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Cardboard cartons are used in a variety of shipping and storage applications. They are usually made from recycled paper. Corrugated cartons are made from corrugated cardboard. This material is in turn named for its general design, usually two flat pieces of paper with a fluted middle layer, the corrugation, running in between. Certain specifications delineate the different types of corrugated carton. || Read more

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green packaging solutions

A survey, commissioned by Cintas Corp., found that 84 percent of U.S. adults prefer to do business with a company that uses green cleaning products and practices.

“Today’s consumers are environmentally-conscious and expect the businesses they patronize to use green cleaning practices,” says Mike Thompson, senior vp, Cintas Facility Services. “This research affirms that using environmentally-friendly cleaning products and practices has a positive impact on the environment and can help drive repeat business.” || Read more

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Plastic Packaging

New research from Pira Intl. finds the market for rigid plastic packaging offers best growth prospects in the European food/drink packaging market in terms of volume terms. The market segment, which includes plastic bottles, plastic trays and rigid plastic pots and tubs, is expected to enjoy a combined compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7 percent from 2010 to 2015, which almost double the 1.9 percent growth predicted for the European food and drink packaging sector over all.


In 2010 food and drink consumption in the 12 countries/regions covered by the Pira study totaled just over 574 million tonnes. The projected CAGR for 2010-15 is 0.6 percent for all food and drink consumption, but 1.9 percent for packaged food and drink consumption. This is an increase on growth of 1.7 percent between 2005 and 2010 and equates to 1,254 units per person per year. || Read more

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Easter Egg Eco-Friendly Packaging

April 20, 2011

The White House Easter Egg Roll is an annual event that invites children and their parents to the White House lawns to play Easter egg games and, this year, to promote health and wellness in children. In addition, the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll will be a more eco-friendly event, with official souvenir eggs and packaging that are environmentally responsible. || Read more

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A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM) shares a “Passion for Plastics” with customers, and, together, they are creating innovative solutions that address demanding application requirements across numerous markets which are driving rapid growth in Brazil.
The Company’s ability to customize plastics to meet market needs will be featured at A. Schulman’s display at Brasilplast 2011, International Plastics Industry Trade Fair. The biannual Brasilplast show is being held May 9 to May 13, 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. || Read more

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sun-chips packaging

Less than six months after pulling their compostable bags due to consumer complaints over the noisy packaging, SunChips today shouted from the rooftops that it has created a new version. And it promises to keep it down this time
The move last fall to withdraw the green plant-based packaging from all flavor of chips except original, drew both praise and scorn. After all, it had only been 18 months since the company had championed its new eco-cred with the bags — the first of its kind that could be broken down in an active compost bin in as little as 14 weeks.

The move bummed out environmentalists, with many upset that SunChips would so quickly abandon its sustainability goals over fragile ears. || Read more

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Kraft is looking to make melting chocolate bars a thing of the past after launching a search for a new chocolate packaging material.

The food giant, which bought UK confectionery group Cadbury earlier in the year, has appointed a US-based consultancy to find an innovative material that can stop chocolate melting at temperatures of up to 40 degrees celsius. || Read more

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Corrugated boxes are used in numerous industries for the shipping of goods and materials. The applications range from consumable products to bulk, industrial orders for equipment. Cardboard is basically just loosely pressed paper. Corrugated cardboard provides additional support through grooved channels between two sheets of cardboard, which is what most people are accustomed to seeing. || Read more