In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
October 20-26, 2008

Cover story

Sustainability drives packaging growth

Sustainability is the name of the game in packaging. How do chemicals fit in?

BIODEGRADABLE, COMPOSTABLE, recyclable, reusable, lighter-weight, renewable-based, eco-friendly, sustainable. That's just some of the jargon in the packaging industry. Packaging has become one of the hot spots of green revolution.

Green packaging has not only become a new profit source but a cost-saving solution for the long term, especially with the growing need to cut costs in feedstocks, operations, materials and transportation.



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Paul Hodges - Chemicals & the Economy Blog
Paul Hodges looks behind today's headlines and studies key influencers shaping the chemical industry over the next 12-18 months. He takes a closer look at oil prices, economic growth and the environment among other things, along with some light-hearted banter along the way.

Insight

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