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Cotton inserting machine

Modular/king Packaging's (Pine Brook, NJ) cotton wool inserting machine provides accurate insertion into solid dosage pharmaceutical containers at speeds to 120 bottles/min.
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Self-sealing closure

The Cap'N Lock closure system from Preferred Closures (Northbrook, IL) has a spill-resistant, one-piece cap that locks into place with a lock sealing system, patent pending.
Supplier News
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Robb moves into PET production

Long known as a manufacturer of extrusion blow-molded plastic containers, Robb Container Corp., Naperville, IL, has begun to offer bottles of oriented polyethylene terephthalate (PET) with the startup of its Model SSB 20 stretch/blow molding system from MAG-Plastic (Toronto, Ont.)
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Pillsbury chooses Chep pallets

Beginning December 3, Minneapolis-based Pillsbury Co. began offering its entire line of retail food products on pallets owned by Chep USA (Park Ridge, NY).
Feature Article
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Award-winning bottles quench thirst for design

Beverage packages stand out at this year's Package Design Council competition, bringing home five awards including Best of Show. Appeal to both visual and tactile senses create lasting impressions.
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Food Label Rules Changes Unlikely, Despite Industry Pressure

Even though there is pressure from within the food industry for modifications aimed at easing restrictions of health claims on food labels, the Food and Drug Administration doesn't appear to be in a mood to make many changes.
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Versatile vinyl clearly a winner

Innovation played the key role in this year's Vinyl in Packaging Awards competition. Some winners were decidedly "green" as well.
Materials Product Brief
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Free-standing pouch

Continental Glass & Plastic (Chicago, IL) has introduced a flexible pouch that features a uniquely shaped bottom enabling it to be free standing. Provides 20% more decorating area and uses 1/25th of storage space compared to rigid containers, says the company.
Cases of aerosol products are conveyed to the labeler (top) where bar-coded labels are printed then applied using the tamp-blow
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Is bar-coding a valuable customer service?

When customers asked for bar codes to help control inventory,Sherwin-Williams got the message. It implemented a custom print/apply bar code labeling system.
Controls Product Brief
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P-s labeler

The UNI-510 p-s labeler from Charles LaPierre (Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada) labels pharmaceutical, food and personal care containers at speeds to 300/min.

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