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Choose cartons: Because packaging matters >> Choose Cartons: Because Packaging Matters
The packaging you choose does make a difference. Introducing Choose Cartons, a campaign that encourages consumers to think past the contents in a package and think about the package itself. The initiative also gives consumers the chance to share the benefits of cartons and help raise $15,000 for Habitat for Humanity.
Evergreen Packaging
Ultrasonic sealing technology that reduces materials, maintenance, and energy >> Ultrasonic sealing technology that reduces materials, maintenance, and energy
Triangle demonstrates the versatility of its ultrasonic sealing technology in this video. The sealing technology is designed to reduce material consumption through a 50-80% narrower seal versus heat. There is also a reduction of package headspace and a potential reduction in secondary packaging.
Triangle Package Machinery Company
Video highlights lifecycle analysis of film vs. corrugated shippers >> Video highlights lifecycle analysis of film vs. corrugated shippers
Short two-minute video from Delkor highlights the results from an independent lifecycle analysis (LCA) study on Smart Balance's use of the Spot-Pak package as a replacement for corrugated cases. Learn what the LCA uncovered.
Delkor Systems
Beyond the package: Custom thermoformer adopts several unique environmental practices >> Beyond the package: Custom thermoformer adopts several unique environmental practices
Read about Plastic Ingenuity's sustainable manufacturing and facilities, including storm water management, solar energy usage, in-plant recycling, heat recapture, and water re-use.
Plastic Ingenuity
Flexible packaging project in the works? >> Flexible packaging project in the works?
Updated for 2012! Download this free, 84-page Flexible Packaging Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid, download this playbook now
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Study: 'Sustainable packaging' terminology not relevant
Read how Tropicana made a bold transformation to PET
40,000 lb/yr of plastic saved by fish provider with breakthrough coating technology
12 principles to help structure your green packaging approach
Newest case-packing equipment designs address packaging trends
Learn how cornstarch-based foam is being used to protect electronics shipment
Leading pharma/device companies reveal sustainability practices
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Beverage Roundtable: When (not) to use color
Some products look great with a ‘circus of color’. Others, not so much. Learn the ins & outs from Guest Critics Marcus Hewitt, Rob Wallace Vyto Bendoraitis...
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