Packaging

Protective Packaging

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Sold in 539 Migros supermarkets in Switzerland, Sports+Fit isotonic drink comes in a bottle made of a low-NDC-level PET copolyme
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PEN polymers lure beverage marketers

Superior thermal properties, chemical resistance, and high barrier to oxygen transmission have made PEN and other naphthalate-based materials irresistable for a hot-filled isotonic drink and for citrus juices.
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Void fill machine

The Easy Pack 428S from Tomen America (Charlotte, NC) is a system that takes flattened corrugated and cuts it into a stretchable, foldable honeycomb-like piece of void-fill packaging.
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Promo employs unusual clamshell

"The pitcher was initially developed for an on-premise bar-kit promotion. Only later, after the pitcher was designed, did we decide to do an off-premise promo with it." That's how Karen Kurylo, packaging manager at Southfield, MI-based Hiram Walker & Sons, describes the origins of an unusual clamshell package used for 750-mL bottles of Kahlua liqueur.
As soon as the operator begins wrapping a product with a kraft paper cushioning pad, the converting machine is ready with anothe
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Glassmaker converts paper into savings

Kraft cushioning drops material costs by 60% and speeds throughput for manufacturer of delicate glass lamps and vases.
HP?s delicate printhead replacement assembly is immobilized beneath the flexible urethane film that?s spot-glued at the edges to
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Retention pack cuts costs for HP

At Hewlett-Packard's Roseville, CA, parts distribution facility, a relatively new form of protective packaging has slashed packaging material costs by half, warehouse space requirements by two-thirds and packaging assembly time by 75%.
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Beaulieu tries starch-based cushioning

A 97-year-old Napa Valley winery is embracing today's latest environmentally-sound technology to protect wine bottles it ships in pairs across the country via small-parcel carriers as part of its wine society program.
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New trends in egg packaging

What's a good way to protect priceless pieces of art during distribution?
One day soon packagers may be able to download information (top) on the shipping conditions a package might experience on this c
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Distribution packaging by the numbers

Using real-world shock and vibration data to design your pack can speed development, prevent damage and economize on materials. Collecting such data isn't easy, but now new ideas for sharing the burden-with the help of the Internet-are taking root in the
Potato chips are vibrated into a central distribution cone (left). Chips are dispersed among 16 scale hoppers around this cone b
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El Jawhara bags snacks in burgeoning Egyptian market

Bagging equipment helps El Jawhara develop a strong presence in Egypt's rapidly growing snack food market. The equipment is expected to provide a three- to four-year payback by economically producing high volumes of bagged snacks.
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Foam-in-bag system

The SpeedyPacker(TM) foam-in-bag packaging system from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) dispenses Instapak® foam into a bag to create protective cushioning.
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Self-sealing shipping mailers

Pad-Kraft Quick-Load® side-loading padded shipping mailers are from Astro-Valcour (Glens Falls, NY). Side loading eliminates the pushing and manipulating often associated with stuffing mailers from the top.
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Air cushioning products

Air-Recycle Packaging (Stow, MA) has introduced a reusable, recyclable cushioning concept that is inflated to protect products during shipment. It can be made from PU or other air-holding materials, depending on requirements for strength, durability or color.
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Foam-in-place bagging

The AccuPak is a foam-in-place bagging system from Flexible Products (Joliet, IL) that uses low-profile fixed nozzles to dispense PU foam into bags within a set of brush rollers.
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Coextruded mPE films

Sealed Air's (Saddle Brook, NJ) family of heavy-gauge, multi-layer blown coextruded metallocene PE films is suited for applications requiring high impact, tear and puncture resistance, and release properties when used in conjunction with protective packaging.
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Void-fill maker

The CorruGuard(TM) Former is an innovative machine from Appleton Mfg. Div. (Neenah, WI) that converts waste corrugated material into patented forms of void-fill.

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