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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/general/01_03_05.shtml#gen002">PCI Services acquires UK ph

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Deal includes long-term agreement for the supply of pharmaceutical packaging services. Click logo for full article.
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RxPak: Semi-automatic case erector
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RxPak: Semi-automatic case erector

On this prescription drug repackaging line, shrink-bundled containers are conveyed down a roller conveyor to a semi-automatic top-and-bottom taper from Belcor (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada).
RxPak: Leaflet insertion
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RxPak: Leaflet insertion

On this prescription drug repackaging line, after the cottoner, a two-head pick-and-place machine from Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) uses vacuum pickup to grab two inserts from magazines and place them over the tops of two containers. Then a mechanical plunger strokes down to fold the insert neatly into the bottle.
RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper
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RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper

On this prescription drug repackaging line, the Swiftlift, supplied by Swiftpack Automation, another DT Industries division, is a bucket mounted on a vertical shaft.
RxPak: Electronic tablet counter
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RxPak: Electronic tablet counter

Filling on this prescription drug repackaging line is done by a pair of SV2 Intellisense electronic tablet counters from Swiftpack.
RxPak: Bottles being oriented
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RxPak: Bottles being oriented

The Kalish bottle unscrambler is fed from a floor-level hopper on this prescription drug repackaging line. It unscrambles and orients bottles before placing them on a conveyor leading to an air rinse unit.
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P&amp;G, DuPont invest in Packtion

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble and DuPont (Wilmington, DE) have agreed to become investors in Packtion™ (Chicago, IL), an online solution provider that matches global buyers, sellers and converters of packaging materials. The investment is a combination of cash (amount undisclosed by the three parties) and certain intellectual property.
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Campbell reshapes bowl

Campbell Soup Co., Camden, NJ, hopes to bowl consumers over with a new design for “Soup to go!” that’s taller, slimmer and curvier than the ubiquitous microwavable bowls it debuted in summer ’99. Soup to go! was re-introduced in a new bowl starting last August.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/innovation/01_02_20.shtml#inv001">Battery-powered packagin

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Ultra-thin flexible battery technology opens up new marketing opportunities. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/business/01_02_22.shtml#bus002">US Can buys assets of Oliv

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Acquisition results in expansion of decorative packaging operations. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/design/01_02_22.shtml#des002">Go with the glow</a>

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Fluorescent inks create maximum visual impact. Click logo for full article.
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Transora selects exclusive packaging e-commerce provider

Chicago-based Transora, the world’s largest B2B e-marketplace for the global consumer products industry, has selected Chicago-based Packtion as its exclusive worldwide provider for packaging-related e-commerce services.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/marketplace/newsroom/01_03_13.shtml#news001">Major UK retailer

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Asda to source many packaging items over the Internet by the end of the year. Click logo for full article.
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New hope on ergonomics regulation

Opponents of the new ergonomic standard, published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the waning weeks of the Clinton Administration are hoping that it can be moderated or even reversed with President George W.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, VA) and Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) have made an agreement where GE Fanuc will employ Phoenix Contact’s low-density I/O product, Inline, as the foundation for its own I/O product, VersaPoint™.

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