NatureWorks LLC, a leader in bioplastics manufacturing, has announced that Thailand’s largest chemical producer, PTT Chemical Public Company Limited (PTT Chemical) is investing $150 million in NatureWorks.
By no means comprehensive, here is a brief list of some companies who are either in the business of providing sustainable packaging materials or can speak to the subject:Innovia, www.innoviafilms.comEarthcycle Packaging, www.earthcycle.comNatureWorks, www.natureworks.com Plantic, www.plantic.com.auFabri-Kal, www.fabrikal.comMeadWestvaco, www.meadwestvaco.comTetraPak, www.tetrapak.com0-I, www.o-i.comHuhtamaki, www.huhtamaki.comPlastic Suppliers, www.plasticsuppliers.comSee the main story that goes with this sidebar: Sustainability brings environmental, social, and economic opportunities
In November, a group of two dozen packaging professionals from companies such as Coca-Cola, Estée Lauder/Aveda, Masterfoods, Nike, PepsiCo, Starbucks, and Unilever agreed to form the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
–Cargill Dow LLC (Minnetonka, MN) is the 2002 recipient of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge, Alternative Reaction Conditions Award, and was honored in a ceremony held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
BluePrint Automation B.V. (Woerden, the Netherlands), with U.S. operations headquartered in Colonial Heights, VA, held an open house at its Woerden facility as a way to introduce its latest innovations in end-of-line packaging automation.
Packaging Corp. of America (Lake Forest, IL) has established an e-storefront in the Paperloop.com (San Francisco, CA) marketplace. Cargill Dow LLCs (Minneapolis, MN) NatureWorks PLA was awarded the Dept.