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Grandad?s Real;Bacon;Rinds package uses a fused susceptor system, in which microwave susceptors burn out when they reach a cer
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Pork rinds pop up in new market

Microwave susceptor technology creates a new market for two pork rind producers, as family-owned Grandad's and food exporter Alamilla and Associates try their hands at microwavable pork rinds.
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Holographic labels provide competitive differentiation for Lime-O-Sol?s product additions.
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Giving your package the works

Household product manufacturer Lime-O-Sol gives its new products a distinctive dual-chambered bottle and a holographic label to gain market share.
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Static dissipative film

American Mirrex (New Castle, DE) has introduced Mirrex 7002, a clear, static-dissipative vinyl film for use in thermoforming ESD trays, clamshells and blisters.
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Bulk packager

Polypack's (Largo, FL) Model FH32-40-CL shrink wraps pharmaceutical bottles in a variety of bulk configurations to eliminate the need for corrugated cases.
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Metallocene polyolefin foam

Metallocene polyolefin foams from Sentinel Products (Hyannis, MA) combine the ease of fabrication and processing of crosslinked PE foams with the enhanced physical properties of elastomeric foams for a low-cost alternative for void-fill packaging of laptop computers and other electronic products.
A robotic arm (top) dispenses liquid foam into the center of an outer corrugated shipper. An automated product placer, using ar
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Waterford's protection yields crystal clear benefits

By automating use of foam cushioning, Waterford Wedgwood protects $235 million worth of crystal and decorative ceramic pieces. Operational efficiency goes up, too.
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Smart labels fight counterfeiters and provide product assurance

The problem: In California earlier this year, a number of alert young mothers noticed something disturbingly different about the powdered infant formula they were giving their babies.
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Lacquered blister foil

White stove lacquer blister foil from Hueck Foils (Manasquan, NJ) has good contrast and smooth surface that helps eliminate problem spots caused by in-line printing applications where solvents displace coding ink.
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Static-dissipative film

Klockner Pentaplast's (Gordonsville, VA) new Pentastat(TM) SC 660/05C is a clear, rigid, static-dissipative vinyl film for clamshell packaging of electronic products, offering more consistent electro-static (ESD) properties than the Pentastat SC 660/05 it will replace.
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Reclosable blister

The Twister Blister from Inline Plastics (Milford, CT) is a two-piece blister package that serves as a reusable container. A base is attached to a paperboard card and a second plastic piece twists on or off.
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Cartoning and sizing software

Pack and Stack(TM) version 3.0 software from Advanced Logistics Systems (Roche Harbor, WA) is designed to help configure bulk or cartoned products in shipping cases, and cases on pallet loads, to maximize space use.
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Automated pouch placer

The PD-202 pouch dispenser with neck hanger attachment from Austin-Gordon Design (Nashua, NH) places pouches containing promotional pieces or coupons onto bottles in-line.
H-P engineers worked closely together with the maker of the wrapping machine to perfect gussetting tools that help ensure a comp
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Cartridge pack wins award by shrinking

Redesigned package for Hewlett-Packard's DeskJet ink-jet print cartridge has only one fewer component than its predecessor, but it's trimmed 35% of the weight.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hampel Corp. (Germantown, WI) plans to expand thermoforming capabilities by adding 20ꯠ sq ft to its present facility.
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Air bubble cushioning

Astro-Cell® PE air bubble cushioning products from Astro-Valcour (Glen Falls, NY) contain a minimum 15% of post-consumer recycled plastics by weight, says the company.
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Injection-molding meets special needs

A newly available injection grade of Barex® modified acrylonitrile resin from BP Chemicals (Cleveland, OH) allowed Cheil Foods of Seoul, South Korea, to introduce its bonka bean and chili pastes in clear, glass-like, unbreakable containers providing a one-year shelf life.
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Pressurized gel dispenser stands out

When Darien, CT-based Zotos Corp. launched its Senscience Styling Froth Conditioning Gel last year, the packaging specified by the company was the Advanced Barrier System (ABS) from Advanced Monobloc (Hermitage, PA) inside a 7.7-oz aluminum aerosol can.
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Optical sensor

The Dynamic Optical Window from Balluff (Florence, KY) detects and reacts to moving objects as small as .03" dia. Suited for counting small objects air-conveyed in a transparent tube or dropped from a chute, such as drug capsules, wire trim scrap or electronic components.

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