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Vacuum packaging that keeps meat red
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Vacuum packaging that keeps meat red

FreshCase technology, which involves the use of sodium nitrite in the food contact layer of the film, is an award-winning way of using vacuum packaging without causing the fresh red meat to darken.
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Xango PET
Package Case Study

Xango moves to PET for nutritional supplement beverage

Switch from glass to plastic provides economic and sustainable packaging advantages for its Xango Juice.
Easier handling in the pantry was a driver behind the 2 box development.
Package Case Study

Cheerios 2 Box: source reduction, consumer satisfaction

New packaging technology, proprietary to General Mills, makes it possible to pack cereal more densely, which lets the firm reduce its use of paperboard by 200,000 pounds annually.

Heineken launches sustainable package design challenge

A new Web-based open-innovation platform launches with a global challenge to consumers to help Heineken design more sustainable packaging for its beer brand.

Hasbro to improve product-to-package ratio

Toy company announces initiative to reduce the product-to-package ratio by approximately 15% for some of its most popular global brands.
Materials Product Brief

Portola Packaging, Inc: Tamper-evident plug closure

The new Steri-Shield from Portola Packaging is the company's first tamper-evident (TE) linerless plug closure for extended shelf life (ESL) and aseptic beverage packages.
Planters container
Package Case Study

Planters, Sonoco partner for sustainability

Glass-to-plastic switch reduces weight of packaging and the number of trucks to distribute product.

RIT students prove they’re up for package design challenge

Winning design involves replacing a stout-shaped glass bottle for a lightweight, taller PET for Wegmans BBQ sauce.

INCPEN publishes guide for sustainable packaging in the Internet age

Free report for manufacturers and retailers provides guidance on designing resource-efficient and cost-efficient packaging for e-commerce products.
Cardinal Health cartons

Cardinal Health introduces surgical glove half-fold packages

Modified packaging reduces waste, maximizes storage space, and demonstrates the company’s commitment to sustainability.


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