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PP bottles, PET film boast PCR content

Colgate-Palmolive's Murphy's oil soap has been in translucent blow-molded polypropylene bottles for years, and the New York-based firm had no desire to switch.
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Cotton inserting machine

Modular/king Packaging's (Pine Brook, NJ) cotton wool inserting machine provides accurate insertion into solid dosage pharmaceutical containers at speeds to 120 bottles/min.
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Blister card with booklet

Engraph Folding Carton Div. (Charlotte, NC) has introduced the DataCard, a paperboard blister card with multi-page booklets or coupons inserted into the center of the structure.
In the cleanroom at Luther Medical (above), workers use a special scrolling device to tightly roll the directions for each cath
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Out of pack, top of mind

Keeping medical device directions outside of a sterilized package lets a healthcare professional read up before opening the package. Luther Medical's patented tray design holds scrolled instructions outside the pack for its catheters.
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New windows in cosmetic packaging

What better way to promote visibility for a new product than to make its package see-through?
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Films Div. of Mobil Chemical Co. increases its annual capacity worldwide with the addition of a metallizer to its Belleville, Ontario, Canada, facility and a second orienter to its plant in Kerkrade, The Netherlands.
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Regaining market share

Pittsburgh, PA-based SmithKline Beecham hopes to reestablish its once prominent Contac brand with a major redesign, the first since the cough and cold remedy's introduction 33 years ago.
Humco president Tom DeGreve likes the speed and accuracy of his recently installed liquid filler, but its automatic clean-in-pla
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Filler makes changeover a breeze

Tough-to-clean OTC pharmaceutical products like iodine and mercurochrome are no problem at changeover time since Humco installed a filler with automatic clean-in-place capabilities.
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Packaging can be weapon against medication mistakes

Some 342 people die each day because of mistakes in taking medication, Dan Gerner told the annual meeting of the Drug, Chemical & Allied Trades last fall.
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Quick-change bottle feeder

The FL-200 linear bottle feeder from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) can handle large bottles up to 2L. Takes bottles from an elevating supply hopper and unscrambles them for downstream filling, capping and labeling.
Nature?s Way uses both mouth seals and shrink bands on all of its bottles (above), whether OTC drugs or not. The company?s blist
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Drug makers worry over new FDA rules

Packaging costs could skyrocket for makers of drugs in two-piece capsules-if new FDA rules mandate sealing. All drug makers show concern over capsule identification and potential tamper-evident pack changes.
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Tf/f/s for beverages

Hassia (Somerville, NJ) now offers hot fill or aseptic deep draw tf/f/s equipment for noncarbonated juices, milk drinks, flavored waters, iced teas, and coffees.
Farmer members of the wheat growers1 cooperative enjoy seeing their own branded pasta in retail stores in their region. However,
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Pasta plant extraordinaire

The only way for this new pasta producer to meet the needs of three different market segments is to have a packaging operation designed for maximum flexibility.
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Vf/f/s with header card

Gess Systems (Palmyra, WI) has introduced a new vertical f/f/s system with a heat seal header attachment that produces bags up to 6" x 11" from rollstock at speeds over 25 packages/min.
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Pharmaceutical Makers Show Preference for Dedicated Suppliers

Pace Foods, the San Antonio-based salsa producer, has gotten a lot of mileage out of a series of television commercials emphasizing its Tex-Mex heritage and deriding the competition's product for being made "in New York City?!!" In the same vein, Chi-Chi's, Inc., the Mexican restaurant chain headquartered in Louisville, KY, has an amusing TV commercial for its retail-packed salsa in which the ceo of some unnamed competitor asks his managers whether the company should make salsa or oven mitts.
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Automatic L sealer

Clamco's (Cleveland, OH) Model 6600 automatic L sealer wraps a wide variety of products up to 6" high at speeds to 40 packages/min. Conveyor, sealing head, sealing jaw and film advance speeds are adjustable.
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Bagging system

Available in the U.S. through Len E. Ivarson (Milwaukee, WI), Halmsted, Sweden-based Joker System has introduced the 300 Series bagging system.
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Supplier news: International agreements

The Food and Consumer Packaging Business of James River Corp. (Milford, OH) has established a flexible packaging converting plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, under the name James River Packaging de Mexico.

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