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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.
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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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.
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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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Tinted bottles shield milk from UV light

When it comes to milk jugs, "Yellow is better," according to Smith Dairy Products, maker of the opaque yellow "Super Jug" of milk. The extrusion-blown, high-density polyethylene jug blocks out ultraviolet light emanating from fluorescent lighting in the supermarket dairy case or from the sun itself, according to the company.
An operator at AAP St. Marys (above) places an aluminum wheel in the molded recess of a high-density polyethylene tray. Each lay
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Wheel manufacturer eliminates quality defects

An aluminum wheel manufacturer switches from polyethylene foam to polypropylene foam to cushion its wheels for overseas shipment, saving the company the costs of repairing damaged wheels.
Packers can easily choose how many bags to place in boxes to protect the books. This system makes it easier for packers to use
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Textbook seller learns a lot about cushioning

Follett Educational Services cuts both costs and customer complaints by switching from foam-in-place to an air cushion void-fill system.
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Enpac Corp.: Mold-in-place packaging

A four-page color brochure from Enpac (Wilmington, DE) describes Enviromold biodegradable mold-in-place packaging. Lists savings, system features and step-by-step instructions for use.
One way Unilever made its redesigned lotion packaging more suitable for global markets was to eliminate sizes typical in America
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Packaging for a global marketplace

As today's marketplace becomes increasingly global, how does that affect the way products are packaged? The strategies adopted by these firms provide some useful clues.

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