Types of materials used for packaging

Types of materials used for packaging mainly include paper, plastic, metal, grass, composite flexible packaging, and other packing materials like wood. The quality and rigor of the packaging determine the goods’ quality when we sign it. And packaging is vital in the entire packaging, express, and shipping. Then, they can improve economic development and reduce packaging costs. So what are the common types of materials used for packaging? Next, let’s see it.

1. Paper packaging materials

Corrugated paper

Corrugated paper is lightweight and low in cost. Then, it is easy to process and has high strength. Besides, it is convenient for storage and handling. Thus, we can use it to package food, digital products, and daily necessities. More than 80% of corrugated paper can be recycled. In addition, it is relatively eco-friendly.

Corrugated paper

Containerboard paper (kraft paper, kraft cardboard)

The paper is a tough texture with high burst and tear resistance. So, we make it into corrugated boxes after bonding with corrugated cardboard cores. In addition, it is a common packaging paper type. Such as household appliances; daily department stores; knitted cotton fabrics; stationery, etc.

kraft paper

Whiteboard

Whiteboard (printing) is suitable for single-sided color printing. And then we can make it into cartons for packaging. Or we use it for design and handmade products. Then, whiteboard suits seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.

Whiteboard

White cardboard

White cardboard is suitable for printing business cards. Also, it is ideal for invitations, certificates, trademarks, decoration, etc. And it has high smoothness and good stiffness. Then, it has a neat appearance and good evenness. So, I think it is common in our life.

White cardboard

Gold and silver cardboard

They have wide use in color printing packaging. And I think it is suitable for box-making printing. Then, it has a wide range of use in daily life. Such as cigarettes, alcohol, food, cosmetics, toothbrush boxes; medicine, and gift bags.

Then, the surface of the paper can produce a beam of light with the effect of laser paper. But, most of the gold and silver cardboard used are acquired composite materials with film as the medium.

Gold and silver cardboard

Greaseproof paper (translucent paper, glossy paper)

Wax paper can wrap hamburgers, bake bread, biscuits, and other food and other oily items. It has high strength and paper smoothness. But the air permeability is low. The transparency of the paper sheet is high, which prevents the penetration and absorption of grease. However, it is important to note that this paper is only for one-time use.

Greaseproof paper (translucent paper)

Cellophane paper

Cellophane is a thin transparent wrapping material made from viscose. It can be used as lining paper and decorative wrapping paper for merchandise. Not only can it be moisture-proof, but also heat-sealed. At the same time, it has the advantages of no static power and dust. But this paper can not deform at a high temperature of 190 °C. So we can pasteurize with food in food packaging.

Cellophane paper

Aluminum foil paper

The aluminum foil paper is soft and easy to deform and does not rebound after deformation. Meanwhile, it can block light, no pollution, and the price is cheap. Thus, we can use it to package and decorate cigarettes, candies, and other foods. But we note that tin foil belongs to the metal category. Chemical changes occur when metals are mixed with acidic substances. It is easy to produce carcinogens that are harmful to humans.

Aluminum foil paper

2. Plastic packaging material

Packing belts

Packing belts include PVC packing belts, PE packing belts, PP packing belts, PET packing belts. First, we can use it for sealing and bundling corrugated boxes. Second, we use it to bundle glass, pipes, materials, fruits, etc.

First, it has strong tensile strength, good flexibility. Second, it is beautiful and does not rust. But what do we need to know? That is the quality of the packing belt depends entirely on the purity of polypropylene. The higher the purity of the polypropylene, the better the tension of the strapping.

PP Packing belts

Tear film

The tear film can be directly used as a binding rope for industry and agriculture. It can also replace nylon yarn, cotton thread, etc. Moreover, it has a strong tensile strength. The texture is also soft to the touch. The important thing is that it is not only non-toxic, odorless, and pollution-free. And it has a beautiful appearance and bright colors.

Therefore, we can use tear film for cement bags, flour bags, clothing apparel, footwear, craft gifts. Moreover, it is suitable for purses, toys, and other industries.

Tear film

Stretch film (heat shrink film)

The stretch film has good tensile properties and transparency. And the thickness is uniform. And it is an eco-friendly recyclable material. It is not only tasteless and non-toxic but can directly package food. Therefore, we use it for fertilizers, food, textile products, etc. Or bundle it with other items. But, be careful not to collide with the edges when packing. Otherwise, this can lead to edge cracking causing quality problems.

Stretch film

Carton sealing tape

Carton sealing tape is also called BOPP tape, packaging tape. First of all, it is relatively thin and the appearance is transparent. Second, it is non-toxic, tasteless, and safe. Third, it is easy to use and efficient. At last, it is puncture-resistant and tear-resistant.

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Plastic film

The plastic film is colorless, transparent, and moisture-resistant. Then, it is soft, strong, and resistant to acids, alkalis, oils, and solvents. But it is not breathable. Plastic films have wide use in food, medicine, chemical, etc. Among them, food packaging accounts for the largest proportion. Such as beverage/frozen food packaging, fast food packaging, etc.

Common plastic films are polyethylene (PE); polyvinyl chloride (PVC); polystyrene (PS); polyester film (PET); polypropylene (PP); nylon, etc. Then, various plastic films have different properties and use.

Plastic film

3. Metal Packaging Materials

Tin plate (tinplate)

Tinplate is corrosion-resistant and non-toxic. Then it has high strength and ductility. Second, the tinplate can avoid the deterioration of food due to light, gas, and moisture. So, we use it to package food, daily necessities, instruments, industrial packages, etc.

Tin plate

Barrel hoop

The barrel hoop has a beautiful appearance. And it has the advantage of being durable and not easy to break. Second, the tightly sealed barrel hoop wears little and is easy to operate. Therefore, it is very suitable for barrels/cans, lubricants, coatings, chemicals, grains and oils, metal clads, etc. But, it should be noted that the appearance of a good barrel hoop is smooth. However, the poor barrel hoop has a rough appearance and will be slightly prickly.

Barrel hoop


Packaging strip

The steel strip for packaging is a narrow strip packaging material. And it has high tensile strength and certain elongation. Then, it is perfect for steel, non-ferrous metal, construction, and glass industries. So, the demand is wide. Besides, it has wide use in household appliances, auto industries, etc.

Packaging steel strip

PTP aluminum foil

PTP aluminum foil is an aluminum foil for medicine packaging. It formed in Europe in the 1930s. It is oxygen barrier, light-proof, moisture-proof. And it is easy to puncture, easy to take medicines. Then, PTP aluminum foil is heat/low temperature and corrosion-resistant. So, it is suitable for high-speed automated packaging. At last, we can print it in single/double-sided. So the publicity effect is better.

Types of materials used for packaging: PTP aluminum foil

Aluminum plate

An aluminum plate refers to a rectangular plate rolled and processed from aluminum ingots. In general, it includes pure/alloy aluminum plate; thin/medium-thick/patterned aluminum plate.

Application

  • lighting;
  • Building appearance, elevator;
  • Interior decoration: ceiling, wall, etc.;
  • furniture, cabinets;
  • Signs, nameplates, bags;
  • Car interior and exterior decoration;
  • Interior decorations: like photo frames;
  • Household appliances: refrigerators, microwave ovens, audio equipment;
  • machining of mechanical parts;
  • Aerospace and military aspects; such as spacecraft series, satellites, etc.
Aluminum plate for ceiling

Spray cans

A spray can refer to a complete pressure-packed container consisting of a valve, a container, and contents. When the valve is opened, the contents are released in a controlled manner at a predetermined pressure. The spray can have good sealing and is easy to use. Then, the shape of the contents is limited. So, it is safe to use. Types of spray can include metal spray can, glass spray can, plastic spray can.

Spray cans

Steel drum

The steel drum is one of the traditional containers. It occupies an important position in traditional containers. Then, we know that the steel drums suit industrial, sales, and shipment packaging. Thus, it has brought great changes and progress to human work and life. The steel drum has high strength and has a special metallic luster. Compared with other metals, the source of steel is more abundant. So, the energy consumption and cost are lower.

Steel drum

4. Glass packaging materials

Glass bottle

The surface of the glass bottle is smooth and durable. Second, it is easy to seal, which is convenient for disinfection. Third, the glass bottle is beautiful in shape and color in decoration. Thus, glass bottles have become the main packaging containers. And it has wide use for food, chemical industries.

Glass packaging raw materials are abundant and common. Its price is low, and it can be used multiple times. Besides, we can use it at high or low temperatures. Thus, it has become the preferred packaging material for many beverages. Such as beer, fruit tea, and sour jujube juice.

glass bottle

Glass jar

A glass jar is a chemical vessel for food/gift/medicine packaging. And glass jars are cheap, brittle, and fragile. It is easy to burst when it encounters high or low temperatures. Therefore, try to be safe when storing and moving, and handle it with care.

Glass jar

Glass box

A glass box is a box made of glass. There are 2 types of glass boxes. One is tempered glass crisper, which is ordinary glass tempered. There is a heat-resistant glass crisper. And it is a good crisper, and we can use it to heat in the microwave. So, it is ideal for daily lunch boxes used by students, office workers.

glass lunch boxes

5. Composite flexible packaging materials

Flexible packaging

Flexible packaging refers to packaging that can change the shape of the container after filling or removing the contents. There are two major categories of flexible packaging. That is to say, stretch wrap packaging and various bags. Stretch wrap packaging is wrapping the film around the product to be packaged. Then hold it in place in some form. The most common is to heat seal the plastic edge to form this shape. And the type of flexible packaging include stretch wrap and shrink packaging. Such as pouches, bags, and seal bags.

flexible packaging

Aluminized film

The aluminized film uses a special process to coat a thin layer of metal aluminum. And it finishes on the surface of the plastic film. And then it forms a composite flexible packaging material. The common processing method is the vacuum aluminum plating method. So, the surface of the plastic film has a metallic luster. Because it has both the features of plastic film and metal. So, the aluminized film is cheap, beautiful, and practical.

Aluminized film

Iron core cable tie

Iron core cable ties are called rubber-coated iron wires, magic belts. And it is known as plastic-coated iron wires, iron wire ties/belts, PVC ties/belts, etc. It is suitable for bundling various accessories, power cords, etc. Then, it is ideal for the bundling of toys, gifts, electronic products, daily necessities, etc. There are black, white, transparent, red, green, blue, yellow, etc.

Iron core cable tie

Aluminum foil composite film

Aluminum foil composite film is the most common composite roll film. And it contains pure aluminum (AL) and aluminized (VMPET). But I think the film has many advantages. First, it is light and has no thermal adhesion. Second, it has good shading properties and is not easy to corrode. Third, aluminum foil is moisture-proof, waterproof, and air-tight. So, it has wide application. Such as medicinal/cooking food; barrier(puffed food, biscuits, essence, spices), etc.

Aluminum foil composite film

Aluminized paper

Aluminized paper is a new type of green packaging material. It has a strong metallic surface and bright colors. Favored by merchants and the packaging industry. In recent years, vacuum aluminized paper is more popular. Especially in beer, cigarettes, electronic products, etc. And it has a lot of praise in the printing field. Such as cosmetics, food trademarks, and labels.

In packaging materials, it has many advantages. Such as cost-saving; eco protection and hygiene; anti-faking; a wide range of applications.

Aluminized paper

Lamination film

The lamination film is resistant to acid, corrosion, and aging. And it has good anti-seepage performance. But, we can use it in common temperature environments. Then, it is suitable for anti-seepage treatment of dams and drainage ditches. And I think it suits the anti-fouling treatment of waste yards.

Lamination film

Composite paper

It is made of paper, cardboard and other plastics, aluminum foil, cloth, etc. with adhesives. So, it can not only improve appearance performance and strength. Also, the paper is waterproof, moisture-proof, oil-resistant. At the same time, heat sealing, light-blocking, heat resistance are its features.

Composite paper

BOPP film

BOPP is a biaxially oriented polypropylene film. And it is lightweight, non-toxic, odorless, moisture-proof. However, its heat-sealing performance is poor. In general, the thickness is 20-40 μm. And the most widely used is 20 μm. Thus, we use it as the outer layer of the composite film. And it is suitable for holding dry food, candy, cigarettes, tea, juice, milk, textiles.

BOPP film

New trend-biodegradable corn starch bags

Biodegradable corn starch bags are made of cornflour/cassava as raw materials. They are green and biodegradable naturally with
a relatively short shelf life. You can customize the biodegradable carrier bags for packaging. Besides, many brands need eco-friendly packaging solutions. Then, they need to make compostable ziplock bags or self-adhesive bags for food, vegetable, garbage, etc. So, it becomes a new hot trend in the plastic packaging field.

We supply biodegradable corn starch bags at various bags at customers’ requests. Such as degradable composite bags, vest bags, flat pockets, express bags, etc. Most of them in daily life are vest bags (that is, the kind used in supermarkets). And people use it for shopping or clothing/garment packaging.

Details of biodegradable corn starch bags

  • Craft: offset printing, hot-cutting;
  • Product features: strong toughness and heavy bearing capacity;
  • Thickness: 0.05 mm, 0.06 mm, 0.07 mm-0.20 mm; the specific thickness is according to customer requirements.
  • Size: 22*30cm, 25*35cm, 28*40cm, 32*42cm, 35*45cm, etc. A small pouch or big bag is also customized at your request;
  • Color: customized;
  • Material: degradable PE, Kraft paper, degradable PET, etc;
  • Uses: plastic packaging, dried fruit, food, daily necessities;
  • If you need to print logo, please offer bag type, size, thickness, quantity, logo file.

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Why are biodegradable bags greener than traditional PE plastic bags?

Compared with traditional plastic packaging bags (PE), the chemical properties of cornstarch, cassava, etc. are not stable and are easily degraded in the natural environment.

Except for the difference in chemical properties, biodegradable bags feel more delicate. And they are skin-friendly than traditional plastic bags.

The birth of biodegradable bags relieved the pressure on the environment caused by daily chemicals. So, it is an excellent choice for both human health and natural health.

Corn starch

Corn starch is a colorless and transparent liquid lactic acid first extracted from corn through modern biotech. And the main raw materials are corn, corn cob, and corn stalk. Besides, we can use corn starch as the raw material for degradable plastic bags. Then, it is the most ideal raw material to replace PO to make vest bags.

What is the difference between corn starch bag and regular PO bag?

Corn starch is generally milky white, very cloudy, and thick. It feels hemp-like and has a paper-like texture. Also, it is much thicker and heavier than ordinary plastic bags.

Compared with ordinary PO vest bags, the degradation time of corn starch bags is short. So, a corn starch bag will only take 60 to 180 days. But, it takes about 200 years for an ordinary PO plastic bag to be completely degraded. This is why the country promotes bio-degradable bags.

Types of eco-friendly plastic bags

What is eco-friendly plastic bags? Eco-friendly plastic bags do not refer to a certain kind of plastic bag. It is a general term for all plastic bags with natural protection properties.

There are two main types of eco-friendly plastic bags commonly used in daily life. One is a degradable plastic bag. And the other is a fully degradable plastic bag.

Degradable plastic bag

The degradable plastic bag is made of degradable materials (like starch) and ordinary plastic materials (such as PE). And its material degrades rapidly after the plastic bag is discarded. Yet, ordinary plastics do not degrade. That is to say, this green plastic bag will be broken down into pieces if we discarded it. Then, the pieces are hard-to-degrade ordinary plastic materials that reduce the pressure on the nature.

Fully degradable plastic bag

Fully degradable plastic bags are not strictly plastic bags anymore. It’s just the same length as a plastic bag. So people still call them plastic bags. Because of the cost, only some high-end stores or large supermarket chains will use it in daily life. Of course, they will degrade quickly after being thrown away.

The essence of biodegradable corn starch bags

What is the principle of biodegradable corn starch bags cycle?

  1. Using cornflour/cassava as a raw material;
  2. Fully biodegradable resin;
  3. Biodegradable Products;
  4. Garbage can turn into organic fertilizer;
  5. Organic fertilizers can be used for crop growth;

Why promote biodegradable corn starch bags?

At present, the most serious natural problem we are facing is white pollution. And white pollution is due to the excessive use of non-degradable plastics and random disposal. And the non-degradable garbage is mainly non-degradable plastic garbage bags. Thus, the promotion of bio-degradable bags can reduce the use of non-degradable plastic products. Then it can achieve the purpose of reducing white pollution.

How to promote biodegradable corn starch bags ?

First, everyone should join the ranks of natural protection. In daily life, use degradable bags and reduce the use of non-degradable plastic bags. Brands can also use biodegradable corn starch bags to promote the development of national natural protection.

List of garment trims and accessories with pictures

Garment trims and accessories both have important purposes during making or packaging a garment. And they complement each other and are indispensable. Together they constitute the entire process of a garment from production to sale.

Garment trims are the items for completing your clothing. It means that these functional trims are necessary for a garment during the production process. They make clothing more complete. And we often sew or use velcro to attach the trims on garments. Garment trims include lining, clothing labels & tags, tape, elastic band, buttons, zipper, slider buckles, etc.

Garment accessories often are items to pack, package, decorate or ornament a garment to make it more exquisite and perfect. They are also an integral part of clothing. Garment accessories include plastic bags, polybags, boxes, hang tags, stickers, hangers, etc.

List of garment trims and accessories with pictures below for your reference:

List of Garment trims

  • Interlining
  • lining
  • Labels
  • Pads
  • Sewing Threads
  • Band
  • Twill Tape
  • Buttons
  • Zippers
  • Hook and Loop
  • D Rings
  • Buckles and Sliders
  • Eyelets
  • Rivet
  • Lace trims
  • Tassels
  • Stopper
  • Braid
  • String & Cord
  • Ribbon
  • Garment Motif
garment trims
garment trims

List of Garment accessories

  • Tissue paper
  • Paper Bags
  • Polybag
  • Mini Polybag
  • Muslin Bags
  • Hanger
  • Pressure Sensitive Tape
  • Inner Carton
  • Foldable Box
  • Garment Clip
  • Tag Pin
  • Safety Pin
  • Stickers
  • Hang Tags
  • Hang Tag string
  • Collar Stay
garment accessories
garment accessories
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Courier bag with pocket

The courier bag with pocket is a delivery bag for packing goods, which is made of PE/PP material, and ​the small clear pocket outside can pack express waybill. And it has self-adhesive on the back. The parcel plastic bag is perfect for logistics, express delivery, etc. And the transparent pocket of the mailing poly bags can also hold many shipping sheets. Such as customs declaration forms, packing lists, bills of lading, invoices, safety data sheets, etc.

The courier bag with pocket we wholesale are waterproof and moisture-proof. Besides, we seal the sides in a tight way to ensure the documents are safe. Further, the glue attached to the back of poly mailers can paste on any surface. So, it becomes convenient and easy to use. Second, the sealed polythene bag uses professional blown film and has a strong bearing capacity. Thus, they are resistant to abrasion and not easy to break. In addition, we use the hot-cut edge sealing process for reinforcement. And the sealing edge is tight and resistant to pull.

We supply bulk custom courier & mailer bags with pocket with designed logos. In addition, you have two choices to order from us. And they are plain courier plastic bags or personalized mailing bags. Then, we can ship them to the whole world. Such as the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, Pakistan, etc. If you want to order, please contact us at any time. And you can send us your logo file and tell us your quantity, size, or color. If not, we will offer free design for you.

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Details of courier bag with pocket

  • Material: HDPE/LDPE/PP/Polythene/co-extruded plastic film/green material;
  • Size: accept customized size;
  • Logo: accept customized logo;
  • Industrial Use: e-commerce shipping, clothing, express packaging, food, etc;
  • Closure Type: heat seal, etc;
  • Printing Color: black, white, blue, grey, pink, customized up to 11 colors, etc;
  • Features: spacious, durable, damage-resistant, water-proof, moisture-proof, etc;
  • Field of application: express logistics, invoice packaging, document packaging, etc;

How to use the courier bag with pocket?

Please watch the following video to better learn how to use the courier bag with pocket. And you will find a different surprise. Because the below mailer bag is a new design we made for our clients. And you can see that we print their logo on the whole back area. Of course, the brand logo printed entirely on the outside of the bag will greatly enhance brand awareness. This will also bring a certain amount of exposure to the public. It’s much cheaper than advertising.

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Custom kraft paper pouch for packaging

Kraft paper pouch is a small packaging stand-up bag that can be a brown zipper or heat sealable paper pouch, which is ideal for food, coffee, snack, etc. The pouch has many types, like kraft ziplock bags, kraft resealable bags, paper stand-up pouches, recyclable kraft pouches, etc. And the bag is light and flat, which makes it easy to transport and store.

Kraft Paper Pouch is made from the safest materials available. We can cover the paper with PP to make it waterproof. Pouch strength can be made from one to six layers according to customer requests. Therefore, printing and bag-making are integrated. Besides, we can use food-grade PE inner film inside the kraft pouch bags. Yet, it is non-toxic, tasteless, and non-polluting. With high strength, it is one of the most popular eco-friendly packaging materials. In addition, We can seal this food storage bag with a heat-healing machine. Thus, it is convenient and provides double sealing protection. Meanwhile, the bottom buckle bag design allows the product to stand on its own when it is full!

The kraft paper pouch is increasingly becoming high-quality packaging material for most products in today’s society. So, it is becoming more and more widely used. Such as to store fruits, biscuits, snacks, dried meat, etc. You can also use them to pack homemade gifts for your friends. Thus, if you want to customize the personalized pouch, please feel free to contact us! And we can print your logo on it and any size or type is okay. Moreover, we can ship products all over the world, So, please tell us your specific address, and we strive to deliver it in the shortest possible time.

Images of the kraft paper pouch

Types of kraft paper pouch

According to the material, it can be divided into:

a. Pure kraft paper bag;
b. Paper aluminum composite kraft paper bag
c: Woven bag composite kraft paper bag (generally larger bags)

According to the bag type, we divide it into:

a. Three-side sealed kraft paper bag;
b. Side organ kraft paper bag;
c. Self-supporting kraft paper bag;
d. Zipper kraft paper bag;
e. Self-supporting zipper kraft paper bag

According to the appearance of the bag, it can be divided into:

a. Valve pocket;
b. Square bottom bag;
c. Sewing bottom bag;
d. Heat-sealed pockets;
e. Heat-sealed square bottom bag

Details of kraft paper pouch

  • Color: brown, black, white, or customized color;
  • Shape: flat pocket, square bottom open pocket, square bottom valve pocket, flat bottom bag (used for food packaging);
  • Function: ziplock, punch hole, with handle, with window, valve, tin-tie, etc;
  • Material: polypropylene, kraft paper, aluminum foil, BOPP/PET, etc;
  • Sewing method: paper back cover, hot back cover, paste bottom, etc;
  • Lining: paper lining, inner film bag, etc;
  • Printing: D-Met printing, heat seal, vanishing, matte finishing, stamping;

Advantages to use the kraft paper pouch

First, it is waterproof, moisture-proof, insect-proof, reusable, etc. Second, it has a food-grade PE inner membrane, safe and pollution-free. Third, it does not contain BPA and complies with FDA standards. So, it can be in direct contact with food.

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Paper recycling bags for shopping

Paper recycling bags are a kind of green and degradable bags in wholesale shopping and gift packaging, which can be printed with brand logo with handles. And their materials include whiteboard, ivory board, Kraft paper, art paper, specialty paper. Besides, we supply recycled brown paper bags with handles and gift bags for retailers.

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Cotton muslin bags for fashion brands

Cotton muslin bags are made of 100% cotton fabric for fashion brands, which can add logo and use for shopping, packaging clothing, or daily necessities. They are becoming a necessity for anyone who enjoys life. Since they are easy to carry, versatile to use. And you can even customize it to fit your personal style. Meanwhile, you can print your brand name or logo on them.

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PVC plastic bags for fashion brands

PVC plastic bags are plastic bags with a transparent design of PVC material, which is light and waterproof and popular with young ladies and fashion brands. The handbag with a large opening and capacity can be placed at will for daily use. In recent years, many fashionable big-name bags have adopted the material of PVC, such as Chanel, Burberry, and so on. Many fashion bloggers also take very beautiful PVC plastic bags when street shooting to highlight their fashion sense.

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