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Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & OTC Packaging

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Color 'caps' new jars for detergent capsules

A striking new PET jar, designed and blow-molded by RPC Containers Blackburn, is now serving up capsules of Persil liquid laundry detergent for Lever Fabergé, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England.
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Golden Mummy winners

Kraft Macaroni and CheeseKraft Food and Cello FoilKraft Foods recently changed the packaging format for its 12 and 15-pack bundles by replacing a shrink film, to improve appearance and eliminate loading problems due to skewed bundles, with ExxonMobil Chemical’s Bicor® AB-X film.
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Three wineries try 'twist-cork' closure

In August, three wineries began shipping quantities of their vintages in new bottles that are closed by the MetaCork from Gardner Technologies.
There are a trio of shrink banders on each of Peak Foods' two lines.
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The two keg-shaped bottles and two of the three sizes of the barbell bottle shape were used to introduce 20 new EAS products ear
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EAS and partners show container dexterity

Five new PET bottles for nutrition supplements were created for EAS in just weeks to meet a tight timetable.
Gorgeous graphics make the single-wrap fiber container stand out in the retail setting.
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Pistachios packed for holiday partying

Paramount Farms bets nut lovers will take this lightweight, reclosable, high-impact package home for the holidays. It represents new technology for rigid containers.
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Ty Nant makes another packaging splash

This summer, Ty Nant Spring Water turned to Rexam plc to produce its latest bottles, a 375- and a 750-mL glass bottle, for its new upscale Tau brand.
Line technician Omar Micheo loads a fresh roll of foil-based film to one of the six f/f/s machines that wrap Nephron's vials.
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Wrapping of vials catches on at Nephron

Concerns over mis-dosing and product integrity have led a Florida drug maker from bulk-packed vials to individually wrapped vials for certain customers.
For this body oil product, a new pump dispenser is secured with a new CR collar to meet new Consumer Product Safety Commission r
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Ready-made solution for CRC packaging

Last year’s requirement expanding the need for child-resistant closures posed a problem for a body oil, but a special collar did the trick.
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Injecting an innovative packaging solution

Syringe maker Safety 1st Medical relied heavily on suppliers for help in designing an automated packaging solution for its unique syringes.
Depending on the jar diameter, the robot selects one of six end-of-arm tool heads to pick up as many as 16 jars at once as they
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Robot reaches jar line in Puerto Rico

Automated system saves labor costs at Alcan Packaging by conveying skin-care jars from four molding machines to a four-axis robot that deftly palletizes them.
Anderson Seal prints and seals bags of parts sold in the aftermarket by Harley-Davidson.
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Distributor bags benefits

For many years, New Berlin, WI-based Anderson Seal received seals, clamps, tubing, and related items from their manufacturers, then distributed them, primarily to midwestern hydraulic, medical, and automotive original equipment manufacturers.
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Countering the counterfeiters

Aventis Pharma Argentina is using a printed holographic push-through blister pack to fight counterfeiters of its popular Novalgina analgesic tablets.
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