Medical device

A worker at a Baxter Healthcare plant in Irvine, CA, seals sterile pouches with a band sealer. Close-up of the control panel (to
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Baxter Labs helps develop validatable pouch sealers

Spurred by ISO requirements, Baxter’s CardioVascular Group works with OEM to develop more consistent, validatable heat sealers for medical device pouches.
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Baxter Labs helps develop validatable pouch sealers (sidebar)

Materials also a variable
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Notable web sites

Materials Marketplaces is a corrugated marketplace/supplier locator site. Buyers can locate a local box manufacturer from an extensive database.
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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.
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User fees stuck in neutral, (sidebar)

FDA pressed to 'repackage' 120-day approval program

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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WestPack celebrates 50 years of packaging innovation (sidebar)

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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.
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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.


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