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First 100% recycled-content water cooler bottle launched

Pioneering water company Ice River Springs expands its plastic recycling initiatives, producing the first closed-loop 100% recycled-content bottle for the water cooler.
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Materials Product Brief
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Selenis: Versatile line of PETG

In addition to applications in automotive, medical, and construction, the Genius line of glycol-modified PET products from Selenis can be used in a wide range of packaging applications, including injection molding, heat shrink sleeves, sheet extrusion and thermoforming, and extrusion blow molding of bottles.
Spectra Packaging: New PET packs
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Spectra Packaging: New PET packs

Company adds six new PET packs to its Broadway range of oval containers.
Extrusion/blow-molded of HDPE, Stada's Ladival container showed rising sales figures during its initial summer sales period.
Package Case Study
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Successful start for new travel-size sun protection bottle

Extrusion/blow-molded of HDPE, container showed rising sales figures during its initial summer sales period.
News
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EPS industry shows slow but steady rise in recycling rates

Post-industrial and post-consumer EPS recycling increased in 2012 from 71.3 million to 93.7 million pounds, due to greater consumer participation.
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C-store and PepsiCo recycling program diverts 6,000 lb of waste in 2013

A recycling initiative between c-store Kum & Go in Tulsa and PepsiCo facilitates on-the-go recycling and earns these companies a recycling award.
Feature Article
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Five trends impacting the North American packaging market

Find out what trends are expected to drive the growth of the North American packaging market from $169.1 billion to $186 billion by 2017.
Sealed double-barrier trays are placed into a folding carton, supplied by Barger. The FORZA packaging consists of a total of four thermoformed PETG trays; one inner tray, two sizes of inner retainer trays, and an outer tray sealed with coated Tyvek lidding material.
Package Case Study
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Double-barrier tray accommodates 700 spinal implants

Medical device maker Orthofix works with its packaging supplier to fit some 700 spinal implant products into four trays with retainers.
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Recycling of HDPE bottles tops 1 billion lbs in 2012

Annual report shows that for the twenty-third consecutive year, Americans have increased the pounds of plastic bottles returned for recycling.
Materials Product Brief
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Clear Lam Packaging: Freezer grade RPET rollstock

Improved low temperature performance offered for tough frozen applications.
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