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Neck band quenches thirst for savings

A heat-shrinkable polyvinyl chloride neck band, used by New Orleans, La.-based Sirocco Enterprises to package Pat O'Brien's(TM) cocktail drink mixes, has reduced material costs and increased sales.
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Squeezing out productivity

An adjustable guiderail system allows juice producer Hansen's Juices to maximize output, minimize downtime. Sizing up and down lets line focus on "just-in-time" technology.
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Coca-Cola's efficiency soars with ultrasonics

Ultrasonic proximity and motion control sensors improve efficiency and reduce downtime at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated's Mobile, AL plant.
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Electric conveyor roller

The MICROROLLER(TM) electric conveyor roller from Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI) is a self-contained unit that provides drive power to roller conveyor systems, eliminating the need for external drive components such as belts, chains and sprockets.
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Product transfer system

The "Elevayor" from Maryland Wire Belts (Church Creek, MD) is a patent-pending, small-footprint vertical transfer system designed to replace inclined straight conveyors when there is a need for space savings.
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Conveyor brochure

A 16-page catalog from Flexible Material Handling (Cleveland, OH) describes seven new conveyor designs, plus options and accessories for packaging, distribution, and manufacturing operations.
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Beverage multipackers

Douglas Machine (Alexandria, MN) has introduced the Douglas Pak, a beverage multipack system combining paperboard or corrugated trays with a LDPE shrink wrap outer shell.
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New BOPP fillm

Propafilm CK 140 from ICI Films (Chicago, IL) is a biaxially oriented PP film with good moisture, gas and flavor barriers. FDA approved for direct food contact, it is suited for dry mixes, powders, spices, candies, coffee, tea, medical device overwraps or any product requiring an anti-static surface.
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Flexible tubes

Flexible tubes from Brechteen (Chesterfield, MI) are made from polyamide for clip cut resistance and good size control. For use in packaging oils, powders, adhesives and consumer products.
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Adhesive brochure

National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) now offers a brochure explaining how the company devotes its research and resources to developing new adhesives and adapting existing products to meet changing packaging and converting needs.
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Jar holds what bag could not

When Minnesota-based K-Tel Intl. introduced its KleenSilver plus(TM) tarnish remover system-sold internationally through retail, direct response television and catalog-they tested a polyethylene bag for packaging the system's powdered activator.
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Medical heat sealers

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced a two-station medical packaging machine and all board blister machine. The two-station machine runs up to eight cycles/min for single- or multi-sided operation.
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Case palletizer

Machines in the 880 series of case palletizers from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) employ shaft-mounted drives to reduce the number of sprockets, chains, belts and takeups for such primary devices as the row pusher, apron and hoist.
Schering-Plough got into pressure-sensitive labeling in a big way when it brought suncare product labeling in-house. Rotary p-s
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Coppertone's new label is a clear winner

Schering-Plough decided to bring in-house new p-s labeling of its suncare products. Along with special labels, the company needed labeling equipment-and also machine vision and ink-jet printing.
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Trapped coupons free Maybelline sales

Maybelline's special promotion of blister-packed cosmetics entices consumers with redeemable fanfolded coupons that are trapped between two SBS cards.
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PP bottles, PET film boast PCR content

Colgate-Palmolive's Murphy's oil soap has been in translucent blow-molded polypropylene bottles for years, and the New York-based firm had no desire to switch.
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Liquid filling systems

Oden's (Buffalo, NY) new line of PRO/FILL GEN3 liquid filling systems handle a variety of liquids ranging in consistency from water to syrups, in volumes from .5 mL to 1 gal.
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Oil pail and drum labeler

A patented p-s label applicator designed for large petroleum and petrochemical labels has been introduced by Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA). Can produce labels up to 13" wide with a placement accuracy of ±1/16" for roll or fanfold labels at speeds to 30 labels/ min.

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