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National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (NAD) Recommends FP Int'l Discontinue Certain Biodegradable Claims; Finds Advertiser Can Support Qualified 'Green' Claims
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February 15, 2013 Issue - Packaging Strategies Magazine (page 4)
Polyethylene Alternative Could "Resinate" in Packaging
The global polyethylene industry experienced strong growth over the last five years, expected to reach approximately $148bn in 2017. Straategies such as new product innovation, processes, and feedback technologies are expected to help players capture market share, states a new report from Lucintel, a global management consulting and market research firm.
Denise Pech, StarchTech's director of marketing and account management for the North Central U.S., recently spoke with Packaging Strategies about how its starch-based products can go toe to toe with traditional PE.
» read more about StachTech's packaging solution is a viable alternative to traditional polyethylene
November-December 2012 Issue - Parcel Magazine (page 9)
Sustainability, Innovation, and the Packaging Industry
As consumers are becoming more and more environmentally conscious, entrepeneurs will be more likely to develop new products, technologies, and processes that will enhance or replace ones that we have now that are harmful to our environment.
» read more about StachTech's sustainable packaging solution
July 31, 2012 - GreenBiz.com (page 2)
Mushrooms and bamboo? Dell delves into packaging alternatives
Another approach to the protective packaging problem comes from StarchTech, which is used by the likes of gadget retailer Crutchfield and toymaker American Girl to protect items during shipment.
Certified as both biodegradable and compostable, StarchTech peanuts and pellets are made from plant starch. The materials dissolve if you run warm water over them, removing a need for disposal.
» read more about StachTech's solution for protective packaging
July 13, 2011 - Green Packaging Forum
StarchTech’s EcoSystem Packaging Solution
Introducing StarchTech’s EcoSystem Packaging Solution – designed to protect your product, profits and people.
StarchTech works with companies that are looking for a way to cut costs and impact their sustainability initiatives within their distribution operations. The EcoSystem Packaging Solution is an innovative answer to the question of cost effective and sustainable packaging for the fulfillment industry. This system provides a way to protect your products while adding profits to your bottom line and reducing your carbon footprint.
» learn more about this innovative packaging solution
July 5, 2011 - MultiChannel Merchant
Crutchfield Saves on Shipping Costs with StarchTech
Chris Groseclose, senior director of distribution operations for consumer electronics merchant Crutchfield, recalls talking to a sales representative at a warehousing conference in 2006 about a new kind of environmentally friendly packing material that could save his company in fulfillment expenses.
Groseclose says he thought it was a neat idea, but didn’t "totally buy it. But we kept in touch for 18 months." During that time, Groseclose traveled to American Girl Co. to see how this revolutionary packing material – known as StarchTech, which is manufactured onsite – works.
"After seeing it firsthand, I was convinced," Groseclose says.
» find out how much Crutchfield saves with the StarchTech Solution
March 15, 2011 - Packaging Strategies
Multichannel Merchants Use Flex and Form Peanuts for Packing
Over the past ten years, StarchTech has established itself as a manufacturer of resin for starch-based packaging material, working extensively with packaging distributors worldwide to provide a product for them to resell into the marketplace.
» read about using this solution for multichannel merchants (pgs. 8-9)
February 28, 2011 - GreenerPackage.com
Patented starch-based loose-fill packing peanuts
StarchTech, a developer of loose-fill packing peanuts made from plant starch, is broadening sales of its EcoSystem Packaging Solution to multichannel merchants desiring more sustainable packaging and significantly lower transportation and handling costs.
» read more about producing loose-fill packaging peanuts on-site
February 22, 2011 - StarchTech, Inc.
A New Solution from StarchTech Improves Packaging Sustainability While Lowering Operational Costs
StarchTech, the developer of loose-fill packing peanuts made from plant starch, not oil, announced today it is broadening sales of its EcoSystem Packaging Solution beyond packaging supplies distributors and core customers to multi-channel merchants desiring more sustainable packaging and significantly lower transportation and handling costs.
» read the entire press release
December 14, 2010 - National Advertising Division (NAD)
NAD Recommends FP International Discontinue Certain Biodegradable Claims; Finds Advertiser Can Support Qualified 'Green' Claims
Earlier this year, StarchTech challenged FP International and the marketing of their "Biodegradable Super 8 Loosefill" packing material product with the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Better Business Bureau. This process has concluded in a final decision and FP International has agreed to make the changes recommended by the NAD in compliance with the decision.
The NAD released a summary of the decision in a press release to various packaging publications on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.
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January 26, 2011 - Gordon Ampel
Gordon Ampel, Vice President of Global Operations, works to spread environmental consciousness and is a featured guest on the Focus on Green Blogsite at focusfeatures.com. In his latest blog post, Mr. Ampel writes about the benefits of using earth-friendly, starch-based packing peanuts, manufactured by StarchTech, Inc.
» read the Focus on Green blog post
January 7, 2011 - Allison Way
StarchTech: "Nuts" About Being Green
There's something about receiving a package in the mail, opening it, and seeing a gift surrounded in environmentally friendly packing peanuts. It means that the gift inside is valuable and should be treated with care, and so should the environment.
» read more about being green
August 24, 2010 - Inc. Magazine
StarchTech listed in 2010 Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Inc. Magazine has, once again, chosen StarchTech as one of the United States' Fastest Growing Private Companies. Of the 5000 companies on the list, StarchTech is listed as number 3815. StarchTech is honored to be counted among other companies that are growing and thriving in the United States. Our thanks go out to our customers and distributors for their belief in using eco friendly packaging products.
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» view our company profile on Inc.com
July, 2010 - SmartPlanet.com
StarchTech: The Future of Packaging
CBS has recently completed a report on The Future of Packaging profiling StarchTech, among other options available today. The story discusses the current environmental impact of packaging and the energy required to produce it. StarchTech offers a compostable and "green" alternative.
» view the video on smartplanet.com
October, 2009 - Business Journal
StarchTech Named One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies
For the 5th time in eight years, StarchTech has been named as one of the Twin Cities 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Minneapolis and St. Paul Business Journal. Listed as number 34 on the list, StarchTech celebrated with other companies and industries who are defying the current economic conditions and trending towards growth!
September, 2009 - Inc. Magazine
StarchTech One of the 2009 Fastest-Growing Private Companies
StarchTech is pleased to announce that they have been noted as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States by nationally recognized Inc. Magazine!
» read more about our eco packaging award
April 8, 2009 - Dave Kaiser, 12 News Business Beat
Businesses work to protect the environment
Local News TV Station, Channel 12 News, interviews StarchTech on it's popular Business Beat program showing how local businesses protect the environment through creative thinking by using innovation to eliminate waste.
» view the Channel 12 news video
October 20, 2008 - Drs. Foster & Smith
From demolition to farming, and from light bulbs to newspapers, going green is taking over. Now, add packing peanuts to the list!
RHINELANDER - Doctors Foster and Smith in Rhinelander switched from [foam] peanuts to green peanuts to use in packages they ship. The peanuts are made of starch and dissolve in water.
» read more about green peanuts
May, 2008 - Anne Marie Mohan, Senior Editor, Packaging World Magazine
Cost-efficient, clean cushioning for collectibles
Ensuring that mail-order products get from the distribution center to the customer intact requires careful packing of shipping cases to protect the contents from damage in transit.
Many times, expanded polystyrene packing peanuts are added to a shipment because they provide the most cost-effective means of protection.
» read more about biodegradable loose fill packaging material
March 11, 2008 - Crutchfield
Crutchfield Extends its Environmental Commitment by Becoming First Shipper in Virginia to Make Own Biodegradable Packing Peanuts
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Crutchfield, one of the nation's leading catalog and Internet retailers of consumer electronics, is the first warehouse operation in Virginia to install a machine that makes earth-friendly packing peanuts from starch pellets.
» read more about producing starch packing peanuts in-house
November, 2007 - Sharell Benson
From Loose Fill to Solid Solution, Composting Corn-Based Peanuts
Working towards a complete, closed cycle–from corn to "peanuts" to corn again (when composted). Chemical engineer and CEO Ed Boehmer had a vision in 1996 to produce ecologically superior packing 'peanuts' as an alternative to other transport cushioning products that were piling up in landfills at the end of their trip. Marketed as the 'Packing Peanuts that Saved the World,' StarchTech's products may do just that.
» read more about sustainable packaging
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