29 Sep '11, 3pm

Gillette Hails Packaging Innovation

Gillette has highlighted the importance of packaging innovation on production efficiencies at the Pack Expo conference in Las Vegas. Mike Marcinkowski, principal engineer for research and development at Gillette, told the conference that new packaging for the company’s Fusion ProGlide razors is easier to open, more sustainable and lighter than the previous incarnation, Packaging Digest reports . Only 1 percent of the new packaging is scrapped, Marcinkowski said. More news from Pack Expo comes from Ecologic. The company has used the conference to unveil its Eco.bottle line of stock-molded fiber bottles. Eco.bottles are comprised of a molded fiber shell made from recycled cardboard and newspapers, and a thin interior plastic pouch. The inner pouch uses up to 70 percent less plastic than rigid plastic HDPE bottles, Ecologic says. IPak used the conference to launch the RP-100....

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/09/29/gillette-ha...

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