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Unitrak Corp.: Case packer

The Efficia 300 Layer Packer from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) provides a fast and efficient way to automatically layer and fill cases of pouched products.
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Federal funding fears

The National Food Processors Assn. worries that the approval of new and safer anti-microbial sterilants for food packaging and revision of irradiation disclosure labeling requirements could be in funding jeopardy.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition

The 35th annual NACD awards competition attracted more than its share of entries in the cosmetics category, including the Bernard M. Seid Best of Show winner.
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Imaging Technology Inc: Ink-jet printer

For use with small- to medium-sized operations, the Marksman(TM) 2020 from ITI (Cookeville, TN) is said to be the first ink-jet printing system capable of printing on both porous and nonporous surfaces simultaneously.
Materials Product Brief
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Slautterback Corp.: Hot melt applicator

Slautterback (Monterey, CA) has introduced the JR-5 hot melt adhesive applicator. It is a manually operated, self-contained system consisting of a melt unit and the LF Handgun attached to an electronically heated hose.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Paper Converting Machine Co. (Green Bay, WI) began a $3 million expansion effort to double the assembly space of both its Packaging Machinery Div. and Renard Machinery Div.
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New York Nails struts with style in aluminum container

A two-piece brushed aluminum container spurs sales of a new nail-care kit sold to professional beauty salons.
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Automatic case packer

The Model 491 top-load, automatic case packer from Focke (Greensboro, NC) is designed to pick and place cartons, bags and bottles at speeds to 15 cases/min.
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Corner labeler

The ApplyPro Corner Wrap(TM) is designed to print and apply a bar-code label on two adjacent sides of a case or carton using a unique vacuum system. This tamp/wipe system comes equipped with a Zebra printer.
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Ultra-premium wines look the part

"What's really distinctive here is ACL plus a paper label." That's how Gary Glass, director of business development at Sutter Home Winery, sums up the unique approach to decoration taken by this St.
Stars and balloons are among the instantly recognizable symbols that P&G now uses to help make it easy for consumers to recogniz
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Symbols help P&G help consumers

To combat consumer confusion when repurchasing feminine protection products, P&G adds recognizable symbols to its Always-brand package.
Materials Product Brief
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PVC containers

Plastic Bottle Corp. (Libertyville, IL) has added Faceted Oval PVC containers to its line of cosmetics/personal care containers. Available in two sizes, the 2-oz bottle has a 20/415 neck finish or a 20-mm finish built to accommodate a linerless, threaded valve seal closure by Packaging Design Group.
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Irradiation labeling, or not?

As FDA considers new labeling requirements for irradiated foods, a recent consumer study shows that while nearly half of those surveyed accept the term irradiation, more of them (55%) preferred the terms "cold pasteurization" and "electronic pasteurization." The study was commissioned by the Food Marketing Institute in collaboration with the Grocery Manufacturers of America, National Restaurant Assn., and American Meat Institute.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Drug & Pharmaceutical category
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IN-LINE Labeling Equipment: Pressure-sensitive labeler

The WebMaster(TM) 700 pressure-sensitive labeler from In-Line Labeling Equipment (North Charleston, SC) uses a patent-pending, vacuum-beak process to control label feed without the use of mechanical parts.
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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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