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Printer/applicator

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) has developed a thermal-transfer print/apply labeling system available with mounting hardware for most case tapers.
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Outsert applicator

The Outserter from Krones (Franklin, WI) affixes literature outserts onto round and nonround containers via direct transfer technology. The system eliminates residue and web breakage typical of strip-stick and spray adhesive systems, says Krones.
Supplier News
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ISO 14000: environmental standards or trade barrier?

Some U.S. companies worry that new IS0 14000 standards are another European effort to stymie imports of U.S.-made products. Will this be a replay of ISO 9000?
Controls Product Brief
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Adjusting framework

For flexographic printing applications that require raising and lowering of the printer, Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) has developed the Model VA Vertical Adjustment Framework.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Motoman, Inc. (West Carrollton, OH) and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (Kitakyushu, Japan) have jointly created an Advanced Control Systems Div. to serve North and South American factory automation markets.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Crellin, Inc. (Chatham, NY) has changed its name to Sonoco Crellin; the company was purchased by Sonoco Products Co. in '93.
Controls Product Brief
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Polyethylene film

Delta Plastics (Newark, NJ) is introducing the new DeltuffTM 9500 series of PE film. It employs a new generation of linear resins that increase film strength up to five times that of conventional LDPE.
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Easy-open tear strip

Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) will be introducing Precision Tear, its latest easy-open feature primarily for stand-up pouches. This proprietary feature is suited for stand-up applications where good 90° tear propagation is needed, eliminating the need for tearing into the pouch's body or tearing upward and receiving a partial open pouch.
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Shrink systems

Polypack's (Pinellas Park, FL) automatic collator/tray former/ shrink packaging system incorporates the firm's custom collation modules and the Model TR-25 tray former.
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Uncaser/case packer

Suited for food and beverage packagers who want to eliminate manual bottle unpacking and case packing, a two-in-one uncaser and case packer has been developed by A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL).

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