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Integrated Bagging Systems debuts Inter-Fit hybrid gloves

BY Allison Cerra

LIVINGSTON, N.J. — Integrated Bagging Systems has introduced a new kind of disposable plastic glove.

New Inter-Fit hybrid gloves are made from a special formula with a unique polymer blend that gives the gloves the extra strength, stretchability and flexibility when performing various tasks, the company said. What’s more, the gloves are free of vinyl, latex, powder and odor, making them ideal for those prone to allergic reactions. What’s more, the gloves are 100% recyclable.

"Our Inte-Fit gloves have been very successful as buyers value and appreciate that they can address their corporate ‘green’ initiatives with a cost-savings benefit; the gloves are a win-win solution for them," IBS product development manager Vinod Ghumwala said.

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Kraft Foods Foundation launches mobile pantry program with Feeding America

BY Allison Cerra

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — The charitable arm of Kraft Foods and Feeding America are rolling out 10 new mobile pantry vehicles to reach those hardest hit with food insecurity.

Kraft Foods Foundation and Feeding America said the Kraft Foods Foundation mobile pantry program is designed to specifically target outreach to African-American and Latino families disproportionately impacted by food insecurity. The program is rolling out in Columbus, Ga.; Concord, Calif.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Elmsford, N.Y.; Greely, Colo.; Houston, Texas; Milwaukee, Wis.; Newark, Del.; San Antonio, Texas; and Valdosta, Ga.

The organizations said that the first-of-its kind minority outreach mobile pantry program will deliver 9 million lbs. of fresh produce and mealtime staples to families each year, most of whom live in neighborhoods known as food deserts.

"The numbers show us that many African-American and Latino families are struggling to make ends meet and facing significant challenges to putting dinner on the table," Kraft Foods Foundation VP Nicole Robinson said. "By partnering with communities of color, we’re delivering the innovation of mobile pantries to families disproportionately impacted by hunger. Stocked with a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and protein items, mobile pantries help close the gap for our neighbors in need."

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Powering up

BY Barbara White-Sax

Procter & Gamble’s Duracell brand, together with Powermat Technologies, have introduced Duracell Powermat, a 24-hour power system that works with iPhone 4 and 4S products. The Powermat includes three components: a charging mat that serves as a wireless power transmitter, a smartphone case and a portable backup battery that acts as a personal portable charger.


Duracell Powermat CEO Ron Rabinowitz sees powermats as the future of recharging. “People will be able to charge wirelessly on embedded ‘wireless power hot spots’ in public venues where they travel and interact throughout their day,” he said. “All they will need to do is put their phone on the table … the difference is that now, their smartphones will get charged from the table.”


The Duracell Powermat 24-hour power system will be available this fall and will support the iPhone and other leading smartphones.

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