Medical device

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.
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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 (HIMA) doesn't support the draft guidance on medical device labeling developed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).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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Klockner Packaging: Continuous-motion cartoner

The Medipak Pacliner 4/200 is a new high-speed continuous-motion cartoner from Klockner Packaging Machinery (Clearwater, FL). Designed for pharmaceutical, medical device and personal care applications, it can package blister packs, tubes, small bottles, pouches or vials into cartons 60 to 150 mm (2.4" to 5.9") L x 30 to 115 mm (1.2" to 4.5") W x 12 to 90 mm (0.5" to 3.5") H at speeds to 200/min.
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Show spotlight seeks middle ground

MIDPAK '97 takes the stage October 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. A full conference program and a medical exhibition combine to offer packagers a range of options.
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Medical device labeling update

FDA's Office of Device Evaluation is holding a public meeting in September to discuss medical device labeling and the agency's proposed labeling information summaries (tentatively called "essential prescribing information" [EPI]).
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Heat seal technology

Perfecseal (Philadelphia, PA) has introduced PerfecFlex(TM) CPT (Clean-Peel Transfer) heat sealant. This new polymeric material can be laminated to or extrusion-coated onto a variety of films.
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Seal integrity testing

A portable vacuum chamber from Hooper Eng. (Sarasota, FL) is designed for testing seal integrity in high-pressure environments. Can be used with most types of packages, including medical device and food packaging.
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Anti-static film

Sealed Air Corp. (Danbury, CT) has introduced anti-static film for its Korrvu® retention packaging. The clear film is designed to protect products sensitive to electro-static discharge from shock, vibration, impact and surface damage during shipment.

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