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Rubber hits the road at FDA

Agency tells companies with rubber in products and packaging to get rid of the latex or use warning labels.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Leading Edge Technologies (Lakeland, FL) is a new company offering thermoforming equipment designed, manufactured and serviced in the U.S. for pharmaceutical, medical device and other applications.
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DSM Engineering Plastics: Breathable film

Arnitel® grade film from from DSM Engineering (Evansville, IN) is a thermoplastic elastomer based on copolyether-esters. Develop-ed specifically for the monolithic and breathable film and coatings market, the target applications for this film include packaging for surgical drapes and gowns, and wound coverings.
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What's critical in project documentation?

Documentation was easily the most valued service for turnkey providers. Here's what a variety of engineers seek at the end of projects.
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Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc: Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc: Formable bottom web

Rollprint's (Addison, IL) new FlexForm(TM)P formable bottom web is a 4-to-10-mil flexible film developed specifically for use with uncoated Tyvek® and uncoated paper top webs.
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Advances in plastics to dominate K'98

Dsseldorf, Germany, will serve as the center of the plastics world October 22-29 when K'98 opens. Plastics in medical use, including packaging, will be the focus of special exhibits and presentations.
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Packagers predict future trends

Consolidation/globalization, the shift to flexibles and system speed/automation top a list of emerging trends cited by packagers, according to new PMMI research.
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H.B. Fuller : Adhesives

H.B. Fuller (St. Paul, MN) introduces new adhesives for medical device packaging that contain no natural latex or solvents. SolarCure(TM) radiation-curable and hot melt polyester-based p-s adhesives may be roll-coated or pattern-applied (either gravure or screen-printed).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates (Washington, DC) is formed by the former executive director, Medical Device Manufacturers Assn.
3M?s Global Packaging Initiative Task Force hopes that its newly implemented Global Shipping Container Labeling Standards will b
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Shipper strategies for a global marketplace

How do packagers handle shippers that must be suitable for markets around the world? 3M says standardize on labels, while Hewlett-Packard likes packaging postponement.

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