Packaging

Protective Packaging

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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.
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PET egg 'carton' is a tri-fold

Rarely can a food marketer afford to switch to new packaging costing 20¢/unit when the packaging being replaced costs 8¢. But that's exactly what Egg Innovations of Port Washington, WI, did last summer when it replaced molded pulp egg cartons with clear tri-fold containers thermoformed of polyethylene terephthalate.
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Protective packaging

Difficult-to-manage long and narrow products may be protected during shipping by Riveted Uchannel(TM). This packaging system from Laminations (Neenah, WI) is made from two laminated recycled paperboard edge protectors riveted together to form a U-shaped channel.
Product is automatically fed into canisters by a PLC-controlled four-bucket filler (above). Product reaches the four individual
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Keebler becomes a canister convert

When consumers showed how much they liked resealable composite canisters for Animal Crackers, Keebler responded by launching other products in that package format.
An operator packs L-shaped inserts into a case (above) prior to shipping. Besides improving its cushioning (opposite right and
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Paperboard cushioning computes for LEK

Computer maker safeguards shipments with paperboard cushioning that nearly eliminates product damage and saves more than $20ꯠ/yr in breakage, labor and shipping costs.
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Ranpak Corporation: Workstation

Ranpak's (Concord Township, OH) Pad-N-Pak® Workstation is now microprocessor-controlled, which puts machine functions at the operator's fingertips and simplifies monitoring of key functions.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Vertical molding station

Designed specifically for packagers that ship 100 products/day or less, Sealed Air's (Danbury, CT) Instapak® Twin Vertical Molding station produces 2 molded cushions/min.
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Void-fill system

The Boxfill 3000 is a new machine from Boxfill (Maywood, NJ) that converts waste corrugated cases and scrap into lattice "blankets" that can be used as cushioning material.
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Pactiv: PE foam extrusions

Pactiv Inc.-AVI (Glens Falls, NY) has introduced a line of closed-cell PE foam extrusions for customized protective packaging. The Proflex(TM) Profiles are non-dusting, non-toxic and resistant to moisture and most chemicals.
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Protective packaging

Stanga Industries (Titusville, FL) is offering molded foam products for protective packaging using a product called Eperan. Beads are injected into a mold in a process similar to EPS, which causes them to form into a predetermined shape during expansion.
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Protective packaging

Geoami is a 100% post-consumer recycled paper cushioning material that acts as protective wrap or void fill for products during shipping. From Cardinal Container (Schaumburg, IL), this material is composed of a web of hexagonal, angled cells said to deflect shock from goods.
At Lucent1s Columbus, OH, plant, a worker loads a printed circuit board into a clamshell at a work station
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Reusable PVC clamshells short-circuit waste for Lucent

Telecommunications component supplier slashes materials and labor costs by shifting to vinyl clamshell packs for printed circuit boards. Now Lucent asks some customers to return them for reuse.
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Protective packaging

The Eco-Air (Palo Alto, CA) Fold Pack(TM) is a protective package constructed of 98% corrugated that eliminates the need for an exterior carton. The Fold Pack has shaped, scored sections-already attached to the platform during the die cut-that can be folded into a triangular or rectangular shape.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Reflective insulation

TempShield(TM) reflective bubble insulation from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) provides insulation and cushioning for food and other perishables. It consists of one or two layers of BarrierBubble(TM) material laminated between two layers of aluminum foil to provide thermal resistance.

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