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Labels of the five wines below were winners of recent competitions sponsored by the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute and
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A good year for wine labels

Reflecting a surge in the wine industry, wine labels take precedence at recent awards competitions.
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In the final station of the intermittent-motion capper (far left), a load cell senses if torque is too low so that the bottle ca
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Torpharm aims to lead in generic drugs

Apotex creates an entirely new division to pack generic drugs for the U.S. The new facility's first packaging line is a model of efficiency and sanitation.
Fresh steaks are vacuum-packaged in clear films using an ionomer sealant layer, and then boxed for shipping
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Catching the rays

Packagers seek FDA approval of resins for use in overwrapping and trays for irradiated beef and poultry.
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Donnybrook over spring brooks

FDA considers whether bottled water labels should carry information on levels of ingredients, contaminants and chemicals.
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Ilapak, Inc: Fin-seal wrapper

Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) Carrera 2000 PC is an electronic horizontal fin-seal wrapper that can wrap small packages at speeds to 400/min. Designed for a range of products including food, pharmaceuticals and hardware, it can be configured to run packages up to 14" W.
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Weatherchem Corp.: CR closure

A new child-resistant, senior-friendly closure called Top-Squeeze(TM) is available from Weatherchem Corp. (Twinsburg, OH). This PP, injection-molded closure is said to provide easier access when compared to other push-and-turn or squeeze-and-turn closures due to its half-turn opening method.
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All Packaging Machinery: All Packaging Machinery: Continuous band sealer

The Model VBS-3/8-DH-10-V continuous dual band sealer from All Packaging Machinery Corp. (Ronkonkoma, NY) features a 10" dual heat band. It's designed for difficult-to-seal products such as medical device pouches.
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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: Small frame capper

U.S. Bottlers Machinery (Charlotte, NC) has introduced a 14"-pitch-dia rotary capper. Designed for smaller containers such as those used in pharmaceutical, food and chemical applications, it can reach speeds to 250 bottles/min.
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Flag labeler

The Model 612 flag labeler from Ohio Electronics Machinery (Salem, OH) is a semi-automatic tabletop adhesive-side-up label applicator that applies "flagged" labels onto products such as power cords, hoses or other hardware items.
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Readers write back

Recent Packaging World stories-on outsourcing, reader salaries, increased USDA/FDA scrutiny, and Arizona Beverages' uniquely shaped 'can'-spur readers to comment.

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