Desiccants

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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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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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Sud-Chemie Performance Packaging: Adsorption bag

United Desiccants (Belen, NM) has introduced Container Dri II(TM) bags that control condensation levels in shipping containers by preventing the air from reaching dewpoint.
ThermaFreeze is packed in a flexible film material and then hydrated and frozen for use in keeping pharmaceutical products chill
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Pharmaceutical shipments chill out from within

Superior Pharmaceutical is among the first to use a powdered polymer within a flexible material to keep overnight shipments cool, but not frozen. The material yields cost advantages, as well as freight and space savings.
Although its square bottles have four panels, Nutrilite applies what it refers to as a five-panel label
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Servo control offers labeling latitude

To comply with FDA's labeling rules, Amway's Nutrilite Div. relies on a labeler with 12 independent servo-driven stations that permit fast changeover, high speed and improved copy-to-panel registration for square bottles of vitamins.
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Hot melt desiccant

From Grace Davison (Baltimore, MD), Flo-Tech(TM) is a hot melt desiccant that is applied directly onto the packaging material, becoming an integral part of the package.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

United Desiccants (Louisville, KY) has begun construction of a 105ꯠ sq' manufacturing facility in Belen, NM.

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