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WS Packaging Group Acquires Gorilla Label
ALGOMA, WI, USA— WS Packaging Group has purchased the assets of custom label manufacturer Gorilla Label, Scottsdale, AZ. Rick Timone, founder and president, will remain as head of this new WS Packaging Group division and eventually will move this business into the current WS Packaging Phoenix facility.

Decorative Neckbands Spice Up Taco Sauce
FARMINGDALE, NY, USA—Seal-It Inc. has converted vividly printed neckbands for NestlĂ© USA's Ortega Brand Taco Sauce. The neckbands identify the heat level of each flavor by attracting the attention of consumers with high-impact shelf appeal while offering tamper-evident protection. Each neckband is printed with a different background color to identify the spiciness of the sauce. The vibrantly printed neckbands coordinate with the paper label, reportedly creating and enhancing the total image for maximum shelf appeal. The neckbands also provide consumers with assurance the product has been “quality-sealed” at the place of manufacture.

Seal-It reverse prints each neckband in three to five colors on heat-shrink PVC; the neckbands are sold in rolls for application on high-speed automatic equipment.

Avery Dennison Honored as “Partners for Change”
TAMPA, FL, USA—The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) awarded Avery Dennison its “Partners For Change” award in recognition of the company's participation in, and testing of, its Fasson S2001 label adhesive product through the APR's Champions For Change Program.

The award recognizes companies that make a significant contribution toward answering questions raised about the recyclability of a bottle or bottle variant. Under the guidelines of the Champions For Change Program, Avery Dennison put its Fasson S2001 label adhesive product through extensive, third-party testing to determine its recyclability factor for PET containers. Results of the testing, which were positive, then were shared with APR members.

Wire Harness Tapes Meet All Automotive Requirements
NORWOOD, MA, USA—Tyco Adhesives reports Polyken p-s wire harness tapes meet or exceed automotive OEM and Tier supplier specifications for engine compartment, instrument panel, interior, exterior, HVAC, acoustical, and other applications.

The Polyken line includes a variety of engine compartment tapes, including heat-shielding aluminum foil/fiberglass fabric composites, flame-retardant polymeric, and fabric composite tapes, as well as other constructions that must resist chemicals, provide adhesion to 60 oz/in., and operate to 230 deg C. For instrument panels and other interior applications, the line of low-noise, low-fogging tapes meet SAE J1756.

Adhesive System Applies ‘Dots’ of Glue
NEW BERLIN, WI, USA—The Dot Shot Adhesive System from Glue Dots Intl. applies Glue Dots quickly, cleanly, and precisely, co. says, adding this hand-held, trigger-activated device is lightweight and ergonomically correct, weighing only 24 oz when fully loaded.

Portable and easy to operate, with no electricity required, each Dot Shot holds a 1,500-count roll of preformed, hot melt “dots” of adhesive. Because of the design, Glue Dots can be applied quickly and easily to both vertical and horizontal surfaces.

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