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Widemouth bottles

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced two oval glass bottles suited for foods such as salad dressings, condiments or juices. Available in 8- and 12-oz sizes, these flint glass containers are available with a 48-mm twist-cap finish.
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In-line sterilization

PurePulse Technologies (San Diego, CA) and Automatic Liquid Packaging (Woodstock, IL) have created a method to sterilize pharmaceuticals and their packages in-line.
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TE band and sleeve applicator

Graham Labelling (Brightlingsea, Essex, U.K.) has developed a line of programmable machines for cutting and applying TE cap seals and full body sleeve labels.
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Printer for f/f/s machines

The Flex Print compact in-line printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) measures 16" W x 18" H, for easy integration with most hf/f/s machines, including Multivac, Tiromat, Dixie, and Mahaffy & Harder.
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Alcohol-free coating

Scotchban(TM) Protector FC-807A from 3M Paper & Packaging Products (Minneapolis, MN) is a new water-based coating for paper-based packaging developed in response to a marketplace need for a solvent- and VOC-free material.
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Pad printer

The Carousel 80 sealed ink cup transfer pad printer from Trans Tech America (Carol Stream, IL) is designed for five-color printing on three-dimensional or irregular surfaces, with quality comparable to offset printing, says the company.
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Printer/applicator

The Vision 3500 printer/applicator from I.D. Images (Strongsville, OH) integrates a tabletop thermal-transfer printer with a microprocessor-controlled tamp- or blow-on applicator to provide an economical next-out print-and-apply system.
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Bulk bag discharger

Spiroflow's (Monroe, NC) new bulk bag discharger with an electric hoist can be used with bulk bags weighing 500 to 3ꯠ lb. Major components are made from welded tubular steel for minimal field assembly and added safety.
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Chemical label printer

Avery Dennison, Soabar Products (Philadelphia, PA), has introduced a new laser printer that meets requirements for chemical container labeling.
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Case erector/bottom sealer

Marq Packaging (Yakima, WA) has redesigned the drive system of its Model 2000 case erector bottom sealer to use top and bottom flight lugs for transferring cases through the machine instead of a case pusher.
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Print-and-apply labeler

Quadrel (Mentor, OH) will display the Q20, an economical next-out label printer/applicator that uses a tabletop TEC thermal-transfer printer and an integrated air-tamp applicator.
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Printhead design

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) new printhead design has a unique shape to facilitate printing at close proximity on awkwardly-shaped products or in difficult to reach locations.
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Case palletizer

The Model 72 semi-automatic case palletizer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) allows packagers to increase their palletizing speed, while minimizing operator fatigue and injury.
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PET oblongs

Silgan Plastics (Chesterfield, MO) has introduced a new line of PET containers designed for cosmetics and personal care applications. Shielded Oblongs have a full panel for decorating and are available in 8- and 16-oz sizes with 24/415 and 28/415 finishes, respectively.
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Company backgrounder

Alvey, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) introduces a 16-page, four-color brochure, "The Solution's In Our System," that describes, through case histories, the company's approach to innovative material handling solutions for unique manufacturing and distribution applications.
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Bar code guide

Bar Code Systems, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has released a third edition of "A Guide to Bar Coding." The guide, which offers more illustrations and updated industry specifications, includes information on the new UCC/EAN-128 Coupon Extended Code specifications, in-store coupon specifications, and an updated list of coupon values.
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Full-line brochure

Rennco, Inc. (Homer, MI) releases a new colorful brochure to display its full line of packaging machines and systems. Many optional attachments are also shown such as the low-profile shrink tunnel, several infeed and discharge conveyor systems and many other special options to efficiently handle specific packaging problems.
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Sterling litho C1S portfolio

Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) unveils a new portfolio that demonstrates a variety of market applications for the company's popular coated-one-side Sterling® Litho C1S papers.

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