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1 billion tons of steel recycled in 25 years

The Steel Recycling Institute celebrates its 25th anniversary, highlighting achievements such as an 88% recycling rate, increased energy efficiency, and reduced CO2 emissions.
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Jerky pack transformation brings sustainability, shelf impact benefits
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Jerky pack transformation brings sustainability, shelf impact benefits

Meat snacks manufacturer Jack Link's switch from a round PVC canister to the paper-based StrataGraph club-store carton from Great Northern Corp. enabled the company to deliver attention-grabbing graphics and cost-effectiveness while meeting club-store requirements for strength and stackability.
Plastic bottles used in a pharmaceutical application.
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Report forecasts growth for plastics in healthcare packaging

Compound annual growth rate of 5.6% predicted through 2018 by BCC Research.
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Delabeling: A recycling solution for full-wrap label PET bottles?

The Full-Wrap Label Consortium investigates solutions to the recycling stream issues surrounding full-wrap labels on PET bottles.
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Belt-buckle logo adorns rancher-inspired lemonade

All-natural premium lemonade Dust Cutter celebrates its Jackson Hole, WY, origins with Western-style package graphics. An aluminum bottle provides further differentiation.
Sleek aluminum can for protein shake.
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Protein shake in sleek aluminum

Fuel Premium Protein Shake from Nutrie has hit the market in 12-oz aluminum cans.
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Vending machine dispenses 'free' T-shirts made from recycled plastics

To celebrate New York Fashion Week as well as eco-chic clothing, the Plastics Make it Possible initiave sponsors a vending machine that dispenses recycled plastic T-shirts.
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Allpax celebrates sales success of Shaka retorts

Nine production size Shaka® units have been installed by Allpax during the past two years. Shaka utilizes a unique agitation process to sterilize medium-to-high viscosity, low liquid foods. Rapid sterilization, sometimes up to 90 percent faster than static retorts, can have a profound impact on improving the quality of these shelf-stable foods.
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Brenton’s simultaneous case packer-partition inserter stops product damage

Brenton’s gentle case packer-partition inserter prevents damage during packaging while maintaining high line speeds. This efficient inserter is ideal for bottles, lightweight PET containers, and easily damaged products and is offered in both conventional and robotic models.
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M&H/Delta: Non-aerosol oil sprayer

The non-aerosol Evo Trigger Sprayer from M&H and Delta Industries atomizes cooking oils completely free of any aerosols, and delivers a metered amount of oil to provide portion control and consistency.

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