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In the cleanroom at Luther Medical (above), workers use a special scrolling device to tightly roll the directions for each cath
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Out of pack, top of mind

Keeping medical device directions outside of a sterilized package lets a healthcare professional read up before opening the package. Luther Medical's patented tray design holds scrolled instructions outside the pack for its catheters.
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Self-sealing closure

The Cap'N Lock closure system from Preferred Closures (Northbrook, IL) has a spill-resistant, one-piece cap that locks into place with a lock sealing system, patent pending.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hoechst Celanese Corp. (Somerville, NJ) announced plans to double its production of packaging resins at five North American chemical plants.
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Home solvents get in-transit protection

For home solvent manufacturer Sunnyside Corp., shipping was an expensive and time-consuming part of the job. Trailerloads of paint and varnish thinners and removers, as well as wood protectants and lamp oils leave the Wheeling, IL plant daily and are distributed nationally to hardware and home center stores.
Cases of aerosol products are conveyed to the labeler (top) where bar-coded labels are printed then applied using the tamp-blow
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Is bar-coding a valuable customer service?

When customers asked for bar codes to help control inventory,Sherwin-Williams got the message. It implemented a custom print/apply bar code labeling system.

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