Environmental

Packnet reorganizes its corrosion inhibitor web pages

We just finished reorganizing our corrosion inhibitor web pages.   Packnet carries a comprehensive line of environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitor products from Cortec, and we previously had most of the products listed on one single page organized by application.   In reviewing this page we saw how a visitor would have...

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Packnet offers no obligation assessment of your packaging system

Packnet has recently publicized a free service that analyzes your current packaging and shipping systems.  The assessment reviews packaging materials, material handling, environmental and export regulations as well as other aspects.    Even if you don’t intend to do business with Packnet, the report can give you a lot of...

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Typical applications for Cortec anti-corrosion products

Product corrosion during processing or storage or even during shipping is a major issue for large number of industries.  Cortec makes a variety of corrosion protection products known as VpCI’s.   Here are a few applications. Protecting low to medium pressure boilers during operation  Steam can accelerate metal corrosion.  Cortec VpCI-617 is...

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How environmentally friendly is corrugated cardboard?

Since cardboard is biodegradable and recyclable, one would think that it should be the most environmentally friendly packaging material to use.   Unfortunately, there are other issues with cardboard. Corrugated cardboard is made from paper; paper mills are some of the worst polluters in the world.    The process to fabricate paper...

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Reusable Packaging Saves Money and the Environment

Packaging, while extremely valuable for safely transporting or storing products, usually doesn’t add much functionality to the product.  It simply gets discarded when the product reaches its destination.   For larger and more expensive industrial products, packaging containers can be fairly expensive so why not reuse it? Reusable containers will save...

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Environmental Packaging Guidelines

An updated reference published by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), Naperville, Ill., describes tools to develop and manage a successful sustainable packaging program. Completely updated by Rebecca L. Oesterle, immediate past chairperson of IoPP's Sustainable Packaging Technical Committee, the 167-page book includes several new chapters. An in-depth case study...

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