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Packaging World      Packaging Insights Editor, Sterling Anthony
SPONSORS: August 30, 2011 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

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Russian toothpaste carton goes 'green'

Bionica is said to contain 94.2% natural components....

Temporary contract packaging lends near-instant fulfillment

Manufacturer of shrink sleeve applicators and heat tunnels sets up a shrink bundling line in its own plant to speed Barbasol's club-store packs to market....

France embraces the 'box'

Technically speaking, it's not a box at all, at least not in the packaging parlance of North America. Call it what you will, French consumers are nuts about this packaging concept....

The times they are a-changin'

Who hasn't been bombarded with information on how we must reform the cost and delivery of medical services, services that will be available to more people than ever before?

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Compostable plant pots
Editor Pat Reynolds examines a home-compostable plant pot that recently won a Greener Package award.



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