'Biohybrid' bottles launched by Australian natural products company Greener Package Share Natures Organics continues history of environmentally conscious packaging, adopting a 'biohybrid' resin for laundry and personal care products. Natures Organics, an Australian manufacturer of naturally based health, beauty, and household cleaning products, has selected Cardia Biohybrid™ sustainable packaging technology from Cardia Bioplastics Limited for its range of
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Heinz switches HP bottles to PET in packaging revamp Packaging News UK Share Heinz is switching its plastic HP bottles to PET as part of the first packaging change to the range in nine years. The new packaging design is said to highlight the versatility of HP and attract new customers to the brand.More
Are biodegradable plastics an antidote to non-recycled packaging waste? Packaging World Share White paper challenges the assumption that biodegradable plastics in landfills are an inadequate end-of-life solution compared to recycling or composting. The
reality is plastic is going into landfills in enormous amounts, and biodegradability can confer advantages to such landfilled plastic packaging waste.More
Huhtamaki sells European rigid plastics divisions European Plastics News Share Finland-based packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki is selling its European rigid plastic consumer goods operations, excluding the business in Italy, for €52 million. The company is selling the businesses to Island Lux, an affiliate of Sun European Partners, which is the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners, a U.S.-based private investment firm. More
Bug in the baby food --
Abbott initiates recall of Similac Packaging Digest Share Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the
U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean. Abbott is recalling these products following an internal quality review, which detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility.More
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Ice cream giving other indulgence products a licking? Greener Package Share Category sales have been solid during a chilly economy, and green packaging appears to be one tactic that might be helping to drive sales. Sales are down in a number of product categories, but ice cream
seems to be lapping up profits at the checkout. The fact that ice cream brands also are beginning to lean toward eco-friendly and recyclable materials isn’t hurting the category's prospects, either.More
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Meeting sustainability goals with flexible packaging Plastemart Share In June 2010, AMI organized a conference on the latest developments in materials and production technology for Multilayer Packaging Films, which facilitate low weight product protection with longer
shelf-life, thus reducing waste. Andrew Reynolds, Consulting Director at AMI described the growth in convenience packaging to cater for more single families, and the move to having both partners in employmentMore
Retrofits for aging extrusion lines Design News Share At 30 years old and approximately 75-ft long, the Black-Clawson two-station extrusion laminator that dominates the Amgraph production floor has made the switch from analog drives and drifting system variables to a modern all-digital system.More
Accredo Packaging Inc. to expand manufacturing facility in Sugar Land, Texas Fort Bend Now Share Sugar Land City Council approved on Sept. 21 a tax abatement agreement with Accredo Packaging, Inc. and API Realty, LLC. The agreement will provide a tax abatement on new real property improvements and
personal property for a planned 171,000-square-foot expansion of Accredo Packaging's manufacturing facility in the Sugar Land Business Park.More
Malaysia's GW Plastics adding film lines Plastics News Share Malaysia's GW Plastics Holdings Berhad is investing RM37.2 million ($12 million) on expanding production capacity by 34 percent to meet increasing business orders. GW would commission a recently
acquired blown film extruder by the end of this month and put in operation a cast film extruder by early next year, said CEO Lim Kok Boon, in a prospectus launched in conjunction with the company's initial public offering.More
ConAgra issues 2010 corporate responsibility report Packaging Digest Share ConAgra Foods released its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, providing a detailed look at the company's efforts to protect the environment, nourish its employees, give back to the communities it
serves and drive economic gains for its stakeholders.More
2010 TAPPI PLACE Conference
was held April 18 - 21, 2010 at the Albuquerque Marriott in
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The program offered over 80 presentations focusing on sustainability in
flexible packing, innovation, product security and food safety.
This CD-ROM contains 80 presentations and papers
presented throughout the Conference. Available
only on this fully searchable
CD-ROM. 2010 CD-ROM.
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