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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

H.B. Fuller (St. Paul, MN): Gerald K. McGinty, vp/global manager, packaging/converting business unit.
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Variable information is printed as needed by the thermal-transfer printer (above). Charlap?s uses one size label for quarts and
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Ice cream maker melts label inventory

Nutrition labeling requirements threatened to throw a real wrench in the works at one family-owned dairy. Thermal-transfer printing on-site was the answer.
To attract and keep talent like Herman Poon, vice president of business development, bottled water startup Natural Glacial Water
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Creative compensation keeps packaging people

To attract good packaging people, companies must pay top wages without leaving behind existing packaging employees. Alternative compensation practices can also help.by David Newcorn, Senior Editor
Materials Product Brief
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Advance Lifts, Inc: Turntable stretch wrapper

A new variable-speed powered turntable stretch wrapper from Advance Lifts (St. Charles, IL) comes with a ramp, making the wrapper easy to load from either hand pallet trucks or forklifts.
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In brief

A new Congress means another attempt by the food industry to enact the National Uniformity for Food Act, legislation establishing, among other things, a uniform system of labeling requirements...USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will postpone eliminating face-to-face meetings to approve labels, as planned.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Transilwrap of Canada, Ltd. (Toronto, Canada) has begun converting and distributing cellophane from UCB Films (Wigton, Cumbria, U.K.).
Controls Product Brief
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Pressure-sensitive labeler

EPI's (New Freedom, PA) Flex-Pac Labeler(TM) is designed to integrate with Sandiacre packaging equipment used widely in the frozen food, produce and candy markets.
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No imported meat labeling

The food industry breathed a sigh of relief when House and Senate conferees agreed to drop from the 1999 Agriculture Appropriations bill a requirement that all fresh and processed meat products containing imported beef or lamb be labeled "imported." The labeling requirement would have covered everything from ground beef to frozen dinner entrees.
Machine Product Brief
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Security labeling

Avery Dennison's (Philadelphia, PA) new EAS-720 prints and applies labels with electronic article surveillance circuitry to various packages and cartons.
Controls Product Brief
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North American Automation: Buffer-feeder system

Rotzinger's Mold-to-Wrap confectionery handling system for misshapen molded products, such as chocolate candies, will be on display through North American Automation (Glen Ellyn, IL).
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Jar line is a royal flush (sidebar)

Drop packer provides smooth operation
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Employee retention through TLC (sidebar)

Capitalizing on multiple locations
Machine Product Brief
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Dalemark Industries Inc: Hot-stamp imprinter

The 985-HS flat-product hot-stamp imprinter from Dalemark (Lakewood, NJ) prints areas up to 3"x4" on envelopes, postcards, blister cards, and paperboard or chipboard packages and inserts.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

CCL Labeling Equipment Div. (Ontario, CA) has moved its headquarters and West Coast mfg. plant to a 46ꯠ sq' facility at 4083 E. Airport Dr., Ontario, CA 91761; phone: 909/605-8213, fax: 909/605-6203.
Controls Product Brief
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Key Technology: Vibratory-scale feed conveyor

Iso-flo® Smooth-Cycle(TM) vibratory-scale feed conveyor from Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) reduces product damage by eliminating mechanical start/stop transients.
Materials Product Brief
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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.
Near the head of the line, the black bowls in their carrier plates pass beneath the twin hoppers (left) of the filling station.
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Nut bowl offers microwavability and more

Plastic bowl for nuts and snacks is microwavable, reclosable and convenient. Barrier materials extend shelf life, and footed bottom allows stand-up on-shelf display.
Roland Baker (inset) checks the nitrogen level in bags of Wise potato chips. To package its chips, Wise Foods, uses 33 bagging m
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Teamwork pays off for everyone

Wise and its film suppliers work together to develop a new metallized oriented polypropylene film that can handle the demands of potato chip packaging.

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