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Canmaker/trimmer

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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Controls Product Brief
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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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