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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.
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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.
Two factors that often drive overpackaging in the Far East is poor quality paper and difficult distribution environments. This s
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The difference isn't all language

Like virtually no other packaging commodity, corrugated paper quality varies widely from pulp-rich North America to markets that import recycled paper like the Far East. Now, the economic slowdown in the Far East may be changing the outlook for corrugated.
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Pactiv: Pactiv: Protective packaging brochure

A brochure from Pactiv Inc. (Duluth, GA) details a variety of protective packaging options including foam, air cushioning, foam plank, ProFlex(TM) Profiles, mailers, protective packaging systems and Hexacomb® honeycomb.
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Ranpak Corporation: Cushioning system

Ranpak's (Concord Township, OH) air cut/electric cut PadPak® systems now are microprocessor-controlled to allow all machine functions to be accomplished through a single control panel.
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PSI: Foam case insert

The Dow Co. (Midland, MI) offers Ethafoam CI (case insert) brand medium-density PE foam as a suitable choice for tool kits, instrument containers, display case inserts and other related applications.
A 3Com employee scans a  serial number on an adapter  card. That information is entered  into the computer at this workstation
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3Com adds thermoformed plastic tray to its 'network'

Computer communications gear maker 3Com replaces a variety of materials with a plastic thermoformed tray that protects shipments of its network adapter cards and cuts manual packing time by half.
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Pet treats maker chooses 'greener' void fill

The folks at Bone Appetit, maker of gourmet pet treats, have revised their thinking about foam peanuts as void fill. They now prefer Sylvacurl, recyclable, biodegradable and reusable wood shavings from Eastview Enterprises (East Hardwick, VT).
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Edgeco: Separator panel

Edgeco's (Little Ferry, NJ) new Honeycomb Separator Panel can support 300 to 2ꯠ lb without crushing due to its unique cell structure. The 4-lb, 40" x 48" panel is said to be lighter than wood or plastic and to provide lower shipping costs while cushioning the product.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Molding wheel

The Instapak® Molding Wheel from Sealed Air Corp. (Danbury, CT) produces just-in-time, custom-molded cushions at up to 6/min. For use with the manufacturer's SpeedyPacker(TM), which dispenses liquid foam into a bag for the molding process, the Instapak wheel holds six custom molds.
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MPC: Protective padding

Manufactured from recycled paper, Waffle-Pad may be used as protective padding or wrapping for products including furniture, appliances, glassware and metal parts.
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Packaging keeps evolving...from able, to active, to anticipating

Are you evolved?
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Euro mandates.
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A short course on plastics technology

A new book promises to explain plastics packaging technology to scientists, engineers, even college graduates who begin new jobs and need a quick tutorial.

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