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Labels

Since containers must be completely dry prior to shrink labeling, they pass through a series of air blowers that remove all resi
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Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules (sidebar)

Shrink labelers make their North American debut
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Seal-It, a division of Printpack: Shrink-sleeve printing

Seal-It (Farmingdale, NY) is printing bar codes on shrink sleeves for eyebrow and eyeliner pencils, mascara, lipstick tubes and other health and beauty products.
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Dean Foods unveils HDPE bottles for milk

As Packaging World went to press, Franklin, IL-based Dean Foods was introducing its new Milk Chug line of bottled milks in resealable pint, quart and 8-oz high-density polyethylene bottles.
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FDA guidance for closures opens can of worms (sidebar)

Sour grapes on wine labels?
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Gaining a competitive edge

Home decor or a tequila bottle?
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Medical device labeling update

FDA's Office of Device Evaluation is holding a public meeting in September to discuss medical device labeling and the agency's proposed labeling information summaries (tentatively called "essential prescribing information" [EPI]).
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'Open wide!' Down the hatch go GMPs for dietary supplements (sidebar)

Writing on the wall for dietary supplement labels
At the machine1s infeed, bottles are first handed off to the 16-valve fill-to-level filler (above). Platforms elevate each bott
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Monoblock propels Skyy into new markets

Filler/capper monoblock machine for miniature bottles of spirits enables Frank-Lin Distillers to permit customers like Skyy Spirits to enter the mini market on the West Coast.
At Kodak, a variety of label sizes and shapes
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Kodak develops speedier labeling

Completing generic preprinted labels with laser-printed variable information allows Kodak to ship orders within 24 hours while saving hundreds of thousands of dollars per year for its small-batch printing needs.
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Glutamate labeling?

FDA's proposal to require new labeling declarations about the free glutamate content of foods is "scientifically unwarranted," the American Frozen Foods Institute told the agency.
Labeled bottles travel through this 0;bridge? between the molding plant and the bottling operation on what may be the longest a
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Coke 'airmails' bottles at 1,000 bpm

More than 6괌 feet of air conveyors at Jundiai, Brazil, carry contour PET Coca-Cola bottles from blow molders to labelers and then on to bottling lines some 220 yards away. U.S. technology keeps filling lines from having to wait for prelabeled bottles.
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Shrink film

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) will debut a new shrink film, LD-935. This coextruded thin film offers performance characteristics of heavyweight films in downgauged versions of 30 and 45 ga.
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Shaking things up at Snapple

"A package that meets the targeted consumer's needs" is how Snapple marketing manager Sylvia Oriatti describes the new Snapple Squeeze line of juice drinks in 20-oz bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate.
Validation of Organon?s newest vial labeler was made much easier by a comprehensive validation protocol devised by the vendor.
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Labeler makes the grade

Pharmaceuticals maker Organon, Inc. relied on its equipment vendor to devise a complete validation procedure for its new labeler before it hit the production floor.
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Shrink film

XPE-72 is a soft shrink, polyolefin film from Intertape Polymer (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) that offers low shrink force to prevent package crushing or distortion.

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