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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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Focus on RFID and security packaging add value to Pack Expo 2004

New this year at the Chicago show are a Security Packaging Resource Center and an RFID Pavilion. As usual, it’s all about packaging solutions.
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RFID label stock

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.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Protective foam

Sealed Air expanded its line of Instapak® foam formulations to include the GFlex® QS foam, featuring a faster “demold” capability than the original Instapak formulation.
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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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Storopack: Air pillows

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.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Protective packaging brochure

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.
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Storopack: Moldable protective packaging

New from Storopack is Pad Loc™ moldable protective packaging, which conforms to the shape of any product, even irregular and hard-to-package items.
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Storopack: Moldable protective packaging

New from Storopack is Pad Loc™ moldable protective packaging, which conforms to the shape of any product, even irregular and hard-to-package items.
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Appliance maker chooses Sonoco as package partner

BSH Home Appliances Corp., Huntington Beach, CA, has entered into a five-year packaging supply agreement with Sonoco.
For its LifePak dietary supplements, Pharmanex worked closely with its film vendor to develop a material with suitable barrier c
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Supplement packs deliver healthy results

Custom structure helps Pharmanex meet multiple needs for its packets of LifePak dietary supplements.
This clamshell denester's entire pneumatics system was replaced with a 
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Positively pneumatic

A new pneumatics system helps this machinery manufacturer lower machinery maintenance costs and reduce machine complexity.
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Cal-Poly to host Poly Pack 2004

San Luis Obispo, CA-based California Polytechnic State University will hold its 17th annual Poly Pack symposium May 5-7 at the school.

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