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Materials Product Brief
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Label materials guide

A Label Materials and Consumables Guide is now available from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO). It includes a matrix that matches various facestocks, adhesives, special qualities, surfaces, environmental conditions and common applications with the appropriate label materials.
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Machine Product Brief
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Rotary labelers

Horix (McKees Rock, PA) now offers a rotary labeler, cold or hot glue style, that places labels at speeds to 40ꯠ containers/hr. It can be tailored to accommodate body, back, neck, wraparound, shoulder and TE-style labels.
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Data sheets

A series of eight data sheets is available from S.V. Dice Designers (Walnut, CA). Four data sheets cover the company's case packers, two discuss case erectors and another two describe case sealers.
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Print/apply labeler

The Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) Model 2177 print/apply labeler is designed for thermal-transfer or direct thermal printing. It uses a SATO Model M-8485S printer, which allows labels with dimensions up to 51/4" W.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

AlliedSignal Plastics (Morristown, NJ) and Advanced Elastomer Systems (Akron, OH) have reached a non-exclusive agreement to jointly develop applications and markets for nylon-based "soft touch" products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. (Mount Olive, NJ) has started up its new PS plant, with a production capacity of 315 million lb/yr, in Altamira, Mexico.
Controls Product Brief
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Label papers

A new family of coated-one-side label papers called DeltaGloss(TM) has been introduced by International Paper (Purchase, NY). DeltaGloss was designed for the can-wrap label and p-s facestock markets, commercial printing and specialty areas of the beverage markets.
Controls Product Brief
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Label-Aire: Pallet labeler

A dual-label, two-panel pallet labeler is now available from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA). It's capable of applying two adjacent corner labels (measuring up to 3" W x 5.8" L) on the trailing corner of a moving pallet using only one applicator.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal-transfer imprinter

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) will introduce its new in-line thermal transfer printer. The AutoLabel(TM) Precision(TM) offers a built-in electronics registration system that pinpoints the printing area for improved registration.
Materials Product Brief
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Vacuum de-aerator

Model 720/730 horizonal de-aerator can increase the bulk density of fluidized powders up to 200%, says manufacturer B.A.G. (Dallas, TX). This helps to reduce freight costs while improving product stability during transit.

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