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Controls Product Brief
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Blister packaging machines

Key Intl. (Englishtown, NJ) has developed the Ministar(TM) thermoforming/cold forming blister packaging machines. They handle a variety of materials, including PVC, PVDC, PET and aluminum.
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Materials Product Brief
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Mark-10 Corp.: Film and paper grips

Mark-10 (Hicksville, NY) has developed new gripping fixtures for testing strength of paper and film samples, as well as peel force measurement of heat-sealed, welded or bonded joints.
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Pediatric labeling

FDA's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee has recommended that labels of OTC pediatric analgesic and antipyretic drugs could contain directions for children down to two months of age.
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'Suppliers must source tag!'

"Manufacturers who have vision are already source tagging. Now we must convince the rest of them that source tagging is in their best interest." Such was the message delivered by Enzo Cerra, senior vp of marketing for Largo, FL-based Eckerd Corp., to packagers, manufacturers and retailers at a recent meeting of the RF Users Group in Chicago last month.
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FMI endorses OTC changes

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) supports FDA's proposed regulation to establish a standardized labeling format for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. But in comments to FDA, the trade group asked for national uniformity in requirements for OTC drug product labeling.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

CCL Label, Inc., Pharmaceutical Div. (Itasca, IL), has opened a pharmaceutical label packaging facility in Cidra, Puerto Rico.
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BrainForest stands out at Pack Expo West

Sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, Pack Expo West 97 drew 12겞 visitors to Las Vegas last month, up from 9걽 at the inaugural Pack Expo West in '95.
A custom-built seal tester squeezes bottles through a succession of vertical rollers to expose leakers or poor seals
Feature Article
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Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules

Several unorthodoxies on the filling line make it possible for this soft, squeezable, straight-walled polypropylene container to resist paneling after hot-filling. Also new is a first-of-its-kind on-line shrink label application in a bottling plant.
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Management pay a worthy goal

Managers in packaging and manufacturing departments are packing away the highest salaries among packaging professionals. Packaging World's exclusive survey shows they're also very satisfied with their jobs.
Supplier News
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USDA/FDA wrap new demands around meat, poultry packaging

No longer will food companies accept self-certification from vendors. In fact, some new packaging has already been pulled from the market.

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