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Automated system speeds pond-product filling

Company increases packaging speeds and reduces labor through switch from manual to automatic filling of containers for its natural pond treatment products.
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Package Case Study
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New packs for paint

Jewson, the UK's leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials, is launching newly designed 2.5- and 5-L paint cans in addition to 10-L pails.
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Helpful hints in analyzing for glass delamination

A stereomicroscope equipped with oblique and coaxial lighting helps examine filled vials for glass delamination in pharmaceutical applications.
News
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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
The new rectangular container at right holds more tissue than the previous package, while still fitting in the same outer bliste
Package Case Study
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Rectangular pack is a good fit for allograft tissue

Specially designed cyclic olefin copolymer container housed in an outer blister protects lyophilized tissue used primarily in orthopedic and spine-related surgeries.
Without proper venting, container collapse can occur
Package Case Study
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Vented cap liners cure container woes

High-altitude plastic bottle collapsing problems solved and product safety and brand image preserved.
Feature Article
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BPA gets into court, too

Most of the discussions about bisphenol A, or BPA, in this column have been about how regulatory officials and governments have reacted to the chemical’s presence in packaging. 
Feature Article
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An epistolary column

My Lead Off column in the July issue described how Ecovative LLC and others are turning to crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock. The column generated this intriguing exchange of e-mails.
Feature Article
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Job market figures paint unhealthy picture--with healthcare an exception

A grim unemployment report is the centerpiece of political debate, yet healthcare jobs continue to increase.
Supplier News
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Weatherchem celebrates 40th anniversary in packaging closures

Weatherchem, creators of innovative dispensing closures, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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