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Bar code booklet

An updated 20-page booklet entitled "How to Stay on Top of Bar Codes" is available free from Weber Marking Systems (Arling-ton Heights, IL). Examines trends and technologies associated with bar codes, including bar code terminology.
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Machine Product Brief
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Tray packer

The CP 170 tray packer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) accumulates product and indexes, packs and seals up to 25 trays/min. Its modular configuration and innovative design allow fast changeovers.
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EAS packet placer

In a collaboration with Sensormatic Electronics (Deerfield Beach, FL), George Gordon Associates (Nashua, NH) has developed a new machine that places elect-ronic ar-ticle surveilance (EAS) labels or "packets" inside rigid containers.
Materials Product Brief
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Snap-hinge closures

The Eco Closure from Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) is a PP snap-hinge dispensing closure that offers a 30% source reduction over a push/pull closure of the same neck size.
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Double clipper

The DCA-E 200 is a new automatic double clipper for sausage casings from Tipper Tie (Apex, NC). For use with single sausages with or without a loop, ring-shaped sausages with a string, or chains of up to 10 sausages long.
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Pick-and-place systems

Farason's (Coatesville, PA) intermittent-motion, rotary turret-based assembly systems use a variety of sorting and placing methods to insert cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and household products into containers.
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Polymer foam brochure

BASF Corp.'s Expanded Polypropy-lene Group (Wyandotte, MI) has introduced a new brochure highlighting Neopolen® P expanded PP beads for packaging applications.
Materials Product Brief
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High-resolution ink jet

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced the Jet-A-Mark IP9000 Series ink-jet printer. It uses advanced noncontact ink-jet technology for high-resolution coding of text, logos and bar codes on corrugated cases, tray packs, labels, tags and other packaging materials.
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Folding hang tabs

The Easy Place Fold Up Hang Tab from Do-It (South Haven, MI) is placed on a web so that the orientation of packages does not have to be changed prior to hang tab application.
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Coupon/booklet placer

A single-head reciprocating placer from Massman Automation Designs (Villard, MN) is designed to place booklets, leaflets, coupons or promotional pieces onto composite cans at speeds to 400/min.

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