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TL Systems Corp. (Minneapolis, MN) garnered an Innovation in Pharmaceutical Processing Award for processing equipment.
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As this ?snapshot? of plant level costs shows, in 1980 resin cost represented just under 40% of the total cost of a 2-L PET

High-performance PEN is picking up steam

Amoco Chemical (Chicago, IL) used the Bev-Pak Americas '95 conference to identify two new bottles containing polyethylene naphthalate, or PEN (see PW, November '94, p.
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Packaging an Rx for noncompliance?

According to the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, more than 125ꯠ people die each year in the U.S. from not taking their heart medicine as prescribed.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

The West Co., Inc. (Lionville, PA) will acquire all common stock of PACO Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (Lakewood, NJ).

More flexibility in Nutrition Facts placement

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) final rule on nutrition labeling gave manufacturers greater flexibility in the placement of the nutrition facts panel on packages.
Materials Product Brief

Deblistering machine

A literature sheet describing the Mr. Deblister(TM) product recovery system is now available from Gemel Precision Tool (Ivyland, PA). The deblistering machine can remove a variety of products, including liquid gels, caplets and tablets from blister cards at speeds to 3길/hr.
At Johnson Controls' recycling plant at Novi, MI, incoming PET bottles are debagged and fed into the company's process that prod
Feature Article

FDA plans to speed approval for PCR use

Packagers are delighted with what they've heard about new post-consumer plastic resin rules expected this fall. Data requirements will be clearer and more specific so retesting will be minimized.
A 70-micron oriented PP sleeve label is applied to the filled and capped PET bottle prior to proceeding through a shrink tunnel
Feature Article

Purity pervades Gleneagles' filling process

From natural springs to cleanroom filling conditions, Gleneagles ensures product purity that can be seen in glass-like PET.
Materials Product Brief

Container buying catalog

A 182-page, four-color catalog includes photos, prices and descriptive information on more than 3걄 bottles, jars, vials, pumps, sprayers and drums available from Berlin Packaging (Chicago, IL).
State?s newest sealer is used on a multipurpose packaging line that runs sizes from 1-oz sampler bottles up to the 16-oz bottle
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How State Chemical cleans up

Cleveland-based chemical packer modernizes its filling lines with induction sealing, and with a computer program that helps put customer service first.


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