Starch-based packaging is eco-friendly.
Package Case Study

Starch technology yields eco-friendly pack for pasta

Improving the environment while increasing food freshness are dual benefits from the new packaging for Valley Fine Foods of Benicia, CA.
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Bioplastics market to reach $3.94 billion in 2014

A new report predicts that bioplastics will become increasingly important as economic, legislative, and environmental issues drive policies to support sustainable growth.

Bioplastic, 3D-printed jar for skin balm

Anita’s Balm founder Anita Redd has engineered and is now manufacturing an intricately designed jar to hold 1 oz of her natural skin remedy, formulated for eczema. The jar is made in-house, using a 3D printer and is constructed of plant-based PLA resin.

Coca-Cola further invests in biobased resin for PlantBottle

The Coca-Cola Company is making an additional investment in paraxylene company Virent to speed the full-scale commercialization of its 100% plant-based plastic packaging.
Feature Article

Key trends driving bioplastics for packaging

Among the trends driving the market for bioplastic packaging materials, the competitive cost and availability of fossil fuels will have the largest impact and their commercial production and use.

Corn: Boon or bane for bioplastics packaging?

Can bioplastics thrive on a diet of corn?
Materials Product Brief

Bilcare: Eco-friendly blister packaging

See it at Pharma EXPO, Booth #875! ECOmply blister film from Bilcare Research Inc. blends standard PVC film with a special additive that makes it biodegradable; the cost-effective film is also able to withstand the mechanical, thermal, and biological stress of pharmaceutical packaging production.

European researchers work to develop biodegradable dairy packaging

Spanish nonprofit research organization works with companies from five European countries to pioneer a biodgradable material for dairy that stands up to thermal requirements.
Materials Product Brief

HLP Klearfold: Bio-PET plastic folding carton

Delivering the same appearance, quality, and performance as Klearfold PET cartons, HLP Klearfold’s PlantBox is a new plastic folding carton made from box-grade bio-PET (bio-based polyethylene terephthalate), up to 30% of which comes from plant-based sources.
Materials Product Brief

Smart Planet Technologies: Adhesive label with eco-friendly coating

Smart Planet Technologies' EarthLabel pressure-sensitive (self-adhesive) label uses EarthCoating, a mineralized coating alternative to a 100% polyethylene (PE) barrier coating, on its bottle label to provide high-quality moisture-barrier performance while reducing plastic content.


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