The Flexible Packaging
Association is the voice of the U.S.
In fact, most recycling centers have traditionally funded their costly plastic recycling with proceeds from recycling metal packaging
Tofu and creamy soups are made right in the aseptic box after it has been sealed, which means full nutrient retention." CONTACT: BRING Recycling will accept clean, compacted aseptic containers sent by mail: (541)746-3023, www.bringrecy cling.org; Aseptic Packaging
Council, (800)277-8088, www.aseptic.org; Eden Foods, (800)248-0320, www.edenfo ods.com; Imagine Foods, (650)595-6300, www.imaginefoods.com; MoriNu, (310) 787-0200, www.morinu.com; Oregon Chai, (888)874-CHAI, www.
It makes consumers victims of packaging
forced on them by capricious manufacturers--a view adopted by many U.S.
Tom Hale, vice president of sales and marketing for Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo., and president of the Can Manufacturer's Institute, Washington, says suppliers of metals-based packaging
are innovating in ways that will give their customers an advantage in the marketplace.
The cases, which are manufactured by a Toronto-based company, QC Packaging
Systems Inc., are made out of Performa White DBS cartonboard.
Our reaction was, "This is really unfair," because ours is a great environmental package, and was more efficient in delivering beverages than any other packaging
form available on the market at the time.
The German law that makes manufacturers rethink the issue of wasteful packaging
has its origins in the 1991 Ordinance on the Avoidance of Packaging
The 20 chapters carry titles: Introduction to food packaging
; Structure and related properties of plastics polymers; Optical and mechanical properties of thermoplastics polymers; Permeability of thermoplastic polymers; Processing and converting of thermoplastic polymers; Paper and paper-based packaging
materials; Metal packaging
materials; Corrosion of metal packaging
materials; Glass packaging
materials; Deteriorative reactions in foods; Food preservation and processing techniques; Shelf-life of foods; Aseptic packaging
of foods; Packaging
of microwavable foods; Packaging
of flesh foods; Packaging
of horticultural products; Packaging
of dairy products; Packaging
of cereal and snack foods; Packaging
of beverages; and Safety and legislative aspects of packaging
The SRI study (available online at www.steel.org), performed by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) of Oakland, Calif., analyzed the energy consumption of refrigerated, frozen and canned food delivery systems, quantifying the energy requirements at every stage depending on the packaging
Over the past year and a half, several major producers of high-tech, highly layered flexible films for barrier food wrap have qualified their first coextruded films for medical packaging
. Most of the food-film companies already had small medical film operations and had tried for years to apply their low-cost production, economies of scale, and experience with highly layered structures to the medical market.
business appears to be developing faster than ever these days.