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Materials Product Brief
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IPL: Environmentally-friendly clear food containers

IPL’s new clear polypropylene (PP) Film Seal Square Line and Tamper Evident Square Line containers (made with Milliken & Company’s high-performance additives), meet customer demand for products with a lower environmental footprint.
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Feature Article
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Sustainability and the new age of systems thinking

The packaging sustainability conversation has moved beyond recyclability, renewable materials, and clean energy to thinking about logistics, supply chains, and environmental impacts as integrated systems.
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Study compares costs for corrugated versus RPCs for shipping tomatoes

Results of a detailed, activity-based accounting comparison show that shipping tomatoes in corrugated saves $6.8 million annually versus using RPCs.
Materials Product Brief
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APPE: Pasteurizable PET jar

Capable of hot-fill or pasteurization up to 95 degrees C, the new lightweight shatterproof ThermaLite PET jar from APPE is up to 85% lighter than glass equivalents with a smaller footprint, provides energy and transportation savings, and also reduces noise levels and avoids the risk of breakage on the line.
New 4”-wide square polypropylene tub.
Package Case Study
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Smart Balance gets square

In May 2013, Smart Balance, a division of Boulder Brands, Boulder, CO, began market introduction of redesigned packaging for all of its 13 popular, heart-healthier buttery spread products.
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The importance of honoring the 'secret hero'—packaging

Past DuPont Award winners reflect on the experience of being honored in the competition, while program leader Shanna Moore provides insight on the value of recognizing packaging innovation.
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AMERIPEN brochure urges holistic approach

New online brochure urges the packaging industry to think more broadly about the role that packaging plays in the total system that it supports.
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Free report: 'Greening Fast Food Packaging'

New report outlines the attributes of environmentally friendly fast-food packaging and applauds companies such as McDonald’s and Starbucks that have made meaningful strides.
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Nestlé reveals the math and science of sustainability

Some smart tools and a 20-year commitment to green ideals span benefits from lightweighting, recycling and bioplastics, to a smaller global carbon footprint.
Primer
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Ten tips for sustainable package design

Here's how to make sure your next package development project is environmentally as well as financially sustainable.

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