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Label Makers, Inc: Shaker top lid

A two-layer lid for single-serve food, dairy or cosmetics products is available from Label Makers (Pleasant Prairie, WI). The bottom layer is designed to be heat-sealed to the container, which can be constructed of PS or PP.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

National Instrument Co., Inc. (Baltimore, MD): Daniel J. Markiewicz, vp, sales and mktg.
Materials Product Brief
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Rockwell Automation: Machine vision software

Color Blister-Pak(TM) AO3 is updated Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley (Bloomington, MN) software that runs on A-B's Color Configurable Vision Input Module.
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Treated paper focuses on foodservice

Treated paperboard containers provide grease resistance and reduce material use and costs for pizza and breadsticks.
Controls Product Brief
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Blister packaging machines

Key Intl. (Englishtown, NJ) has developed the Ministar(TM) thermoforming/cold forming blister packaging machines. They handle a variety of materials, including PVC, PVDC, PET and aluminum.
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Pediatric labeling

In an October 27 public hearing on FDA's proposed regulation on mandatory pediatric labeling for drugs and biologics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended the formation of a pediatric drug labeling advisory panel to determine, among other things, which drugs really need to be studied.
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Elopak, Inc: Aseptic pouch

An aseptic pouch for UHT-processed milks and liquids has been developed by Elopak Inc. (New Hudson, MI). The Elopouch(TM) is a coextruded structure made primarily from PE with up to six layers and is said to keep the product fresh for up to four months at ambient temperature.
A checkweigher verifies that each bag has the correct tablet count (left), eliminating the need for an operator to verify counts
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Vitamins in a vacuum

Vacuum packages of vitamin tablets in foil, believed to be a first, provide Amway's Nutrilite Div. with a unique look for Pacific Rim markets.
Materials Product Brief
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Mark-10 Corp.: Film and paper grips

Mark-10 (Hicksville, NY) has developed new gripping fixtures for testing strength of paper and film samples, as well as peel force measurement of heat-sealed, welded or bonded joints.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Technologies from Univation Technologies (Houston, TX) have been licensed to Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) for its planned PE plant in Singapore.
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Management pay a worthy goal

Managers in packaging and manufacturing departments are packing away the highest salaries among packaging professionals. Packaging World's exclusive survey shows they're also very satisfied with their jobs.
Controls Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Piston fillers

The Series 505 heavy-duty single-nozzle piston fillers from All-Fill (Creamery, PA) are designed to fill liquids, creams, pastes, gels and other viscous products containing particulate matter up to 4/5" in dia.
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FMI endorses OTC changes

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) supports FDA's proposed regulation to establish a standardized labeling format for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. But in comments to FDA, the trade group asked for national uniformity in requirements for OTC drug product labeling.
This close-up shows the starwheels and center guide for an air cleaner at Seagram?s LaSalle plant. Located on the center guide i
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Seagram salutes the end of tweaking

Seagram combines two bottling lines into one medium-speed line for a broad variety of spirits in glass bottles. Quick-change parts for cleaning, filling, capping and conveying equipment reduce downtime and labor costs.
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Country-of-origin labeling on the fast track?

The Clinton Administration is fighting for renewal of its fast-track negotiating authority in international trade. Meanwhile, the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) is fighting to see that the proposal to require front panel country-of-origin marking on packages of frozen fruits and vegetables doesn't get wrapped into the fast track bill by supporters willing to trade their vote on fast track for inclusion of the labeling proposal.
Supplier News
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USDA/FDA wrap new demands around meat, poultry packaging

No longer will food companies accept self-certification from vendors. In fact, some new packaging has already been pulled from the market.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

CCL Label, Inc., Pharmaceutical Div. (Itasca, IL), has opened a pharmaceutical label packaging facility in Cidra, Puerto Rico.
GardenTech Singles (top) are insecticide, fungicide and  herbicide concentrates available in unit-dose portions. They?re packed
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Unit-dose packaging for the garden

Consumers crave convenience, so this lawn and garden products manufacturer serves it up: single-dose pouches of home insecticides.

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