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Clothier finds use for recycled water bottles

North Carolina clothing maker Dirtball keeps 100,000 plastic water bottles out of landfills for every 10,000 pairs of Dirt Short Chinos it makes.
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Jindal: Film for stand-up pouch applications

See it at Interpack, Hall 9/09-1! Jindal Films’ Bicor 50 SuP 490, is a one-side treated, one-side sealable OPP-based sealant film for stand-up pouch applications that provides stiffness for stand-up display, high transparency for optimum visibility, and moisture barrier.
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Plastic film recycling inching forward in U.S.

Report shows a 1% increase in recycling of post-consumer film packaging from 2011 to 2012 and outlines opportunities for further growth.
In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
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First Person: Comparing/contrasting medical device and food packaging

In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
Juice+'s cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
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Package redesign 'juices' Juice Plus+

Cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
SiO2 offers plasma glass-coated plastic prefilled syringes.
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Innovation at PDA Europe

Plasma glass-coated plastic prefilled syringes—the best of both worlds.
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Understated bottles are beautiful for body wash

Apple & Bears Cosmetics selects clean, gloss-white PET bottles for its natural and organic Luxury Body Wash products.
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FPA winners are all about performance

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) judged 81 package entries featuring innovations that integrate consumer trends and needs with technical advancements in materials, graphics, structure, and sustainability to produce outstanding flexible packaging solutions.
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2014 FPA Silver Award Winners

Following are the 2014 FPA Silver Winners.
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Poultry processor switches to 100% recyclable trays

Saudi Arabian food company selects PET-based poultry trays that provide 100% recyclability.

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