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Domino North America has appointed Michael Bouchard to the position of Vice President of Sales, North America

Domino Amjet has promoted Michael Bouchard to Vice President of Sales, to drive all strategic activities for Domino’s direct sales channel, including supporting the National Account Team.
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Domino launches Digital Printing Solutions microsite

Domino Amjet, manufacturer and distributor of digital printing and product identification solutions, has introduced a microsite specifically for digital printing solutions: dominodigitalprinting.com.
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Domino launches digital printing YouTube channel

Domino Amjet’s YouTube Channel specifically designed to highlight and focus on digital printing solutions, www.youtube.com/DominoDigitalPrint, has been created to highlight customer success stories and product applications from Domino’s digital printing solutions that include the Domino K600i UV ink jet printer, Domino Bitjet solvent-based ink jet printer, and Domino N600i digital color label press.
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New GM for Domino Canada

As a next step in achieving the ambitious growth goals outlined in Domino’s Strategic Plan, Domino North America has appointed Frank Eickenberg to the position of General Manager for Domino Canada.
Shortly after HDPE bottles have been unscrambled and oriented on Doppel’s new liquids line, the bottles are inverted and cleaned with a burst of purified air.
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Contract pharma manufacturer invests in both liquid and tube filling

Versatility and higher speeds are the two key benefits enjoyed by this Italian contract manufacturer of pharmaceutical products since two new packaging lines were installed.
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Domino Amjet named one of 'Best and Brightest Companies to Work For'

Company cites a "Do more" approach across employee and customer base to foster 'positive interactions at all levels.'
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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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A packaging vet views interpack

Upon learning that packaging veteran Dave Hoenig was headed for interpack, we asked him to put together some observations on trends noticeable at this massive event.
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Domino receives top prize at 25th Anniversary PLC Awards

Domino Printing Sciences plc, the Cambridge, UK-based manufacturer of product identification, traceability and digital printing solutions, has been named Company of the Year at the 2010 PLC Awards.
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Garry Havens new president for Domino North America

As a next step in achieving the ambitious growth goals outlined in Domino North America’s 5 Year Strategic Plan, Domino has announced the appointment of Garry Havens to the position of President, North America.
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New case coders speed changeovers at Nutrilite

Since its inception 75 years ago, Buena Park, CA-based Nutrilite has enjoyed steady growth in demand for its nutritional supplements, foods, and beverages.
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Domino names new VP of marketing

Domino Printing Sciences has appointed Carl Traynor to the role of Vice President of Marketing for its North American operations.
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Anti-counterfeiting strategies begin to take shape

From the automotive aftermarket to personal-care products to pharmaceuticals, new brand authentication and anti-counterfeiting initiatives are swimming into view.
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Data flows from ERP to packaging machines

Just five operators run two lines that span three floors and churn out 600 bottles/min. An automated order system plays a pivotal role in streamlining changeover.
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Domino acquires Enterprise Information Systems Inc.

Domino Printing Sciences, plc, acquired Enterprise Information Systems, Inc., an automatic identification and data capture systems integrator based in Dallas, TX.
FILLING/LABELING. The waters are cold-filled at 54?F by an enclosed rotary filler (below), then precisely dosed with liquid nitr
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Nitrogen dosing cuts packaging costs

Indian Hills Spring Water implements liquid nitrogen dosing to avert bottle paneling or collapsing and reaps bottle weight-reduction benefits.
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Track-and-trace for pharma manufacturers

INTERPHEX : Domino is showing a new system that was created in conjunction with Systech to deliver full track-and-trace capability for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
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People

Andrew MacLeod was appointed divisional vice president of sales and marketing for SCA Packaging North America.
Total Integrated Packaging Solution (TIPS) combines bar codes and RFID tag data in a serialized approach to track-and-trace auth
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Item-level ePedigree implementation

An item-level serialized RFID solution with "parent-child" association software is rolling out with five pharma pilots including for Pfizer's Viagra.
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VOC-exempt solutions

PACK EXPO : Domino Amjet introduced new options that reduce volatile organic compound air emissions, its A-Series AQ VOC-Exempt solutions, at Pack Expo Las Vegas in September.
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interpack insights

The buzz at the über-sized interpack packaging show in Germany included integration, function-block technology, Rx ‘pens,’ simplicity, esthetics, and concern for machinery ‘made in China.’
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People

Bimal Kalvani was named president of Alcoa Flexible Packaging.
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High-definition laser coder

Domino Amjet offers the DSL1 high-definition laser coder with RSS 2D code compliant capability. The FDA recently announced its intention to adapt RSS coding requirements on pharmaceutical and medical products.
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Companies

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP (Houston, TX) relocated its worldwide headquarters from downtown Houston to 10001 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, TX.
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People

–Sandra Beach Lin has been named president of Alcoa’s (Pittsburgh, PA) closures business, Closure Systems Intl. –Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) hired Christopher M.
The high-level palletizer selected by Aberfoyle Springs (above) was practically a prototype. Operators place corrugated corner p
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Fit for filling 'round the clock

Aberfoyle Springs fills 500-mL PET bottles at a rate of 630/min seven days a week, in two 11-hour shifts each day. ‘We train our people like there’s no tomorrow.’
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

In order to reflect its progressive corporate identity, Domino Amjet, Inc. (Gurnee, IL) has adopted a new logo.
At Rose Acre Farms? White County egg farm, individual eggs are ink-jet coded in three lanes on a conveyor (below left). Mech
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Egg codes convey Rose Acre's quality commitment

By ink-jet coding directly onto eggs as well as on outer cartons, Rose Acre Farms believes it enjoys a competitive edge.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Domino Amjet, Inc. (Gurnee, IL): Michael Sproule, dir., marketing.
Bella Vista has been successful with its organic jams through gourmet food stores, but new filling capacity on the firm?s auto
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New equipment helps jam maker go mainstream

A Michigan manufacturer of organic jams extends product sales beyond gourmet stores and into the supermarket aisles since installing a complete filling line late last year.
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Inks save dough for tortilla maker

Switching inks and interfering with a preset ink handling system caused headaches aplenty at this tortilla manufacturer. Now operations are back to normal.
The monoblock rinser/filler/capper combines 24 rinsing heads, 24 fill nozzles and six capping stations in a compact frame
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Bringing a glacier to the consumer

On Vancouver Island, a brand new PET bottling line fed by an in-line stretch blow-molding machine is packaging right from a glacier some of the purest water on the planet.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Domino Printing Sciences, plc. (Cambridge, U.K.) has acquired Grupo Empac S.A. de C.V. (Mexico City, Mexico). Now a wholly owned subsidiary, the organization is called Amjet Mexico, S.A.
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Return of the 'domino theory' (sidebar)

Has EPA been wounded?
This map shows the counties that are considered Clean Air Act non-attainment areas as of Feb. ?97. The color guide illustrates t
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Return of the 'domino theory'

Even small increases in upstream investments to manage new ozone and VOC rules could aggregate into weighty packaging cost increases.
Bars discharge from the wrapper six at a time, with three continuing on one right-angled conveyor (above), three on another. Aft
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'Floating pocket' cartoner speeds ice cream novelty output

Ice cream novelty processing/packaging line helps Ingman Foods expand its product offerings in Finland.
Saputo?s new MAP wrapper (far left) includes a bilingual copy display (left) that describes the product and size parameters that
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Simplified wrapper boosts output

Despite a high-tech wrapping material, Saputo had too many leakers of its block cheese packs. New wrapper greatly improves seals while it boosts line output and slashes changeover time.
The highly readable laser code (below left) is applied in-line, to a variety of Warner-Lambert1s 8- and 16-count packs of slab g
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Chewing up market share (sidebar)

Lasers sweeten coding for gum packs
The laser-coded roll of printed material unwinds (from left to right) into the first station within the flow wrapper for sealing
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Chewing up market share

New pack and product size necessitate a $7 million investment in packaging machinery for Warner-Lambert Canada. A 4.4 percentage point gain in market share justifies investment in customized flow wrappers, laser coders and display carton overwrappers.
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Fantastic filling

Fantastic Foods has increased its sales about 40% annually over the past four years. New filling line for soup cups helps the firm cope with its explosive growth.