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Material Issue

Posted: November 7, 2006, from the November 2006 issue of GCI Magazine.

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“In working with newer, high-recycled materials, Anomatic originally encountered a few technical challenges to overcome, but nothing significant. We’ve since learned the importance of remaining mindful of where the recycled alloy originates, because depending on the source, the process of using high-recycled materials can in fact have an unintended negative effect on the outcome,” said Orminston.

For packagers, cost and durability stand out as critical to raw material choices. Packaging must stand up to the wear and tear of shipping while protecting and contributing to the overall marketing of a product and its brand. When using recycled and non-petroleum based materials, these needs can be met while providing innovative packaging.