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Food packaging: Safety still an issue but consumer concern decreased, says survey
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According to Deloitte's 2010 Consumer Food Safety Survey, while nine out of ten (90 percent) consumers believe food-related recalls are on the rise, or on par, compared with findings from Deloitte's 2008 Consumer Food Safety Survey, fewer people seem to be anxious about them. The results show 65 percent of consumers surveyed are concerned about the quality of the food they eat, a 17 percent decrease from 2008. More

Turkmenistan to build €40m BOPP film plant
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The former Soviet state of Turkmenistan is investing €40m to construct a biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film plant at the country's Turkmenbashi oil refinery. The facility, using French technology supplied by the company DMT, will manufacture a range of products for both the country's growing domestic market and export, reports the national Turkmeninform news service. More

Wrigley says so long to foil wrappers for iconic brands
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Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. has announced plans to replace the foil wrappers for five of its most popular chewing gum brands with a paper alternative, The Chicago Sun-Times reports. The company was among the first to use the aluminum-based packaging for stick gum nearly 100 years ago. More

Injection moulding market shrinks 23% in Europe
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The value of the European plastics injection moulding industry slumped to €42.6bn in 2009, losing 23 percent of its value from €55bn in 2008, according to a new report from AMI. Up until 2008, the sector was growing by around 2 percent per year in terms of polymer volume but the last quarter of that year saw a sharp contraction in the market, which "wiped out nearly five years of growth in the space of a few months," says the market analysts. More

Aluminum can is most sustainable package, association rebukes
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The Aluminum Association reacts to PETRA-sponsored LCI that gives PET bottles the 'green light' over glass and aluminum for single-serve soft drinks. In response to a recently released Life Cycle Inventory from the PET Resin Association (PETRA) claiming that PET is the greenest option for single-serve soft drinks versus glass or aluminum, The Aluminum Association has issued its own pronouncement: "The aluminum can is the benchmark for sustainable packaging, with unmatched infinite recyclability and growing product innovation." More

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PET bottles as 'green' as glass, says trade body
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Disposable PET bottles are now as ecologically friendly as their glass equivalents thanks to changes in manufacturing such as bottle weight reduction and a decrease in distribution distances, according to a German trade body. More

You can't manage what you can't measure
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Brand owners are under increasing pressure to understand the environmental impacts of their packaging and this is where new specialist services provider of sustainable packaging solutions, SustainaPac, appears to have found its niche. More

Sustainable packaging insights and case studies - online training
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Consumer products manufacturers take note: Packaging sustainability saves money and is better for the environment, through material reduction among other design strategies. Retail packaging expert JoAnn Hines recently gave her 90 min in-depth presentation on what designers, brand managers, and consumer product professionals need to know about sustainable packaging. More

Swedish strikes averted by 11th hour deal
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A second round of strikes at Swedish paper mills have been narrowly avoided after unions reached an agreement with employers over pay increases. Svenska Pappers, the Swedish paper workers union, agreed to the terms put forward by employers last night, just 22 minutes before six more mills were to go on strike. More

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Riding the rails
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Green Bay Packaging reports zero product damage when shipping rolls since it switched to Rollguard recycled fiber cradles. When it comes to shipping materials, product needs to arrive undamaged. That was the challenge faced by the Coated Products Operations of Green Bay Packaging, which ships rolls of its pressure-sensitive label material from Green Bay, WI, to Mexico, Canada, and across the US. More

Pilot program tackles hot-beverage cup recycling
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CoRR launches the second phase of its food packaging project to demonstrate the viability of recycling paper cups along with corrugated cardboard into high-value materials. More

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