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Flexible packaging takes the heat
Food Processing    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The combination of flexible packaging and thermal processing techniques -- from home microwaves to large-scale, in-plant pasteurization -- is coming of age. The products taste better than ever, while delivering the convenience consumers have come to expect. For consumers, innovative new package structures are taking microwave cooking beyond vegetables and into the realm of raw and frozen meat and fish, with restaurant-quality results. More

Dell's bamboo packaging certified compostable
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Adding to its attributes as an environmentally responsible alternative to traditional packaging materials, Dell's bamboo packaging has been certified "compostable," making responsible disposal of the packaging easier and more sustainable for customers. More

Love it -- Sainsbury's wants more Jugits
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sainsbury's is rolling out the reusable milk Jugit in all its UK stores following a successful trial and rigid packaging group RPC has redesigned the product following user feedback. RPC Containers Market Rasen created the Jugit for Dairy Crest as an innovation in milk packaging. Consumers place milk bags in the jug, which cuts down packaging by 75 percent compared with HDPE bottles. More

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UK's Asda lowers carbon footprint 7 percent in two years
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U.K. supermarket slashes emissions by 84,703 tons since 2007, despite opening 36 new stores. U.K. Walmart subsidiary Asda says it has taken more than 80,000 metric tons (approximately 88,000 tons) of CO2 equivalent (CO2-eq) out of its operations since 2007, despite opening 36 stores and serving an additional 2.5 million customers each week. The cut in emissions represents a 7 percent absolute reduction in CO2-eq in just two years. More

CPG companies accelerating response to growing demands for 'green'
Packaging World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More consumers are requiring a green approach to packaging if a product is to be included in what marketers refer to as their "consideration set" at shelf. Environmental cites research from Datamonitor and Packaging Gateway showing that more consumers are on the lookout for packaging that helps in the effort to prevent climate change. 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.

Return to sender
Brand Packaging    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A perfect storm is brewing for extended producer responsibility (EPR) in the United States -- specifically EPR for packaging. The combination of retailer and consumer demand for more sustainable packaging, municipalities' tighter-than-ever waste management budgets and anxiety regarding future resource scarcity is fueling U.S. policies to hold producers (typically brand owners or importers) liable for the costs of managing their packaging at the end of life. But it's also stimulating smaller scale efforts from individual brand owners. More

Sustainable packaging: PURELL introduces eco-friendly hand sanitizer packaging
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PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer packaging incorporates technology resulting in lightweight recyclable refill containers projected to save hundreds of tons of plastics annually. More

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Maintenance and operating services from Siemens allows Pulp and Paper customer's to focus on their paper making operations while we focus on water treatment. Water treatment solutions include operation and maintenance contracts or more complex Build Own Operate (BOO) contracts. You get to focus on making paper, while Siemens provides the water quality and quantity you need at a predictable and cost effective price. In some cases, we can even help customers preserve their capital budgets.

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Rexam finds recovery in plastic packaging
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Rexam, the can and plastic packaging major, said its first quarter results were ahead of its expectations. Its Interim Management Statement, which coincides with its AGM, did not reveal figures. More

Greiner Packaging to take over Expan
European Plastics News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Greiner is set to take over plastic packaging producer Expan, which has facilities in Germany, Austria, and the Ukraine. "The planned takeover would represent both continuity and also improvements for all customers," said Willi Eibner, CEO of Greiner Packaging International. "Expan customers can expect continuation of their service from their customer support. At the same time they will be able to access the international Greiner Packaging network." More

New meat-packing film for Suedpack at IFFA show
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German flexible packaging manufacturer Suedpack is showcasing a new film for easy-to-open meat packaging at this week's IFFA show in Frankfurt. Suedpack said that the SafePeel TT film was a response to the growing demand for the convenience of an easy-to-open pack without compromising the need for a safe seal for meat. More

Linx TT5 thermal transfer expands packaging option for Tucker's Natural
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Tucker's Natural has expanded its packaging options with the installation of Linx TT5 thermal transfer overprinter from Matthews Intelligent Identification. According to Matthews, Tucker's Natural has been able to produce its Gourmet Cracker range. More

Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo

Our Super Coat alloy coatings on our Super Gold steel blades are proven to provide good lubrication for Flexo and Gravure, effectively reducing roll wear and blade corrosion where needed.

Campbell Soup proves that size does matter
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Reducing its Pepperidge Farm cracker carton by three-quarters of an inch nets a 300,000-lb reduction in packaging for Campbell Soup, reveals 2010 CSR report. When it comes to the war against packaging waste, even small cuts can have large consequences, as Campbell Soup Co. has demonstrated with a new package for its Pepperidge Farm Goldfish brand. A reported three-quarter of an inch reduction in the height of the package resulted in a savings of 300,000 lb of packaging material. More

Uflex to invest Rs 125 cr for new packaging facility in Jammu
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Flexible packaging major Uflex on Sunday said it will invest Rs 125 crore for setting up a new facility at Jammu, which will come on stream by April 2011, as it seeks to address increase in demand for laminates. The company, which currently has three plants in the country, said the new facility in Jammu will have an initial installed capacity of 24,000 tons per annum. More

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