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Flautas from Excelline in biopolymer packaging.
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New barrier biopolymer apps debut at AMI/FMI

Boasting a gas-barrier layer that comes from a ‘high amylose plant starch,’ corn-based biopolymer trays were a notable highlight at AMI/FMI International May 1-3 in Dallas.
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Study compares bio-based plastics

A qualitative analysis of bio-based plastics evaluates their environmental, health, and safety impacts through LCA information and plots them on an Avoid/Preferred spectrum.
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Easter egg candy packs are renewable, compostable

Canadian candy company selects cellulose-based film for its stand-up pouch packaging for competitive advantage with Easter treats.
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Lactalis uses bioplastics for its cheese snacks

Precious Sticksters cheeses are filled on hf/f/s equipment using a 50-50 film blend of polylactic acid and petroleum-based materials.
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Brazilian sunscreen launched in sugarcane-based plastic bottle

After partnering with bioplastic manufacturer in 2008, J&J releases personal care product in packaging containing sugarcane-based plastic.
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The Greener Package top 10 for 2011

Readers continue to crave information on bioplastics and end-of-life options for packaging.
(l. to r.) Edwards, Gruber, Frazier, and van Aken
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Coca-Cola invests in biotech to fast track a 100% plant-based bottle

The Coca-Cola Company invests in three biotechnology companies to help speed the development of a commercial-scale technology to create a 100% plant-based PlantBottle.
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World demand for bioplastics to exceed 1 million tons in 2015

Consumer preferences for sustainable materials, improved product performance, and price parity with petroleum-based plastics will be the key drivers of bioplastic’s growth.
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PLA yogurt cup project scrutinized from all angles

Attention to detail, as well as the new pack’s 48% reduction in global warming potential versus petroleum-based packages, netted Stonyfield an Environmental Impact award in the FDA-Regulated category of this year’s competition.
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Latest advances in PLA bio-resins for thermoformed packaging

Technology brief from Plastic Ingenuity explains the latest advances in using PLA bioplastics for most thermoformed food packaging applications. Covers advances in heat deflection, typical cost, capacity, clarity, and brittleness.
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