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Plastic bottles used in a pharmaceutical application.
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Report forecasts growth for plastics in healthcare packaging

Compound annual growth rate of 5.6% predicted through 2018 by BCC Research.
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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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Plastic Suppliers, Inc.: Films for shrink sleeve labels, flexible packaging

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #6035! Plastic Suppliers, Inc.'s (PSI) Polyflex and EarthFirst (biopolymer) brand films are used in shrink sleeve label, flexible packaging, tamper-evident, and thermoforming applications.
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igus: Semi-finished materials now available from stock

Design, maintenance and mechanical engineers who make special parts themselves can order the company’s high-performance plastics as bar stock.
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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.
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Dordan: Thermoformed colored algae-plastic

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Pack Expo Booth #6606! Dordan has been working with ALGIX, an aquatic biomass technology company in partnership with Kimberly-Clark, on thermoforming the latest generation of its algae plastic that utilizes algae waste from aquaculture.
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Aveda launches package recycling program

Aveda’s new Full Circle recycling program allows customers to return packaging not accepted by municipal programs to be recycled, reused, or burned for energy recovery.
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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