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Among Nabisco?s global product offerings is this flexible structure for Oreo cookies marketed in Indonesia
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Packagers ponder global opportunities for flexibles

Packaging executives from Procter & Gamble, Nabisco and Phoenix Packaging Resources discuss flexible packaging priorities and challenges in markets around the globe.
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Proximity sensor

Designed for packaging line and machine applications, the new Model SM600 Flat-profile Series ultrasonic proximity sensors from Hyde Park (Dayton, OH) detect objects as small as 0.06" at a distance of 1.5" at speeds of 2ꯠ/min.
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L-sealer

The Model 360 automatic in-line shrink wrap L-sealer from Indaseal (Columbus, IN) is designed with simplicity and reliability in mind. PLC-driven machine has a continuous-infeed feature.
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Mexican regs update

A new guidebook purports to help packagers exporting to Mexico comply with that country's food labeling regulations. "Food Products Labeling Guide: Mexican Standards," published by the National Food Processors Assn., contains clarifications of key standards that took effect in 1997.
This simplified drawing shows a SERCOS network that connects the drives and the motion controller, which in turn is connected to
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Hershey 'opens' up for digital motion control (sidebar)

What SERCOS is and isn't
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Top/bottom labeler

Joseph Manufacturing's (Overland Park, KS) top/bottom roll-on labeler applies p-s labels to tops and bottoms of containers at speeds to 120 labels/min.
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Tray packer

The high-speed TP-50 tray packer from Kayat Eng. (Edgewater, FL) collates and packs bottles, jars, cans and tapered tubs at speeds to 65 trays/min.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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