Packaging

Protective Packaging

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Air bubble cushioning

Astro-Cell® PE air bubble cushioning products from Astro-Valcour (Glen Falls, NY) contain a minimum 15% of post-consumer recycled plastics by weight, says the company.
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A robotic arm (top) dispenses liquid foam into the center of an outer corrugated shipper. An automated product placer, using ar
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Waterford's protection yields crystal clear benefits

By automating use of foam cushioning, Waterford Wedgwood protects $235 million worth of crystal and decorative ceramic pieces. Operational efficiency goes up, too.
At Shepard?s, the mail order fulfillment house for the Museum, nine packing stations use the water- soluble loose fill. Overhea
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Moma knows best about loose fill

For packaging and shipping its exclusive gifts, New York's Museum of Modern Art opts for a dissolvable cushioning material to protect the art pieces and the environment.
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Air bubble cushioning

Polyair Packaging's (Chicago, IL) Durabubble® is a recyclable roll stock air bubble cushioning product. Made of virgin LLDPE for good tear and puncture resistance.
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Cushioning material

Flex-E-Wrap from Prompac Industries (Staten Island, NY) is a reusable cushioning material made from recycled kraft paper. It's designed as an environmentally friendly and space-saving alternative to bubble wrap.
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Transpack 95 packs a punch

Symposium on transport packaging focuses on the increasing sophistication of this aspect of packaging. Hazardous material shipments top a host of regulatory concerns.
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Laminated foam literature

Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) now offers a literature sheet on its Polylam® laminated foam plank cushioning, used for a variety of applications.
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Materials brochure

CPI Packaging (Chicago Heights, IL) offers product sheets on each item in its complete line of packaging products, including loose fill, mailers and bubble products.
At left, an operator makes an adjustment at the control panel of Coca-Cola France?s new ?twin-stack? cartoner. A promotional
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Coca-Cola France meets international demand

New packaging system allows Coca-Cola Production, Socx, France, to "twin-stack" 33-cL cans into paperboard cartons to meet demands of consumers in France, Germany, Belgium, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Africa.
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Mobile dispenser

The mobile dispenser from Ranpak (Concord Township, OH) allows easy storage of EcoPak(TM), a loosefill material made from cut, crimped kraft paper.
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PS loose fill

Free-Flow Packaging (Red-wood City, CA) has introduced 8PAK(TM), a reusable PS loose fill. Cushions both heavy and fragile items. Can be used in a variety of industries, as a finished product or by converters or expanders.
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AmeriStar's industrial winners

Winners of the 1994 AmeriStar Package awards were announced November 12 at a reception held in conjunction with Pack Expo in Chicago. Sponsored by the Herndon, VA-based Institute of Packaging Professionals, recipients in the Industrial Category included a multi-compartment paperboard container for pressure transmitters and a polycarbonate suspension system for silicon wafers.
An ARS worker prepares a radiator for shipment. The converter folds kraft paper in a way that creates air pockets, which prov
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Radiator maker warms up to paper

Faced with new General Motors' specifications for paper-based packing materials, this automotive supplier found a dunnage system that is both environmentally friendly and economical.
The customized slave pallet, shown above left and below, provides an assembly base for the sterilizer. Pieces of the sterilizer
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Multiple materials protect international shipments

Amsco integrates fabricated and molded foam, corrugated and plywood to protect $35ꯠ medical sterilizer. Along with absorbing shock and providing cushioning, the new pack also provides an assembly base.
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Conveying system

The BULKAIR® conveying system packaging station is a high-volume loose fill dispensing machine from Free-Flow Packaging (Redwood City, CA). Individually designed to meet specific requirements, from overhead gravity-fed systems to high-volume, semi-automatic systems.

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