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Label study

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released an updated version of its study, "The North American Market for P-S Labels." The nearly 200-page report examines the latest trends in raw materials, converting methods and end-user markets for the tag and label industry.
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Mini aluminum cans

Advanced Monobloc's (Chappaqua, NY) line of miniature aluminum cans is suited for trial- or travel-size products. They are impact extruded to provide a seamless can.
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Pressureless combiners

As an alternative to standard pressure combining, Ambec (Owing Mills, MD) offers pressureless combiners to provide stability to containers during the single filing process of both round and nonround containers.
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Cap inspection system

A new cap inspection system monitors potential faults in a packaging line and ensures ideal sealing conditions, says manufacturer Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI).
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Label printer/applicator.

Cimjet 300 is Markem's (Keene, NH) digital bar code label printer/applicator. Designed for high-volume industrial environments, it's built to withstand three-shift production.
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Continuous-motion cartoners

A complete line of continuous-motion cartoners for single and multi-pack cartoning is available from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN). They offer speeds up to 300 cartons/min, depending on package size.
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Labeling system data

A two-page product data sheet from Avery Dennison, Soabar Products (Philadelphia, PA) illustrates the new TH-1000 Print/Heat Seal Permanent Care labeling system.
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Multi-line palletizing system

Priority One Packaging (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has developed multi-line palletizing systems that allow concurrent palletizing of multiple products on a single Pro-Pal(TM) Series 3500 palletizer.
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Ink brochure

The Marsh Co.'s (Belleville, IL) newest 4-color brochure highlights inks for use with ink-jet systems. Information on porous, non-porous and specialty inks is included, as well as a description of the exclusive Marsh Waste-Free Ink system that eliminates container disposal concerns.
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Form/fill/seal system

Model 2040 is an automatic form/fill/seal machine from Hamer (Minneapolis, MN). It forms bags from rollstock and fills and seals them accurately at rates to 28/min.
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Bowl feeder

The Accu-Count® Advantage is a new high-speed, automatic counter from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH). Using a separate feeding system, it can continuously feed products at high speeds while separating them into batches.
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Compression testing

Existing package compression testing systems can be upgraded with the Valuepak custom retrofit package from Gaynes Eng. (Franklin Park, IL). A combination of control and data acquisition options is available.
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Air conveyor system

The Surge Controlled air conveyor system from Ouellette Machinery Systems (Fenton, MO) uses a variety of routing devices to provide gentle conveying and handling of bottles.
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Side-threading tape cartridge

Loveshaw's (South Canaan, PA) CaseLocker® ST is a heavy-duty, side-threading tape cartridge for use on a range of Little David® case formers and case sealers.
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Bag former

The Black Box from UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) is a flat-bottom bag air expelling and bag shaping unit for flat-bottom bags. It creates brick-type bags by eliminating air in gabletop bags and folding and taping the top fin for a brick-type appearance.

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