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Sponsor: Sealed Air Corporation June 22, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Reduce pack size with Instapak® >>

Instapak® foam uses less material per pack and expands on-site as much as 200 times. Materials can be returned to Sealed Air locations for use in Waste-To-Energy facilities.

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Inflatable void fill yields less waste >>

Fill-Air® products expand onsite. When deflated, they lose 99.3% of their volume. Material can be returned to Sealed Air for recycling.

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Mailers can eliminate wasteful cartons >>

Many Jiffy® Mailers are produced from post-consumer recycled fibers and can be easily recycled.

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Korrvu® packaging is easily recycled >>

Korrvu® packaging is assembled on-site, as needed. Can be reused and is made from renewable cellulose fibers. Recyclable with common corrugated boxes.

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PackTiger™ System uses 100% renewable paper >>

TigerPad™ cushioning is 85% post industrial, 15% post consumer content and can be recycled. All production scrap is reclaimed.

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Leaner times will drive greener times: seven packaging predictions

At SPS 2011, speaker Tony Kingsbury shared his thoughts on how packaging will be affected by a future marked by explosive population growth and insufficient resources. "We have to figure out how to do things differently," he told attendees. "Big changes will be required."

Automation and sustainability are hot topics at interpack

Some 166,000 visitors roamed the aisles of 19 exhibition halls at interpack last May. Packaging World editor Pat Reynolds was fortunate enough to be one of them. In this bullet-point article, he shares some of his insights on the show....

Package helps sell benefits of crystal-based hydration product

All-natural crystals promote health and hydration, and package graphics—including bubble imagery and a narrative about the benefits of bubbles—signal YZ's effervescent properties....

Reflections on a life in packaging

Consultant Graham Cox ponders the changes that have evolved in package design since he first walked into an office in London's West End 48 years ago to begin his first job in packaging. Says Cox "The digital age has changed so many aspects of our industry, but it will be important going forward that we do not let new technologies change the very personal nature of the relationships built up and the way business has been done."....

Sustainability steals the show

Creative pack for McDonald's that is recyclable and reusable wins 'Best of Show' while a bag-in-box for automotive fluids takes sustainable packaging honors at the 2011 AmeriStar Package Awards competition....

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