Green Converting

DuPont to Reward Packaging Innovations

Celebrating the 25th annual Awards for Packaging Innovation, DuPont calls for entries and announces a focus on packaging that helps reduce food waste

New Recyclable Package from Colbert Packaging

A new application for EnviroGuard specialty paperboard from Colbert Packaging is VetGuard Plus for dogs, in eight recyclable versions

Ampac Pouch Is Honored by IFT

The No. 2 Pouch from Ampac is honored for environmental innovations by the Institute of Food Technologists

Appleton Core Recycler Can Be Customized

With new choices for users including widths, weight, and power source, the Safe-Slab Core Recycler from Appleton Mfg. Division has many options

HP Video Shows Digital Going Green

The last video in the HP/Mike Ferrari series points out sustainable benefits of digital presses, including waste reduction and elimination of overruns

Badger Plug Adds Locale for Recycling

With its fourth location now open to recycle roll packaging components, Badger Plug continues its commitment to its customers and to the environment

TLMI Paper Covers PET Thermoform Recycling

With grocers and retailers concerned about recycling PET thermoformed containers due to label/adhesive issues, TLMI issues a White Paper for members

Hub Labels Is L.I.F.E. Certified by TLMI

With L.I.F.E certification from the Tag and Label Mfrs. Inst., Hub Labels joins other companies dedicated to reducing their environmental footprint

Converting Influence Event Coming Up

Film, nonwovens, and green issues are among the topics on the agenda at this week’s Half-Day Event from Converting Influence

Agreement Signed by DuPont and Suntech

An agreement will help increase the supply of photovoltaic materials and technologies for the growing global market for solar energy

The Filmquest Group Offers New High-Barrier Plastic Film

NanoShield high-barrier plastic film is free of solvents and recyclable, extends shelf life, and can replace PVdC-based films in food packaging

Industry of Nature Features Sustainable Solutions

Ecological innovations for industries such as adhesion, insulation, and camouflage are often found in nature, as a new publication illustrates

Avery Dennison Wins TLMI Award for Green Initiatives

Life Cycle Assessment, waste reduction, and "green" products make Avery Dennison an environmental leader and bring the company its second TLIM award

Solar Farm Is Latest Green Initiative from Toray Plastics (America)

Toray celebrates the launch of a three-acre solar photovoltaic farm expected to cut energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions

Enercon’s Plasma Treatment Receives Innovation Award

Recognized for productivity, ecology, and economy, Plasma4 surface treatment is said to offer long-lasting treatment and low gas consumption

Diamond Packaging a Big Winner in PPC Competition

Innovative technologies including coating, foil stamping, and embossing make Diamond a winner for its folding cartons

Cardboard Bottle from Ecologic Brands Wins Green Award

A molded fiber bottle with a re-sealable “smart fitment” is honored for efforts to reduce, reuse, recycle, and recover materials

Green Converting: Landfill Diversion

As a society we have experienced a perpetual struggle with garbage. The root of our challenges with garbage and waste always comes down to one question

Send EPA Comments on MSW & Sustainable Materials Management

The EPA solicits written comments regarding its role in the measurement of materials in municipal solid waste (MSW) by August 31

Teaming Up for Sustainability

SAN FRANCISCO, CA | Net Impact is teaming with xpedx, Cincinnati, OH, International Paper's North American distribution business, to host a student competition

EPR Rule Is Voted Down

SPRINGFIELD, MA | An Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) resolution proposed at Chicopee, MA, City Hall was unanimously rejected on June 6. The resolution

Eco-One Plastic Additives To Be Used for Food Service Containers

EcoLogic, a worldwide technology organization that provides environmental solutions for plastics, has an exclusive supply agreement to provide Eco-One organic plastic additives to Letica Corp.

FTA Initiates Carbon Footprinting Project

The Flexographic Technical Assn. announces the formation of a subcommitttee of the FTA Sustainability Committee to work on a carbon footprinting guide for flexo printers

New Material-Neutral Organization Focuses on Packaging & Environment

A new packaging trade organization has been formed called the American Inst. for Packaging & the Environment (AMERIPEN) that is modeled after EUROPEN and INCPEN

Methane Gas for Fuel Is Clean Solution

PAINESVILLE, OH | NOVA Chemicals is using landfill methane gas as a significant fuel source at its Painesville facility. The clean-energy landfill gas

Polykar Installs EREMA Plastics Recycling System

Quebec-based Polykar, Inc., a leading manufacturer of polyethylene film, bags and packaging, has installed an EREMA TVEplus plastics recycling system

One Is Enough

One-ply bag solutions from Mondi, Vienna, Austria, offer reduced packaging weight and volume compared with two-ply 70 gsm bags for 25 kg and 35 kg

Combo Package

Colbert Packaging Corp., Chicago, IL, has unveiled the next generation of its EnviroGuard sustainable packaging, which was initally designed to be made entirely of tear-resistant paperboard.

Mutoh America Inc. Launches Recycling Program

In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Mutoh America has launched the new ink cartridge recycling program

Report Details Green Goals for Menasha

NEENAH, WI | Menasha Packaging has published its first corporate Sustainability Report titled Making the World a Better Place. The report focuses on the

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