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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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Sealed Air Corporation: Foam packaging

New Instapak Quick® Room Temperature (RT) foam pkg. from Sealed Air provides users with a custom-fit protective cushion that is fast, easy to use, and suitable for small- to medium-volume applications.
 The new, uniform pressure-regulated design is simpler to assemble and far more effective in preventing glass damage.
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Revamped packaging protects windshield shipments

American Honda saves more than $500ꯠ annually through reduced glass breakage.
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Nomaco Engineered Foam Solutions: Edge protection

Nomaco has introduced Pop-n-Lock®, a cost-saving solution for corner and edge protection. The nonabrasive cushioning protects furniture, appliances, electronics, housewares, and many other items weighing 50 lb or less.
ISU's IPRDC manager Alex Hagedorn and packaging department head Dr. Marion Schafer provide the 'coaching' needed by tomorrow's p
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ISU gains big assists from industry

Indiana State University is tapping packaging resources through its new R&D Center.
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Pactiv to sell protective and flexible packaging businesses

Pactiv Corp. has agreed to sell substantially all of its North American and European protective and flexible packaging businesses to an affiliate of AEA Investors LLC, an international private equity firm, for approximately $530 million and the assumption of certain liabilities.
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At A Glance

When it comes to dunnage or protective packaging for your package shipments, what is your preferred material?
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UFP Technologies: Protective packaging

UFP Technologies has introduced Cushion Cubes, cube-shaped protective packaging material made from 100% recycled paper fibers and water. Designed to provide superior packaging support for irregularly shaped and fragile products, the high-strength cubes are an environmentally safe, simple, easy-to-pack alternative to chemical/foam packaging.
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Reality refreshes IoPP's RFID meeting

The Institute of Packaging Professionals’ Wisconsin Chapter meeting in February informed attendees that RFID’s potential is enormous, but it’s not likely a packaging panacea.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Enhanced void fill

Automated Packaging Systems has introduced a new type of air pillow for its AirPouch™ Express 3 Void-fill system that uses specially formulated pillow material coupled with EZ-Tear™ perforations.
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Understanding and increasing packaging line productivity

Michael Mailutha of Pfizer Global Manufacturing and Ignacio Munoz-Guerra, AutoPak Engineering Corp. co-delivered the presentation Ways to Increase Packaging Productivity and Reduce Bottlenecks, at the 2004 International Pack Expo in Chicago in November.
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Shipped packs often 'anti-green'

Internet purchases often lead to greater packaging waste, observes Fritz Yambrach, a professor of packaging science at RIT.
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PACK EXPO Video: Air-Paq inflatable packaging

PACK EXPO : Pactiv offers a look at its new Pactiv 9000 Air-Paq® engineered inflatable packaging at its booth, S-2342, at Pack Expo International 2004. See video clip of this machine
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Liquid shipping protection

PIG® BubbleZorb™ Packaging Material from New Pig is exclusively designed for shipping and transporting breakable liquid containers. BubbleZorb combines a multilayer PP absorbent mat attached to a PE and nylon cushion bubble, providing both protection against breakage and complete absorption of any liquid if breakage were to occur.

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