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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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.
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.
SmartStrate® label stock has been specifically engineered by Appleton for RFID smart labels. Designed to overcome chip inlay failures associated with mechanical damage and electrostatic discharge at multiple points in the value chain, from converting, printing, and shipping to application and end use. In addition, SmartStrate’s cushioning properties are said to address issues related to printing on label facestock made uneven by the inlay edge and chip bump.
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.
New from Storopack is the battery powered AIRplus ® Excel, a portable, wireless, completely automated machine that produces lightweight, reusable, and recyclable LDPE air pillows on demand, without operator input.
Sealed Air published a brochure about its AirCap® and Bubble Wrap® brand air cellular cushioning. Brochure details how the protective packaging products can reduce material, labor, and shipping costs while providing better cushioning performance.