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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/marketplace/newsroom/01_03_13.shtml#news001">Major UK retailer

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Asda to source many packaging items over the Internet by the end of the year. Click logo for full article.
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New hope on ergonomics regulation

Opponents of the new ergonomic standard, published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the waning weeks of the Clinton Administration are hoping that it can be moderated or even reversed with President George W.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, VA) and Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) have made an agreement where GE Fanuc will employ Phoenix Contact’s low-density I/O product, Inline, as the foundation for its own I/O product, VersaPoint™.
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Application Service Providers

Paxonix.com (www.paxonix.com) is a new Internet-enabled packaging solutions company launched by Westvaco Corp.
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Used Equipment Marketplaces

theDock.com (www.thedock.com) is an Internet exchange for buyers and sellers of industrial equipment and services.
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Other Marketplaces

eLease.com (www.elease.com) is a leasing exchange that connects capital equipment suppliers, the buyers and the banks that provide the financing.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/environment/01_01_25.shtml#env001">Degradables caution urg

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: European retailers and consumers should be cautious about 'green' packaging claims. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/general/01_01_26.shtml#gen002">David Smith forms US allian

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Agreement with Georgia-Pacific will supply packaging to customers requiring international coverage. Click logo for full article.
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Saccharin warning labels removed

The food industry has long argued that warning labels on products containing saccharin are unnecessary. Apparently its argument resonated with powerful forces in Congress because in a somewhat unusual move, the 2001 appropriations bill for Health and Human Services contained a provision eliminating the warning label for saccharin.
A customized pick-and-place arm places markers into blister cavities on the rotary table of an eight-station heat-sealing machin
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept

In-line marker assembly and packaging, featuring an eight-station automatic heat-sealing unit, helps manufacturer increase production, save labor costs and meet just-in-time needs.
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept (sidebar)

Initiating the ‘cell’ concept
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept (sidebar)

Changeover changes
The rotary filler (top) is driven by a motor capable of handling Robson's viscous spun honey. A slight indentation in each bottl
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Robson's assembles a honey of a line

Filling, capping and labeling jars of honey by hand was too slow at this Arizona honey maker, especially with new markets on the horizon. Automated machinery was the answer
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Robson's assembles a honey of a line (sidebar)

Custom look makes the difference
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Will motion controllers replace PLCs?

As motion control technology becomes increasingly important in packaging machinery, many believe that it will annex the territory occupied by PLCs.

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