Packaging

Protective Packaging

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RTS Packaging: Citrus shipper

The CitruSaver™ system from RTS Packaging (Norcross, GA) is a 3-part corrugated protective packaging system designed to reduce damage to grapefruit during storage and shipment.
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Molded pulp moves into new markets

The use of molded pulp as a dunnage or commodity material in packaging goes back to World War I. But only in the past few years have packaged goods manufacturers begun to design molded pulp to meet specific applications.
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Weyerhaeuser: Weyerhaeuser: Protective packaging

Weyerhaeuser (Valley View, OH), formerly MacMillan Bloedel, is offering a single-face corrugated packaging material that is coated on one side with a cohesive material.
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Ranpak Corporation: Cushioning converter

The enhanced AutoPad kraft paper converter from Ranpak (Concord Township, OH) now features a swivel mounting kit that attaches the control box to the machine, eliminating the need for a free-standing pedestal that takes up extra floor space.
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Plastofilm Industries, Inc: Plastofilm Industries, Inc: ESD protective packaging

Plastofilm Industries (Wheaton, IL) has announced the expansion of its thermoformed ESD protective packaging. Rigid static dissipative sheet is thermoformed into clamshells, shipping/handling trays, end caps and corner blocks.
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Fasttrack Systems: Void-fill packaging

The FastStuff(TM) Packaging System from Fast Track(TM) Systems (Horsham, PA) is detailed in a 4-page, color brochure. Photos show how the machine automatically feeds, crumples and cuts recycled kraft paper for use as void fill.
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American Excelsior Company: Starch-based void fill

Eco-Flow is a starch-based void fill from American Excelsior (Arlington, TX). The void fill has been designed to be more humidity-resistant than previous starch-based products and reduces dusting problems that occur with corn-based products.
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.
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Tie-rod cylinder

A new corrosion-resistant, stainless-steel tie-rod cylinder from Parker Hydraulic Group's Cylinder Div. (Des Plaines, IL) is used in the food processing, packaging and industrial markets.
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Storopack: Moldable void fill

Peanutplus® by Storopack Group (Cincinnati, OH) is a moldable void- fill system that bags EPS peanuts for use as void fill. There is no loose material, and the peanut-filled bags can be used multiple times.
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The Trent Corp.: Corrugated wedges

The Trent Corp. (Trenton, NJ) has introduced die-cut sheets of double- or triple-wall corrugated that fold and lock to provide a cushion under and between units of any product, replacing bulky, heavy pallets.
Business telephones like this mock-up are hand-packed by Lucent Technologies into custom-molded pulp top and bottom inserts. The
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Molded pulp answers the call

Molded pulp inserts protect telephone products from the receiving dock to assembly and through distribution. They replace EPS cushions and the need for ESD bags.
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Accu-Pak, Inc: Accu-Pak, Inc: Foam-in-place bagging

Flexible Products Co. (Marietta, GA) has introduced the AccuPak Menu Direct, a new foam-in-place bagging machine. The system allows the operator to choose bag length and bag-fill percentages at the touch of a button.
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Pactiv: Protective sleeves

Sleevit® packaging sleeves from Pactiv Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) protect delicate surfaces from abrasion while allowing product visibility. Sleeves are made from 1/8" PE Astro-Foam® sheet die-cut to stretch into diamond-shaped mesh vents.
Ranpak uses virtual reality modeling to demo its protective packaging equipment
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Site answers food label approval questions

Food packagers seeking guidance on obtaining approvals from USDA's Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) may want to visit Prime Label Consultants' (Washington, DC) site at www.primelabel.com.

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