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Protective packaging

Xpander Pak(TM) from Xpander Pak (Glen Allen, VA) is an innovative packaging system designed to protect products under 10 lb from shock and vibration.
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Ivex Packaging (Lincolnshire, IL): Patricia Antoni, dir., sales and mktg., supermarket industry.
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Vegetable oil bottles

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) offers stock glass bottles suit-able for vegetable oils such as olive oil. These rounded square bottles are available in 250-, 500-, 750- and 1000-ml sizes.
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Skin packaging booklet

Ampak (Cleveland, OH) has published a booklet to help purchasers select appropriate skin packaging equipment. The booklet discusses typical applications, sizing of equipment, board and film selection, and potential options to improve productivity.
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Bottle packing systems

Model GBP 240 continuous-motion bottle packer from Nigrelli Systems (Kiel, WI) is capable of loading six-count 1-gal and eight-count 1/2-gal bottles into preformed trays or cases at speeds to 240 bottles/min.
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Continuous dual-heat band sealer

Model VBS-DH-10 is a continuous dual-heat band sealer from All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY) designed for difficult-to-seal pouch and bag materials.
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Molding foam

Used with Instapak® foam-in-bag packaging systems, Instapak molding foam from Sealed Air (Danbury, CT) is a .65 mid-density foam specifically designed to cost-effectively improve the packaging performance of mold-ed cushions.
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Elopak, Inc. (New Hudson, MI): Les Pape, senior vp.; Jim Succio, vp, sales and mktg., U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean.
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Foam pump dispenser

Designed for hair mousse or foams, the Airspray finger pump foamer from Airspray Intl. (Pompano Beach, FL) does not use a gas propellant to create foam.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) won an award for significant technology in the 1996 R&D 100 awards competition.

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