Keeping your Fluids Cleaner

The EZ-Strainer for 55 gallon drums and 5 gallon pails are the more efficient way to produce, dispense and mix fluids, while reducing the cost by improving the way in which it filters and ensures that products that are meant to be debris free stay that way. The patented lip design allows for a simple hang from the top of the drum or pail, this ensures that the strainer does not get pulled inside even when it comes to the heaviest of products. CDF’s EZ-Strainer is designed from HDPE with four grades of mesh available, from course to ultra-fine.

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Renewable Additives Now Shipping in Bulk

U.S. Argonite Enterprises is now presenting commercial quantities of renewable performance minerals to the plastic industry. Mined in the Bahaman Bank, Oshenite can be used as a n additive in many type of packaging plastics as a replacement for petroleum based resin. Testing by manufacturers and processers has confirmed the performance of Oshenite, as well as its economic and environmental benefits. U.S. Argonite, partners with Bayshore industries will process in La Porte, Texas where they have the capacity to process 100 million pounds annually.

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All things equal, green is preferred

Green Street Up, a network of suppliers who specialize in cartons and boxes made from agricultural byproducts, collected some insight into how consumers view agricultural byproduct packaging. The study was conducted using a well-known cereal brand, the study presented test subjects with the company’s current box and a box made with sugarcane bagasse with on package markings. The only information given was the artwork on the front of the box, information on the cereal, and the in store shelf price. The results were eco-packaging can significantly influence the consumers; the purchase preference came back 6-1, favoring the bagasse box.

On product description is critical to influencing the purchaser’s decision. Avoiding generic terms like, “eco-friendly,” “green,” and “sustainable,” in favor of using more specific yet easily understood phrases was highly influential. Lastly, green is preferred as long as it doesn’t cost more. The last part of the test, if the products were exactly the same but the cost of the bagasse box was 10% higher; unmistakably the vote was the stock box over the bagasse box.

To read the entire study visit: www.greenerpackage.com/node/5028