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PolyOne: Bioplasticizer eliminates phthalates

Derived from rapidly renewable feedstocks and certified to contain 99% bio-based content, PolyOne’s reFlex 300 bioplasticizer is a non-phthalate alternative that provides a one-for-one replacement for general-purpose plasticizers used in flexible vinyl formulations.
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UPM Raflatac, Inc: Sustainable shelf labelstocks

Utilizing Latex Impregated and Jetlaser Translucent paper-based face materials, UPM Raflatac’s paper-faced products for shelf labeling applications provide label converters and retailers with compelling, environmentally-preferable alternatives to traditional vinyl products.
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Hexacomb: Display board

Falconboard Print All White display board from Hexacomb, a BOISE company, is designed for demanding digital or screen printing applications, accommodates most inks and adhesives, as well as commercial connective systems such as edge tape and plastic or metal edging/channels.
Protective packaging made from mushroom roots
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Protective packaging made from mushroom roots

Sealed Air's Restore™ Mushroom Packaging is a 100% renewable protective packaging made from non-food agricultural byproducts and mycelium, or mushroom roots. This is the first commercialized use of the technology developed by Ecovative Design and offers all-natural protective packaging that is home-compostable.
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Henkel: Sustainable thermal insulation for packaging

Thermolite packaging from Henkel and LBP Manufacturing is a sustainable thermal insulation for packaging formulated from renewable material and applied in-line during the converting process to create multi-functional packaging containers.
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Bev Marketing Group: 16-oz. PET bamboo beverage bottle

Designed to help brand owners create a differentiated shelf-presence for a wide variety of premium beverages, Bev Marketing’s 16-oz. PET bamboo beverage bottle features a base that provides filling line stability, 
clarity, and shatter-resistance.
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Dell: 'Powering the possible' of green

Following the release of computer giant Dell’s 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report in July, Oliver Campbell, Dell’s director of procurement, discussed the company’s initiatives around packaging, in particular its use of bamboo and mushroom-based packaging.
Package Case Study
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Biopolymer tray for refrigerated ready meals

Excelline Foods launched its new ready meals by installing a thermoforming machine and feeding it a forming web lamination whose core layer is a corn-based biopolymer.
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Package Case Study
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Facial wipes in 'green' packs

Emerging organic skincare company Ecocare says it has launched eco-friendly facial wipes in eco-friendly packaging.
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Organic tea producer selects cellulose-based packaging material

Germany-based Lebensbaum to pack its range of organic teas in NatureFlex NVR material, which delivers environmental and barrier benefits.

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