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The two-piece tin (top) looks like a scale model of the race car. Even the bottom (above) is printed and formed to look like the
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J.L. Clark races to new technology in metal forming

Distortion printing, nine-mold forming and computer-aided design were all instrumental in Clark's unique two-piece stock car tin for Valvoline.
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Desiccants keep dog food bags dry

Desiccants in stretch-wrapped pallets solved a condensation problem in overseas shipments of dog food bags by the Iams Co.
Materials Product Brief

Four-cell IBC

MacMillan Bloedel Bulk Packaging (Marietta, GA) has introduced a new version of its SpaceKraft eight-wall corrugated IBC for semi-bulk shipments of nonhazardous materials.
Materials Product Brief

PEN container brochure

Amoco Chemical's (Chicago, IL) new brochure compares polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) to PET. It contains fabrication information on PEN containers and describes suggested fabrication conditions for injection molding preforms.
Controls Product Brief


Rated at 450 can/min speeds, CarnaudMetalbox Engineering's (Norwalk, CT) 5500 combination can bodymaker/trimmer enables canmakers to operate at high speeds and improve downstream handling with cleaner trims.
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Smart labels fight counterfeiters and provide product assurance

The problem: In California earlier this year, a number of alert young mothers noticed something disturbingly different about the powdered infant formula they were giving their babies.
Materials Product Brief

Stock labels packet

Diagraph® (Earth City/St. Louis, MO) has introduced the Custom and Stock Labels, Ribbons and Consumables brochure. This guide helps customers choose the right face stocks, coatings, adhesives and liners for specific label applications.
Supplier News

Printer/applicator video

A new video from Monarch Marking Systems (Dayton, OH) highlights the capabilities of the Monarch 1460(TM) printer/applicator. It discusses actual case histories of how the machine has helped companies meet just-in-time requirements for the automotive industry, compliance labeling for major retailers, and inventory control.
Materials Product Brief

UV coatings

Craigcoat 1077NSA is a zero-VOC UV coating from Craig Adhesives (Newark, NJ) that offers nonskid properties traditionally found in aqueous- or solvent-based coatings.
This photo, taken when Amsoil used prelabeled bottles, shows a group of 16 quart bottles getting filled simultaneously by a pos
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Amsoil labels quart line a success

As sales of its synthetic oil soared, Amsoil found prelabeled bottles too costly to buy and store. A labeler that applies labels in-line to the HDPE bottles saves $50ꯠ a year, frees space for finished goods and virtually eliminates skewed labels.


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