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Flexible Packaging

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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In-line laminating/packaging

Laminform® System, a turnkey integrated modified atmosphere packaging system from Redex (Schaumburg, IL) and James River (Milford OH), laminates barrier films with other substrates needed and then sends the lamination to a form/fill/seal machine that's in-line with laminating.
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Stand-up pouch form/fill/seal system

The ITD 2000 horizontal f/f/s system from LM Packaging (West Redding, CT) forms, fills and seals stand-up pouches with Doyen-style gussets at speeds over 100/min.
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PVDC-coated PVC rigid sheet

American Mirrex (New Castle, DE) has introduced EZ23/PVDC, a clear PVDC-coated rigid PVC film. Suited for pharmaceutical and food applications where improved gas and moisture barrier properties are required.
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Spouted bulk bag liner

Rhino liners from Custom Packaging Systems (Manistee, WI) are one-piece liners that can be made in single or multiple plies, in a range of thicknesses.
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Anti-fog PP

Intermex (Dallas, TX) has released Propirey PRF-30, an anti-fog oriented PP film. Recently introduced to several test markets, this film is gaining popularity for anti-fog protection in the pre-packaged produce market.
This diagram illustrates the flow of resin from dryer, to booster units, to preform molding, to preform conditioning, to blow m
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Single-stage is on stage at Coke plant

Coca-Cola Company's commitment to bringing consumers the packages they want has helped make this plant in Poland special. Integrated injection molding of PET preforms and stretch/blow molding of bottles was a first in the vast Coke empire.
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Surgical UV-protective film

CourtGard(TM) UV-protective film from Courtaulds Performance Films (Martinsville, VA) is now available for use in see-through packaging for medical/surgical devices and pharmaceuticals that can be damaged by UV light.
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Prepare for 'oxygen shock'

Attendees of MAPack '95 learned, among other things, that "oxygen shock" treatment may be the next trend in modified atmosphere packaging of fresh produce.
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Kraft does double detection

While twin-lane metal detection equipment and pipeline detectors are not uncommon, it is unusual to find them both on the same packaging line. Kraft Jacobs Suchard wanted two systems in its Liverpool, England facility for a new high-speed filling line for Vitalite margarine.
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Grocery industry stalks source of packaging damage

The grocery industry lost some $1.4 billion last year from unsaleable products, many of which were crushed and dented packages and cans. A new survey conducted by Willard Bishop Consulting, Ltd.
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Shrink wrap system provides big retail thrust

A shrink wrapper overcomes heat and packing obstacles to bundle two 24-count trays of mr. big candy bars, enabling Neilson Cadbury to satisfy Canada's retailer demand for a 48-count pack.
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PEN film

Active Industries (Willowbrook, IL) is now distributing ICI Films' (Wilmington, DE) Kaladex® polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) film. PEN offers superior barrier properties over PET, including moisture and oxygen transmission.
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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.
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Pre-stretch film system

Accu-thread from ITW Mima (Boca Raton, FL) is a powered pre-stretch film delivery system with an improved film threading feature. Pre-stretches film up to 300% before wrapping it around the pallet load.

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