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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.