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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.
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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).
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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.
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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Label helps curb product diversion

A holographic labeling program instituted by hair-care manufacturer Sebastian Intl. helps to identify distributors and salons that sell or resell products to unauthorized retailers.
When they?re conveyed into the shrink-film machines, the refrigeration units already have top and bottom end caps and interlocki
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Shrink-wrapped protection for white goods

When a British manufacturer of freezers and refrigerators entered a more upscale segment of the market, shrink film was the packaging material of choice.
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Bat-shaped bottle hits test markets

National Beverage Corp. is stepping to the plate with a sports drink that it hopes will drive up sales the way baseball sluggers drive in runs. In April, the Fort Lauderdale, FL-based company began test marketing Louisville Slugger Sports Drink®, a 20-oz beverage sold in four "Power ized®" flavors.
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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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New label doesn't corrode

Aggressive cleaning products and labels often don't mix. Just ask Wayne, NJ-based Castrol. The printing on the surface-printed in-mold label used on 1-gal jugs of its Super Clean(TM) cleaner and degreaser was disintegrating whenever the liquid cleaner dripped over the label.

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