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Colder holder.

Fall rituals: raking leaves, watching football--and keeping the "soda" cold during the game. The Fridge|R~, a beverage holder with a built-in freezer pack, actually cools the beverage rather than just insulating it.

High-quality appearance, consistent thickness, and ability to thermoform were the determining factors when Candea Inc., of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, selected Volara|R~ 2A as the outer insulating layer of The Fridge. The irradiation crosslinked polyolefin foam, from Voltek, is manufactured in roll form, and then fabricated into tube stock through a proprietary tube forming process by Foam Design, Inc., Lexington, Ky. Because the foam is crosslinked, the tube forms with a smooth weld--noncrosslinked foams would melt away. Candea cuts the tube stock into 4-inch lengths and applies the foam over a freezer gel pack. A printed shrink label encases the entire product. Voltek, Division of Sekisui America Corp., 100 Shepard St., Lawrence, MA 01843; (800) 225-0668; Fax (508) 685-9861. Circle 168.
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Title Annotation:The Fridge beverage holder is insulated with Sekisui American Corp. Voltek Div.'s Volara 2A irradiationn crosslinked polyolefin foam
Publication:Plastics Engineering
Date:Nov 1, 1992
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