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Ferolito, Vultaggio & Sons spares no expense in creating eye-grabbing, color-saturated, richly detailed labels that allow its
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For Arizona, packaging is the medium and message

The secret behind a series of drop-dead gorgeous packages? Packaging decisions are made at the highest levels of a company that's willing to spend big.
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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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'Made in the USA' means it

The Federal Trade Commission is backing off a proposal to ease the requirements for labeling a product "Made in the USA." Faced with protests from unions, consumer groups, and influential members of Congress, including Rep.
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New kids' Tylenol label

In line with recommendations from FDA's over-the-counter drug advisory committee, labels of Tylenol will begin warning parents of the danger to children from overdosages.
This 63-g refillable bottle (left) made of homopolymer PEN, developed by Coca-Cola for its mineral waters, is washed at 80?C (1
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Heat resistance leads to refillable PEN

Having learned valuable lessons from a returnable PEN bottle used by a sister company in Uruguay, Coca-Cola Germany introduces a new container made of homopolymer PEN.
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Low-level palletizer

The Samovi Ricart Series 5000 low-level palletizer is now available from General Corrugated Machinery (Palisades Park, NJ). Its simple mechanical design is said to offer reliable operation and low maintenance.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Thomas Engineering Inc. (Hoffman Estates, IL) has acquired Service Industries Midwest, Inc. (Rolling Meadows, IL), a manufacturer of blister packaging machinery tooling and change parts.
A custom-built seal tester squeezes bottles through a succession of vertical rollers to expose leakers or poor seals
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Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules

Several unorthodoxies on the filling line make it possible for this soft, squeezable, straight-walled polypropylene container to resist paneling after hot-filling. Also new is a first-of-its-kind on-line shrink label application in a bottling plant.
Since containers must be completely dry prior to shrink labeling, they pass through a series of air blowers that remove all resi
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Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules (sidebar)

Shrink labelers make their North American debut
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Palace Packaging Machines: Desiccant inserter

Model DF-LS desiccant inserter from Palace Packaging Machines (Downingtown, PA) inserts most varieties of desiccants into bottles at speeds to 120/min.
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Bottle multipacker

The OneTech(TM) system from Mead (Marietta, GA) is a modular multiple packaging system capable of different pack styles and configurations of glass bottles on the same platform.
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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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Film for bakery, confectionery

Mobil Bicor® LTSC film is a two-side coated, one-side sealable OPP film for bakery and confectionery applications available from Mobil's Films Div.
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DuPont Packaging: High-performance ionomer

For use in blown and cast film applications, Surlyn® 2601 by DuPont (Wilmington, DE) is a high-performance version of ionomer workhorse grade Surlyn 1601.
All four flavors of 13.5-oz Still Tango are aseptically filled in black PET bottles bearing striking graphics
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Britvic banks on being different

This UK beverage marketer was a pioneer in aseptically filled PET bottles. Other ambitious packages include matte-black coated glass for on-premise sales and black PET bottles in four sizes.
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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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pressco Technology Inc. (Cleveland, OH) has purchased the machine vision assets of LumenX Co. (Mogadore, OH).
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Britvic banks on being different (sidebar)

McCain tests aseptically filled PET

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