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Drug labeling for kids

FDA has issued new labeling rules designed to clarify drug dosage for children. Labels for drugs frequently prescribed in pediatric cases must contain appropriate dosages for children.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Ing. Eric Capra, dir. of the Corrugating Div. of Grupo Comeca (San José, Costa Rica), will receive the CMM Converter of the Americas award for his accomplishments and innovations in the Latin American converting/corrugating industry.
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Nordson Corporation: Hot melt applicators

New Model H-400 hot melt adhesive applicators from Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA) are said to provide double the service life of H-200 designs. Thanks to a small chamber between the nozzle and needle tip, guns deliver exceptional adhesive cut-off to reduce rejects and clean-up.
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Fresh Express tests a transverse zipper

A leader in fresh-cut produce, Fresh Express Inc. of Salinas, CA, now is testing a zipper reclosure feature on 1-lb bags of garden salad. The pack is among the first to use the Z-Patch partial-width zipper, which comes from Z-Patch, Inc.
Buttons stitched onto cards (above) receive individual information like materials, pricing, country of origin and UPC code from
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Just-in-time cards from label printers

Button wholesaler buys off-the-shelf color thermal-transfer label printers to print cardstock for more than 7ꯠ SKUs. Machines permit print runs from one dozen up to 1괌 dozen cards.
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Case packers

R.A. Pearson Co. (Spokane, WA) designed VersaPack(TM) case packers to serve the needs of manufacturers whose production runs and products are continually changing.
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Tropicana twists again

In April Tropicana Products of Bradenton, FL, will launch Tropicana Twister in a new 20-oz five-layer bottle made by Continental PET Technologies (Florence, KY).
The entire line of Sally Beauty?s products received an update into the 21st century. The company feels the bottles have the look
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Sally Beauty's containers get a makeover

After having a successful line of hair-care products on the market for 20 years, Sally Beauty Co. decides it's time to update its look.
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Q Vac: Skin packer

The extra-large work area of the Model PC 4860 TP skin pack machine from Q VAC (Santa Fe Springs, CA) measures 48" x 60" and uses 50"- W film.
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Small package poses big challenge

Ecoly Intl. was in a sticky situation. The company needed to downsize its 10-oz Oak Tree Finishing Aerated Hairspray into a 1.7-oz version for use in a travel kit, without losing rich package graphics and extensive copy.
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Garvey Corporation: Carton stand-up device

Model 21 Carton Stand-up Device from Garvey (Blue Anchor, NJ) continuously reorients cartons or cases exiting a horizontal cartoner. Offering completely variable speed, it runs from 20- to 300-plus cartons/min.
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Case sealer

The LD-7 case sealer from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA) combines easy operation with washdown capability, according to the manufacturer. Stainless-steel construction and a washdown-duty-rated GE motor are coupled with NEMA 4 or 12 electrical components and tape cartridges designed for easy threading, including a cartridge that tips back for tape adjustments.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) and RDJ Holdings (Massillon, OH) have completed the formation of their previously announced joint venture, CorrChoice (Massillon, OH).
The ink-jet code applied in-line (below and inset) to the shoulder of milk jugs makes it easy for retail store employees and con
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Meadow Gold milks coding machinery

It wasn't too long ago that a one-line, 12-digit code was all that Southern Foods was able to hot-stamp onto its one-gal, high-density polyethylene jugs of Meadow Gold-brand milk.
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Greydon Inc: Flexo printer

The Black Max Printer (BMP) 430/560 flexographic rotary printer from Greydon (Springfield, NJ) can be retrofitted for integration with any brand of horizontal f/f/s machinery.
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Label invites an escape to the islands

The new labels on bottles of Lemon Bay Virgin Island rum are as vibrant as the Virgin Islands themselves. Bottled for Owensboro, KY-based Barton Brands, Lemon Bay is a new citrus rum designed to compete with Bacardi Lim*n.
General Mills, the manufacturer of Betty Crocker bakery mixes, has already voluntarily adopted a hazard analysis (HACCP) progra
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Clinton serves up food safety

Food companies seem likely to face tighter scrutiny of how packaging is stored and used under proposals. New EPA testing could finger some materials.
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Weighpack Systems Inc: Weighpack Systems Inc: F/f/s system with weigher

WeighPack/Paxiom's (Lachine, Quebec, Canada) Vertek® vertical f/f/s system includes an automatic in-line Multi-Trix® weigh/fill system (shown) for snack foods, seafood, meats, produce and powders.

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