DuPont Packaging | News Archive 2011
DuPont Packaging Awards Jury Seated: Hunt for the Most Innovative Packaging Solutions is On
WILMINGTON, Del. – Dec. 8, 2011 - DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announces the jury charged with selecting winners in DuPont’s 24th Awards for Packaging Innovation.
» Jurors | 2012 DuPont Packaging Awards
DuPont Packaging Announces Call for Entries for 24th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation
WILMINGTON, Del. - Oct. 26, 2011 - DuPont Packaging announces the call for entries in the 24th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition.
» Call for Entries | DuPont Packaging Awards
DuPont Packaging Asks: ‘Are You Paying too Much for Your Packaging?’
On-Line Modeling Tool Reveals Real Cost of Packaging Sealant Solutions
WILMINGTON, Del., - Sept. 27, 2011 - DuPont Packaging's launches the first in a series of online modeling tools. Called SaVE (Sealant Value Estimator), this tool enables brand owners and packaging converters to calcualte the total cost of flexible packaging that relies on sealing solutions to help protect the contents.
» Read More - DuPont Sealant Value Estimator
PACK EXPO 2011: DuPont Packaging Experts Show How to Cut Cost, Waste; Improve Performance, Sustainability
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 8, 2011 - DuPont Packaging continues to focus its technical expertise on innovative ways to drive out cost and weight while improving performance at a Technical Exchange during PACK EXPO, Sept. 26-28, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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DuPont Achieves Energy Efficiency and Reductions in Greenhouse Gases at Texas Plant
Improvements Save Enough Energy to Power 3,800 Homes
WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 11, 2011 – DuPont’s Packaging & Industrial Polymers operations site in Orange, Texas, has been honored by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), a U.S. trade association, for energy-efficiency improvements that also resulted in green house gas (GHG) reductions.. The improvements saved approximately 540,000 million btu, enough to power 3,800 households, and reduced GHG emissions by more than 30,000 tons/year.
» Read More - American Chemistry Council
23rd DuPont Packaging Awards: Sustainability and Waste Reduction Drive Winners
WILMINGTON, Del., June 13, 2011 - DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announced winners of the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, representing breakthrough developments from brand giants such as Coca Cola, Intel, GlaxoSmithKlein and Heinz.
» Winners - 2011 DuPont Packaging Awards
DuPont Packaging Executive Delivers Keynote Address at PACE Americas Forum
WILMINGTON, Del., June 9, 2011 - Yasmin Siddiqi, global marketing director, packaging and consumer – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, delivered the keynote address to more than 100 invitation-only executives at the 2011 Packaging and Converting Executives (PACE) Americas Forum on June 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
» DuPont Packaging at PACE
DuPont™ Surlyn® as a Seal Layer Enables Productivity Increases During Filling of Resealable Tubular Bags
NEU-ISENBURG, Germany, May 24, 2011 – Multipeel™ Flow Wrap, an innovative multilayer coextrusion film for resealable tubular bag by packaging specialist, Südpack, uses DuPont™ Surlyn® for its ability to seal at very low temperatures and for its very high sealing quality.
» Resealable packaging solutions by Südpack
DuPont Increases Capacity, Expands Global ECP Production Network at Dordrecht
DORDRECHT, Netherlands, May 12, 2011 - Increase in capacity at DuPont Packaging's Dordrecht site will meet strong demand for specialty copolymers DuPont™ Bynel® adhesive resins ,DuPont™ Fusabond® modifier resins and DuPont™ Appeel® lidding sealants; expansion enhances the company’s global network of manufacturing capabilities.
» DuPont Dordrecht expansion
Survey: Sustainability, Cost Challenge Global Packaging Industry
Science-Powered Innovations Can Help Meet Those Challenges, says DuPont
WILMINGTON, Del., May 12, 2011 - Nearly 40 percent of respondents identified sustainability issues as the top challenge facing the packaging industry, according to a recent global survey, followed closely by 33 percent who named cost issues.
» Learn more results from the DuPont Packaging survey
Survey: Reducing Packaging Weight Holds Industry Attention
Solution Must Affordably Protect Contents, says DuPont
WILMINGTON, Del., May 12, 2011 - If you talk to people in the packaging industry about their work in sustainable packaging, more than half of them will say their efforts are focused on reducing packaging weight. Bernard Rioux, DuPont Packaging-Europe, Middle East and Africa, offers design tips to reduce weight and cost.
» Learn about Rioux's "Next Steps to Reduce Flexible Packaging Waste and Cost"
DuPont to Conduct Online Packaging Exchange Event Focused on Sustainability and Package Design
Winners of 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation to be Announced
WILMINGTON, Del., May 10, 2011 – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers today announced that it will host a global online Packaging Exchange focused on addressing sustainable packaging issues and package design considerations to improve sustainability and reduce waste.
» DuPont Packaging Exchange
DuPont Addresses Food Industry Trends at Interpack 2011
WILMINGTON, Del., March 30, 2011- Materials for creating sustainable, affordable packaging while attracting consumer attention populate the DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers booth at Interpack 2011 (Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 12 to 18, 2011).
» Interpack 2011
DuPont Packaging One of 10 Leading Corporations Forming Environment-Focused Packaging Organization, AMERIPEN
EAST LANSING, MI, March 7, 2011 – Leading U.S. corporations announced today they are taking steps to create a new packaging trade organization. AMERIPEN will engage on public policies impacting the packaging value chain on topics related to packaging and the environment, and will represent the interests of the industry which includes raw material producers, packaging manufacturers, packaging users and fillers, retailers and material recovery organizations.
» Learn more about AMERIPEN
New DuPont™ Appeel® Resin Makes Peelable Seals for Retortable Polypropylene Packages
WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 25, 2011 – A new lidding solution from DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers provides an easy and effective way to make peelable lids for retortable polypropylene (PP) packages. DuPont™ Appeel® 22D843 lidding sealant resin is pellet-blended with a polypropylene sealant resin and then processed to make a lidding structure or sealant layer in conventional extrusion or coextrusion equipment designed for polyolefin resins.
» Peelable Seals with DuPont™ Appeel®
DuPont™ Biomax® Toughening Modifier Proves to Cut Extrusion Cost and Film Noise
WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 18, 2011 – An advanced polymer modifier that could speed the growth of polylactic acid (PLA) polymers in packaging forms the basis of a presentation at the Sustainability in Packaging Conference in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 24 by Dr. Carol Casarino, global technology manager for Packaging and Consumer – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. Her presentation is entitled, “New Materials and Opportunities in Sustainable Packaging.”
» DuPont™ Biomax® Toughening Modifier | Sustainability in Packaging Conference
DuPont and Nike Collaborate to Reinvent Golf Ball Technology
WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 15, 2011 - As an innovation catalyst in golf ball technology, DuPont has partnered with Nike Golf for a transformational golf ball core that adds distance, straightens shots and improves control, according to Nike test results.
Now in its 50th year, ionomer materials technology, including DuPont’s flagship brand Surlyn® ionomer resins, continues to enable innovation and transforming products in a wide range of industries -- from golf to packaging.
» Nike Golf Balls
Making the Most of Renewably Sourced Polymers
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers Technical Paper, Display Stimulate New Ideas
WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 26, 2011 – The many ways bio-based materials can enhance performance and meet consumer demand for environmentally responsible products are explored in a talk by Carol Casarino, Ph.D., global technology manager, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, at the inaugural Bioplastics "Reshaping of an Industry" Conference, Feb. 1-3 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev.
» Renewably Sourced Polymers | Bioplastics 2011
Entry Deadline for 2011 DuPont Awards Fast Approaching
Prestigious Jury Panel Announced
WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 18, 2011 – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers has announced that the deadline for entries in the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is Feb. 28, 2011, and that this year’s prestigious jury panel has been selected. The panel will be headed by John Bernardo, principal, Sustainable Innovations LLC, and includes industry experts from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Brazil and India.
» 23rd DuPont Packaging Awards | Jurors