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GN Thermoformer Saves Waste

The cut-in-place GN760 plug-assist thermoformer from GN Thermforming Equipment is said to save energy and reduce web scrap

Precision Color Pouches & Bags are BPI Certified

Ecoterah multilayer bags and pouches are certified by the Biodegradable Products Inst. as meeting ASTM standards for compostability

Fast-to-Shelf Pouch Program from EnVision & Coyote

The ”FastTrak FlexiPak” program offers consumer product manufacturers the advantages of a pouch in four months or less

Pankaboard Complies with FSC Standards

Continuing its commitment to the environment, cartonboard producer Pankaboard secures certification with the latest version of FSC standard

Sun Chemical Issues “Green” Report

Eco-efficient products and metrics on energy consumption, water consumption, and more are highlighted in Sun Chemical’s 2011 sustainability report

DuPont, Collaborators Save Energy in Packaging

DuPont’s Surlyn is the key to a joint development project that has resulted in a skin-packaging process that saves energy and reduces waste

Flexible Packaging | Clear Lam Develops Renewable Package for Snack Cheese

Plant-based plastic developed for Precious Sticksters from Lactalis American Group.

Rohrer Acquires Hogue Printing Solutions

The acquisition of Hogue gives Rohrer Corp. a presence in the western US as well as a company with a similar culture, products, and green initiatives

“Green” Agreement Between DuPont and Yingli

The growing solar market and the need to reduce use of fossil fuels are fueling an agreement between DuPont and Yingli for photovoltaic materials

Erema Sells Recycling System to Jadcore

Erema’s booth at NPE 2012 will feature a 1514 TVEplus plastics recycling system that processes 2,000 lbs/hr and features ecoSave technology

Precision AirConvey Corp. Baler Aids Environment

The EcoPAC baler helps keep plant environment clean while aiding recycling by turning label matrix, edge trim, and more into bagged bales

Recycling Logo for Cartons Offered

SPRINGFIELD, MA | With paperboard packaging being collected for recycling in more than 60% of all communities in the US, the Paperboard Packaging Council

Eco-Sensitive Hybrid

Seventh Generation's Natural 4X Laundry Detergent makes its debut in an innovative bottle manufactured by Ecologic Brands, Oakland, CA.

Toray Turns to Solar Power

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI | Toray Plastics (America) will begin construction in Q2 2011 on a $2 million, 446-kW solar photovoltaic field on its 70-acre campus

Monadnock Is EPA Transport Partner

BENNINGTON, NH | Monadnock Paper Mills reports it is now an EPA SmartWay Transport Partner. SmartWay is a US EPA voluntary public-private initiative designed

Compostable & Quiet

Innovia Films Metallized NatureFlex NKM Film Is Compostable and Quiet for Boulder Canyon Natural Foods Natural Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Sustainability in Today's Economy

Provoked by a bustling economy and a misplaced sense of social conscience, sustainability has become part and parcel of our industry's lexicon. All this

Security Goes Green

Metro card and transit pass manufacturers can create a card that has anti-counterfeiting properties and also is environmentally friendly with Holographic UniLustre

How To Find Green Projects

One of the sad responses to the sustainability movement has been bogus compliance, sometimes known as This involves invalid claims, no proof, hidden tradeoffs,

Green Is Global

While functional excellence remains a given, buyers and converters of packaging and labeling materials are influenced strongly by other market drivers

Conserve Energy

The web coating and laminating process is dependent on fossil fuels, petroleum, coal, and gas as a source of energy. Historically in the US, there has

TLMI Sees Growth In Green

Members of the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst., Naperville, IL, gathered at The Breakers Resort October 19–22 to celebrate the association’s 75th anniversary

Using Renewable Energy

Wrightstown, WI | Coating Excellence Intl. (CEI) has committed to replace a portion of its traditionally carbon-sourced electrical energy with energy

Green Program Expanding

ATLANTA, GA Georgia-Pacific is extending its Packaging Systems Optimization (PSO) service program to noncustomers. The program is designed to help companies

Offset Printing: Friend to All

Boxes may not have changed too drastically over the years, but the way they are customized to promote, display, and advertise their contents has seen

Expanding Source Reduction

SUPERIOR, WI Charter Films reports success with source reduction efforts for its converting customers and says it plans to continue to expand on this

New Green Company

PORTAGE, MI Packaging and Technology Integrated Solutions (PTIS) reports the launch of a new affiliate company, Global Sustainability Solutions Inc. (GSSI),

IP, Memphis Aid Recycling

MEMPHIS, TN International Paper is partnering with the city of Memphis, Friends of City Beautiful, and FCR of Tennessee in the All Aboard campaign to

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