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Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & OTC Packaging

The 128-valve filler handles 20-oz bottles at 1,000/min.
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Bottling built for the future

When this Pennsylvania beverage marketer installed a new line for PET bottles, great care was taken that the equipment be capable of handling multiple package varieties. See in-plant video
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Detergent tabs 'heat' up packaging

In Britain, premeasured tablets are the fastest-growing way to use laundry detergents, and Robert McBride, plc, Cumbria, England, is packing them 70% faster with an economical film from UCB Films (Smyrna, GA).
This hydraulic lift raises full, stretchwrapped pallets up to the level of the warehouse floor.
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Bottling built for the future (sidebar)

Conveyor connection
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Clearly apart from the competition

Knowing it wasn’t the first to launch single-serve milks and juices in plastic bottles, this dairy made sure its new PET bottle would stand out and promote the brand.
Drawing power: Focus groups with kids and moms helped pinpoint crucial packaging elements that included a closure that allow kid
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Parkay spreads into kids' bottles

Kid-friendly bottles are made of a custom HDPE/LDPE blend for squeezability and feature a portion-control dispensing closure.
The twin-head scale system, shown up close (above) and from a distance (left) has helped reduce giveaway of bulk in-shell nuts b
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Scale system shines at Diamond

A twin-head, triple-pan scale system at Diamond of California’s Robertsdale, AL, plant reduces giveaway, lessens labor costs, and saves on forklift rental costs.
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Listerine strips made portable, universal

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Morris Plains, NJ, introduced in the United States in October ‘01 Cool Mint Listerine PocketPaks™ of tiny hinged plastic “vials.” The vials (see sidebar) contain stamp-sized oral care strips that dissolve instantly on the tongue where they kill germs on contact. A carded blister serves as the secondary package.
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Delivering for dairy

Oberweis Dairy’s investment in new filling, capping, labeling, conveying, bottle-packing, and shrink-wrapping machinery begins to pay off with the introduction of single-serve milks.
Some see probiotic products like this one from Dannon as another logical candidate for cold aseptic filling into plastic contain
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Plastic bottles move toward aseptics (sidebar)

What about probiotics?
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New products, new looks for Korbel brandies

After more than 100 years, Korbel adds two new brandies and redesigns all labels to be more competitive in its category.
A special indexing feature in the desiccant feeder ensures that one desiccant canister is inserted into each passing bottle, inc
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Co-packer kicks production up a notch

A canister-style desiccant helps a pharmaceutical contract packer protect delicate product from moisture. Newly installed desiccant feeders boost production, enabling the company to package millions of units/month.
The system shown here includes a robotic positioner that picks a bundle of 12-count corrugated shippers, orients the bundle, cut
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Machinery brings the future to Latrobe

The front end of this glass line for 12-oz Rolling Rock beer is practically an operator-free zone. Laser-guided vehicles replenish packaging materials on demand. See in-plant video
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Appeal inside and out

New Purina dog food bag employs vivid printing to catch dog owners’ eyes, great flavor inside to attract those owners’ canines.
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Contoured bottle fits Hansen's water

Hansen Beverage Co. entered the single-serve flavored water market in July with its Energy Water line sold in a 24-oz hot-filled polyethylene terephthalate bottle from Schmalbach-Lubeca (Manchester, MI).
Statcorp's new packaging system (above) requires just one operator and the new bagger/printer combo.
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Printer/bagger lets Statcorp pack 'stat'

Maker of blood-pressure cuffs adds an imprinting bagger to cut labor and label costs, while productivity soars.

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