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Flexible packaging: FPA concludes record-breaking meeting
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The Flexible Packaging Association's 60th Annual Meeting was a success by all measures. With the number of FPA member attendees the highest in over a decade and content that provided significant take-home value, the membership was fully engaged. More

Pepsi to boost US bottle recycling to 50 percent by 2018
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PepsiCo wants to help increase beverage container recycling rates to 50 percent in the U.S. by 2018, according to a new report the beverage maker published. In the report the company committed itself to establishing partnerships to increase US beverage container recycling, among other environmental goals. More

Food packaging: Illegal frozen-seafood labeling investigated
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Consumers and businesses may be paying up to $23 per pound for ice when purchasing frozen seafood products. This according to a national investigation earlier this year that revealed some packers are including the weight of ice glazing in the labeled weight for the seafood. More

TPG nears deal to buy Oaktree's Nordenia
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Buyout firm TPG is in exclusive talks with Oaktree Capital to buy packaging firm Nordenia International, people familiar with the process said, as another so-called "secondary buyout" edges to a conclusion. More

Are we willing to pay more green to get more green?
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According to Mintel's latest report on green living, the environment remains a concern for the majority of Americans. More than one-third (35 percent) of survey respondents say they would pay more for 'environmentally friendly' products. More

Samuel Strapping Systems

From strapping to stretch film and related equipment and tools, Samuel Strapping Systems has all you need to make sure your packages keep their integrity.

New direct-to-sheet process for greener PET
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Oman-based petrochemicals company Octal claims the carbon footprint of its new direct-to-sheet PET (DPET) process is 27.6 percent lower than traditionally manufactured PET. The technology integrates the PET resin reactor with the sheet calendaring process, bypassing the compacting, drying and melting processes of traditional systems. It uses less raw material and produces a smaller amount of non-recoverable waste but the most significant energy savings come from integrating the two-reactor polymerisation system and the sheet forming process, says Octal. More

Tequila-based spirits launch in cartons
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Proximo Spirits, Inc., Manhasset, N.Y., has launched its 1800 Tequila brand 1800 Ultimate Mixes in Tetra Pak cartons, featuring eco-friendly packaging and three new cocktail flavors: Ultimate Margarita, Mojito, and Pomegranate Margarita. More

Water reuse and recycle saves energy, water and more

Siemens Water Technologies has been helping Pulp & Paper customers reuse and recycle paper machine process water and wastewater for decades. Reducing or eliminating fresh water make up for showers, seal water or cleaning resulting in significant energy savings and reductions in wastewater treatment and sludge disposal costs. Our solutions range from the innovative Trident HS to proven Folded Flow DAFs and a broad range of membrane and disk filters. These integrated process solutions encompass a hybrid group of industry-leading technologies which help you lower the cost of producing paper. Click here to learn more.

Sustainability growing as a medical device packaging concern
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Designers may carry the burden of developing 'greener' medical devices and packaging to help offset hospital waste and increased environmental concerns. More

U.S. group Bway sells to private equity in $915 million deal
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Metal and plastic packaging group Bway Corporation is to go private after venture capitalist Madison Dearborn Partners agreed to buy the firm in a $915 million deal. The U.S. packaging group's biggest shareholder Kelso & Company, itself a private equity group, agreed to the sale of the business. More

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