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Published: 5/25/2020

Leading the Charge: Brand Owners Moving to Boost Recycled Content in Packages, Products
Leading brand owners and a big-box retailer discuss their recycling goals, which will impact processors and the entire supply chain.

Published: 5/21/2020

How Graham Packaging Counters PCR Supply/Demand Squeeze
Customers want more PCR—including food grade—than recyclers can supply. Solutions involve efforts to educate customers, employees, and the community at large. New technologies also offer hope.

Published: 5/13/2020

Single-Dose Purge Compound Yields Big Savings for Molder
Blackhawk Molding switched to premeasured packets of a new purge compound for 63% overall cost savings.

Published: 5/4/2020

Amcor Develops Stock PET Bottles Well-Suited to E-Commerce
Amcor’s OmniPack bottles meet co-packer demands of ecommerce-ready packaging.

Published: 4/24/2020

Thermoformed Detergent Tub Now Contains 50% Recycled PP
Tub sits inside a recycled cardboard wrapper that permits a 40% reduction in the overall weight of plastic.

Published: 4/21/2020

Plastic-Like Packaging Material Made from Completely Renewable Raw Materials
Finland’s VTT has developed a material that can be used in thermoformed food packaging applications. 

Published: 4/16/2020

Troy University's Center for Materials & Manufacturing Sciences Looking for Sustainable Personal Protection Equipment Materials
Spurred by coronavirus pandemic, Troy University researchers are exploring recycled HDPE for PPE and the recycling of uncontaminated medical packaging.

Published: 4/9/2020

Award-Winning Package Boosts Lindar's Thermoforming Credentials
Custom thermoformer Lindar has experienced years of steady growth, with numerous technical advances to its credit, as it continues to expand its capabilities in packaging and industrial markets. 

Published: 4/7/2020

How One Machine Builder Helps Fight the Coronavirus
Sidel converted its main stretch-blow molding development center to a production of PET hand-sanitizer bottles.

Published: 3/30/2020

New Product ID Technologies For Industry, Retail & Recycling
Confirming material composition and manufacturing source, anti-counterfeiting, waste sorting, and retail check-out scanning may all get a boost from new ID technologies.