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Supplier news: International agreements

Elopak Inc.'s (New Hudson, MI) Norwegian parent company has established a carton converting joint venture with Grupo Industrial Lala (Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico) to be named Envases Elopak S.A.
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Packaging power prominent at HBA Global Expo '98

The power of packaging in marketing cosmetics and personal care products will be a major theme at this year's HBA Global Expo '98, June 8 to 10 at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Machine Product Brief
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Continuous-motion cartoner

Minnesota Automation's (Crosby, MN) new continuous-motion cartoner can run cartons from 11/2" x 3/4" x 4" to 7" x 3" x 7" at speeds to 250/min.
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Multi-panel coupon label touts sweepstakes

Ott Food Products used a pressure-sensitive, multi-panel coupon label and a special cap liner on its bottled dressings and barbecue sauces to promote the hottest tourist destination in its marketing area.
The barrier foam tray now used for secondary packaging replaced a thermoformed flexible film. It makes Burnett?s line of micr
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Burnett cooks with foamed PP/EVOH tray

California marketer of precooked beef and pork takes the home meal replacement concept to a new level thanks to its foamed PP tray with EVOH barrier.
Materials Product Brief
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Flexicell, Inc: No-accumulation robot

The Flexilinear robot system from Flexicell (Richmond, VA) takes round cups or rectangular packages directly out of the filler, eliminating the need for an accumulation conveyor to buffer or orient the product.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Krones AG (Neutraubling, Germany) has purchased the assets of Kettner (Rosenheim, Germany), a maker of palletizers, and will continue to operate the company as a subsidiary.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Novelties category
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Dalemark Industries Inc: Thermal-transfer printer

Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) has developed the XXTREME thermal-transfer printer for blister cards and strip and fanfold labels. Suitable for most materials, in widths from 1.2" to 6.1".
One applicator arm applies two separate labels to the end of each case (top, opposite page) and the side (left
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Corner-wrap labeling without the wrap

A pair of easy-to-use adjacent-panel labelers each relies on one applicator arm to apply two separate labels, reducing material costs compared to corner wrap labels.
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Label Printers: Label Printers: Digital printing

A six-page, four-color brochure from QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) describes the company's new digital color label printers. Close-up photos of labels produced on the QLS Series of printers are included.
Materials Product Brief
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Reclosable bag system

Snap-Sac(TM) reclosable bag system from Arthur D. Little Enterprises (Cambridge, MA) is said to provide a viable alternative to zipper locks at similar costs, or as an added feature to bags without a reclosable feature.
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PCR HDPE suitable for food contact

Ecoplast Corp. (Los Angeles, CA) claims to be the first-and-only recycler of post-consumer high-density polyethylene to receive a letter of non-objection from the U.S.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition

Additional NACD award winners:Food category
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BluePrint Automation: Gravity case packer

Blueprint Automation's (Richmond, VA) MGC Series gravity case packers use a unique "bomb-bay" collating device to collate bags and insert them into cases at speeds to 200 bags/min.
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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: Label printer/applicator

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) PA/5000 label printer/applicator system is a heavy-duty, high-speed, print-and-apply system built for continuous-duty operation.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Ramsey-Thermo Sentron (Minneapolis, MN) has agreed to acquire Goring Kerr (Windsor, U.K.), Best Inspection (Welwyn, Garden City, U.K.) and Allen Coding & Marking Systems (Redditch, U.K.) from Smiths Industries PLC (London, England, U.K.).
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Supplier news: Achievements

Metsys received Best of Show award at the recent Society for Technical Communication competition for its development of Theory and Concepts of Metal Detection computer-based training program.

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