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Phoenix Technologies: Food-grade rPET resin

LNO w resin from Phoenix Technologies is a new food-grade, melt-extruded rPET pellet with good color and cost attributes that is suitable for ambient/cold/frozen applications, as well as personal care products.
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PCR PET is central to OtterBox redesign

The outer carton boasts a ‘beautiful opaque yellow’ while the inner tray that holds the cell phone protector is made of up to 100% post-consumer recycled PET.
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Sig Combibloc: Foldable beverage bottle/carton

Combidome from SIG Combibloc combines the best features of an aseptic carton pack with the best features of a bottle to provide unique differentiation for any beverage, and can produce 12,000 carton packs/hour.
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Innovative Plastech: Thermoformed pallet tray

Innovative Plastech’s Sell Stack is a thermoformed pallet tray that is said to significantly improve upon the conventional corrugated fiberboard typically used to ship, store, and display bottles and cans, while creating an unobstructed view of products for shoppers.
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Automated Packaging Systems: EarthAware™ biodegradable and recycled film bags for greater sustainability

Data sheets from Automated Packaging Systems provide details of the EarthAware lines of biodegradable and recycled poly-film bags.
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Package Case Study
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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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U.S. demand for PCR plastic to reach 3.5 billion lb in 2016

While demand for PCR plastic is set to grow 6.5% in the U.S. in the next four years, the overall rate of recycling will remain low—less than 7% of the total plastic demand.
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.
Corner, edge protector results in sustainable, temporary rack display
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Corner, edge protector results in sustainable, temporary rack display

PACK EXPO 2012: Great Northern Corp.'s Laminations division has employed its VBoard edge-protection product to create the preformed PalletTop display for applications requiring a sturdy, industrial solution. VBoard laminated paperboard is made from recycled, recyclable materials.
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Weis Markets to use 100% recyclable PET MAP trays for meat

Working with custom thermoformer, the grocery chain embarks on development of first closed-loop recyclable meat tray.

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