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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]).
Materials Product Brief
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
One day soon packagers may be able to download information (top) on the shipping conditions a package might experience on this c
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Distribution packaging by the numbers

Using real-world shock and vibration data to design your pack can speed development, prevent damage and economize on materials. Collecting such data isn't easy, but now new ideas for sharing the burden-with the help of the Internet-are taking root in the
Materials Product Brief
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High-slip film and sheet

PETG 31 is a new high-slip polyester film and sheet from Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonville, VA) with an internal denesting additive that provides easy, silicone-free removal from molds and separation of thermoformed parts.
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Of communion cups and stand-up pouches

These three FPA award winners represent different industries to be sure, but they all have one thing in common: Their use of flexible films to meet packaging challenges.

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