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Adhesive Classification and Some Further Thoughts on Market Segmentation

Posted on 11/19/2012 2:21:12 PM. By Jeff Timm

Recently the ASC announced a collaborated with Europe-based FEICA and China-based CATIA to release the 2012 ASC-CATIA-FEICA Adhesives and...

  

FTC Green Guides & Other Bioplastic / Environmental Marketing Claims Guidance

Posted on 10/31/2012 1:53:19 PM. By Jeff Timm

Wow!  After years of waiting, and if you are a consumer having been confronted with many misleading inaccurate or false environmen...

  

Standards

Posted on 10/19/2012 4:05:51 PM. By Sandy Niks

The use of standards has been mentioned in earlier writings. Webster defines a standard as “something for use as a rule or basis of...

  

Compostability as a Packaging End-of-Life Option

Posted on 10/10/2012 2:06:47 PM. By Jeff Timm

My last blog touched on the debate between recycling or biodegradation as an end-of-life choice for packaging made from bioplastics.&nb...

  

Packaging Products – Biodegradable or Recyclability which is better?

Posted on 10/2/2012 6:41:13 PM. By Jeff Timm

Occasionally in the ongoing bioplastic discussion one sees questions that go something like – “what is a better end-of-life...

  

A New USDA BioPreferred Program Webinar- Cultivating Opportunities in the Biobased Marketplace

Posted on 9/24/2012 3:28:31 PM. By Jeff Timm

The USDA BioPreferred® Program continues to make strides forward particularly as it becomes more closely meshed with the Obama admini...

  

Will Somebody Please Grab-a-Hold of This Issue!

Posted on 9/4/2012 7:32:58 PM. By Jeff Timm

The increased attention to recycling from all points in the value chain-consumers, brand owners, convertors, packaging component suppli...

  

More Packaging Sustainability Guidelines?

Posted on 8/9/2012 1:32:12 PM. By Jeff Timm

Recently the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) issued new guidance for businesses to report their susta...

  

Mega Collaboration Announced by Leading Brand Owners- What Does it Mean?

Posted on 7/23/2012 5:58:25 PM. By Jeff Timm

Last December Coca-Cola took a bold and innovative step when they announced a consortium of development partners to create, manufacture...

  

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and its Impact on Packaging

Posted on 6/29/2012 2:33:04 PM. By Jeff Timm

Late last year the Federal Government passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  The final regulations are still being writ...