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Just ahead of the labeler, air knives (above) dry the bottles to make them more receptive to the labels. The rotary cold-glue l
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Craft brewer launches bottles for retail

Toronto specialty on-premise brewer parlays recent developments in filling, capping and labeling machines to install a bottling line in its very own basement.
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Dalemark Industries Inc: Blister card printer data sheet

A new data sheet covering the Novexx Xxtreme thermal-transfer blister card printer is now available from Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ). At speeds to 10"/sec, the printer is suitable for textiles, tickets, and varnished and non-varnished stacks in widths from 1.2" to 6.1".
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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.
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Protective packaging

Difficult-to-manage long and narrow products may be protected during shipping by Riveted Uchannel(TM). This packaging system from Laminations (Neenah, WI) is made from two laminated recycled paperboard edge protectors riveted together to form a U-shaped channel.
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.
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PET egg 'carton' is a tri-fold

Rarely can a food marketer afford to switch to new packaging costing 20¢/unit when the packaging being replaced costs 8¢. But that's exactly what Egg Innovations of Port Washington, WI, did last summer when it replaced molded pulp egg cartons with clear tri-fold containers thermoformed of polyethylene terephthalate.
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Future shock (sidebar)

Blue-sky packaging ideas
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Machine Systems Inc: Pump placer

Anderson Machine Systems (Ridgefield Park, NJ) has introduced a new pump placer that reaches speeds to 60 containers/min. The system unscrambles pumps from bulk, straightens bent dip tubes and fully torques them to corresponding bottles with up to 5 lb of application torque.
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Pouched beverages pour into global markets (sidebar)

While it contains no liquid, Quaker Oats' new "dual pack" for its 100% Natural Granola is bound to make waves in the cold cereal category.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Hot melt adhesive

Patent-pending QuickBrick(TM) from Reichhold Chemicals (Research Triangle Park, NC) is a 6"-long, 3.5"-wide, 1.75"-thick "ingot" of hot melt adhesive.
Consumers can see the shoe polish through this clear PET container. Cream deodorant (below left) is dispensed from this novel co
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Clicking, polishing, adhering, deterring

From shoe polish in plastic to a "clickable" cream deodorant, innovative containers, materials and equipment took center stage at Pakex '98.
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Filling system

Performance Machine (Norcross, GA) has introduced the pneumatic P-1 filling system. It packs a variety of food products, including seafoods, salads, spreads, slurry products and snack foods, into molded or thermoformed containers at speeds to 75/min.
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Perfecseal, a Bemis Co.: LLDPE film

ShieLLD(TM) LLDPE film is said to offer medical manufacturers strength at thinner gauges. Made by Perfecseal (Philadelphia, PA), the film may be used for header bags for large, bulky devices or heavy trays of supplies and instrumentation.
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Closure designing

Injection-molded closure design and manufacture is the subject of a brochure from Stull Closure Technologies (Randolph, NJ). Lists sizes and part numbers for dispensing plugs, captive hinged closures, snip tips, push-pull dispensers, tube caps, twist open/close dispensers, can fitments and miscellaneous closures.
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Net-weigh filling machines

Fill-Weigh (Plainfield, IL) has introduced a portable two-head net-weigh filling machine for jugs and pails of liquid products of varying viscosities.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Industrial & Automotive category
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Injection-molding resin

Recently commercialized by Chevron Chemical (Houston, TX), HiD9004 is an HDPE injection-molding resin designed primarily for producing 5- to 7-gal pails and their lids.
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SICK, Inc: Interactive CD-ROM

An interactive CD-ROM from SICK Optic-Electronic (Bloomington, MN) displays the new CLV 410 bar-code scanner. Available in Mac and Windows formats, the CD-ROM enables users to explore all parameters of the scanner, which is designed for applications such as pharmaceutical/product verification and test-tube tracking.

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