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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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All Packaging Machinery: All Packaging Machinery: Validatable band sealer

The Model VBS-3/8-DH-10-V continuous band sealer from All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY) features a total of 10"of heating and cooling capacity.
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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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates (Washington, DC) is formed by the former executive director, Medical Device Manufacturers Assn.
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All Packaging Machinery: All Packaging Machinery: Continuous band sealer

The Model VBS-3/8-DH-10-V continuous dual band sealer from All Packaging Machinery Corp. (Ronkonkoma, NY) features a 10" dual heat band. It's designed for difficult-to-seal products such as medical device pouches.
Fresh steaks are vacuum-packaged in clear films using an ionomer sealant layer, and then boxed for shipping
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Catching the rays

Packagers seek FDA approval of resins for use in overwrapping and trays for irradiated beef and poultry.
Thanks to a coextruded peelable sealant film laminated to the base substrate of medical device packages that undergo EtO sterili
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Technical achievements shine among FPA winners

A foil-based barrier bag for industrial applications, a multilayer structure for hermetic sealing of silicone gasket strips, and a coextruded sealant film all snare FPA awards.
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Medical device labeling proposal assailed

The Health Industry Manufacturers Assn. (HIMA) doesn't support the draft guidance on medical device labeling developed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
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Hot melt desiccant

From Grace Davison (Baltimore, MD), Flo-Tech(TM) is a hot melt desiccant that is applied directly onto the packaging material, becoming an integral part of the package.

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