Renewable resources

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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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Packaging is made from renewable resources.
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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
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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.
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Biodegradable foam protects electronics shipments

Cornstarch-based protective packaging provides sustainable option for global shipping of electronics product.
Wool packaging
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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.
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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.
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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’.
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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.
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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.
Aseptic packs have FSC label.
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Aseptic packs with FSC label

For the first time in the USA, beverages are being filled in aseptic carton packs displaying the FSC® label of the Forest Stewardship Council.

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