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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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A robotic arm (top) dispenses liquid foam into the center of an outer corrugated shipper. An automated product placer, using ar
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Waterford's protection yields crystal clear benefits

By automating use of foam cushioning, Waterford Wedgwood protects $235 million worth of crystal and decorative ceramic pieces. Operational efficiency goes up, too.
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Thermal insulating components

VacuPanel thermal-insulating panels from Strategic Products Group (Somerville, NJ) provide up to six times the thermal insulation factor of conventional insulations like PU or EPS, says the company.
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Injection-molding meets special needs

A newly available injection grade of Barex® modified acrylonitrile resin from BP Chemicals (Cleveland, OH) allowed Cheil Foods of Seoul, South Korea, to introduce its bonka bean and chili pastes in clear, glass-like, unbreakable containers providing a one-year shelf life.
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Forum seeks to answer, 'Is recycling enough?'

Or to put it another way, is there a limit to how much waste can be recycled?
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Supplier news: International agreements

BP Chemicals Inc. (Cleveland, OH) and Asahi Chemical of Japan have entered into an agreement with the China Petrochemical International Co. to license acrylonitrile technology for two production plants in China.
While the returnable/refillable Bonaqua bottle is made from costly PEN homopolymer, the other two bottles shown here are made fr
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Naphthalate-based bottles beckon

High-performance bottles made of PEN homopolymer or naphthalate-based copolyesters are beginning to find their way out of technical conferences and onto store shelves around the globe.
With a case erected and waiting, the packer pushes 12 cartridges into the box before it is transferred back to the line for seal
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Automation 'sticks' to adhesive packager

A complete new line, from unscrambler to pallet stretch wrapping, lets Pratt & Lambert United automate production of top-selling large adhesive cartridges.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr., chairman and CEO of Eastman Chemical Co., was recognized by The Chemical Management & Resources Assn. with its Award for Executive Excellence.
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Supplier news: International agreements

The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) and Idemitsu Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) have announced plans for a new SPS market development plant.

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