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Portola Packaging, Inc: Plug-seal closure for hot-fill, aseptic beverage packaging

The GreenLyte one-piece closure line from Portola Packaging is a new line of plug-seal, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) 38 mm closures for single and multiserve, hot-fill, and aseptic beverage packaging applications.
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Klockner Pentaplast: Light foamed medical packaging

Because current FDA medical-packaging regulations prohibit the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content, Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pentamed light foamed high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) films fill customers’ sustainability goals by providing material reduction as they reduce package weight while maintaining physical properties comparable to standard materials.
The Packsize EM7 automatic packaging machine.
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Staples delivers custom box sizes with every order

Staples rolls out new technology that creates cartons sized to fit each individual order. When the program is fully implemented, Staples will produce up to 1 million custom cases/day.
Material-reduced Kellogg's club-store pack gets graphic punch
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Material-reduced Kellogg's club-store pack gets graphic punch

The StrataGraph division of Great Northern Corp. supplies Kellogg's with a laminated SBS solution for its club-store packs of Pastry Crips that offers enhanced package graphics, while reducing material use and providing superior structural strength.
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Earthbound Farm installs robotic systems to case-pack produce clamshells

Gentle handling, accuracy, cost, and environmental benefits help this California grower of organic salads and produce.
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Custom case saves waste for winery

A specially designed 12-count corrugated case for small-volume winery Terrien provides a more sustainable packaging solution through a sophisticated, sturdy structure.
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Whole Foods moves to mineralized coating for deli boxes

The Rocky Mountain Region of grocer Whole Foods Market plans to introduce its 100% recycled paperboard deli boxes with a coating made from 40% calcium carbonate.
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Clorox concentrates bleach for smaller bottle

Slimmer, smaller bleach bottle introduced for Clorox that holds concentrated product that reduces the amount of plastic and water used by the brand.
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Zero-waste, package-free grocery store opens in Texas

New in.gredients grocery store opens in Texas, with a goal of focusing on community and sustainability, including the elimination of packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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Graham Packaging: PET beverage carafe creates differentiation for premium products

Designed for ambient or cold-filled drinks such as juices, teas, lemonades, fruit punches, and other beverages typically found in the refrigerated section, Graham Packaging’s new stock 59-oz. polyethylene terephthalate (PET) carafe is designed to help brand owners create a differentiated shelf-presence for a wide variety of premium beverages.

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