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LIVE FROM ACHEMA 2012: Blister printer
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LIVE FROM ACHEMA 2012: Blister printer

Stephan Wengi, sales director at Hapa, describes the company's BlisterJet 807 for customized printing of cartons or blisters during Achema 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Meadwestvaco: Medication packaging for patients, pharmacists

MeadWestvaco’s Shellpak Renew, a new package designed to meet patient and pharmacist needs, features a tear-resistant, recyclable outer carton, an easy-slide blister and an integrated calendar for patients to easily track their medications.
Live from Interphex:  Commercial packaging facility coming to Pennsylvania
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Live from Interphex: Commercial packaging facility coming to Pennsylvania

Almac announces additional details on their new commercial packaging facility opening Fall 2012 in Audubon, Pennsylvania.
Package Case Study
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Lip balm redesign 'fuels femininity'

Mentholatum updates the look of its Softlips brand of lip balms to appeal to a more contemporary and sophisticated female consumer, trending toward natural expression.
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Package Case Study
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Tinted forming material benefits blister packaging lines

It can be a challenge with any blister package for a tablet-presence vision system to detect tablets based on lighting and contrast.
Nair hair remover in an easy-open clamshell
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Nair hair remover in an easy-open clamshell

Anne Marie Mohan examines a Nair brand hair remover product from Church & Dwight whose primary package has ergonomics written all over it and whose secondary package is a clear plastic clamshell with notable easy-open features.
High-speed deblister product recovery machine
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High-speed deblister product recovery machine

Mr. Deblister Jr™ from Gemel safely separates and removes products such as liquid gels, caplets, and tablets from blister cards.
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Machine Case Study
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Blister lines speed changeovers for German contract packager

Handle 15 million blisters a year, while new horizontal cartoner can switch between intermittent and continuous motion as needed by C.P.M. Contract Pharma GmbH.
Supplier News
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Placon opens $14 million recycling facility for post-consumer bottles and thermoforms

Placon Corporation, a thermoformer and plastic sheet extruder, has announced the opening of its EcoStar® closed-loop recycling facility to become one of the first thermoforming companies in the food and consumer packaging industry to implement its own in-house recycling to process post-consumer bottles as well as thermoforms.  
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Biodegradables do more harm than good in landfills

New research suggests that biodegradable products may not be more environmentally friendly when disposed of in landfills due to the potent methane gas they release when they degrade.

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