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The white roller on a swinging extension arm smoothes down the front of the label even as the case moves forward (above). Cases
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Dual-panel labeling saves General Time

A dual-panel corner-wrap labeler saves $50ꯠ per year over hand labeling and eliminates cumbersome preprinted label inventory.
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In this dual-panel pallet labeling application, the applicator arm swings out to apply a label to the front of the pallet. The
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Controls advance bar-code print/apply systems

Printer/applicator systems equipped with advanced computer controls are helping manufacturers produce more complex, customer-specific label information on cartons, cases and pallet loads.
Cases are conveyed between the uncaser and the infeed carousel of the case balancing system (left). One of the two photoeyes sho
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'Houston, We have no problem!'

Anheuser-Busch's Houston plant brews efficiency on three glass bottling lines with automated systems that accumulate cases and deliver them on demand to case packers.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Palletizing retention device

A-B-C Packaging Machine's (Tarpon Springs, FL) innovative layer retention device for the Model 108 low-level bulk depalletizer is designed to eliminate problems caused when unloading bottles that have shifted during shipping.
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A 'Delicious' extension

With exotic varieties like Orange and Honey, Tomato and Basil, and Sweet Red Pepper, Heinz U.K.'s new Delicious line of salad dressings represents quite a departure from "salad cream," the traditional British salad dressing akin to American tartar sauce.
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ARPAC LLC: Tray loading/shrink wrapping system

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) BP 30-100 Series of continuous-motion tray loading and shrink wrapping systems can operate at speeds to 120 bundles/ min.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Weber Marking Systems, Inc. (Arlington Heights, IL) has established a joint venture with Compact Label Co. (Bangkok, Thailand), which, as a result, has changed its name to Weber Marking Systems (Thailand) Ltd.
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Water bottling line completed by farmer (sidebar)

Selecting containers
Fresh steaks are vacuum-packaged in clear films using an ionomer sealant layer, and then boxed for shipping
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Catching the rays

Packagers seek FDA approval of resins for use in overwrapping and trays for irradiated beef and poultry.
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Automated bagger

The Paxem(TM) is a new high-speed automated bagger from Colt Eng. Corp. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) that allows flexibility in product and bag sizes at high production rates.
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Illicit relabeling

Eight trade associations are banding together to develop model legislation to fight the problem of flea market vendors who sell outdated or stolen products whose packaging may be mislabeled or illegally altered.
Labels of the five wines below were winners of recent competitions sponsored by the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute and
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A good year for wine labels

Reflecting a surge in the wine industry, wine labels take precedence at recent awards competitions.
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Irradiation labeling

The National Food Processors Assn. (NFPA) has asked U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to solicit and review public comments on labeling requirements for irradiated meat and meat products as part of its upcoming rulemaking.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nordson (Amherst, OH): David Mancuso, vp, Powder Systems Group; Ernest J. Fena, general mgr., Liquid Systems Group.
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Eye drug warnings

Labels of popular OTC eye allergy relief drugs such as Pfizer's Visine, Ross Labs' Murine Tears Plus and Clear Eyes ACR, Bausch & Lomb's Sensitive Eyes, and other vasoconstrictor drugs containing ephedrine, naphazoline, phenylephrine, and tetrahydrozaline should include the warning "Pupils may become dilated (enlarged)," according to an FDA proposal.
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Hair volumizers launch in brushed aluminum

A unique aerosol can with a brushed aluminum finish and complementary oversized aluminum overcap is providing an upscale look for Minneapolis, MN-based Regis Corp.'s Volum hair volumizer product line.
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Water bottling line completed by farmer (sidebar)

Making do
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FOX IV Technologies: FOX IV Technologies: Label printer/applicator

The 8031 label printer from Fox IV Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) uses a Datamax MAX print engine to print text, bar codes and graphics at speeds to 10"/sec, and 203 dpi.

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