Package Design

Sustainable Packaging

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PipeLine: Changing materials can affect recycling

Obviously, the shift in container materials for packaging is a topic we chronicle on a regular basis. Rarely covered, though, is how these changes might alter secondary markets. Comparing these materials markets over the years can also show how changing trends in materials cause substantial market changes.
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Cradle-to-cradle: the next packaging paradigm?

From the archives: An architect and a chemist make a compelling business argument for ecologically “intelligent” packaging that’s also good for the bottom line.
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Packagers react to cradle-to-cradle design

Packagers express interest in cradle-to-cradle design. In July, an initial meeting will be held to see if a cross-industry cradle-to-cradle packaging workgroup should be organized.
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Recent enviro-packaging developments

This is a list of recent commercial developments in environmental packaging. This is expanded listing that contains items not published in the print magazine.
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Huhtamaki receives EPA award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 9 office selected Huhtamaki Americas’ packaging plant located in Los Angeles to receive its 2003 Environmental Achievement Award in recognition of its exceptional work and commitment to the environment.
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What packagers think about the environment

Respondents to a recent survey on Packworld.com were asked to describe the current attitude at their company with regard to packaging and the environment.
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Automated Packaging to help homeland security effort

Automated Packaging was chosen by the CDC to provide packaging technologies vital to the rapid deployment initiatives of the CDC's homeland security effort.
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EPA issues E-commerce pack challenge

The Office of Solid Waste within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a competition it calls "The Cradle-to-Cradle Design Challenge for E-Commerce Shipping Packaging and Logistics."
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Coca-Cola wins recycling award

Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, received an award for outstanding corporate responsibility for its leadership in using recycled PET resin. The award, from the Plastic Redesign Project, Madison, WI, was presented at a luncheon Feb. 26, at the Take It Back! 2003 conference in Alexandria, VA, sponsored by Raymond Communications (Columbia, MD).
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FDA's 'fast track' isn't always

Industry and agency consider ways to reduce delays in 120-day packaging approval program.
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FPA awards show flexible versatility

From fruit to juice to dog food to premixed grout, the winners in the Packaging Excellence category in FPA’s annual competition are a mixed bag.
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Printing packs a punch

Winners of FPA’s Printing Achievement awards were noted for advances in CTP technology, VOC-free inks, display impact, ‘nuanced color tones’ via gravure printing, and complex distortion printing capabilities.
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FPA honors innovation

Hershey’s pudding packs and technology for self-venting trayed entrees, first commercialized by Smithfield Packing, earn Highest Achievement honors from The Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2003 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
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Back from WestPack

The recently completed WestPack show in Anaheim, CA, drew 14긣 visitors to the booths of 562 exhibitors, says show sponsor Canon Communications.
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Back from WestPack

The recently completed WestPack show in Anaheim, CA, drew 14긣 visitors to the booths of 562 exhibitors, says show sponsor Canon Communications.

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