Packaging

Protective Packaging

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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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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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Book 'transports' distribution packaging knowledge

New publication aids those responsible for specifying packages for shipping. Package designers and distribution students will be helped, too.
Hewlett-Packard?s tape drives are placed in a clamshell-style suspension package (above), which is then placed into an outer box
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High-tech manufacturers retool protective packaging

Tektronix and Hewlett-Packard adopt suspension packaging that helps them keep pace with rapid product introductions.
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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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Biodegradable plastics

Under the trademark Mater-Bi, Novamont (Eschborn, Germany) currently produces four classes of biodegradable materials that can be processed with standard technologies such as injection molding, blow and cast film molding, as well as foamed sheets and cushioning for packaging.
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Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Single-file air conveyor

The Can Jet air conveyor from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) uses a powered-rotator device for the precise orientation of cans for downstream processes.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Protective foam

Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) has introduced Stratocell(TM) Plus foam laminates. These combine Sealed Air's standard Stratocell laminated PE foams with either a 3.5-mil PE film or 1/8" high-density Cellu-Cushion® PE foam laminated to one side.
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Tredegar Film Products: New honeycomb film

The surface of HoneyComb(TM) polymer film from Tredegar Film Products (Richmond, VA) has small hexagonal cells. The material's surface consists of a series of open cells, which allows for high transmission rates for gases, liquids or vapors, plus provides cushioning and separation.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Inflatable cushion system

Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) has introduced the Fill-Air(TM) inflatable packaging system for fast high-volume void-fill applications. The free-standing, mobile, 110-v unit produces 5 cu" of air-filled packaging material/min by injecting air into a special tubular film.
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E-Tech Products, Inc: Protective packaging

Made from 100% recycled paper fibers and water, E-Cubes from E-Tech Products (Denver, CO) protect products during shipping by locking together through their rough textured surface and contoured shape.
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ITW Angleboard: Package protection system

ITW Angleboard (Glenview, IL) has introduced Plastic Angleboard, a new PE protective packaging system designed to provide corner protection and secure loads during shipment.
Bag-in-box packages of Mont Blanc syrups are designed to sit on coffeehouse and ice cream parlor counters for simplified use by
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Bag-in-box success is sweet

Chocolate syrup manufacturer Mont Blanc Chocolatier adapts bag-in-box technology for use in coffeehouses and restaurants. Extended shelf life and shelf stability are said to be industry firsts.

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