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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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Stronger alcohol labeling?

Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) introduced legislation to amend the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act to include more information in the message warning of negative health effects associated with drinking alcohol.
Feature Article
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Hershey 'opens' up for digital motion control

Standardizing on SERCOS for digital motion control in packaging equipment permits Hershey to reduce construction, installation, start-up and maintenance costs.
Controls Product Brief
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High-speed simulation

A white paper from Systems Modeling Corp. (Sewickley, PA) introduces simulation and discusses how it can help solve common packaging line integration problems.
Controls Product Brief
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Color sensor

The LC-104 color sensor from Sentex (Santa Clara, CA) permits rapid analysis of up to four color signatures. Offers three levels of sensitivity that can be adjusted according to the shades of colors to be read.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pak Sak Industries (Sparta, MI) now offers six-color, wide-web flexographic printing following the purchase of a central impression printing press.
3M?s Global Packaging Initiative Task Force hopes that its newly implemented Global Shipping Container Labeling Standards will b
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Shipper strategies for a global marketplace

How do packagers handle shippers that must be suitable for markets around the world? 3M says standardize on labels, while Hewlett-Packard likes packaging postponement.
Materials Product Brief
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Industrial bin

As an alternative to corrugated and collapsible boxes, Remcon Plastics (Reading, PA) presents its NL 48 bins for general industrial material handling needs.
Materials Product Brief
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: F/f/s system

The Chrono-Bag(TM) FFS 1800CF from Chronos Richardson (Fairfield, NJ) is a form/fill/seal system suitable for applications in the food, animal feed, plastics, chemical and fertilizer industries.
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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
Machine Product Brief
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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
Feature Article
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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
Machine Product Brief
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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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