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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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American brewers exporting more to Japan

It may not balance U.S. imports of automobiles, but U.S. brewers are becoming ever more important as production and packaging houses for beer brands in Japan.
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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.
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Pumped up sampler

In a unique approach to fragrance sampler packaging, New York-based Donna Karan incorporated a miniature spray pump on vials of DK Men cologne. The sampler consists of a polypropylene spray pump that snaps onto a 1.8-mL PP vial.
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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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Antistatic pail liners

Developed to prevent static discharge when handling paints, solvents, chemicals and other flammable materials, ValuLiner® 5H Antistatic Pail Pals(TM) from New England Plastics (Woburn, MA) generate less than 5 kv.
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Blister inspection software

When used with Color CVIM inspection tools, Blister-Pak(TM) software from Allen-Bradley (Mil-waukee, WI) can provide high-speed inspection of packaged tablets and capsules in most combinations.
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PET liquor bottle

Kols Containers (Baltimore, MD) has introduced a 1-L PET liquor bottle with a 28-mm TE finish that accepts the Kerr PP closure. Has a 5 1/4" label panel area.
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Resin brochure

Quantum Chemical (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced an 8-pagebrochure providing property data for Petro-thene® PP resins. Presents typical properties for a wide range of random copolymers, impact copolymers and homopolymers.
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Temperature-indicating labels

Tempil° (South Plainfield, NJ) has introduced TempilLabel° self-adhesive labels. Uses a bullseye-shaped indicator that turns from white to black when it reaches its rated temperature.
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This label's no lemon

"Everything about it is contemporary and forward-thinking, from the design of the package to the taste itself." That's what Bacardi Imports' director of marketing Alfredo Piedra has to say about Bacardi Lim*n, a 70-proof clear citrus rum that rolled out nationwide last month with more than $11 million in advertising and marketing support.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is planning to build a polyester copolymer plant with about 30ꯠ metric tons annual capacity in Kuantan, Malaysia; Eastman will build a 120ꯠ-metric-ton PET plant at San Roque, Spain.
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Weigh bagger

WeighPack Systems (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) offers machines for efficient and accurate bagging of fresh, processed or frozen foods from less than 1/2 oz to 50 lb into a variety of bags, cartons, jars or trays.
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Optical sensor

The Dynamic Optical Window from Balluff (Florence, KY) detects and reacts to moving objects as small as .03" dia. Suited for counting small objects air-conveyed in a transparent tube or dropped from a chute, such as drug capsules, wire trim scrap or electronic components.
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How State Chemical cleans up (sidebar)

Flexibility needed in case printing
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Barrier film

Bicor® 60MAC film from the Films Div. of Mobil Chemical (Pittsford, NY) unites two Mobil technologies to provide oxygen, moisture, flavor and aroma barrier properties.
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Chesebrough continues its two-chamber approach

After seeing its unique Mentadent toothpaste soar to $90 million in sales, Chesebrough-Ponds, Green-wich, CT, is now marketing Mentadent dual-action mouthwash.
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Sorbent preforms

Skavenger(TM) sorbent preforms from Multiform Desiccants (Buffalo, NY) offer good adsorption capacity in a small, compact design for applications including transistors, semiconductors, electronic equipment and some pharmaceuticals.

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