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Benefits of packaging line simulation

Philip R Lyman, Dir. Simulation, and David Burgos, Lead Packaging Engineer CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc., presented discussion of the advantages of packaging line simulation during Pharma EXPO.
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FDA safety
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FDA requests $4.9 billion budget for FY 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting a budget of $4.9 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget—a 9% increase over the enacted budget for FY 2015.
Libbs Farmacêutica Ltda.
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Pharmaceutical track-and-trace pilot program in Brazil

Pharmaceutical counterfeiting is a global challenge.
Joe Pagliaro, Director of Innovation and Packaging, Heineken USA
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Speaking of innovation

What inspires packaging innovation? Why is it necessary? And how does the consumer fit into the equation? Joe Pagliaro, Director of Innovation and Packaging at Heineken USA, shares his insights and experiences.
Cal-Poly Packaging Program logo
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Bio-based and biodegradable plastics in packaging

Conventional polymeric materials play an important role in packaging.
Enigma high-security thumb drive-sized encryption device
Package Case Study
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Clear package protects, promotes encryption device

The new Enigma high-security thumb drive-sized encryption device uses a clear plastic tray-and-sleeve system that offers tamper-evidence and plenty of space for graphics.
Eric Greenberg
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BPA good news doesn’t end the story

Publicity always trumps science, as I am fond of saying, so don’t get too excited that the Europeans have said current human exposure to Bisphenol A is safe.
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Industry Watch—March 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the March 2015 issue of Packaging World.
Glenn Whiteside, CPP, MSIE, Packaging/Manufacturing Engineer, Sterile Pack Department, DePuy Synthes USA.
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Wish I had known earlier: vacuum packaging’s versatility

As packaging professionals, we all have things we know now that we wish we had known much earlier in our career. My “wish I had known earlier” relates to vacuum packaging.
The Kiss Me design is sprinkled with floral and sealed with a kiss from Betsey.
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Tissue box designs encourage self-expression

To excite consumers’ creative side, fashion designer Betsey Johnson creates bright and bold graphics in four themes for Kleenex brand facial tissue.
Semi-automatic case erector/pack station, sealer
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Semi-automatic case erector/pack station, sealer

The Bel 5150 from Wexxar/BEL, a Pro Mach company, is a semi-automatic case erector, pack station, and sealer all in one unit that features Dekka tape heads.
Banding machine
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Banding machine

The ATS Automatic banding machine from Wexler has a double infeed system for higher throughput, and because it uses a narrow band rather than shrink wrap, it scores serious sustainability points.
Quad-seal bag maker
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Quad-seal bag maker

Viking Masek Model MS 300 can be configured as continuous or intermittent motion. Makes quad seal bags on the fly and can adjust rapidly for different bag sizes.
Quick-change tray former
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Quick-change tray former

Tray former from Nuspark operates at speeds to 60 cartons/min, is made of stainless steel, and offers lots of flexibility in terms of carton size and changeover.
Bottle unscramble
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Bottle unscramble

Compact bottle unscrambler from New England Machinery, designed for the pharmaceutical industry, tightly integrates both hopper elevator and unscrambler to deliver high performance in a small footprint.

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