Sustainable Packaging

SPI continues pursuit of zero waste with launch of capital asset management services

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SPI partnered with long-standing member company Meadoworks to launch Capital Asset Management Services, a new program to support the plastics industry’s goal of eliminating waste while bringing new life to existing resources.
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SPI opens third-annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award competition

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As in the previous two contests, the competition is open to any corporation, partnership or other business entity worldwide and seeks to acknowledge one creative, state-of-the-art innovation that represents the height of innovation in the bioplastics industry.
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Cider features lighter weight glass

Ardagh Group redesigns glass bottle for 21% weight savings
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Thatchers Vintage 2013 is the first of the brand’s packaged ciders to feature new lighter weight glass bottles.
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Elegant beverage cups reinforce a brand and reduce the environmental impact

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The double-walled construction means it is possible to use one material inside the cup and another for the outer wall, which functions as both a heat shield and a brand carrier.
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Symbol to identify pure plastic food containers and storage bowls passes major milestone

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For the first time, consumers and other health-conscious organizations will be able to know if the plastic product their food is wrapped or stored in is truly "pure", containing no animal stearates or byproducts
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Briefing: The state of the food contact industry

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In recent years, there have been many significant developments regarding food contact regulations and consumer perception of associated materials and technologies.
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Packs bring improved freshness and shelf life

Innovative solutions debut for safe and sustainable packaging of seafood
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Around the globe approximately 130 million tonnes of fish and other seafood products are consumed on an annual basis.
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Carton organization releases multi-material report on policy

Report demonstrates that well-crafted policy can be an important driver to maximizing recovery
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The Carton Council of North America has released a new report, prepared by Reclay StewardEdge, Inc., which assesses various policies designed to drive recycling of post-consumer packaging and printed paper.
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Rethinking the ban on EPS

Study shows EPS is good for environment
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Recent efforts in California, Chicago and New York to ban EPS products such as packing peanuts and foodservice items are being challenged by environmentalists and industry experts who argue that the bans will do more harm than good.
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Simultaneous stretching technology gaining ground in global BOPA film industry

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Since the development of BOPA film in the 1970s, 2-stage sequential stretching has become the favored technology for the production of bi-oriented polyamide films.
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2014 Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.
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Food and Beverage Packaging

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Check out the September 2014 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, with features on flexible packaging, robots in packaging, and much more!

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Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

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2013 FBP Buyers Guide

 

 

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