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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


Packaging Machinery: Sustainability and competitiveness >>

Download this white paper from the U.S. Department of Commerce on sustainability and competitiveness of the U.S. packaging machinery industry.

Delkor Systems

New rapid prototyping technology for custom thermoformed packaging >>

White paper from Plastic Ingenuity describes fused deposition modeling technology that provides 3D prototypes that are of much higher quality and more durable than molds created from traditional rapid prototype machines.

Plastic Ingenuity

10 tips for energy-efficient and sustainable conveyors >>

Watch this short video from Nercon to learn how to reduce energy, improve efficiencies and reduce waste on your packaging lines.


Video explains how all-electronic print-and-apply labeler saves money >>

This video shows the operation of the FoxJet Spec.e labeler and describes the engineering behind the all-electric technology. The system's benefits are plentiful, but most notable are the diminished operating costs. By eliminating the need for shop air, you could cut your energy expenses by better than half.


Labeling project in the works?

New! Download this free, 70-page Labeling Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Whether your job involves machinery engineering, package design, package development, or production, download this playbook now.

Packaging World


PepsiCo Canada launches 100% rPET bottle for 7UP

Windex Minis hope to move refillables market forward

Group estimates sustainable, green market worth $107.7 billion

The buzz on crop waste for biopolymers

Sustainable Packaging Symposium
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Mineral-based coating replaces plastic; offers barrier, recyclability

Package: Raw Material
Material type: Coatings & Inks: Coatings
Company: Smart Planet Technologies

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Greenhouse gas reduction: 10-24%
Check Mark CONEG documentation? Yes

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Three sizes of clear portion cups/lids made from PLA

Package: Cup
Material: Polymers: PLA
Company: Fabri-Kal Corporation

Sustainability claims
• Greenhouse gas reduction: 50-74%
• Compostable? Yes
• Waste-to-energy? Yes

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Calcium carbonate can replace fossil fuel-based resins

Package: Raw Material
Material: Additives: Performance additive
Company: U S Aragonite

Sustainability claims
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Recyclable? Yes

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Source-reduced PET blister with corrugated card

Package: Blister pack
Material: Polymers: PET, PETE
Company: Partner Pak, Inc.

Sustainability claims
• Recyclable:60%

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

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Featured Video
Impact through simplicity: icons and symbols
Designers Rochelle Martyn and Lisa Simpson of Monday Collective explore how simple, well-executed icons and symbols can help a brand stand out on shelf. Examples include Honeydrop, Target's up & up, Pret, and Pom Wonderful.

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