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Thermal ink coating

DualTone(TM) from Wallace Computer Services, Inc. (Hillside, IL) is a patent-pending, colorless coating for two-color printing on direct thermal label and tag stock.
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Rotary capper

The 30R rotary capper from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) can be used in either a monobloc or independent configuration with as many capping heads as necessary.
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Prepress network

GravureLink(TM) is a high-speed prepress and RIP interface client/server network for control of rotogravure cylinder engraving devices that reduces page- or package-image processing time.
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Field data recorder

Lansmont's (Monterey, CA) Shock and Vibration Environment Recorder measures drop heights, impacts, vehicle motion, temperature and humidity during transportation and distribution.
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High-gloss finish

A high-gloss finish for HDPE injection/blow-molded bottles is now available from Alpha Plastics (St. Louis, MO). For use with white, natural, amber-tint or colored bottles, the finish provides in-creased cus-tomer appeal and more product visibility.
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Carton closing brochure and video

Stanley Bostitch (East Greenwich, RI) has introduced a 10-minute video and brochure on its Fastpack(TM) automatic and semi-automatic carton closing product line that features either tape or staples.
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Universal wrap labeler

Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) Model 4570 Universal Wrap Labeler is designed to apply a variety of wrap, two- or three-panel labels to different shaped containers.
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Synthetic cork

A new version of Lermer Packaging's (Garwood, NJ) Cellukork® is 35% easier to extract than the original version, says the company. The diameter was reduced from 22.3 mm to 21.5 mm (0.85") while resilience was increased by 10%.
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Coreless linerless labels

Coreless LinerFree(TM) direct thermal linerless labels from Media Solutions (Longmeadow, MA) offer the benefits of liner-free labels with no waste. These labels increase the amount of label material on a roll, lower the cost of the product and aid in source reduction.
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Coupon software

Bar Code Systems (Atlanta, GA) has introduced an upgrade for the SymArt Pro(TM) bar code system. Version 3.0.2 incorporates the new UPC Coupon Code Specifi-cation.
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Case coder

The Quantum 7(TM) high-resolution ink-jet case coding system from FoxJet (Arlington, TX) prints text, logos and special graphics on chipboard, paper, wood and other porous surfaces.
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Computer-based training

Working with Metsys En-gineering (Eden Prairie, MN), Newtec (St. Louis, MO) has developed Computer Based Training (CBT), an electronic manual providing one-on-one training for Newtec machine operators and maintenance personnel.
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Fire-retardant containers

Fire-retardant versions of plastic pallet containers are now available from Perstorp Xytec (Tacoma, WA). Structural-foam-molded of fire-resistant HDPE thermoplastic supplied by Specialty Polymers Corp., they have been approved as a Class II or noncombustible product by the Factory Mutual Research Corp.
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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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Compact PC

The Provit 2000 compact PC from B&R Industrial Automation (Roswell, GA) offers 386/486 processor, hard drive, PCMCIA card and flat panel display options in a package measuring 7.2" sq and 2 1/4" thick.
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Fume extractor arm

The 5000 Fume Extractor Arm from Nederman (Westland, MI) has a flanged hood that concentrates its suction power at the source of the pollutant. Captures 100% of the pollutant when placed horizontally within 16" from the workspace.
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Mexican beverage processors

The Food Processing Machinery and Supplies Assn. (Alexandria, VA) has released a directory of dairy and carbonated beverage processors in Mexico. Contains over 70 pages of listings, including company names, phone numbers and contact names.

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