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U.S. PET recycling rate climbs to highest rate yet: 30.8%

Report shows highest domestic recycling rate to date in 2012; however, supply of RPET could not keep up with demand, and declining bale yield remained an issue.
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Recyclable cheese pack provides functional benefits too

FrieslandCampina partners with resin and film suppliers to develop a recyclable bottom sheet for its cheese packaging that can be recycled.
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Delabeling: A recycling solution for full-wrap label PET bottles?

The Full-Wrap Label Consortium investigates solutions to the recycling stream issues surrounding full-wrap labels on PET bottles.
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Vending machine dispenses 'free' T-shirts made from recycled plastics

To celebrate New York Fashion Week as well as eco-chic clothing, the Plastics Make it Possible initiave sponsors a vending machine that dispenses recycled plastic T-shirts.
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Three cheers for PET

Here’s a tribute to PET, in recognition of its many attributes as a packaging material.
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Solvent-free spray adhesive in shapely PET bottles

Eclectic Products, Inc., Eugene, OR, has debuted new solvent-free, high-bond-strength E6000 Spray Adhesive, packaged in custom-contoured 8-oz PET bottles with a pinched-waist shape.
Eco-friendly pouches for Natura's new Sou line of products.
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Innovative pouches launched in Brazil

To expand its consumer base, Natura – leader in direct sales of cosmetics in Brazil – presented last May a new line of personal care products, Sou, with lower prices than similar items in its portfolio.
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OCTAL: DPET/PE laminate sheet for thermoformed food containers

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth # S-7858! OCTAL’s DPET/PE laminate sheet for thermoformed food containers, with the option for barrier performance, preserves contents from deterioration while providing appealing, detailed printing designs in both vacuum and modified atmosphere applications.


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U.K. recycler celebrates anniversary with 500 million green bottles

In one year, Continuum Recycling—a joint venture of Coca-Cola Enterprises and ECO Plastics—has processed half a billion bottles, doubling U.K.’s bottle-grade rPET supply.
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Filmquest: Ultra low-gloss film

Filmquest’s Soft Touch Ultra Low Gloss CP-267 film has a dead matte surface that allows high definition graphics to be seen from any angle without the loss of clarity from reflected store lighting.

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