Package Design

Sustainable Packaging

A wall-thickness measurement system helps Southeastern Container make consistent PET two-liter bottles for Coca-Cola.
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Moving ahead with converting technologies

Technical advances in materials and machinery are making converters more efficient and their customers more satisfied.
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Nancy Hirshberg, vice president of natural resources, Stonyfield Farm.
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Analyze this

Yogurt producer Stonyfield Farm analyzes its ‘package delivery systems’ to determine environmental impact.
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Analyze this (sidebar)

Yogurt cups to toothbrushes
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M&G Polymers USA LLC: PET resin

Cleartuf® Max PET resin from M&G Polymers USA LLC (Apple Grove, WV) was designed for use in carbonated soft-drink packaging applications. Resin is environmentally friendly and has faster reheatability.
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P&G, Wal-Mart on CorrExpo program

When merchandising executives from top retailers speak, packaging people tend to listen.
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Balancing economics and the environment

Stonyfield Farm CEO Gary Hirshberg describes how the organic yogurt maker balances these packaging concerns.
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Green designs artfully presented

Ambitious and authoritative coverage of green, or environmentally friendly packaging, tastefully presented from a design perspective.
The large U.K. supermarket chain Sainsbury's has been using these compostable, biodegradable trays for organic produce for the p
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U.S., U.K. progress in biodegradables

Biodegradable packaging is back in the news as Sainsbury’s in England unveils produce packs. Wal-Mart, meanwhile, launches bowls and plates in the United States.
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NatureWorks LLC: Compostable packaging

NatureWorks™ PLA from Cargill Dow (Minnetonka, MN) is a family of polymers that is derived entirely from renewable resources and is said to biodegrade in municipal and industrial composting facilities.
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Bernard Technologies, Inc: Cross-contamination barrier

Bernàrd Technologies (Chicago, IL) is launching a series of products that incorporate its Microsphère® and Microl`ite® Sustained Release Systems.
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IoPP AmeriStar call for entries

June 1 is the deadline for the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ 2002 AmeriStar entry forms. Winners will be announced at an award reception in Chicago during Pack Expo, Nov.
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DuPont and EarthShell form strategic alliance

On April 11, EarthShell Corp. (Santa Barbara, CA) and DuPont (Wilmington, DE) announced that they have formed a strategic alliance to accelerate commercialization of environmentally friendly packaging.
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Cargill Dow opens first corn-based resin plant

On April 2, Minneapolis-based Cargill Dow LLC announced the grand opening of what it says is the world’s first global manufacturing facility capable of making commercial-grade plastic from renewable resources such as ordinary corn.
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Can ban lifted in Denmark

Finally bowing to the European Commission after a battle dating back to 1977, Denmark lifted its ban on cans for beer and soft drinks, effective January 23.
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Green advice from packagers

Packagers respond to an exclusive Packworld.com survey by offering their personal advice as to what manufacturers--and suppliers--can do to improve the environmental aspects of packaging.

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