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Internet shopping driving demand in protective packaging

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 | Permalink

According to a recent report from market research firm The Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH), demand for protective packaging in the U.S. is expected to reach $6.8 billion in 2019. The main contribution to this growth is a rise in online shopping, where packaging products, such as air pillows and protective mailers, play a huge part in protecting goods from shock, vibration, abrasion, and other damaging effects of shipping and handling.  Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Plastics leading choice for inexpensive packaging, SPI reports

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 | Permalink

Last week, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (Washington, D.C.) released its third report, “Packaging Market Watch: Plastics Packaging Wraps it Up,” in a series of in-depth studies that examine how the consumer market impacts various segments of the plastics industry. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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WPC pledges support for sustainable solutions for marine debris

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 | Permalink

Last month, the World Plastics Council (WPC) held its 2nd General Assembly in Dubai, UAE. Chaired by Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh, Executive Vice President at Sabic (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), top executives of the world’s largest polymer producers attended the meeting, underpinning the industry’s commitments to improving sustainability and constructively addressing key challenges. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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GTSO uses 3D-printing technology to design childproof cannabis packaging

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 | Permalink

The medical cannabis industry is growing—literally and figuratively—with no signs of slowing down as its become the fastest growing industry. By 2018, medical marijuana is projected to hit $5 billion, according to reports. Capitalizing on this booming sector is Green Technology Solutions (GTSO; San Jose, CA), a company which provides business support, delivery system products and horticultural technology support. GTSO partnered up with 6th Dimension Technologies, a 3D printing firm, to engineer an innovative, stylish and cost-effective cannabis container that is childproof. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Turning marine debris into ornaments for the Capitol Christmas tree

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 | Permalink

Bonnie Dillard, an artist in Kodiak Island, Alaska, is doing something about the plastics problem, but in a much more festive way. Using plastics washed up on the beaches where she lives, the retired art teacher is crafting materials to create colorful fish as ornaments. “The fish happen to be our main economic and food recourse and the plastics are becoming a threat to our livelihood and to the fish as well,” says Dillard. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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