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Hot melt spray head

Slautterback's (Monterey, CA) new S200 automatic spray head applies hot melt adhesive in a fan, stipple, or swirl pattern. A single moving part in the adhesive valve and no dynamic seals permit long life in industrial environments, says the company.
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Window jars

Topline Products (Wayne, NJ) has designed a line of window jars made of SAN for pressed powder, eye shadow, blush, creme, lip gloss, and other cosmetics and personal care products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Multivac, Inc. (Kansas City, MO): Don Smith, exec. vp, gen. mgr.
Plano, TX-based Frito-Lay Co. will be among the first to shift to suggested FDA refrigeration statements on the labels of its To
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Refrigeration language guidance steams food companies

Many food packagers resist FDA guidance on more explicit labeling language for refrigerated foods.
Machine Product Brief
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Label materials guide

Over 95 label materials are listed in Imtec's (Bellows Falls, VT) Label Material Selection Guide. The guide contains nine categories of labeling applications such as shipping, abrasion resistant, security, laminated and high-temperature resistant.
Controls Product Brief
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Toploading robotic system

The Collectopack from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) is a top-loading robotic system that separates, checks, counts, collates and places products into top-load cartons or feeds multi-packs into a wrapper or cartoner.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Portola Packaging (San Jose, CA) has restructured to combine the previously separate sales, service, and manufacturing organizations of Cap Snap (San Jose, CA) and NEPCO (San Jose, CA).
Materials Product Brief
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Web treatment, film making

BST PRO MARK (Elmhurst, IL): The digital control processor, ekr 1000, is a modular web guide especially suitable for frequent substrate changes.
Materials Product Brief
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Web treatment, film making

Raytek (Santa Cruz, CA): Thermalert® MP40(TM) infrared line scanner profiles temperature on continuous sheet and web processes. Its 57.6 kbaud rate increases image scrolling speed and lets users see a complete thermal image of the material on their computer screen to easily detect nonconformities and correct them.
Machine Product Brief
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Large-center cartoner

The Centurion(TM) is a flexible large-center cartoner from R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) that can be configured for single or multiple bag-in-box or cracker slug configurations.

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