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Epsilon-Opti Films Corp.: Shrink film

Opti-97, a shrink film from Epsilon-Opti Films (South Plainfield, NJ), is suitable for high-speed packaging where cooling time is limited between shrink tunnel exit and bulk placement in a box.
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Longford International LTD: Microprocessor-controlled bander

Longford's (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) automatic BR900 bander is a microprocessor-controlled machine that bands paper products such as envelopes and lottery tickets at speeds to 40 packs/min.
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Ameripak Co.: Wrapper

The Model SR60 horizontal wrapper from AmeriPak (Warminster, PA) cuts any length of wrap from a PP or other shrink film sleeve, then seals the end as specified by user.
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Intertape Polymer Group: Shrink film

Intertape Polymer Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has released a catalog sheet detailing its Exlfilmplus(TM) LTG Light Gauge Shrink Film. Catalog sheet lists performance features and technical specifications.
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Bailey's celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Marketers at United Distillers and Vintners (UDV) of Stamford, CT, wanted a way to liven up bottles of Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur for St. Patrick's Day.
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Label reflects biscotti quality

Shortly after Ecce Panis, Carlstadt, NJ, introduced its gourmet biscotti in 8-oz bags a year ago, the company realized the package didn't do the product justice.
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Pre-made bags bring consistency

For a more consistent look for its line of frozen Mexican foods, Ruiz Food Products of Dinuba, CA, is using the Promobag(TM) from Robbie Mfg. (Lenexa, KS).
An operator inputs the label information into a computer and prints out the labels.
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Putting a labeler to the test

Test kit maker Artel uses a new labeler to speed production and meet FDA standards.
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ARPAC LLC: Shrink wrapper

Running clear, tinted and print-registered polyolefin film, CAPRA(TM) shrink wrappers from Arpac (Schiller Park, IL) wrap individual items or bundles with a bottom lap or side seal at speeds to 120 packages/min.
Following a liquor-bottle trend, American Beverage Marketers switched its Master of Mixes cocktail mix bottles from glass to pi
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Mixer bottle shapes up

Cocktail mixer bottles take new shape in pinch-grip PET. Also new are a gold hot-stamped, pressure-sensitive label and HDPE closure.
A tamping arm places the p-s label (left). Shiseido?s labeler came with digital controls (above
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Shiseido shines at short-run flexibility

Shiseido's tabletop labelers provide short-run solutions for applying language-specific labels on bottles and jars of cosmetics for export.
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ALFA Production Systems, Inc: Shrink tunnel

Using an infrared heater, the IRHT shrink tunnel from ALFA (Westfield, NJ) can target heat application to shrink sleeves in any given spot. The tunnel accommodates products up to 10"Wx15"H for labeling and bundling.
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Beverage company invests in new bottles, labeler

Since its inception in 1992, Tradewinds beverages has seen three different bottle designs, with the most recent hitting store shelves in mid-April.
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Sunscreen labeling changes

New regulations on sun protection products are designed to better inform consumers. The regulations call for uniform, streamlined labeling on all OTC sunscreen products, including sunscreen-cosmetic combinations.
Formed beef patties are automatically dropped into formed trays by a retractable conveyor system
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Migros 'MAPS' out a meat strategy

The Migros chain of supermarkets in Switzerland relies on barrier materials and centralized, modified-atmosphere packaging for its case-ready fresh ground beef.

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