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The 10 most challenging types of packaging to recover and recycle
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The 10 most challenging types of packaging to recover and recycle

Multilayer laminates and compostable plastics head the list of the Top 10 packaging recycling challenges for a Material Recovery Facility that’s the topic of a new white paper from PAC Next. The executive director responds to the results of the paper in this Packaging Digest exclusive. Source : www.packagingdigest.com   One of the biggest sustainable packaging challenges […]

Four consumer trends to come in 2018
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Four consumer trends to come in 2018

Mintel  announces the four key trends set to impact North American consumer markets over the coming year. With surprises at every turn and vague uncertainty gripping Americans and Canadians daily, being attuned to consumer trends across transparency, value, self-care and automation is perhaps more crucial in 2018 than ever before. In the coming year, Mintel predicts […]

5 Myths About Corrugated Use
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5 Myths About Corrugated Use

A number of misconceptions and misperceptions exist regarding the use of corrugated. Consider just a few myths below. Myth 1: “No real innovations have occurred in recent times.” Not so! The strength-to-weight ratio for corrugated has improved recently as more durable material options, better fluting methods and more stable structural designs have penetrated the market. […]

Five things that make paper great
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Five things that make paper great

Boxes. Labels. Books. Your child’s first report card. A tissue for their first heartbreak. All made from paper — a renewable, recyclable material that is an inextricable, often invisible, part of our lives. Think about it, from the moment we wake up to when we nod off with a book in hand, paper is there. […]

Six key trends in the liquid paperboard market
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Six key trends in the liquid paperboard market

Six key factors will be critical to ensuring success for liquid paperboard material suppliers across the next five years, according to a new Smithers Pira study. Production of liquid paperboard reached 7.2 million tonnes in 2016, equating to a value of $9.5 bn to the paper mills. Production of these materials is highly concentrated, especially liquid packaging […]

Brunell : Online sales are good for Washington papermakers
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Brunell : Online sales are good for Washington papermakers

Curbside recycling bins are packed with cardboard shipping boxes from Christmas online shopping. The uptick in consumer shipments is not only good news for the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS, but our nation’s papermakers. According to Mastercard Spending Pulse, U.S. year-end holiday retail sales rose nearly 5 percent compared to the same period last […]

Consumers demanding more sustainable packaging
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Consumers demanding more sustainable packaging

Companies can turn to recycled materials, or reduced packaging to meet their sustainability goals. Food and beverage consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, along with their suppliers, long ago embraced a commitment to delivering high-quality products to customers and end-use consumers while pursuing more sustainable packaging solutions. Specifically, millennials will help to push this trend further […]

Packaging Outlook 2018: Paperboard Packaging Overview
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Packaging Outlook 2018: Paperboard Packaging Overview

One of the cornerstones of the folding carton industry, and a reason for its continued stability, is the fact that most paper-based packaging is used for consumer staples. Nearly 60 percent of all paperboard packaging is used in food product segments such as beverages and dairy products, candy and confections, dry foods and frozen foods. […]