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Labels

A plastic shutter enters the shrink wrapper, passing beneath the forming plow that wraps the film around and underneath. At the
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Wrapping up changeover

Design House's new shrink wrapping line handles packages in various lengths without the need for changeover.
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Label film

SqueezLabel from Ritrama Duramark (Minneapolis, MN) is a new label material designed to meet the demands of squeezable containers. The PE-based copolymer allows cross-directional flexibility.
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Shrink film bundler

The DuraTech I Series shrink film bundler from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) uses an in-line infeed to bundle trays or multipacks at speeds to 30/min, depending on pack pattern and product size.
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Easy-open feature applicator

Tearstrip's (Boyertown, PA) Peelwrap applicator applies Peelwrap pressure-sensitive material to shrink-wrapped packages to create a patented, easy-open feature.
An operator applies an updated price code to a package by sending it past an ink-jet coder.
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What price flexibility?

Mexican pharmaceuticals maker Byk Gulden relies on ink-jet coding to react faster when economic conditions require price changes to already-marked packages.
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P-s labeler

Accraply's (Hopkins, MN) Model 935PW is a new labeler designed to apply paper, film, or thin-film p-s labels to rectangular and cylindrical containers used in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
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Shrink film

EXL FILM(TM) XPE-44, an LDPE-based shrink film from Intertape Polymer Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), has higher hot and cold slip levels to facilitate package insertion and removal from master cartons.
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Labeling system

The LabelShot(TM) is a new labeling system from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT). It consists of a stand-alone thermal-transfer printer and a label applicator.
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Pepsi pioneers sleeve label coupon

What do you get when you put a sleeve label over an already decorated can?
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Shrink film

Improved Clysar HP shrink film from DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) is said to be a more forgiving film, meaning that it can withstand a broader thermal range in both sealers and tunnels.
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Patent infringement suit judgment expected soon

As Packaging World goes to press, a U.S. Federal District Court judge in Chicago had yet to make a final decision concerning the dollar amount awarded to Viskase (Bedford Park, IL).
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Shrink label gives this mule a kick

From Russia by way of the U.K. comes a vodka-based drink called the Smirnoff Mule in a glass bottle with a label that's nearly as exotic as the beverage itself.
McKesson is among the first in the U.S. to use this handled six-pack bundle (left); the Crystal brand is one of three sold by th
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Six-pack bundles get a handle on water market

In its new bottling line, McKesson Water tries a six-pack concept common in Europe but still new to the U.S. Shrink wrapping and tray-packing also shine.
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Low-energy PE shrink film

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has added a low-energy PE film to its family of Clysar shrink films. Clysar LE is a multi-layer, cross-linked film with good toughness, elasticity, optical properties and high available shrinkage.
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Automotive containers

Plastic Bottle (Libertyville, IL) has introduced a new family of containers suited for automotive additive products. HDPE Cone Top Rounds are available in 250 mL and 12-oz sizes as well as a 32-oz/1-L size that can be used in international markets.

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