Green Converting

Landfill Alternatives

CHICAGO, IL | Channeled Resources Group (CRG) says it has closed the loop in the p-s industry by developing economic and environmental solutions for spent

Back to School For a Greener Planet

CHICAGO, IL | CardPak, Solon, OH, held its fourth annual Environmental Expo, An Education in Sustainability, on November 1. President Tony Petrelli welcomed

Sun Offers GHG Report

PARSIPPANY, NJ | Sun Chemical has released Carbon Footprint Report 2010, a report on the results from nine independent environmental analyses focused

Degradable Plastics Trending Positive

CLEVELAND, OH | The degradable plastic industry is showing positive trends driven by continuing interest in environmental issues as well as the increasing

New BoPLA Is Available

DUBAI, UAE | On August 18, Taghleef Industries (Ti)started production of the new NATIVIA film at its plant in San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy. Based on NatureWorks

High & Mighty

Pine Poly Partners with NextLife Packaging Group To Produce High Molecular Weight HDPE Bags & Film Using 50% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic

Green | It's More Than a Color

Green Initiatives Have Advantages, Can Save Businesses Money

Expanding in Recycling

Connecticut Metal Industries Expands Recycling Solutions for Printing & Packaging Industry in Atlanta, GA

Bio Barrier

Cadbury Uses Innovia Films Metallized NatureFlex NM To Provide High Barrier That’s Biodegradable for Flake Milk Chocolate

Two 'Green' Companies Honored

Multi-Color Corp & Yerecic Label Are Awarded Label Initiative for the Environment (L.I.F. E.) Certification from Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI)

Pizzas & Cream

Pizzas & Cream In redesigning its entre and pizza cartons, Kashi Frozen Foods Marketing wanted packaging with documented environmental benefits to support

Green & White

Following the launch of its Hexacomb Falconboard in North America and Europe, Pregis Corp., Deerfield, IL, expands production to Monterrey, Mexico, to serve the Latin American market

Plants for Pretzels

A bag created for Snyder's of Hanover organic pretzels uses raw materials that are 90% plant-based, part of the "Project EarthClear" packaging initiatives of Clear Lam Packaging, Elk Grove Village, IL

Board Has Many Green Features

Earthboard, now engineered for use in food packaging applications, has barrier properties for oils, fatty acids, and moisture. Mineral-based layer is

Business Formed To Buy Post-Consumer PLA

CONCORD, CA | BIOCOR LLC is a new venture in the business of buying, aggregating, and processing post-consumer polylactic acid (PLA). BIOCOR will capitalize

Calculate Printing Carbon Footprint

Green Action Plan includes a Carbon Footprint Calculator that allows printers to estimate paper used, energy consumption, carbon footprint, and associated

Flexible Packaging: Capital Commitments

When flex-pack converter Packaging Personified began operations in 1975, the mission of company founders Dominic Imburgia and Phyllis Muccianti was simple:

Hot Melt PSAs Are 'Green'

The Acrynax adhesives line of acrylic polymer hot melt PSAs is said to be good for both the environment and costs. This environmentally safe alternative

Nature's Noodles

Innovia Films Nature Flex Compostable Film Used for Bags of Nature's Farm Gourmet Pasta

Independence Corrugated Saves Energy

WPS Global recently installed its customized energy-saving solution at Independence Corrugated, Oak Creek, WI. The system reportedly guarantees to reduce energy consumption by at least 10%

Coatings Are Metallic Alternative & Green

MiraFoil coatings are an environmental alternative to metallic foil laminates. Claimed fully recyclable, coatings are a UV-curable alternative to foil board laminating and hot foil stamping while being equally brilliant to foil.

Spooner Has New Services Division

WEST YORKSHIRE, UK | Spooner Industries has developed a Technical Services Div. that allows new and existing customers to take full advantage of repair

Soy Coatings Aid Environment

ProCure UV soy coatings include standard gloss, imprintable gloss, and matte. All are formulated with varying amounts of domestically produced and renewably

Tobacco Board Saves Energy

Promina SBS board for use in premium tobacco packaging offers almost identical operating properties as its predecessor, Printkote Tobacco, but at an average

Material Has Recycled Content

UltrosRenu products are a drop-in PVC replacement solution produced with recycled PETG materials. Said to perform with excellent trimming and impact properties

Reclaim Plastics

Model 906 T plastics recycling system now has an ergonomically friendly cabinet design and other new features, including touchscreen controls. Designed

Tobacco Crop Produces Bio-Plastic

CAMBRIDGE, MA | Metabolix Inc. has completed a field trial of tobacco, genetically engineered to express polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bio-based polymers.

Paper Dissolves

BM1070 dissolvable paper for label printing comprises a water-soluble adhesive and dispersible paper. It is able to dissolve on contact with cold water

Film Biodegrades

Evlon corn-based compostable, biodegradable bio-plastic film is certified by the Biodegradable Products Inst. Product is available in a wide range of

Renewable Films Offered

Company offers OPS and PLA specialty films including EarthFirst PLA Films, based on the NatureWorks LLC Ingeo polymer derived from annually renewable

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