Multifeeder Technology's (Little Canada, MN) new high-speed friction feeder is said to use a revolutionary feeding mechanism that uses friction to separate and feed products with virtually no damage to the products.
Provisions of the newly passed FDA modernization law guarantee one national system of regulation for OTC drugs, including labeling requirements. The law prohibits states from imposing different or additional requirements from those of FDA.
The Health Industry Manufacturers Assn. (HIMA) doesn't support the draft guidance on medical device labeling developed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
Plastipak Packaging (Plymouth, MI) has introduced a new TE neck finish on its range of injection stretch/blow-molded hot-fillable PET bottles. When the plastic closure is twisted off and the TE band breaks away from it, the dimensions of the bottle finish permit the band to drop down significantly lower (left) than on industry-standard bottles (right).
The Printing Industries of America (Alexandria, VA) recently named its Benny winners, which are the Best of Category winners in the 1997 Premier Print Awards, a prestigious worldwide graphic arts competition.
The National Food Processors Assn. (NFPA) has told FDA its proposed rule on net quantity of contents compliance is "flawed in several key areas." The proposed rule establishes procedures for evaluating whether the label declaration of contents matches actual contents.
Veterinary injectibles maker Phoenix Scientific develops a customized time-pressure filler, the first all-new machine from a supplier that was historically a rebuilder. Benefits include high accuracy, low cost and excellent service.
This is the story of the in-line capper that almost got away. When the Nutrilite Div. of Amway Corp. wanted to double the speed of its vitamin packaging line, management was leaning toward a rotary capper.
To meet the growing sales demands of its foodservice and institutional customers, this Concord, NC, roaster fills ground coffee into a paper filter bag then overwraps between one and five bags in plastic film on the same machine. Strong sales help S&D reap a six-month payback on the unusual machine.