Campbell’s Skillet Sauces - Ampac
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2013 FPA Silver Award Winners

Following are the 2013 FPA Silver Award winners.
Turkey Sealed Air
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Bagging unpardoned presidential turkey

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s the vacuum bag used to protect the presidential family's turkey.
Ed Church, ISTA executive director, and ASTM Committee D10 past chairman, spoke at HealthPack 2012.
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Nurses provide customer voice at HealthPack

A taste of Europe flavored opening day at HealthPack 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. Meanwhile, the medical device community and nurses worked to open the lines of communication to address longstanding packaging concerns.
Some of the Co-Packer Connection field reps stand by ready to help.
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Seeking a qualified co-packer? 530 await your inquiry

The new Co-Packer Connection has launched as a free industry resource.
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Sealed Air Corporation and Ecovative Design LLC accelerate the production, sales and distribution of Ecovative’s EcoCradle Mushroom Packaging

Sealed Air Corporation and Ecovative Design LLC are pleased to announce that they will work together to accelerate the production, sales and distribution of Ecovative’s EcoCradle Mushroom Packaging, a new technology for environmentally responsible packaging materials made from agricultural byproducts and mycelium, or “mushroom roots.”


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AMERIPEN gets new president

Changing of the guard also includes new vice president and secretary.
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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Nurses to assess med device packages at HealthPack 2011

Event to present a European focus for this year’s HealthPack survey, plus the third-annual nurse focus group reviewing submitted package designs.
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Meat merchandising changes to meet consumer needs

An audit of the retail meat case shows significant gains in branding, consumer information, and case-ready products.
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ISTA announces global method for insulated shipping containers

7E and Standard 20 provide a “set of tools” pertaining to thermal profiles of insulated shipping containers during distribution, and to laboratory test environments.
Scope
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22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation--Silver winners

The following are the 2010 DuPont Silver Award winners—Innovation.
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Automated, easy-changeover system speeds up casing

 System features custom-integrated, high-speed carton stacking mechanism.
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FPA Awards announced

Winner of the Highest Achievement Award this year in the annual awards competition sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Association is a dual marinade-and-meat pack.
COMPACT KISSES. A retail-ready secondary pack for Hershey's bagged Kisses products makes an attractive shelf display, while mini
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Packaging is key to club-store success

The unique environment of the wholesale club store demands that packaging be retail-ready, eye-catching, innovative, and environmentally friendly to secure product sales.
GLOBAL ISSUE. Vaccine availability for H1N1 influenza remains a key healthcare concern. On a related note, prefilled syringes co
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Healthcare packaging: Forecast 2010

An optimistic job outlook, Rx-to-OTC switches, and upbeat packaging sales predictions offer a beacon of hope for healthcare product packagers.
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'Game-changing' green innovations win Greener Package Awards

The first-ever Greener Package Awards prove that sustainable packaging has hit the mainstream, with innovations that promise to change the face of packaging forever.
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Awards push sustainability

The 21st DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation honors 10 winners that all carry a sustainable packaging message in their design and construction.
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Industry watch

 
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2008/2009 AmeriStar winners revealed

The Institute of Packaging Professionals announces the 2008/2009 AmeriStars.
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Retort lab facility partnership

Mocon, Inc. is partnering with Clemson University and Sealed Air to support the new Cryovac® Flavour Mark® Retort Laboratory.
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Packaging aids Ireland's economy

The pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device sectors remain vital to Ireland’s business future, despite the country’s recent economic slowdown.
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Clemson opens retort lab

Hands-on pouched foods laboratory to benefit students and businesses.
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The changing face of case-ready packaging

A new study tracks case-ready packaging trends in the fresh meat case, but will a reversal in Wal-Mart’s meat-packaging strategy set these statistics on a new course?
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2008 FPA Silver Award Winners

Photos of the 2008 Flexible Packaging Assn. Silver Award winners.
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Patent search site

A comprehensive Web site for searches of patents related to packaging and everything else.
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Industry Watch

 
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Case-ready continues to grow

Last year’s squabble over CO, though not officially resolved, has receded into the background, as many retailers—though certainly not all—expand case-ready offerings.
The arrival of top-and-bottom case tapers played a key role in GA Food Services' ability to unitize and ship three-meal kits lik
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They've seen fire and they've seen rain

Contingency planning helped Colonial Carton when fire destroyed its plant, while GA Food Services had to contend with a Katrina-driven 400% increase in business.
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Thermal-transfer printer

EasyPrint X thermal-transfer printer from Bell-Mark has additional enhancements for further operational flexibility. This machine is described as the first inline thermal-transfer printer to offer an IP65 rating for harsh environments.
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Credit card-sized RFID and temp sensor

A UHF Gen 2 RFID tag the size of a credit card that also includes a programmable temperature sensor is in development—and already has the attention of a major retailer.
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New chicken packs at Costco

Costco's portion-controlled packaging of chicken is a clear benefit to its members, reports Warehouse Club Focus.
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FPA Silver Award winners

Winners of Silver Awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn.'s 2005 Achievement Awards...
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The wrap-up: Pop goes the Web page

Popping Bubble Wrap® is just a click away—and you can do it from the comfort of your own desk.
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Omni G and Omni S shrink packaging equipment

PACK EXPO : Sealed Air is offering its Shanklin Omni G and Omni S shrink packaging machines at its booth, S-2413, at Pack Expo 2004.
Clemson students check for pouch leaks on this integrity tester.
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Clemson links students to 'real-world' packaging

Co-ops with packaging companies, on-site materials research, and ongoing communication with faculty and business professionals help Clemson packaging students ‘hit the ground running.’
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Seen previously in PW (sidebar)

Gold Award:Ritz Chips(see packworld.com/go/c110)Kraft FoodsPrintpack USAFlat-bottomed, easy-open, stand-up pouch, made from a tandem adhesive lamination, affords a peelable, easy-open function with convenient peel-off tab for reclosure.
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Retort pouches: Hottest packaging market?

A new study and a conference presentation concur: Retort packs are thriving and poised for growth.
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Packagers emphasize environment and economics

Packaging professionals from Estée Lauder/Aveda, Hewlett-Packard, and Bacardi Bottling describe how their companies view packaging that is environmentally sustainable.
www.holoprism.com
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Web Plus: Sites

New or enhanced Web sites
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Silver Award winners

Following is a list of winners of Silver Awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Achievement Awards.
Arnie Orloski, Jr., Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2003
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PEF elects 'Class of 2003' Packaging Hall of Famers

Members of the Packaging Education Forum (PEF) elected Arnie Orloski Jr. (shown), William E. Archibald, William R. Armstrong, and Richard G. Lee into the Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2003.
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Packaging technology on display

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
Ready-to-eat meats that are cooked in their packaging are not subjected to the new rule on Listeria prevention.
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Hot dog!

USDA’s new rule on Listeria aims to improve operations for meat and poultry packagers.
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Packaging technology on display, Part Two

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
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Vacuum-sealed, self-venting entre?s

“So Easy” Sauced entreés from Hormel’s Jennie-O Turkey Store, Willmar, MN, bring new convenience to consumers’ tables. The line of precooked, refrigerated entreés are the latest example of SimpleSteps™ technology from the Cryovac Div. of Sealed Air.
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FPA honors innovation

Hershey’s pudding packs and technology for self-venting trayed entrees, first commercialized by Smithfield Packing, earn Highest Achievement honors from The Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2003 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
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Technical Innovation shines (sidebar)

Highest Achievements
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Companies

Interfilm Holdings (Piedmont, SC) will begin slitting and distributing Cellophane™ films for certain narrow-web customers of UCB Films (Smyrna, GA) located primarily in North America.
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Companies

(Left to right) Baron Georges Jacobs, chairman of the executive committee of UCB Films PLC (Wigton, Cumbria, United Kingdom), William Lowther, dir.
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Vf/f/s pouch system donated to Clemson

Clemson University students are receiving first-hand experience with pouch packaging thanks to the donation of a Model 2050 vertical form/fill/seal system from Cryovac (Duncan, SC), a subsidiary of Sealed Air Corp.
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Pack Expo Video: Easy opening tab for shrink-wrapped products

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Shanklin (Ayer, MA), part of the Shrink Packaging Div. of Sealed Air Corp., revealed its patent-pending EZ Tab System that provides easy opening for shrink-wrapped, heat-sealed products. See video clip of this machine
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Conference at Pack Expo features 50-plus speakers

Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
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Vf/f/s pouch system donated to Clemson

Clemson University students are receiving first-hand experience with pouch packaging thanks to the donation of a Model 2050 vertical form/fill/seal system from Cryovac (Duncan, SC), a subsidiary of Sealed Air Corp.
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IOPP 2002 AmeriStar Awards

Packaging World highlights the Best of Show winner, the 3M Integrity winner, and the 35 AmeriStar winners of The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Naperville, IL) 2002 AmeriStar Awards.
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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
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Shrink film

The Shrink Packaging Division of Sealed Air Corp. (Duncan, SC) announces a new Cryovac® Xenith™ shrink film that is strong enough to wrap irregular shapes and heavier products, yet its low shrink tension will not bend or crush delicate items.
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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
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Technical innovation on display

New oxygen-absorbing technology and a unique insulating liner for produce are two FPA winners admired for their technical innovation.
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Letters to the Editor

Individuals across the packaging community have written to tell us how much they like Packaging World’s new format.
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FPA Achievement Award suppliers

Alpha listing of suppliers mentioned in March '02 coverage of Flexible Packaging Assn.'s 2001 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards:
Sealed Air's Instapak® protective packaging solution forms foam pads to lock Overstock.com's merchandise in place during ship
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Web plus: A dot-com looks for packaging solutions

Overstock.com offers a variety of name-brand surplus merchandise, such as toys, diamond rings, and TVs, for up to 70% off the retail price. Just like a catalog retailer, this Internet retailer must invest in quality packaging to ship products to consumers.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/business/01_04_10_002.shtml">Sealed Air hit by European li

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Foot-and-mouth and BSE in Europe take their toll on packaging sales. Click logo for full article.
Alison Kayser (left), DuPont, medical packaging engineer and Rochester Institute of Technology alumna, and Maura Scanlon, packag
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ) has acquired Shanklin Corp. (Ayer, MA). SWF Co. (Sanger, CA) has acquired Salwasser Mfg.
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Solutions 2000: world's largest packaging conference

PACK EXPO International 2000 is not only the biggest U.S. packaging show, but this year it also boasts what it calls “the world’s largest conference:” Solutions 2000, planned for Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 6-8.
Hobart's wrappers and scales for supermarket packaging of fresh meats and produce were not designed to withstand high-pressure w
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Depends how you slice it

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s packaging equipment certification proposal could raise costs for machinery buyers.
Process-printed flexography in seven colors by Robbie Manufacturing, the graphics carry the traditional Pilgrim's Pride look wit
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Printed films seal meat trays

Leak-proof films, featuring flexo-printed designs, seal both fresh chicken and frozen meat products for two companies at stores nationwide. Pilgrim’s Pride repositions its full line of fresh chicken and Carlson of Albert Lea debuts Crossroad Farms fully cooked frozen meats.
Ethan Allen's Thomas Lowery said package consistency posed a challenge for the company as it began selling furnishings on its We
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E-commerce builds momentum by the bay

Before a larger-than-anticipated audience in San Francisco, representatives from packagers Ethan Allen and Reflect.com address packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers.
Smart shopping: Research product information online.
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Sourcing in a whole 'NEW WAY'

Bearing manufacturer saves weeks by sourcing its tabletop protective packaging dispenser kit online.
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E-commerce seminar analysis

Packagers, material suppliers and other firms addressed ‘Packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers’ at a June conference. Here’s an analysis from one of the conference's panel moderators.
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Program to present packaging for e-commerce

Executives from packaged goods manufacturers, logistics companies and packaging suppliers will address the topic "Packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers" June 8 and 9 at the Renaissance Stanford Court in San Francisco.
The hardened corner cushions are taken from the molds and placed in plastic bins to be used as needed by the packagers
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Handled with care

Molded corner cushions ensure painter Thomas Kinkade's prints are delivered undamaged. The new system saves Media Arts Group money, time and space.
Ben Miyares, V.P. Industry Relations, PMMI
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Solutions 99 conference focuses on emerging technologies

Solutions 99 is the educational conference that will be part of Pack Expo Las Vegas, Oct. 18 to 20. Three mornings of seminars feature the latest topics in packaging. Pre-registration deadlines for the conference and for the show are Sept. 27.
Jason Drum, Heartland America shipping manager, tears off the appropriate number of cushions and inserts them into the boxes to
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Filled, sealed, delivered

A mail-order fulfillment company improves productivity and efficiency by switching to an automated void-fill and sealing system from a manual one to fill and tape its shipping boxes.
Kettle Foods wanted to keep the paper look of their previous bags but put in a window so customers could see the tortilla chips
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Innovative applications bag awards

Flexible bags protect bone-in meat products, provide a barrier for respiring cheese, and allow high-altitude shipping of tortilla chips. All three earn awards from the Flexible Packaging Assn.
With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
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'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.
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Packaging keeps evolving...from able, to active, to anticipating

Are you evolved?
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Packagers reach for new technology at Pack Expo (sidebar)

Hall of Famers and Sealed Air Corp. to be honored at PEF banquet
Hewlett-Packard?s tape drives are placed in a clamshell-style suspension package (above), which is then placed into an outer box
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High-tech manufacturers retool protective packaging

Tektronix and Hewlett-Packard adopt suspension packaging that helps them keep pace with rapid product introductions.
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Leader of the year

Sealed Air Corp. of Herndon, VA, has been named the Packaging Education Forum's 1998 Packaging Leader of the Year. "Sealed Air's recent acquisition of Cryovac certainly brought the company to our attention," said PEF president Tom Hogue in announcing the award, "but the fact is that Sealed Air has a long history of technical innovation and customer support on a global basis which already qualifies the company as a leader in our field."
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA): William R. Armstrong (of Sealed Air), chairman, transport packaging committee; James D. Southwell (of Tenneco Packaging), vice chairman; Leon Venech (of S.G.S.U.S.
At the dedication at Michigan State, the following are shown (left to right) around the new cutting table: Dr. Harold Hughes, MS
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MSU to demonstrate CAD/CAM package design

After a major fundraising campaign, Michigan State University's School of Packaging dedicated its completely new computer-aided-design and manufacturing system Feb.
Plastic bags containing foam dunnage neatly protect GT?s software shipments while also reducing the need for five hours of daily
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Foam dunnage computes for GT's software

Minnesota is no stranger to snow. But at GT Interactive's Plymouth plant, located in suburban Minneapolis, a far different kind of blizzard was hampering operations.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Sealed Air Corp., Engineered Products Div. (Danbury, CT); Warner Electric, Motors and Controls Div. (Ann Arbor, MI) for its Bristol, CT, facility; FlexLink Systems, Inc.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

W.R. Grace Co. (Boca Raton, FL) has entered an agreement to combine its packaging business with Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ), forming a new company, retaining the Sealed Air name and headquarters.
As a case nears the print-and-apply labeling system, it passes between two 3towers2 that form a 100-watt light 3curtain2. As
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Print-and-apply units compute for Bay Networks

Computer peripheral maker/distributor Bay Networks doubles throughput at its Sunnyvale, CA, distribution center with an automated print-and-apply labeling system and networked computer software systems.
HP?s delicate printhead replacement assembly is immobilized beneath the flexible urethane film that?s spot-glued at the edges to
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Retention pack cuts costs for HP

At Hewlett-Packard's Roseville, CA, parts distribution facility, a relatively new form of protective packaging has slashed packaging material costs by half, warehouse space requirements by two-thirds and packaging assembly time by 75%.
The air pillows can be inflated with the box partially open, allowing the operator to visually verify that the contents are sec
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Don't crush that cup!

James River relies on air-filled pillow pouches to keep fragile paper cup and plate sales samples in pristine condition for presentations to major accounts.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ): Nicholas R. Pacak, national mktg. mgr., automotive.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ) has received Appleton Papers Environmental Partnership Award for recycling one million pounds of packaging material in 1995.
Once the bottom frame has been loaded into the box, the product is inserted and the top frame placed over it before the box is c
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Air express

Aircraft parts supplier uses "suspension packaging" to guarantee that expensive electronic components make it safely to airline customers worldwide.
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IBM rides new 'saddle' suspension pack

IBM selects a new 'saddle' suspension pack to protect low-profile products like hard disk drives. Increased recyclability also results in cost savings, better performance and inventory reduction.
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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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.
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Scholarship update

The Chicago-based Petroleum Packaging Council is funding a new scholarship for a Michigan State University junior and senior student electing to major in MSU's School of Packaging.
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"We wanted to make sure that if this package was the only communication a consumer got, the product just might sell itself." So says product manager Mark Younce of Jerome Foods in describing what the Barron, WI-based turkey processor wanted from the packaging it designed for a lien extention of The Turkey Store® products.