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Pad printing inks

Marabu pad printing inks from Autoroll (Middleton, MA) are available with a range of properties to meet most pad printing requirements. Tampastar (TPR) is a glossy, quick drying, high-resistance ink designed for materials that are subject to hand perspiration, solvents, alcohol and gasoline.
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Bar code reference book

Imaging Technologies, Inc. (Cookeville, TN) has published a bar code reference book entitled Industrial Bar Code Printing Using Ink Jet Technology.
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Aseptic tub filler

Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) has introduced a new Gasti high-speed aseptic tub filler that uses servo-drives for product-specific settings of filling and transport parameters.
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Transportation simulators

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) now offers a six-page, full color brochure detailing its line of transportation simulation instruments. Testers are available to determine shock, vibration, compres-sion, drop, leakproofness and other pro-perties that affect packages.
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Bag heat sealer

The HS Series of heat sealers from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) seals heavy-duty bags filled with most granular or powdered products. Fills both gusseted and non-gusseted PE bags at speeds from 23" to 65"/min; .03" to .04" thick.
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Cold-seal OPP

APCO, from Borden Packaging and Industrial Products (North Andover, MA), is a new OPP that uses Borden's cold seal release chemistry. It's designed for single-web, reverse-printed cold seal overwrap of multi-packaged products such as candy bars, single-sliced cheese, snack products and baked goods.
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Controls & drives brochure

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) has introduced a new 6-page color brochure that describes the complete range of digital control/drive schemes used to control individual motion axes as well as entire machine and production lines.
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Machine vision camera

PPT Vision (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the PPT-DS2(TM), a new shutterable, double-speed, full-resolution, asynchronous camera for machine vision applications.
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Plastic bottle unscrambler

Econo-Feed Models 330 and 350 are new plastic bottle unscramblers from Pace Packaging (Fairfield, NJ). They're designed for packagers who need to unscramble plastic bottles as tall as 10 1/4" at slow to moderate speeds.
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Unwind stand

Compensating Tension Controls' (West Caldwell, NJ) Type SHD-800-EG modular unwind stand is available for any flexo printing press or narrow-web converting process, according to the company.
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Extending shelf life

Liquid Carbonic (Oak Brook, IL) describes its new FlavorFresh(TM) system in a full color brochure. FlavorFresh offers three methods of changing the atmosphere inside a package to prolong the life of a food product.
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Can labeler

The Mateer-Burt (Wayne, PA) UCL uniform can labeler can reach speeds to 800 containers/min. This nonadjustable horizontal roll-through labeler applies full-wrap labels to cylindrical containers on lines dedicated to a single size container.
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Closing machinery brochure

Cozzoli Machine Co. (Plainfield, NJ) offers a new eight-page brochure covering the company's diverse line of stoppering, plugging, capping, and sealing equipment.
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Powder filling system

A new powder filling system from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) is designed to yield accurate fills as small as 2 g, using Digitronic Augers in conjunction with checkweighing technology.
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Form/fill/seal system

Universal Packaging (Houston, TX) has redesigned the Mark Series automatic vertical f/f/s system to incorporate PLC-driven Touch Command software. All set-up and filler functions, including fill and production weights, seal temperatures, batch counts, machine timing and storage, can now be handled from a single control panel.
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Distance-based pricing

United Parcel Service (Atlanta, GA) is now offering distance-based pricing for its air express service. The new pricing structure is based on both weight and distance of packages shipped.
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Label stocks

Two new types of label stock have been introduced by 3M Identification and Converter Systems Div. (Bloomington, MN). ScotchMark(TM) 7847 is a laser-markable label stock for applications that must meet rigorous performance requirements, including resistance to temperature extremes and chemicals.
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Integral bottle cleaner

Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) has introduced the Model AC-I Integral Bottle Cleaner. It inverts containers, blasts them with filtered ionized air and vacuums them over an effective range of up to 30" without the need for twist chutes or change parts.

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