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Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) Model I.V./700 is a single-line ink-jet printer that provides a good starting point for users switching from contact coding to automated case coding.
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Materials Product Brief
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Lipstick cases

Two slim-line PP lipstick cases have been introduced by World Wide Packaging (East Hanover, NJ). Patented hermetic "air-lock" closures help keep lipsticks moist.
Controls Product Brief
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Digital servo drives

The Ecodrive family of digital servo drives from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) is designed to offer high-performance at comparable costs for narrow-web printing applications.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics (Piscataway, NJ): Tom Hernandez, account mgr., California.
Controls Product Brief
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PVC neck bands

Made in the USA, Seal-It's (Hicksville, NY) heat-shrink TE neck bands are a low-cost way to provide tamper-evidence. Made of PVC, these neck bands can be made of any size and can be printed with custom designs or logos.
Controls Product Brief
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Hot melt detector

A new hot melt glue detector from SUNX Sensors (West Des Moines, IA) verifies the presence of hot melt adhesive on cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ packages/ sec.
Machine Product Brief
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Edge protectors

Pactiv Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL) has introduced the patent-pending Hexacomb® SLIC (self-locking inserting connection) edge protectors. These allow folding without the use of glue, tape or staples.
Materials Product Brief
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Biodegradable cushioning

New cornstarch-based, water-soluble sheets and planks from American Excelsior (Arlington, TX) are designed to protect and cushion end-caps, pouches, perishable food items and fragile glassware.
Materials Product Brief
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Wraparound case packer

The WRCP 2000 Series of wraparound case packers from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) wraps flat corrugated sheets around collated products. Compared to an RSC, the amount of corrugated board can be reduced, says the manufacturer.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) won the '96 Governor's New Product Award for its PK4000 pouch machine, presented by the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers.

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