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Oven box displays cool 'smarts'

One of the coolest “smart packaging” efforts comes from appliance marketer Euro-Pro, Plattsburgh, NY, for its convection toaster oven packed in a corrugated box whose technology hits several smart packaging hot buttons.
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Gro-Tec's new pressure tank for Wal-Mart's Eliminator Grass and Weed Killer combines the features of a pump sprayer and a handy
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Pressuring the competition

Gro-Tec’s Eliminator herbicide comes in a unique pressure tank applicator that’s now being used for other products, too.
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Adhesives Research, Inc: Acrylic splicing tape

Adhesives Research introduces ARclad® 9550, a single-faced, pressure-sensitive tape specifically designed for high-temperature splicing applications where high-tack and strong adhesion are required.
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Avery Dennison Specialty Tape: Pack-on-pack tape

Avery Dennison’s pack-on-pack tape allows attachment of 2 packages for promotional or bundling purposes, which can easily be separated by the consumer without exposed adhesive on either component of the package.
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Saint-Gobain: Chemlam copper tape

Chemlam® Copper tape, a new CHR adhesive tape product from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (Hoosick Falls, NY), has a layer of polytetrafluoroethylene film over PTFE impregnated fiberglass fabric.
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UCB Films PLC: Biodegradable films

UCB Films (Smyrna, GA) launched a range of biodegradable and compostable cellulose films called NatureFlex™. NatureFlex NP is an uncoated cellulose film developed for bag making, window patches, and twist wrapping nonmoisture-sensitive products.
Sealing of the clamshell using a special p-s tape (inset) simplifies package opening.
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HP's printer clamshell is market-able

Hewlett-Packard packs a PET clamshell not only with a new printer, but also plenty of marketing and functional advantages.
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Saint-Gobain: Chemlam copper tape

Chemlam® Copper tape, a new CHR adhesive tape product from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (Hoosick Falls, NY), has a layer of polytetrafluoroethylene film over PTFE impregnated fiberglass fabric.
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Gillette tries a tear strip

Introduced this summer, Boston-based Gillette Co.'s resealable package for all disposable razors utilizes a pressure-sensitive tape reclosure system from Sealstrip (Boyertown, PA).
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P-S tape shipments

Technical and specialty tapes are expected to help U.S. shipments of pressure-sensitive tape to reach $5.7 billion by 2006.

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