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In-line capper

Kiss Packaging Systems (La Porte, IN) has designed an in-line capper with a "micro knob" adjustment to increase or decrease torque while the machine is running.
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Injection blow molders

Johnson Controls' Plastics Machinery Division's (Manchester, MI) new "S" Series of injection/ blow-molding machines provide up to 25% higher cavitation than their predecessors.
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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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Label design software

GrafTek (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has introduced LabelView for Windows, a label design software package. It can import PCX-compatible logos, symbols, artwork and bar codes.
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Printer/applicator

The Model 2176 printer/applicator from Weber Marking (Arlington Heights, IL) combines a thermal/ thermal-transfer printer and an automatic label applicator for in-line use on long or short runs.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Elwood Industries, Inc. (Chicago, IL): Ronald Ochwat, vp & controller.
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Static dissipative film

American Mirrex (New Castle, DE) has introduced Mirrex 7002, a clear, static-dissipative vinyl film for use in thermoforming ESD trays, clamshells and blisters.
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Horizontal wrappers

A new brochure is now available on the SIG HS Series high-speed, horizontal finseal wrappers from Raymond Auto-mation (Norwalk, CT). Describes how its modular attachments can be used to create custom machinery for a range of products.
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Label printer/applicator

The 2600 Series3 thermal transfer label printer and applicator from Labeljet (Fort Worth, TX) prints and applies labels at speeds to 10"/sec and up to 5" wide.
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Carton accumulator

Verac's (Wyckoff, NJ) carton accumulator offers the highest speed, highest capacity on the market, says the company. Uncounted cartons first enter an accumulation zone.
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Linerboard

Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta, GA) has introduced a new fully bleached linerboard for shipping carton/ point-of-sale applications. NuBrite® Extra(TM) is available in uncoated, coated and gloss varieties.
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High-resolution ink jet system

Marsh's (Belleville, IL) high-resolution ink-jet system is now capable of printing a variety of bar codes, including UPC-A, EAN-13, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5 and Code 39 symbologies.
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Pharmaceutical inspector

The Quatrascan bar code inspection system from AGR Intl. (Butler, PA) provides labeling and component verification requirements specified by the FDA.
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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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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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