Package Design

Sustainable Packaging

New 4”-wide square polypropylene tub.
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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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White Paper: Sprint improves packaging sustainability 55% in three years

Independently researched study examines the evolution of Sprint-branded device packaging.
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Kids' organic oats get plantable, compostable packaging

Packaging for instant cereal products for children includes compostable single-serve cups for convenience and a carton insert embedded vegetable seeds for a hands-on activity.
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Learn about a 100% bio-based PET

Coca-Cola officials have been quoted as saying that their objective to develop a 100% bio-based PET for Coke's PlantBottles will not be achieved until 2020, but now it appears there may be a quicker way to get there.
RackoCell pallet
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Orbis: Reusable pallets and containers

Orbis Corporation’s reusable pallets and totes for the food, beverage, and industrial supply chains provide safety, sustainability, consistency, and space saving, increasing shipping efficiency.
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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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Barilla: reduce, reuse, recycle

Guided by the words of its founder, who said, “Feed people as you would feed your own children,” over the last five years, Italian food company Barilla Group has made sustainability an official part of its corporate strategy. Here, Michele Amigoni, Group Supply Chain packaging design and standards director for Barilla, discusses the company’s sustainable packaging efforts.
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PLA capsules adorn wine bottles

Trinity Oaks begins using compostable wine bottle capsules made from renewable materials.
New DWI steel can is lightweighted by 15% and takes advantage of nitrogen dosing.
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Bonduelle launches next-gen food can

After ten years in development, the leading European food processor Bonduelle has launched a new steel food can that delivers enhanced consumer appeal together with significant environmental benefits.
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Phoenix Technologies: Food-grade rPET resin

LNO w resin from Phoenix Technologies is a new food-grade, melt-extruded rPET pellet with good color and cost attributes that is suitable for ambient/cold/frozen applications, as well as personal care products.
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European bottled water company is certified as carbon-neutral

Croatian water bottler Jamnica earns CarbonFree certification in North America, offsetting its carbon emissions through investments in third-party programs.
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Organic wines in stand-up pouch are 'uncorked'

A line of three fruit-inspired wine varieties are launched in an eco-friendly stand-up pouch by organic winemaker Gilles Louvet.
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Campaign on sustainability benefits of steel packaging launches

Following a study showing that lack of information on sustainable packaging is a problem for CPGs, a campaign has been launched to promote the benefits of steel.
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Degradable additives hinder recycling, says plastic recyclers association

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers reiterates its opposition to the use of degradable additives in plastic packaging, citing recycling and next-use life issues.
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Placon: Rotisserie chicken container

Placon has redesigned its patented, 2-piece HomeFresh Rotisserie Chicken Container to reduce its overall use of petroleum-based resins--without sacrificing the container’s strong visual appeal and structural integrity.

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