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Materials Product Brief

Skin packaging resin

DuPont's (Wilmington, DE) Surlyn® HP 2000 is a new ionomer resin engineered for skin packaging large, heavy objects for visual carded display.
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Recycled paperboard

James River's (Milford, OH) Pacesetter® line of coated paperboard is made from 100% recycled content and comes in a caliper range from .016 to .026, either newsback or whiteback.
Feature Article

Transpack 95 packs a punch

Symposium on transport packaging focuses on the increasing sophistication of this aspect of packaging. Hazardous material shipments top a host of regulatory concerns.

Dual-compartment yogurts are catching on

First it was TCBY Enterprises with its Twosome line (see PW, November '94, p. 24) of two-compartment yogurts. Now The Dannon Co. has launched a similar line called Double Delights.

Thermoformed tray is a hit for Target

The FasTRACKER(TM), introduced last May by Target Therapeutics, is a disposable catheter tray system that protects a single catheter from abrasion and crimping and maintains a sterile barrier.

Extinguisher package sparks interest

Fire extinguishers designed for in-home use have become common enough in the past few years, and typically they're displayed in paperboard cartons.
Materials Product Brief

Stamping foils

Astor Universal's (Lenexa, KS) new line of metallic stamping foils can be used for a range of applications. Can run at both high and low speeds on platen, clamshell, or cylinder presses, and can be stamped onto a variety of substrates.
Materials Product Brief

Thermal transfer printer

Dalemark's (Lakewood, NJ) Coditherm direct thermal transfer printer uses a thermal ribbon to print directly on corrugated, chipboard, blister cards, or wood, without the use of self-adhesive labels, inks or solvents.
Materials Product Brief

Paperboard blister

Jay Packaging (Warwick, RI) has introduced a paperboard blister that provides the convenience of blister packaging with the environmental friendliness of paperboard.

Getting a clear look at premiums

The packaging of electric shavers for promotional merchandising through mass-market outlets is sort of like trying to hit a moving target: the requirements are subject to change.


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