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Pharmaceutical labeler

Labeling equipment by Newman (Belle Mead, NJ) provides pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packagers with complete installation qualification and operational qualification documentation to meet fast-to-market production objectives.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Auger filler

From Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) comes a new brochure on its line of Digitronic® auger fillers used to package dry materials in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Materials Product Brief
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Hoppmann Corp.: Flexible feeder

Hoppmann's (Chantilly, VA) FC-2500 flexible feeder can be operated in either intermittent or pick-on-the-fly modes. Two-piece modular changeover switches system from randomly dispersing to partially orienting parts.
Machine Product Brief
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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: High-speed rotary capper

New tangential-infeed rotary capper from U.S. Bottlers (Charlotte, NC) has 24 heads for speeds to 700 bpm. Accepts containers at the capping head from the infeed screw for immediate cap application to eliminate brim spilling.
Controls Product Brief
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M & M Industries Inc: Open-head container

The Life Latch® Superseal from M & M Industries (Chattanooga, TN) is an open-head container that can seal moisture in or out. It holds a vacuum, seals in a liquid and can be tightened-yet it opens like a household jar.
Materials Product Brief
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Omega Design Corp.: Shrink bundler

Omega Design Corp.'s (Exton, PA) Classic Shrink bundler is featured in a color catalog. Suited for pharmaceutical, personal care, food, liquor and specialty chemical product packaging, the shrink-bundler automatically collates and packages containers or cartons into a unitized bundle that is protected against label marring.
Machine Product Brief
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TMC: Vertical cartoning

The continuous-motion vertical flip-top cartoning system from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL) operates at speeds as fast as 500/min. Cartoner can interface with volumetric fillers, computer scales or slat counters and is recommended for use in packaging pharmaceuticals and food products in flip-top cartons.
Materials Product Brief
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Sud-Chemie Performance Packaging: Desiccant tubes

United Desiccants' (Louisville, KY) injection-molded tube and desiccant stoppers are said to eliminate moisture contamination of products, increase packaging productivity and enhance brand equity.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Patheon Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has signed a letter of intent to purchase a 300ꯠ sq' pharmaceutical facility near Milan, Italy, from the Roche Group (Basel, Switzerland).
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Rx labeling

FDA is requiring prescription drug labels to bear the words "Rx Only" instead of the former warning: "Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription." It's all part of the changes dictated by the FDA Modernization Act.

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