Packaging

Protective Packaging

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Pregis Corporation: PP sheet foam line with photodegradable properties

Microfoam® Green from Pregis is a green-colored version of their white Microfoam® PP sheet-foam line that visually communicates the environmental profile of this protective packaging alternative.
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An epistolary column

My Lead Off column in the July issue described how Ecovative LLC and others are turning to crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock. The column generated this intriguing exchange of e-mails.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Eco-friendly void-fill

Sealed Air’s PakNatural™ loose fill protective packaging is made from 95% non-food, renewable materials.
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Cascades Box Board: Eco-friendly protective packaging

Flexicomb from Cascades Specialty Products Group is a new flexible protective packaging that is economical and eco-designed.
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Gillette razor packs made of renewable-fiber molded tray

Bamboo and bulrush form the basis of new packaging for Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor, a DuPont Diamond award winner for Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction, and Sustainability.
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Furniture protected by mushroom 'root'-based packaging

Ecovative’s EcoCradle is a low embodied-energy, compostable, protective packaging material that is literally grown into any custom shape.
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Protective packaging that's grown

Only two Diamond Awards for Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction and Sustainability were handed out this year, and one was won by Ecovative LLC for its EcoCradle™ protective packaging product.
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DuPont Award winners announced

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers today announced winners in the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, representing breakthrough developments from brand giants such as Gillette and Coca-Cola.
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Absorbent pad for soft fruit

Elliott Absorbents’ Berry-Sorb fruit absorbent pad, designed specifically to aid the long term freshness and appeal of soft fruits, such as raspberries and blackberries, combines cushioning, with a 150 gsm dual ply absorbent cellulose applied to a totally absorbent, yet sealed, topcoat.
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Cryopak: Insulated pallet shipper

The RePak96 from Cryopak is a full-size pallet shipper used to keep a payload within a temperature range of 2°- 8°C for 96 hours.
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Hefestus Ltd.: Extended shelf life for fresh produce

SLB™ Shelf Life Booster from Hefestus, Israel extends ready-to-eat fruit and vegetable shelf life.
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Pregis Corporation: Paper-based honeycomb pallets

Pregis’ Hexacomb® Billboard™is an all-paper, honeycomb-based pallet solution that features surfaces for brand placement and an additional outer edge wrap that turns a pallet into a ‘display’ at the retail level.    
 
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U.S. demand for green packaging to reach $41.7 billion in 2014

Fastest gains are expected for degradable packaging and plastic recycled-content packaging, reveals new study from Freedonia.
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Pregis Corporation: Paper-based protective packaging

NaturePlank™ engineered honeycomb plank from Pregis Corp. is a kraft-paper based protective packaging alternative that uses water-based adhesives.
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Microsoft designs an 'opening ceremony' for Xbox

Xbox 360 Kinect gaming device, Microsoft Corp. decided to refresh the packaging lineup for its Xbox hardware product line. 

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