PASSWORD-PROTECTED. Because the metal detectors at TFH Publications are password-protected, unauthorized access to the settings
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Keeping dog treats metal-free

A manufacturer of dog treats and chews, TFH Publications takes no chances when it comes to metal detection technology on its plant floor.
GREENER BOTTLES. The greener cleaner bottles are made of recyclable PET, and the labeling system eliminates glue pots and solven
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Induction sealer secures products & contracts

Green cleaning-products company squelches leakers and lands more business by incorporating induction seals for certain distribution channels.
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Bag-in-box provides sustainable option for Shell Lubricants

Automotive motor oils, fluids, and chemicals are typically filled into rigid plastic containers.
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Petite pouch for ironing board cover/pad brings big savings

A simple solution has yielded big sustainability benefits for Household Essentials LLC, Hazelwood, MO, which now adds a Gold award from DuPont for Innovation and Sustainability to the Greener Package Award it was honored with in 2010.
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Molded-pulp bottle disrupts laundry detergent category

The Seventh Generation container consists of a molded-pulp outer shell made from 70% recycled cardboard (OCC) and 30% old newspapers (ONP) that can be recycled up to seven times.

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