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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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Under conditions prevalent in many repulping operations (120?F, ?10?F, near neutral pH), the addition of Mead?s repulpable wet-s
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Making performance paper greener

Mead joins list of papermakers to develop processes permitting recovery of troublesome paper packaging. Repulpable wet-strength board could be a major boost to paper recovery.
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Billet forming system

The billet forming system from QuesTech Ventures (Newport News, VA) uses patented thermoforming technology to create retortable, semi-rigid plastic containers from preforms or "billets" cut from extruded sheets on close centers.
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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.
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F/f/s blister packer

Klckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) has introduced the Compacker 3, a f/f/s blister packing machine. Low in cost, it offers the largest format in its price range, says the company, and is ideal for generic pharmaceuticals and contract packagers.
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Fluoropolymer films

AlliedSignal (Morristown, NJ) has introduced two pharmaceutical grades of its ACLAR® fluoropolymer film, offering improved cost and performance over existing films.
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Trapped coupons free Maybelline sales

Maybelline's special promotion of blister-packed cosmetics entices consumers with redeemable fanfolded coupons that are trapped between two SBS cards.
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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Medical heat sealers

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced a two-station medical packaging machine and all board blister machine. The two-station machine runs up to eight cycles/min for single- or multi-sided operation.
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Versatile vinyl clearly a winner

Innovation played the key role in this year's Vinyl in Packaging Awards competition. Some winners were decidedly "green" as well.

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