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The package for Oral-B Laboratories? new CrossAction toothbrush (above) is as interesting as the product inside. It?s probably t
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Technology 'inches' forward at Oral-B

Oral-B concludes three-year project to develop new brush and creative preprinted package structure. Inks, thermoforming, materials handling, package closing systems all gain in new developments.
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All Packaging?s operations manager Bob Nobles, vice president John Chaisson, and president Ken Pepper (left to right in the phot
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New press gains prove more than cosmetic

A new sheet-fed press at All Packaging boosts the converter's efficiency, speed, uptime and print quality. Neoteric Cosmetics is the first to benefit, obtaining vibrant folding cartons for its retail cosmetics.
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Garvey Corporation: Carton stand-up device

Model 21 Carton Stand-up Device from Garvey (Blue Anchor, NJ) continuously reorients cartons or cases exiting a horizontal cartoner. Offering completely variable speed, it runs from 20- to 300-plus cartons/min.
The brush box feeder (far left), shown lifted off the web, uses a series of brushes to distribute tablets into cavities. Interna
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Tf/f/s machine big on performance, not price

Contract packager finds Argentine-built thermoform/fill/seal blister packaging equipment provides fast and flexible changeover capabilities at an economical price.
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National Adhesives: National Adhesives: Hot melt adhesive

Designed for case and carton sealing of food and consumer products, Cool-Lok(TM) HP 34-2125 low-temperature, hot melt adhesive from National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) has a set speed of 1 sec and is light-colored.
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Supplier news: International agreements

R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. has partnered with CMA (Moirax-Agen, France), Harro Hofliger (Allmersbach, Germany) and Nor-Reg AS (Honefoss, Norway) to offer vertical cartoning machines, horizontal pouching machines and pouch cartoning equipment, respectively.
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Greydon Inc: Reciprocating intermittent-motion codes

Greydon Inc.'s (York, PA) GC-440 reciprocating ink printer has a 4" x 4" print area, which makes it possible to print an entire Nutrition Facts box on a package.
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Burrows Paper Corp.: New logo design

Burrows Paper Corp.'s (Franklin, OH) Corroc Div. introduces a new logo design for F-flute corrugated sheets with burst strengths from 125# to 175# test.
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Hoffman: Digital AC servo drives

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces the next-generation Ecodrive-03 family of digital AC servo drives. These drive packages provide an attractive performance/cost ratio for a variety of packaging applications, including random infeeders, vf/f/s machines, horizontal wrappers, cartoners, case packers and palletizers.
New for the Jobe?s line of outdoor fertilizer spikes this year are stand-up plastic pouches (below) that resist water when dis
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Plastic packs let Jobe's grow outdoors

Easy Gardener introduces a stand-up pouch and overwrapped "cookie pack" for its outdoor plant, tree and garden fertilizers. Replacing paperboard cartons, the plastic packs withstand moisture in flourishing outdoor lawn-and-garden centers.

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