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Sud-Chemie Performance Packaging: Humidity indicators

Humidial, a United Desiccants (Louisville, KY) member, introduces Desi Pak® humidity indicator cards. These measure the ambient humidity within a sealed package to detect damaging moisture.
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Currently the packaging operation at Hemosol is done manually, but plans call for more automation once Hemolink goes commercial
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Longer life for life-saving blood product

SiOX-coated film delivers the barrier properties required for this human blood substitute product. Film clarity lets clinicians perform important visual inspection.
Rubbermaid?s new brick-sized mop package is one-third the size of its previous pack (above). Six brick packs are now shrink-bund
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Rubbermaid compacts damage

Mop heads are compression-packed to one-third their original size and then shrink-wrapped. Other benefits: lower material costs, zero damage and storage efficiencies.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

United Desiccants (Belen, NM): Greg Morgan, industrial market segment mgr.
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Omega Design Corp.: Desiccant catalog sheet

A new four-color catalog sheet from Omega Design (Exton, PA) highlights the company's new automatic indexing canister desiccant feeder. Desiccant feeder model CDFI is said to be ideal for lines requiring multiple changeovers, and single to multiple drops, with no change parts.
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DuPont Packaging: DuPont Packaging: DuPont Packaging: DuPont Packaging: Desiccant packaging

Phoenix Health Care Products (Milwaukee, WI) has been licensed by DuPont to provide a new 1025B Tyvek® for desiccant packaging. Tyvek 1025B is a thin, spun-bonded polyolefin with a base fiber of HDPE that retains a high degree of strength and puncture resistance.
New computer hardware and software helps Pharmacia & Upjohn coordinate product changeovers. This screen illustrates some of the
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Small changes deliver big-time for Pharmacia & Upjohn

Pharmaceutical firm saves $650ꯠ/yr at its Kalamazoo, MI, packaging facility by implementing simple, yet cost-effective quick-changeover procedures on 30 packaging lines.
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Multisorb Technologies, Inc: Preform sorbents

An expanded line of Skavenger(TM) preformed sorbents from Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) adsorb up to 30% of their weight to help extended product shelf life.
In the final station of the intermittent-motion capper (far left), a load cell senses if torque is too low so that the bottle ca
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Torpharm aims to lead in generic drugs

Apotex creates an entirely new division to pack generic drugs for the U.S. The new facility's first packaging line is a model of efficiency and sanitation.
Thanks to a coextruded peelable sealant film laminated to the base substrate of medical device packages that undergo EtO sterili
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Technical achievements shine among FPA winners

A foil-based barrier bag for industrial applications, a multilayer structure for hermetic sealing of silicone gasket strips, and a coextruded sealant film all snare FPA awards.

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