Renewable resources

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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.
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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.
Packaging is made from renewable resources.
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.
Lebensbaum tea
Package Case Study
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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.
The biodegradable foam that braces the recording unit delivers the anti-static, shock, and vibration protection.
Package Case Study
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Biodegradable foam protects electronics shipments

Cornstarch-based protective packaging provides sustainable option for global shipping of electronics product.
Wool packaging
News
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Grant issued to study sheep's wool for packaging and shipping vaccines

To combat growing vaccine waste, a U.K. government initiative reportedly will back R&D of sheep's wool packaging for pharmaceuticals.
Materials Product Brief
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M-Real USA Corporation: Double-coated kraftliners

M-Real’s two new double-coated grades, Kemiart Graph+ and Kemiart Lite+, provide POS displays and retail-ready packaging with a smoother and glossier surface, enhancing printability with improved ink laydown, brighter colors and more accurate detail.
Materials Product Brief
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Excellent Packaging & Supply: Food trays made from bulrush and other plant fibers

Designed to replace the polystyrene containers that are typically used in the meat, poultry and seafood departments, Excellent Packaging has added a new line of food display and presentation containers to its line of compostable foodservice packaging products.
The unique patented ‘trapped clamshell’.
Package Case Study
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AT&T is sweet on sugarcane-based thermoform

Renewable-resource film to be used in the thermoformed part of the clamshell package in which AT&T merchandises more than 300 SKUs of its wireless accessories products.
Materials Product Brief
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Korsnäs AB: Kraft paper for bags is stretchable

The environmentally-friendly Korsnäs Wave is a formable, stretchable, stiff, strong kraft paper with a very special feel that resists tearing and abrasion.

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