Packaging

Protective Packaging

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Sustainability helps advance molded fiber packaging

Philips Consumer Lifestyle is one company that’s using the newspaper/water material to improve sustainability, branding, and economics.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Recycled content protective packaging

Created in partnership with their customers, Sealed Air’s recycled content specialty foam products now include: Ethafoam MRC (maximum recycled content), Ethafoam HRC (high recycled content), and Stratocell RC (recycled content).
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Package design helps keep the patient first

Keeping patient safety in the forefront when designing packaging ensures that the drug or compound arrives intact and at optimal efficacy.
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Cryopak: Pre-qualified shipper

Suitable for the shipment of blood products, tissue samples, and pharmaceuticals that must remain in the 15°C to 30°C range, Cryopak’s TimeSaver 24 CRT Mini is a room-temperature pre-qualified shipper that keeps products between 20°C -24° C during shipment in hot or cold environments for up to 24 hours.
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Internet shopping to help build protective packaging demand

A rebound in manufacturing output and Internet shopping growth is predicted to advance U.S. protective packaging demand to $5.9 billion in 2016.
Custom-designed bathroom components, can be delivered in super-strong packaging.
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Bathroom in a box

Shipper packaging for all-in-one customized, prefab bathroom components exhibits extra-added structural integrity to ensure intact product delivery.
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Storopack: Air cushioning system for low-volume shippers is space, budget friendly

Storopack’s AIRmove is a desktop air cushioning system designed specifically for low-volume packing and shipping operations (less than 100 packages/day).
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Pregis Corporation: PP sheet foam line with photodegradable properties

Microfoam® Green from Pregis is a green-colored version of their white Microfoam® PP sheet-foam line that visually communicates the environmental profile of this protective packaging alternative.
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An epistolary column

My Lead Off column in the July issue described how Ecovative LLC and others are turning to crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock. The column generated this intriguing exchange of e-mails.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Eco-friendly void-fill

Sealed Air’s PakNatural™ loose fill protective packaging is made from 95% non-food, renewable materials.
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Cascades Box Board: Eco-friendly protective packaging

Flexicomb from Cascades Specialty Products Group is a new flexible protective packaging that is economical and eco-designed.
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Gillette razor packs made of renewable-fiber molded tray

Bamboo and bulrush form the basis of new packaging for Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor, a DuPont Diamond award winner for Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction, and Sustainability.
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Furniture protected by mushroom 'root'-based packaging

Ecovative’s EcoCradle is a low embodied-energy, compostable, protective packaging material that is literally grown into any custom shape.
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Protective packaging that's grown

Only two Diamond Awards for Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction and Sustainability were handed out this year, and one was won by Ecovative LLC for its EcoCradle™ protective packaging product.
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DuPont Award winners announced

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers today announced winners in the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, representing breakthrough developments from brand giants such as Gillette and Coca-Cola.

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