The Model 8221 standard label printer/applicator from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) is designed for high-volume, long run applications. It accommodates a 16" OD label roll, and prints and applies up to 120 labels/min, depending on label size.
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The Mod-Plus(TM) Marathon BF automatic applicator from ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) uses a large internally heated filter that is said to virtually eliminate plugged nozzles that result in downtime and product rejects.
Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) has introduced ICE(TM) (internal coolant exchange) 9300, a new seven-layer high-barrier coextruded flexible film. It provides haze-free clarity, color fade protection and longer shelf life, says the company.