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Sidel: Lightweight PET water bottle

Sidel’s RightWeight 0.5 litre PET bottle weighs 7.95 grams, uses standard 26/22 caps, and offers top-load performance of 33 kilograms without nitrogen dosing, to help eliminate the “over squeeze” issue which can result in the spilling of contents unintentionally, and making it easier for consumers to unscrew the cap and open the bottle.
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New packaging does away with plastic tray.
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Nonni's launches a greener pack

Oak Brook, IL-based Nonni’s Foods, North America’s leading biscotti baker, has announced the introduction of new, vibrant and more environmentally-friendly packaging for its Biscotti grocery store packs.
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Greener Package Top 10 countdown

The 10 most-read stories on the Greener Package website in 2013 point to readers’ wide-ranging interests, from new packaging materials and formats to topics such as resource conservation.
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Winery selects label with alternative barrier coating

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will transition to a pressure-sensitive paper label with a mineralized coating for its white wine that provides a high barrier for wet conditions.
The new corrugated configurations incorporate tighter dimensions and eliminate interior dividers. Neither the inner cartons nor the outer shipping cases require foam peanuts for protective cushioning.
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New casing strategy cultivates economy and ecology

Organic grower reinvents its shipper packing operations to minimize material usage and waste byproducts.
Stackable flexible package features reclosable lid produced from a single roll of film
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Stackable flexible package features reclosable lid produced from a single roll of film

Patented PrimaPak design from Clear Lam replaces cans, bottles and jars eliminating hundreds of millions of pounds of glass, plastic and metal from landfills. Packaging is designed to reduce weight, improve cube utilization and enhance product to package ratios as well as maximize efficiencies in warehousing, shipping, and merchandising.
Video: Roberts PolyPro improves the packaging sustainability of its handles
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Video: Roberts PolyPro improves the packaging sustainability of its handles

Roberts PolyPro has developed a new two-pack bottle handle that decrease materials sourced and increases pallet utilization. The overall source reduction translates into a 26% lower cost for these new HDPE handles designed for carrying two-gallon jugs of refrigerated product.
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Eco Friendly vodka goes from glass to PET

Custom 1.75-L PET bottle for McCormick’s Eco Friendly 360 Vodka offers lighter weight with glass-like appearance, and is first to feature a swing-top closure.
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'In this century, water is going to be the next oil'

The American Chemical Society launches a web-based toolkit to foster greater understanding of the challenges in providing a sustainable supply of clean water.
Materials Product Brief
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Aqua Based Technologies: Grease-resistant coating for food packaging

Designed for use with paper, board, and new starch-based food packaging substrates (such as PLA), Aqualene 5050 from Aqua Based Technologies, a division of ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc., is an eco-friendly, water-based coating that is economical, repulpable, and has high oil and grease resistance (OGR).

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