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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.
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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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Film fits like a glove (sidebar)

Local service, validation yield dividends
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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.
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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.
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Telatemp Corp.: Sensor labels

SL sensor labels, designed by Telatemp (Fullerton, CA), are suitable for monitoring temperature sensitive materials such as plastic, machinery, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, adhesives, biologicals, and food during shipment, storage, processing, or operation.
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All-purpose medical pack

An award-winning thermoform package for Becton Dickinson’s surgical scalpel serves as a sterile barrier, a protective shipper, a sterile transfer tray from preparation to operating rooms and a point-of-use product dispenser. A blue-tint PETG outer tray, HIPS inner tray and a Tyvek lid replace an injection-molded box and foam insert.
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Nalge Nunc Intl.: Nalge Nunc Intl.: Septum closures on bottles

Nalgene® PETG media bottles with septum closures are manufactured by Nalge Nunc (Rochester, NY) as non-cytotoxic Class I medical devices. They make it possible to reliably sample or introduce product through the PTFE/silicone septum.
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Three-minute changeover thermoformer

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Doyen Medipharm says its new tool-less changeover MT2500 thermoform packaging machine is the first to produce a range of pack sizes with a single set of seal tooling.

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