Lidding material travels in a downward motion through the stacked thermal-transfer printers and meets the forming web just ahead
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Merit re-tools for a global marketplace

This medical device maker says goodbye to extra labels and replaces them with on-line, thermal-transfer printing on lidding material. Print now includes important symbols required by customers overseas.
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Merit re-tools for a global marketplace (sidebar)

Material makeover, too
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Fewer vendors in manufacturers' plans

A reader survey about vendor consolidation emphasizes that most manufacturers are actively looking to decrease the number of packaging suppliers from which they buy. Pricing advantages is just one of many driving factors.
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Fewer vendors in manufacturers' plans (sidebar)

Purchasing gains big with reduced vendors
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Fewer vendors in manufacturers' plans (sidebar)

Internet ordering proves as easy as H-E-B
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Emballage 2000: packages and French cuisine

The French packaging show, held Nov. 20 to 24, adds the flavor of cuisine this year with the co-located IPA 2000 international food technology exhibition. An expanded Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition hall is expected to reach 2.2 million sq’.
On plant PCs, PPG personnel are presented a detailed, informative picture (above) of packaging line performance, including that
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PPG paints precise picture of production

From depalletizing to palletizing, powerful graphics-laden software analyzes the performance of PPG Industries’ packaging lines. Analysis results in changes that increase output efficiency 12%.
"With what we learn, we can make improvements," says PPG's Bruno Pierannunzio, who championed the data acquisition upgrades, ass
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PPG paints precise picture of production (sidebar)

PI: Benchmarking a World Class line
From CAMC's 25-station lab/classroom (above), students can control equipment in surrounding labs from their PCs. Notes written b
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'Motion Control University'

The Center for Automation and Motion Control at Alexandria Technical College in Minnesota offers a hands-on curriculum of leading-edge technology.
Touch screen (inset) provides centralized monitoring and control of the entire production line (below).
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Labatt drives toward networked bottling lines

Labatt Breweries upgrades bottling line conveyors with compact drives that smooth production, enhance network communications and simplify troubleshooting.
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Labatt drives toward networked bottling lines (sidebar)

Sophisticated HMI
At Southland Bagel, preglued sleeves are erected and placed in a flighted conveyor (left) so operators can slide pizza bagels in
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Food marketers focus on schools

New packaging equipment is helping two California food processors grow their school foodservice businesses.
Finished packaged product (below) as it comes off the turntable of an RF sealer (bottom left).
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Blister pack is clearly 'key' to adapter visibility

New thermoformed clear vinyl package improves shelf presence, while it lowers costs for Keyspan adapters.
The CPSC has proposed a rule that would require child-resistant closures on a range of products, including car care products lik
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Battle brewing over child-resistant caps

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering mandating child-resistant closures for cosmetics, cleaning solvents and auto products, among others.
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'No-label' look reflects purity of product

Global Balance Co. switches from a glass jar to an HDPE tube for consumer benefits, vastly improving product sales.

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