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Slautterback Corp.: Hot melt system for CDs

A three-fold paperboard CD holder, patented in England, required an unusual hot melt application in its production. Slautterback (Monterey, CA) used two modular M104 applicators to precisely deposit 80 hot melt dots in a pattern conforming to the rounded finished package shape.
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On Valley's newest 200'-long labeling/sortation/collating line, cassettes, CDs and videos are manually loaded into the 10 dispen
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A new record for distributed control

Music distributor Valley Media cuts downtime by more than 50% on its newest labeling/sortation/collating line. A network of micro PLCs controls the line as well as gathers performance data to speed troubleshooting.
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Common sense in the workplace, Japanese style

The U.S. version of this book is published by McGraw-Hill (New York, NY) for $24.95. Copyright holder is the Kaizen Institute, Tokyo, Japan.
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FDA to streamline dietary supplement labels

Agency proposes to shrink options for health claims, product names and symbols that can be used by makers of vitamins, supplements and herbals.
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How package design can enhance marketing

The book is published by NTC Business Books (Lincolnwood, IL) under the auspices of the American Marketing Assn. It's available for $49.95.
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Book 'transports' distribution packaging knowledge

New publication aids those responsible for specifying packages for shipping. Package designers and distribution students will be helped, too.
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Exploring the metallocene 'revolution'

In recent years, Packaging World and other publications have reported on current news and applications where the properties of metallocene-based resins have enhanced the performance of packaging materials.
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A short course on plastics technology

A new book promises to explain plastics packaging technology to scientists, engineers, even college graduates who begin new jobs and need a quick tutorial.
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Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters: Awards book

The Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters (Alexandria, VA) has published the Packaging Shootout Awards book including 265 entries from the Eighth Intl.
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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: CD labeler

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2115 labeler can print and apply two sizes of p-s labels to CD jewel boxes at speeds to 100 products/min. The system uses a SATO 8450 thermal-transfer printer interfaced to the Model 2115ST stepper-driven microprocessor-controlled wipe-on labeler.

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