Green Converting

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

BOPP Films Reduce Pack Weight and Waste

Innovia Films, a producer of speciality BOPP and cellulose substrates for a variety of labelling techniques, has launched a new range of films suitable for linerless label applications, Rayoface NB

Recycle Leftover Material

The Safe-Slab Core Recycler now is available in three variations light, medium, and heavy duty to accommodate a wide range of roll diameters, lengths,

Green Color of Choice in Q2

MONTREAL, QC, CANADA | Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance has issued its quarterly packaging recap for Q2 2010, noting that a key focus has been the

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.

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