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Labels

Neways is one of the largest manufacturers of personal care and nutritional supplement products. Its new labelers operate at sp
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Labelers deliver quick changeover

Neways' p-s labeling equipment accommodates a wide variety of containers, speeds product changeover by 30% and reduces rejects ten-fold.
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Snappy new labels update Snapple bottles

For its 32-oz bottles of Snapple sold in convenience stores, Triarc Beverage needed a tough label with better water resistance than the paper or paper/film laminations it was using.
Consumers can easily tear off Silver Blue?s induction seal and throw it away. A foam liner inside the closure further protects t
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Silver cleaner polishes its look

Silver Blue's complete overhaul eliminates leakage and breakage while improving esthetics.
Black-suited bodyguards (left) are a highly visible component in Karlsberg?s efforts to promote its 12;2-L plastic bottle. Poin
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Brewers pouring into plastic

Brewers around the world have been on the fence about plastic bottles. Suddenly they're commercializing a variety of plastic barrier structures.
Variable information is printed as needed by the thermal-transfer printer (above). Charlap?s uses one size label for quarts and
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Ice cream maker melts label inventory

Nutrition labeling requirements threatened to throw a real wrench in the works at one family-owned dairy. Thermal-transfer printing on-site was the answer.
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Jar line is a royal flush (sidebar)

Shrink bander, jar labeler contribute to line speed, ease
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Tharo Systems, Inc: Labeling software

Tharo Systems, Inc. (Brunswick, OH) has released EasyLabel Version 2.1 for Microsoft Windows, a product identification and bar-code labeling software package.
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Shrink sleeve invigorates glass bottle

SmithKline Beecham's Lucozade, a popular energy drink sold in the U.K. and Ireland, recently received a dramatic packaging makeover intended to better convey the intense burst of flavor found inside the glass bottle.
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Aseptic PE/EVOH/PE bottles hold shelf-stable infant formula

Infant formula isn't a category where you normally find a lot of packaging innovation. But this summer has brought us two interesting packaging advances in the "mother's milk" replacement business.
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Gilbreth: Gilbreth: Gilbreth: Heat tunnel for shrink labels

New double-inverted heat tunnel from CMS Gilbreth (Bensalem, PA) is said to precisely control air flow and temperature for shrinking film labels onto contour containers or necked-in aerosol cans.
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B&H Labeling Systems: Shrink labeler

Model 8000 series shrink labeler reduces registration errors and eliminates bottlenecks that occur during change-over, says manufacturer B&H Labeling Systems (Ceres, CA).
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EDL Packaging Engineers, Inc: Shrink-wrapping bagging system

The EDL System 3000 high-speed shrink wrapping and bagging system from EDL Packaging Engineers (Green Bay, WI) wraps at speeds to 60 packs/min. It's designed for "optimum tightness" using high-clarity PE or polyolefin shrink film and uses a four-sided sealing mechanism to offer a total enclosed pack.
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Shamrock sues Dean over milk jug shape

Phoenix-based Shamrock Foods Co. has filed a "declaratory judgment action" in federal court in Phoenix, AZ. It seeks a ruling that the packaging for its Shamrock Farms "mmmmilk(TM)" single-serve milk products does not violate any trademark or trade dress rights that Dean Foods Co.
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New look brings a boom in sales

New labels on 750-mL glass bottles of six varietals from Delicato Family Vineyards have brought a significant increase in sales for the Novato, CA, wine maker.
Rubbermaid?s new brick-sized mop package is one-third the size of its previous pack (above). Six brick packs are now shrink-bund
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Rubbermaid compacts damage

Mop heads are compression-packed to one-third their original size and then shrink-wrapped. Other benefits: lower material costs, zero damage and storage efficiencies.

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