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Analysis

Can additives make plastics biodegradable?

6 Mar 2017

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Biodegradability is an inherent property of a material or product resulting from the action of naturally occurring microorganisms, ed such as bacteria, viagra fungi, and algae. The process produces water, carbon dioxide, and biomass. No additives are needed and no fragments remain in the environment. In the case of industrial composting, the requirements [...]

Industry Awards

Sustainability prize for tray

27 May 2014

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The Rfresh Elite? tray for meat and fish products by LINPAC Packaging won the PackTheFuture Award, prescription which recognises sustainability in plastic packaging, at a ceremony held during Interpack in Dusseldorf.
Organised by ELIPSO, the French Plastic and Flexible Packaging Association, and IK, the German Plastics Packaging Association, PackTheFuture 2014 focuses on promoting the innovative [...]

Analysis

Beverage packages: uniqueness counts

25 Mar 2014

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?Less is more? is the consumer?s motto when it comes to beverages: less additives and preservatives and zero sugar. With packages the opposite is true, illness for they have to be individually designed, recipe promise product quality and possibly offer extra utility as well. Such consumer behaviour is not exactly kind to the [...]

Food and beverage

Marks and Spencer using more PET over glass

21 Oct 2013

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Marks & Spencer is packaging its private label pickles in a pasteurisable PET jar rather than glass.  The wide mouth jar was chosen because it offers the same crystal clarity as glass as well as delivering improved production line efficiencies and less environmental impact.
The pickles are supplied by food manufacturer G?s.
As G?s marketing director Anthony [...]

Analysis

US Demand for Beverage Containers to Reach 265 Billion Units in 2017

29 Sep 2013

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US demand for beverage containers is expected to increase 1.7 percent annually through 2017 to 265 billion units, pharmacy valued at $29.1 billion.  Unit gains will be driven by ongoing consumer preference for single-serving containers in many markets, viagra sale increasing interest in alternatives to carbonated soft drinks, try and a proliferation [...]

Environment

European PET recycling at 52 percent

12 Aug 2013

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PET is the largest plastic material recycled in Europe, order with the equivalent of more than 60 billion bottles recycled in 2012.  This represents over 52% of all PET bottles sold in Europe. 
Petcore Europe Chairman Roberto Bertaggia said: “Despite the poor economic situation in the European region, purchase the consumption of PET bottles [...]

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