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Re: enviro friendly packaging



http://www.stratsoy.uiuc.edu/news/html/904169005.html
coincidentally it is Iowa State University that has done extensive research
in Soy Plastics - see article link above or check out the soy associations
below
http://www.unitedsoybean.org
http://soybeandigest.com

Sue
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <sbd@oznet.ksu.edu>
To: <P2tech@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:08 PM
Subject: enviro friendly packaging


> Dear P2techers,
> Can anyone help me with a solution to a packaging quest.
> Another business assistance center in our state is working with
> a client to promote their product from the "enviro friendly"
> perspective. The product is a portable flame thrower used to
> spot kill weeds and woody perennials without the use of
> herbicides. They currently shrink-wrap the product (see
> demensions and weight below) on a printed cardboard backing.
> They would like to explore a new packaging system using a
> "clamshell, water-clear, biodegradable plastic" that would hold
> the unit and it's accessories. My experience with packaging is
> nil..but my first thought is their existing packaging is probably
> better than the new idea. However, if anyone has any
> experience with "biodegrable" plastic of the type described
> above I would like to hear about it.
> product specifics:
> The cardboard backing dimensions on their current packaging
> = 12" x 36".
> Overall package is up to 3" thick, depending on the particular
> torch.
> Torches themselves weigh 4 - 5 lbs, depending on model.
> Proposed clear plastic clamshell would be about the same size,
> probably
> hinged at the side.
>
> Thanks,
> Sherry J. Davis, CHMM
> Industrial P2 Specialist
> 133 Ward Hall,KSU
> Manhattan, KS  66506-2508
> Fax: 785-532-6952
> Phone: 1-800-578-8898
> sbd@ksu.edu
>
>
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