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Integrity Seal International: Shrink sleeve

Integrity Seal Intl. (Wilkes-Barre, PA) can now offer five-color gravure printing on PVC shrink sleeves. The sleeves can be made to order for a variety of uses in mil thickness from 1.5 to 3 or more.
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Kettle Foods wanted to keep the paper look of their previous bags but put in a window so customers could see the tortilla chips
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Innovative applications bag awards

Flexible bags protect bone-in meat products, provide a barrier for respiring cheese, and allow high-altitude shipping of tortilla chips. All three earn awards from the Flexible Packaging Assn.
Bueno Foods wanted eye-popping graphics and ease of use. They found it by replacing paper;board sleeves with a shrink bag
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Shrink bags add spice to enchilada packaging

Enchilada maker Bueno Foods uses a shrink-bag over a tray to pack and merchandise frozen enchiladas. Customers like the microwavability, Bueno likes the ease of use and strong graphics.
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Europe toughens packaging stance

New 'essential requirements' will necessitate alterations to many types of packaging to avoid European sales bans.
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AET Films: Label film

AET Films (New Castle, DE) has introduced IML 333-128, a white opaque OPP designed for in-mold label-ing applications. The film, which is 3 mils thick, provides a good surface for grav-ure, flexo, offset, screen and other printing methods.
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Cryovac: Cryovac: Thin shrink film

Cryovac Div., Sealed Air Corp. (Duncan, SC) has introduced LD Thin Film, a thin shrink film. This multi-layer, coextruded, cross-linked polyolefin film is sealed by impulse, constant heat or electrostatic techniques.
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Garvey Corporation: Unwrapping system

An automatic shrink film unwrapper from Garvey (Blue Anchor, NJ) cuts film, strips it and delivers product onto a conveyor or accumulator. The machine unwraps bundles of vials from 20mL to 100mL at rates of 4 bundles/min, handling 20mL vials in 300-vial bundles at speeds to 1겨 vials/min.
After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.
Converters of wine labels took 10 out of the 53 annual awards presented by TLMI. Wineries, designers want labels they feel re
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Wine labels drink up awards

Recent competition honors labels used by wineries that realize the importance of presenting an appealing package to the consumer.
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Reynolds Metals: L-sealer

Model RM1622M Reynolon® L-Sealer from Reynolds Metals Co. (Richmond, VA) seals small items like reams of paper, software, CDs and cassettes with Reynolon Shrink Film or most other polyolefins.
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Whisky bottle gets dressed up

Hiram Walker is stretching the full-body shrink-sleeve boundaries with a promotional sleeve label for its Canadian Club whisky. The Greenwich, CT-based company's 750-mL glass bottles adorned in golf ball garb were released last June in Ontario, Canada, to commemorate Father's Day.
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New graphics please packager and its customer

"The consumer gets a better package and we benefit as well."That's how Beaverton Foods' chief executive officer Bill Small describes his firm's recent switch from screen-printed glass jars to jars deco-rated with full-body shrink-sleeve labels for 16 varieties of Inglehoffer brand condiments.
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Drug labeling for kids

FDA has issued new labeling rules designed to clarify drug dosage for children. Labels for drugs frequently prescribed in pediatric cases must contain appropriate dosages for children.
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Label invites an escape to the islands

The new labels on bottles of Lemon Bay Virgin Island rum are as vibrant as the Virgin Islands themselves. Bottled for Owensboro, KY-based Barton Brands, Lemon Bay is a new citrus rum designed to compete with Bacardi Lim*n.

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