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Three different feeders?a brush box for sticky gel capsules and two  channel feeders for compressed round and oval tablets?are u
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Blister packer feeds three different tablets for Amway

Amway's Nutrilite Div. blister-packs three dissimilar, tough-to-feed vitamin tablets on one blister card. New equipment provides substantial savings over contract packaging.
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Nestlé 'Flipz' for new bag

Nestlé Chocolate & Confections, a division of Glendale, CA-based Nestlé U.S.A., introduced Pretzel Flipz(TM) nationwide in August in the Stabilo Bag® from Rovema (Lawrenceville, GA).
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Graphis Packaging 7 a resourceful package

Question: When Graphis Packaging 7 arrives, the newest volume in the Graphis series of books, should it be placed on the coffee table or on a shelf with other packaging reference books?
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Solvent-resistant closures

Rexam Closures (Evansville, IN) is now offering three solvent-resistant versions of its FG Series child-resistant closures. The two-piece closures incorporate a push-and-turn design and feature a chemical-resistant, polyester undercap with a PP overcap.
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Packaging revolution IS changing everything

"This changes everything." That line, taken from a recent crop of Chrysler ads, would have us believe the company's doing something revolutionary in its field.
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Biotech food labeling

Biotechnologically derived foods should be allowed to be marketed as "organic" when appropriate and should not be subject to unnecessary and misleading labeling requirements.
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Label-Aire: Pallet labeler

A dual-label, two-panel pallet labeler is now available from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA). It's capable of applying two adjacent corner labels (measuring up to 3" W x 5.8" L) on the trailing corner of a moving pallet using only one applicator.
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Type too small?

The Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Assn. (NDMA) supports FDA's attempt to simplify OTC drug labels but called for greater flexibility in the proposed 6-point type size requirement.
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PepsiCo tests canned snacks

Some Pepsi-Cola can vending machines are now offering consumers something to go along with their cold drink preference: Fritos and Doritos chips and Rold Gold pretzels.
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Label caffeine content, groups demand

A consumer advocacy group wants caffeine content to be listed on food labels. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), based in Washington, D.C., petitioned FDA to require such labeling.
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Product literature

Mobil Chemical Films Div. (Pittsford, NY) has released a brochure on its clear, two-side-coated oriented polypropylene Bicor® LTSC film. The literature features a pull-out bar graph that demonstrates the film's ability to be sealed, while temperatures are held constant, from 65 to 200 fpm.
A group of mechanical fingers (shown at bottom left in the photo at left) remove six blow-molded 1-gal HDPE jugs and place them
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Insourcing springs savings for AquaPenn (sidebar)

HDPE container production 'captiv-ates' AquaPenn
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Machinery receives 'heavy' emphasis at Pack Expo West (sidebar)

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'Open wide!' Down the hatch go GMPs for dietary supplements (sidebar)

Writing on the wall for dietary supplement labels
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The whole world in its hands

Affecting 146 markets globally, the new redesign of Diet Coke offers more than meets the American eye.
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Hot melt adhesive

Pinch-Lok(TM) 34-6610 is a new proprietary polymer hot melt adhesive for pinch-bottom, multi-wall and self-open sack (SOS) bags is available from National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ).
At the pre-tare station (above), empty bottles are individually weighed, then conveyed to the  dosing station (left). A dust shr
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Sweetening your medicine

A new auger filler/checkweighing system allows Canadian pharmaceutical manufacturer to double its output and incorporate a new formulation onto its line.
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Soaring demands, shrinking resources

Readers are concerned with unequal pay, heavier workloads for shrinking staffs, and constant crisis control. Packaging World's first exclusive salary and job satisfaction survey reveals a majority are content with their paychecks.

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