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Materials Product Brief
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: Wraparound labeler

Quadrel Labeling Systems’ (Mentor, OH) pharmaceutical wraparound labeling system applies full-wrap labels to cylindrical containers such as syringes and test tubes at speeds to 400 products/min.
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After first covering the pallet with a sheet of corrosion-inhibiting paper, a worker nails down the plastic strips that keep lar
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Coated paper shields motorcycles from corrosion

Hero Honda, an Indian motorcycle manufacturer, uses corrosion-inhibiting paper to protect metal parts during overseas shipments in steamy conditions.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Digital Systems Eng. (Phoenix, AZ) has expanded to a new facility at 4325 S. 34th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040; phone: 602/426-8588, fax: 602/426-8688.
Controls Product Brief
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Euchner: Safety switch

The Euchner (Rockaway, NJ) NM Series mini safety switch is a light-weight safety interlock available in 2 compact fiberglass reinforced housing sizes: 3.23"x0.98"x1.25" and 4.41"x0.98"x1.25".
Materials Product Brief
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Sony Chemical: Thermal-transfer ribbons

A new line of Signature(TM) Series thermal-transfer ribbons from Sony (Mt. Pleasant, PA) includes wax, wax/resin and resin versions. For use in pharmaceutical, healthcare, chemical and electronics industries, these ribbons stand up to harsh environments, says the manufacturer.
With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
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'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.
Colors differentiate each variety in Kraft?s line of flavored cream cheese (left). Prior to the redesign, consumers found it ha
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The color of branding

A design veteran formerly with Kraft and P&G cites package examples that succeeded in meeting brand positioning objectives-plus some that did not.
Machine Product Brief
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FANUC Robotics: Washdown robot

FANUC Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) has introduced the A-520i Washdown, a robot designed for precise, high-speed operation in harsh washdown environments, including food and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.
Drums of Witco?s products are often stored outside (left),where labels are exposed to weather elements and the bleaching effe
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Witco leaves lasting impression on containers

Chemical producer shifts to thermal-transfer-printed labels for drums often stored outside. Copy required by regulations is legible longer. Computer software makes labels much easier to create, too.
A sample print run for a Nestlé frozen novelty wrap promoting Walt Disney?s Hercules movie displays the impression-by-impres
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Digital-on-demand printing opens new markets for converter

Two six-color digital offset presses drive Watson Label Products into the packaging market. Machines specialize in short-run production of flexibles used primarily for prototyping and promotional purposes.

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