packing material

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n packing material any material used especially to protect something
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Usage

In literature:

I must have packed it up with my drawing materials.
"The Awakening and Selected Short Stories" by Kate Chopin
Pete Murphy packed up food and writing materials and, without a word, decamped into the interior.
"Angel Island" by Inez Haynes Gillmore
His camera and sketching materials were packed away with his traps.
"Graustark" by George Barr McCutcheon
The mineral asbestos is but a very poor packing material in steam-boilers.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
Fat serves as a soft packing material.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Any material, however, that will pack hard may be used.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883" by Various
All of the "material of war," as Mame called it, had been brought to Frank's house, so that it might be packed in one big trunk.
"The Outdoor Chums After Big Game" by Captain Quincy Allen
By means of the lift (1) all the raw materials, sugar, cocoa, packing, etc., are carried up to the store-rooms (2).
"The Food of the Gods" by Brandon Head
In selling expense is included the charge for cases and other packing material.
"Men's Sewed Straw Hats" by United States Tariff Commission
Peat is also used for packing material, as a fertilizer, for manufacturing paper, for coarse cloth and mattress filling.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
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In news:

Optical sorter helps L&S Cranberry pack quality fruit with no foreign material.
Germany-based Lebensbaum to pack its range of organic teas in NatureFlex NVR material, which delivers environmental and barrier benefits.
Moldable -Foam Packing System Cuts Material and Labor Costs for Manufacturer.
Reposition it as a packing material, of course.
Henson 's also offered a free lunch that was enjoyed on tables covered with lumber packing material.
The unit can be used for unloading powder or granular product material into various processing equipment such as mixers, sifters and mills as well as packing equipment.
The Aug 1 fire started in discarded packing materials.
Workers at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder County Elections Operations Center pack materials to be delivered to polling places for a previous election.
Material-reduced Kellogg 's club-store pack gets graphic punch.
Supplies Kellogg 's with a laminated SBS solution for its club-store packs of Pastry Crips that offers enhanced package graphics, while reducing material use and providing superior structural strength.
New hood panel still in original factory packing material.
A few years ago bookseller listservs were clogged with complaints about too much packing material and unwanted posters and other collateral.
The composite material, called Mycobond™, requires just one-eighth the energy to produce and generates one-tenth the carbon dioxide of traditional foam packing material.
"Everybody is looking for cost savings," says Jeff Boothman, president of ExpandOS, a Denver-based maker of an innovative recyclable cardboard packing material.
The Racetrack Cartoner delivers high-speed packing line performance with costs said to be lower than pick-and-place systems plus savings of packaging materials and factory space.
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In science:

Random packings of identical spheres have been studied by biologists, materials scientists, engineers, chemists and physicists to understand the structure of living cells, liquids, granular media, glasses and amorphous solids, to mention but a few examples.
Is Random Close Packing of Spheres Well Defined?
As they compete for the material, their number goes down, and only one densely packed cluster (“island”) finally survives, always in a corner (Fig. 4e).
Symmetry breaking and coarsening of clusters in a prototypical driven granular gas
We propose an interpretation of the random close packing of granular materials as a phase transition, and discuss the possibility of experimental verification.
Random close packing of granular matter
The above refers to monodisperse steel spheres immersed in air; similar experiments were performed with spheres of other materials immersed in other fluids; variations in the coefficient of friction and in the effective gravitational force lead to somewhat different values for the random loose packing density [SK].
Random Loose Packing in Granular Matter
We will not try to understand a random loose packing density as an absolute minimum at which the spheres can form a bulk material.
Random Loose Packing in Granular Matter
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