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A spoonful of guidance makes the packaging go down

FDA clarifies aspects of just-released ‘new’ drug packaging guidance. However, industry is very anxious about upcoming ‘old’ drug guidance.
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A spoonful of guidance makes the packaging go down (sidebar)

Prepackaging for pharmacists
The electronic tablet counter (above) is a twin-style system that funnels tablets down two parallel paths and into containers. A
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Vitamin maker counts on electronic filler

Steady sales growth at Jamieson Laboratories made it obvious that a new vitamin packaging line was needed. Electronic tablet counting brings big benefits.
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Vitamin maker counts on electronic filler (sidebar)

Materials makeover
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Tom's uses 'natural' look to package wellness products

Packaging design strengthens brand identity for Tom’s of Maine’s new natural wellness line.
A proprietary film lamination allows consumers to easily peel the lidding material from the tray, without fiber tear. The tray/l
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Sealer speeds Kahiki's new food line to market

To improve output of its new frozen dinners, Kahiki Foods invests in a rotary heat sealer that operates at twice the speed of its predecessor.
Ten 50-mL rum bottles are packed in an open-ended, neck-through paperboard carton to secure the bottles during case packing and
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Case packer provides Bacardi with rum on the run

A new case packer helps Bacardi Bottling package 10-count cartons of 50-mL rum miniatures into corrugated shippers.
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Molded pulp moves into new markets

The use of molded pulp as a dunnage or commodity material in packaging goes back to World War I. But only in the past few years have packaged goods manufacturers begun to design molded pulp to meet specific applications.
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Flexible materials shine

Mobil’s Golden Mummy and Pyramid awards programs honor pouches for disposable washcloths, Pop Tarts® and dinosaur snacks, as well as labels for vitamins, beverages and bug spray.
After first covering the pallet with a sheet of corrosion-inhibiting paper, a worker nails down the plastic strips that keep lar
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Coated paper shields motorcycles from corrosion

Hero Honda, an Indian motorcycle manufacturer, uses corrosion-inhibiting paper to protect metal parts during overseas shipments in steamy conditions.
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Competition 'tags' winning labels

This year’s Tag and Label Awards Competition honors pressure-sensitive labels used for new age drinks, wine and vitamins.
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Book review: A Bible for personal performance

One of the latest soft-cover books published by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is titled Winning at Packaging from author Thomas L. Hudgin, a 29-year veteran of the packaged goods business.
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NesQuik and Gatorade shine at DrinkPak '99

Aseptic filling of Nestle U.S.A.'s NesQuik and Quaker Oats' Gatorade were two of the hot topics on the agenda at this December conference.
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Which vodka are you?

Vodka bottle decoration combines acid etching and ACL printing.
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Plastic appeals to aseptic packers

Several speakers who are bullish on the future of aseptic filling of plastic bottles dotted the program at DrinkPak ’99, held Dec. 1-3 in Orlando and sponsored by Ryder Associates and Future-Pak Conferences (Appleton, WI).

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