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45% of U.S. households have access to carton recycling

Carton recycling jumps 150% since the formation of the Carton Council of North America in 2009.
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Off The Shelf: Aseptically packaged tomatoes are packing particulates
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Off The Shelf: Aseptically packaged tomatoes are packing particulates

Herzel Canning Co. & Farms is aseptically packaging cut tomatoes in 26.46-oz cartons. The firm is believed to be the first to commercialize such a package with particulates.
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Coconut water for kids strikes the right balance

Vita Coco Kids coconut water builds upon the established brand identity of the original Vita Coco product while adding whimsical, kid-friendly touches.
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Testing confirms select grades of paperboard with EarthCoating are recyclable

Smart Planet Technologies, Inc. has announced that select paperboard grades with EarthCoating® have successfully completed recyclability and repulpability testing.
CSS President & CEO Elisha Tropper (right) and company VP of Sales & Marketing Brian Lyle analyze the different packaging configuration options yielded by alternative security-seal product designs.
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Optimizing industrial packaging through product design

New security seals company keeps packaging front-of-mind when developing a more robust product design, resulting in a smaller box size and greater end-user value.
The Cartocan is used by itsu for its line of teas.
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New paper/foil/polymer can debuts

Itsu iced tea in the UK has been launched in something called the Cartocan.
Mentadent's PET toothpaste packs.
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Redesigned packaging for Mentadent toothpastes

Mentadent Maximum Protection line gets new look from Milan-based brand and product design agency to stand out on store shelves.
Growth in global folding carton market, as shown in this chart from Smithers Pira.
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Growth in global folding carton market

Emerging countries, single-serve packs, consumer electronics, and healthcare drive growth.
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Rondo-Pak: Tamper-evident folding boxes

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas! Designed for pharmaceutical packaging, Rondo-Pak has developed a folding box with an innovative tamper evidence feature that already surpasses future first opening verification security requirements (mandatory from 2016 pursuant to Directive 2011/62/EU), according to the company.
Pacific Foods
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Retort cartons contain ready-to-eat pasta meals

Pacific Foods launches childhood pasta favorites made from all natural ingredients, packaged in BPA-free, retortable liquid cartons.

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