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New computer hardware and software helps Pharmacia & Upjohn coordinate product changeovers. This screen illustrates some of the
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Small changes deliver big-time for Pharmacia & Upjohn

Pharmaceutical firm saves $650ꯠ/yr at its Kalamazoo, MI, packaging facility by implementing simple, yet cost-effective quick-changeover procedures on 30 packaging lines.
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The connector on this 7.5-L stand-up pouch functions as a closure in transit. When the pouch is placed in the dispenser, a nozz
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Dispensing with food quality concerns

Large, 7.5-L stand-up pouches for condiments rely on unique closures that help Van Dijk Food Products' Dutch foodservice customers meet HACCP quality standards.
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H.B. Fuller : Adhesives

H.B. Fuller (St. Paul, MN) introduces new adhesives for medical device packaging that contain no natural latex or solvents. SolarCure(TM) radiation-curable and hot melt polyester-based p-s adhesives may be roll-coated or pattern-applied (either gravure or screen-printed).
A footed bowl allows each of the four Hot Bowls varieties to stand and display nicely. Inside are all the components necessary,
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The power of packaging on display at FMI

Hot Bowls, packaged apple slices and fresh spinach that can be microwaved right in its clear film package were among the highlights at this year's FMI show.
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E-Tech Products, Inc: Protective packaging

Made from 100% recycled paper fibers and water, E-Cubes from E-Tech Products (Denver, CO) protect products during shipping by locking together through their rough textured surface and contoured shape.
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FANUC Robotics: Washdown robot

FANUC Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) has introduced the A-520i Washdown, a robot designed for precise, high-speed operation in harsh washdown environments, including food and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rexam Closures (Evansville, IN) visited area elementary schools to teach students about the proper handling of medicines, household cleaners and other poisonous products during National Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates (Washington, DC) is formed by the former executive director, Medical Device Manufacturers Assn.
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Coming to a package near you

Two new symbols we'll be seeing on packaging in the future are those developed by The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%), New York, NY, and the Gravure Assn.
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Flea market law contested

A revised version of New Jersey's new flea market bill is moving through the state legislature after a vigorous public campaign by New Jersey flea market vendors.

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