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San Jose rejects foam foodservice recycling, bucking California trend

Although PS foam packaging is the only foodservice packaging recycled in CA, San Jose City Council restricts its use; plastics makers urge council to reconsider.
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PET bottle with rigid liner shows promise for multiple applications

New package for the dispensing and delivery of sensitive chemicals offers shatter-resistance, a light weight, and full product evacuation; technology is available for license.
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New consortium addresses PET recycle stream issues

Members, representing the entire value chain, consider multiple solutions to the problem of full-wrap labels in the PET recycle stream.
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Performance, source reduction will help plastic film market

Freedonia projects demand for plastic film in the U.S. to grow 1.8% annually to 15.9 billion lb in 2016.
Compostable film wrap for Free Trade chocolates.
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Chocolate wrapped in compostable film

Alce Nero, an Italian consortium of organic producers and farmers, has chosen compostable material to wrap its range of Fair Trade chocolate.
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Nourish organic skincare line rooted in earth-friendly benefits

While product uses 100% organic ingredients, packaging contains a minimum of 25% recycled content and is recyclable.
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Klockner Pentaplast: Light foamed medical packaging

Because current FDA medical-packaging regulations prohibit the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content, Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pentamed light foamed high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) films fill customers’ sustainability goals by providing material reduction as they reduce package weight while maintaining physical properties comparable to standard materials.
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Clamshell shines in eyetracking study

In research recently conducted through Clemson University’s CUShop™ to evaluate how different styles of packaging influence a customer’s point-of-sale behavior, statistical evidence showed a strong purchase preference for clear plastic clamshells over printed paperboard boxes.
Klockner Pentaform SmartCycle film
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Klockner Pentaplast: PET films use 100% PCR content

The Pentaform SmartCycle film product line from Klockner Pentaplast has been extended to include Pentaform SmartCycle PET films consisting of 100% post-consumer-recycled (PCR) content.
Dow executive unveils plans for flexible packaging innovations
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Dow executive unveils plans for flexible packaging innovations

If you’re seeking insight into the latest innovations in pouches and other types of flexible packaging, don’t miss this interview with Dave Kyle, Director of Marketing for Dow Packaging, filmed on-site at 2012 Pack Expo in Chicago. You’ll get insights on how the company is working with industry partners, and will, in the coming months, unveil new advances in packaging efficiency, convenience, shelf stability and sustainability - from material reduction to waste-to-energy technology.
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