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Materials Product Brief
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Valeron Strength Films: Valeron Strength Films: Peelable pouch

Tolas Health Care Packaging (Feasterville, PA) offers radiation-sterilizable TPF-0526 (white Valéron® film) sealed to TPF-0504A (nylon/ poly) pouches featuring a proprietary cross-laminated Valéron film, from Valéron Strength Films (Houston, TX), for added strength and puncture resistance.
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Machine Product Brief
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Doyen Medipharm: Side-seal machine

Doyen Medipharm (Lakeland, FL) has released its fully automated 4SS quick-changeover 4-side-seal machine for high-speed sterile pouching of medical devices.
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Feature Article
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Flexibles to stretch beyond $19 billion in sales

FPA forecasts that fresh produce, meat/poultry/seafood, pet food, medical, and snack foods will represent the top five end-use growth areas for flexible packaging materials in the next five years.
Controls Product Brief
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Web-enabled hf/f/s machine

Hooper Engineering (Sarasota, FL) touts the N2500 horizontal f/f/s system as the world’s first Web-enabled packaging machine. It packages food, pharmaceutical, medical devices, and other products into packs formed from rollstock.
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Produce, pet foods grow flexibles

The value of flexible packaging is expected to grow 3.5% this year to $19.7 billion, according to the State of the Industry Report 2001. Released in June by the Flexible Packaging Assn.
Machine Product Brief
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Doyen Medipharm: Thermoform packaging machine

Doyen Medipharm (Lakeland, FL) offers the MT2500 thermoform packaging machine for automated packaging of medical devices. Machine allows sealing dwell time, temperature, and pressure to be fully validated.
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Relocations, expansions

Bomarko Medical Packaging (Plymouth, IN) recently entered into the medical device packaging market.
The primary thermoformed package for Somnus's medical device was specially designed to keep one moving part stationary. Partiall
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Second look at packaging yields savings

Revised pack saves time and money for medical device packager Somnus Medical. New tray design cuts costs 57% and allows company to create a dispenser pack.
Workers remove packs of surgical gloves from the Tiromat Powerpak (top), a machine equipped with the patented Infrasync drive.
Machine Case Study
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Film fits like a glove

Custom drive on a thermoform/seal machine enables Allegiance Healthcare’s Rayong, Thailand, plant to switch from paper lidstock to thin-gauge plastic film for packs of disposable surgeon’s gloves. Costs are cut by hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
Machine Case Study
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Film fits like a glove (sidebar)

Local service, validation yield dividends

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