Medical device

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Networks on the rise, packagers say (sidebar)

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Favorable market conditions foster growth in flexibles

Flexible packaging material sales are expected to reach nearly $18.1 billion this year, a 3.7% increase from 1998. Converters expect the surgical/medical markets to show the strongest growth during the next five years.

1999 inductees into the PEF Hall of Fame

Newly elected to the Packaging Education Forum's Packaging Hall of Fame are three inductees selected from 20 candidates submitted earlier this year.
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User fees stuck in neutral, (sidebar)

FDA pressed to 'repackage' 120-day approval program
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WestPack celebrates 50 years of packaging innovation (sidebar)

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Materials Product Brief

Humidi-Pak Inc: Humidity control

Humidity levels in a wide variety of packages can be controlled with the Humidi-Pak (TM) system from Humidi-Pak (Minneapolis, MN). Designed to control and maintain any required humidity level (from 13% RH to 95% RH), it is suitable for storage of food, tobacco, digital film and medical devices.
Controls Product Brief

Circle Packaging Machinery Inc: F/f/s systems

Allen-Bradley controls have been added to Circle's (Green Bay, WI) vertical and horizontal f/f/s systems for packaging liquids, powders, moist towelettes, medical devices and other small, rigid products in 4-side-sealed pouches.
At Upsher-Smith Laboratories in Minneapolis, a camera (far left) takes an image of a pharmaceutical label to verify date and lot
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Strong gains projected for machine vision in packaging

The pharmaceutical and food industries are expected to report 10%-plus gains annually in use of machine vision systems, says this report from a prominent trade group.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA) has opened a new packaging technology center at its headquarters location. The center has two separate sections: one for pharmaceutical applications, the other for food, medical device, static control and general thermoforming applications.
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Buying plans strong for '99

Purchasing plans for packaging machinery will outpace inflation in '99, says a survey conducted for PMMI. Pharmaceutical/medical and beverage businesses see biggest gains, while three industries expect declines.


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