Packaging professionals are becoming scarcer at Pillsbury. Now the company is sourcing its packaging through teams, and it relies far more on suppliers for packaging R&D. Still, it seeks to cut time from the process.
A trio of latest-generation blow/fill/seal machines for aseptic respiratory care products are the first in the U.S. Dey Laboratories receives one-third higher production, better sterility and labor-saving CIP/SIP.
K.O.E. (E. Norwalk, CT) has developed the EKOShrink line of moderately priced shrink tunnels. Designed for lines with slower speeds, a range of models shrink neck bands onto packages ranging from small pharmaceutical vials to large tubs.
MMI Automated Systems (Savanna, IL) has introduced the LM-1000, a semi-automatic tabletop labeler that can serve as a label dispenser, tamp applicator, round-product applicator and wraparound (flag) applicator.