Pet Food Packaging

Precision Color Graphics certified for petfood pouch compostability

Ecoterah pouches earn Biodegradable Products Institute certification
Precision Color Graphics Ltd., a petfood packaging company, earned Biodegradable Products Institute certification for its Ecoterah petfood pouches and bags. The Ecoterah multi-layer pouches and bags for petfood can contain several paper layers, a water-based adhesive and a biopolymer sealant.
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Weatherchem progresses on petfood packaging sustainability initiatives

Company will focus on reducing packaging closure weights in 2012
Petfood packaging company Weatherchem announced it is making significant progress toward its goal of becoming "landfill-free." During 2012, the company says its efforts will focus on reducing the weight of its recyclable packaging closures to save material usage and shipping and fuel costs. One of Weatherchem's closures will use 20 percent less plastic, with production cycle times cut by 25 percent to save electricity. 
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Sustainability: not just for huge multinationals

A new report shows retailer Walmart and Nestle, parent company of Nestle Purina, ranking among the top corporate sustainability leaders worldwide, according to GreenBiz.com. Based on a survey of "industry experts and professionals" by GlobeScan Inc. and SustainAbility Ltd., the report names 13 such leaders, with Unilever at the very top.
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Petfood packaging manufacturer Weatherchem releases yearly summary

Weatherchem says 2011 was company's most successful year in 40-year company history
Petfood packaging manufacturer Weatherchem recently released its yearly summary for 2011, in which Weatherchem says it had the most successful year in the company's 40-year history.  During 2011, Weatherchem experienced growth of 21 percent and an employment expansion of 15 percent.  
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Safe packaging: materials and technologies to keep petfood contaminant-free

A sampling of the latest seals, films, openings, closures and containers to keep your products safe and pet owners satisfied
A compromised package of petfood is not only a worry to the manufacturer, but also one that can make or break your relationship with a pet parent. Ensuring that petfood and treats arrive untampered, contaminant-free and fresh and full of flavor is one of the most important and basic functions of our industry.
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Petfood innovation: marketing vs. regulatory

In a competitive marketplace, products need innovative ingredients that are marketed to consumers—but in a way that complies with regulations.
While the marketing, R&D and regulatory departments within a petfood company share a common goal—to contribute to the success of the company—the respective functions of the first two departments compared to the last often appear diametrically opposed. In a competitive marketplace, the need to distinguish your products from others is a major key to success.
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Petfood Forum China industry conference to be held October 12, 2012

Petfood Forum China will be co-located with Pet Fair Asia in Shanghai
Petfood Industry magazine is hosting a new petfood industry conference – Petfood Forum China – that will be located in Shanghai on October 12, 2012. Petfood Forum China, a conference for petfood and pet treat professionals involved in all areas of the industry, will be co-located with the 15th annual Pet Fair Asia at the Shanghai World Exhibition & Convention Center.  
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Metal packaging products company releases sustainability report

Crpwn Holdings Inc. report covers the company's sustainability initiatives from 2007 through 2010
Crown Holdings Inc., a supplier of metal packaging products, released its first sustainability report, entitled Creating an Infinitely Bright Future. The report combines industry and internal data with case studies to highlight how the company is addressing the sustainability pillars of economic, environmental and social through its innovations, operations and people.
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Packaging Conference 2012 open to petfood manufacturers

Latest packaging technologies, materials to be displayed in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, in February 2012
The Packaging Conference will be held February 6-8, 2012, for petfood manufacturers and petfood industry professionals looking to learn about the latest packaging technology, materials and equipment. The event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, at ARIA Resort at CityCenter, with a focus on packaging in a post-recession economy.
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AFIA to host 2012 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference

March 2012 conference open to petfood industry professionals
The American Feed Industry Association will host its annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference for more than 450 buyers and sellers of animal feed and petfood ingredients, from March 14-16, 2012. Highlights of the program include tips on bar code data collection for managing productivity, inventory management and traceability; packaging and requirements; an overview of federal regulatory requirements for producing animal feed; and China's impact in the US animal feed industry.
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