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Aerosol can has 15% less aluminum than standard package

Henkel Beauty Care updates the aluminum aerosol can for its Fa deodorant brand, using a new structure that is 15% lighter than a standard aluminum aerosol package.
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Mondelez exceeds packaging reduction goal by 78%

An annual report from Mondelez detailing its progress against its environmental goals describes how the company has eliminated 89 million lb of packaging since 2013.
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Medtronic employs ethnographic research for new package

HealthPack 2015: Using ethnographic research leads to the development of medical device packaging.
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Food & beverage driving global green packaging market

A new report analyzing the global green packaging market to 2019 forecasts strong growth, led by the food and beverage industry.
Off The Shelf: Big time space savings
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Off The Shelf: Big time space savings

It's remarkable how much cost can be taken out of the value chain when primary packaging is carefully examined.
Engro's Y Frooter is the first application of Ecolean's Air Aseptic Clear technology.
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Clear stand-up pouch is a first

Pakistan’s Engro Foods, a Karachi-based producer of dairy products, frozen desserts, and fruit drinks, recently became the first to commercialize a clear version of an aseptically filled stand-up pouch that has some pretty unique characteristics.
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Video: Sparkling wine bottle gets 2 oz lighter

In a two-year project, MARTINI Asti redesigns its sparkling wine bottle to reduce the glass weight, as part of parent company Bacardi’s sustainability initiative.
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Dairy saves 1.7 M lb of HDPE in less than two years

A new 1-gal HDPE milk jug for United Dairy uses significantly less plastic, increases operational efficiencies, and offers greater functionality to consumers.
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New structure for salsa combines rigid and flexible materials

Ana’s Foods becomes the first user of a new packaging structure for its salsa that uses a rigid frame with flexible sides to reduce the use of plastic by up to 50%.
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Silgan: Lightweight easy-open can end

Silgan Containers’ Ultralite QT easy-open can end looks and functions like other easy-open can ends but is produced from lighter weight metal, making it 20% lighter than comparable ends and the lightest-weight easy-open end of its kind in the US, according to the company.

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