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Flexible Packaging

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By orienting its medical device needles in opposite directions, AMS is able to place them closer together, reducing the tray siz
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Redesigned thermoformed trays reduce waste and costs

American Medical Systems, a provider of medical devices and therapies to restore pelvic health, reduces tray materials use and saves money.
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Candy company sweetens packaging efficiencies

Farley’s and Sathers adds versatile vertical cartoning line to keep pace with growing product demand.
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Second cartoner speeds hurricane relief efforts

Machine allows Innotech to double the production and shipment of its self-heating meals to assist displaced victims and relief workers during last year’s disastrous hurricane season.
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Freezer drink mixes in gallon HDPE pails

El Paso Chile Co., El Paso, TX, is a producer of gourmet “Tex-Mex” foods and beverages.
'Hybrid' packs of surgical drapes are produced on a thermoform/fill/seal line in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
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10 ways 'hybrid' package awards Cardinal Health

Used to package drapes (and soon gowns), a flexible tray combines the stacking and loading benefits of a pouch with a premade bag’s linear tear opening and venting advantages.
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Rx distributor turns to internal RFID

Last month, Cesar Castillo Inc. began using an RFID system that marries item identification with storage location to address inventory errors and inefficiencies.
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Easy-tear material garners Gold

Designed to replace cellophane in laminations for packaging prophylactics, Alcan Packaging-Medical Flexibles Americas’ Tear Anywhere™ (TA) film is a multilayer, coextruded substrate designed to perform with similar characteristics to competitive easy-tear films.
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Quilt packaging enhances microwave heating

Browning and crisping of microwave foods such as baked goods and sandwich breads are enhanced by QuiltWave™ packaging from Graphic Packaging International.
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4-panel stand-up pouch

In search of unique packaging for the launch of its new Energice® rehydration/recovery drinks, the Jel-Sert Company, West Chicago, IL, selected QuadPAK™ side-gusset, 4-panel stand-up pouches from Kapak, an Ampac company.
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Hospital sterilization pouch

Autopak® is a three-ply structure from Alcan Packaging-Medical Flexibles Americas for in-hospital sterlization of products such as medical trays used for surgery.
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Stand-up pouch with built-in straw

Made with a film structure of DuPont Teijin PET film and Dow PE resins, the novel pouch package design lies in a patented built-in straw. Because the straw is inside the pouch, it won’t get detached and lost and it’s protected from contamination.
Stand-up barrier pouch for tea
ChaoAn Wenhua Color Print Co., Ltd
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Special Citations

Stand-up barrier pouch for teaChaoAn Wenhua Color Print Co., LtdEasy carry package for spiritsFlex Industries Ltd.
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Rx distributor turns to internal RFID (sidebar)

Futuristic drug-delivery patches go ‘high-tech’
The machine visions systems are positioned over the infeed lanes to the can end baggers where they can detect gaps indicative of
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Rexam focuses on end results

Labor-saving baggers use 36 machine vision cameras to automate the high-speed inspection of can ends.

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