Packaging

Protective Packaging

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Bad packaging: Consumer Reports' 2007 Oyster Awards

The magazine welcomes new inductees into its packaging 'hall of shame' for hard-to-open packaging.
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PU protection at DePuy

At medical device maker DePuy Orthopaedics, polyurethane protective packaging from Barger Packaging (www.bargerpackaging.com) is playing a key role in getting hip and knee replacement products to DuPuy's intended patients.
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Storopack: Loose-fill packaging

New PELASPAN-PAC® Natural combines the environmentally friendly aspects of a starch product with the cushioning of Storopack's proprietary “S” shape.
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Protective Packaging

TurtlePak™ protective packaging is now available from SCA Packaging NA and will be displayed among SCA's full line of protective packaging at Pack Expo International October 29 – November 2 in Chicago.
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The wrap-up: A wrap rage maverick

What annoys Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban more than NBA referees? Product packaging.
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Storopack: 3-Layer Film

Storopack offers its 3-layer CX coextruded film, supplied in rolls of 900 m and cushion sizes of 12 and 175 mm. Each of the 3 layers contributes to the film’s functionality and clarity.
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Packaging Lessons Learned

Readers share experiences of inventiveness, resourcefulness, and persistence.
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Storopack: New literature

Storopack has released a new, full-color brochure detailing the company’s entire offering of protective packaging products and services. Literature highlights a range of loose fill, AIRPlus® air pillow technology, PAPERPlus® paper packaging machines, and PAD LOC protective pads, as well as systems to store and deliver cushioning materials wherever and whenever needed.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Larger cushioning pillows

The Express 3 Void-Fill System from Automated Packaging Systems is now capable of producing DuraClear™ PE pillows as large as 12”L. The portable, benchtop unit creates strips of air pillows at more than 50’/min, featuring EZ-Tear™ perforations for quick and easy separation of the pillows.
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Impressions Inc: Cushion mounting tape

R/Bak® SA 3000 Cushion Mounting Tape from- Rogers Corp. features the company’s open-cell urethane cushion technology and specially developed acrylic adhesives in a product construction designed to handle easily while providing consistent print results.
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Protective packaging

Cushioncubes.com offers Cushion Cubes protective packaging for shipping and handling irregularly shaped and fragile items. Designed to serve small businesses, e-commerce, and other users, Cushion Cubes are available online and shipped directly via UPS and/or FedEx.
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Multisorb Technologies, Inc: Custom Thermoformed Bags

Versatility and Flexibility for Mobile and Stationary Air Conditioningand Refrigeration SystemsMultisorb Technologies offers a complete selection of Thermoformed DesiccantBags specifically designed to solve moisture problems associated with airconditioning and refrigeration systems, both mobile and stationaryapplications.
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Embracing the promise of sustainable packaging (sidebar)

Microsoft Moves Toward Sustainability
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Healthcare packaging pros discuss critical issues

Healthcare packaging experts discuss counterfeiting, packaging and personalized medicine, oil/resin pricing concerns, and material and machinery advances.
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The wrap-up: What kind of a packer are you?

Are you a precision, attacker, slacker, or wacky packer? You can take the UPS Store quiz to find out about your packaging style as you prepare to ship products for the holidays.

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