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Bottled Up: Ecologic Brands' quest for a sustainable bottle

By Sally Cousins Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Californian-based packaging company Ecologic Brands is taking the packaging industry by storm with its sustainable fiber-based alternative to plastic bottles. A winner of the Advances in Innovation in Sustainable Packaging category at last year's PPI Awards the company is embracing the demand for a more environmentally friendly solution for liquid packaging.

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FEFCO: corrugated shelf ready packaging helps supermarket discounters secure larger market share

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014

BRUSSELS—Supermarket discounters are the fastest growing European retail sector. That growth is down to a number of significant factors: one such factor is corrugated Shelf Ready Packaging (SRP), according to the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO).

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DS Smith to present its packaging solutions at NordicPack 2014 in Tampere, Finland Oct. 8-10

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 (Press Release) -DS Smith will be present at the NordicPack 2014 -exhibition in Tampere Sports and Exhibition Centre on the 8th -10th October. The exhibition is especially for the buyers, decision-makers, influential people and future talents of the food and packaging industries.

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US box shipments still flat in August, while containerboard inventories edge 5,000 tons higher and operating rates again at 96%

By Will Mies Wed, Sep 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 (RISI) -US box shipments in August declined 3.3% on an actual basis, but rose 1.3% on an average-week basis (adjusted for one less shipping day in the latest period) from a year ago, the Fibre Box Assn (FBA) reported.

Year-to-date box shipments were down 0.4% on both an actual and average-week basis.

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