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Package testing at Cal Poly

Like many universities, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, is involved with collaborative projects with industry.
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Club store packaging and beyond

Written by Jim Peters and published by Packaging Strategies, a recent report analyzes key tactics used by high-volume retailers. Here is the Executive Summary.
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Microsoft pack wins EPA design challenge

A new shipping package that looks like an envelope and protects like a box won the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cradle-to-Cradle E-Commerce Package Design Challenge, announced at the recent Pack Expo Las Vegas show in October.
Inside the packaging lab at SJSU, packaging program director Herbert Schueneman poses next to 
a vibration tester.
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SJSU engineers a new course

San José State University gains a new packaging program director, receives package engineering accreditation, and earns national recognition for its program.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Low-abrasion foam cushioning

Sealed Air introduces CelluPlank® LA Low-Abrasion foam with a fine cell structure that has a low-abrasive quality and a soft feel, which is ideal for cushioning items that can be easily scratched or scuffed.
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More from San Jose State University

PW continues our Question and Answer session with Herb Schueneman, packaging program director at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
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More from San Jose State University

PW continues our Question and Answer session with Herb Schueneman, packaging program director at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
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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.
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Web Plus: Interactive product matrix, reloaded

Tuscarora (www.tuscarora.com), part of SCA Global Packaging, decided it needed a way to allow potential customers to customize their search for protective packaging via the company’s Web site.
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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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Cushioning change gives Earthtones damage control

Earthtones, Inc., Tucson, AZ, a manufacturer of decorative ceramic tiles, had for years lived with a 15% damage rate for its tiles packed in 30-lb corrugated boxes.
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Beauties and the bests

Holographic substrates were among the big winners in the annual competition of the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators.
This new container is constructed of a material that helps provide strength, hinge flexibility, and clarity.
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Container a clear success

Blueberry farm turns to new container to help six high-speed production/packaging lines run more smoothly.
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.
While most dental packets at Kodak are bundled in a polyester band and then flow-wrapped in a film/foil laminate (left), SureSof
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A softer, gentler packet

When product development and packaging engineers at Kodak came up with a more patient-friendly dental film, a new approach to packaging was part of the package.

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