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Sustainable Packaging

Two Aveda achievements in sustainable packaging include the first lipstick case to be made of recycled materials (right) and a m
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Embracing the promise of sustainable packaging

The rise in oil prices has sparked interest in alternatives to petroleum-based packaging. But the sustainable packaging movement is about more than just oil pricing.
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Embracing the promise of sustainable packaging (sidebar)

Microsoft Moves Toward Sustainability
Plastics can provide a challenge to making inks adhere.
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Five ways to better ink-jet printing

Inks are evolving as substrates, industry regulations, and customer demands change.
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Now hear this: Packaging World launches podcast

You can now hear the latest packaging developments directly from our editors on PackCast, our new podcast.
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Business Savvy Behind Sustainable Packaging

We are moving today to a new level of social and environmental responsibility for packaging. The buzz words “sustainable packaging” describe that goal. Getting there requires us to adopt new strategies and action plans.
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NatureWorks LLC: NatureWorks LLC: Environmentally friendly film

The Fasson Roll North America div. of Avery Dennison introduces EarthFirst™ PLA film. In a co-branding agreement with Plastic Suppliers, Avery Dennison will develop and market a variety of pressure-sensitive products incorporating this PLA film that uses NatureWorks PLA resin from NatureWorks LLC.
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2006: an exciting milestone and a new outlook for packaging

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pack Expo, being held October 29 - November 2 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. We spoke with Chuck Yuska, president of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), sponsor and producer of the show, about this special anniversary and what the new year has in store for packaging professionals.
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Broadening perspectives

As we begin the new year, Packaging World will begin a new format for this space that will offer a much wider look at packaging issues than ever before.
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Private label trends

A recent roundtable report of private label’s evolution at retail is summarized in nine trends.
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RTD vodka drink four-packs

When Jenn's Cocktail Co., Danville, CA, prepared to roll out its ready-to-drink (RTD) premium flavored vodka beverages in 100-ml glass bottles, the company wanted a four-pack design that would capture consumer attention, especially among young adult women.
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Wal-Mart launches sustainable packaging initiative

How do you answer the CEO of the largest retail organization on earth when he lays down an environmental challenge?
From SoBe and from Trinity Springs: hot-fill PET bottles that don't require vacuum panels in the sidewalls.
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Look what's coming down the packaging pike

From sustainability to high-pressure sterilization to nanotechnology, developments in food and beverage packaging hold tremendous promise.
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Club stores consider sustainable packaging

Environmentally friendly developments gain momentum at Sam's Club and other club stores.
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Emphasizing value, from design through to package disposal

Winning strategies will focus on the needs of retailers and the consumer as both shopper and product user. Co-packers will play a bigger role in the value equation.
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How to achieve product differentiation? Don't stop there!

Most consumers’ shopping patterns are hardly rational. Engage them with package designs that use a consumer-focused mind-set rather than a product-oriented one.

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