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Single-use dosing. GSK's system is equipped with peristaltic pumps for biopharma products and processing highly active substance
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GlaxoSmithKline increases production efficiency with custom filling system

Single-use dosing system eliminates risk of cross-contamination and speeds production start-up time.
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BUCKET TRANSFER. A bucket elevator (left) takes chocolate eggs to an overhead conveyor system much more gently than the cleated
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Bucket elevator sweetens chocolate egg production

Madelaine Chocolate’s product distribution system permits the smooth handling of 36% more product while ensuring considerably less damage to the chocolate pieces being wrapped in foil.
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Cerulean, a division of Molins PLC: Tube-testing system

The Q-Test automated tube-testing system from Cerulean, part of Molins PLC, is designed to test laminate and plastic tubes.
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Four co-packers, repackers merge in pharma industry

Companies create a new entity, Aphena Pharma Solutions, as a single-source vendor. The firm has separate liquid and topical, and solid-dose divisions.
STANDUP POUCH. Characteristics that mark this standup pouch are consumer convenience, long shelf life, and sustainability advant
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Co-packer puts Sunkist brand front and center

A hot-fill standup pouch with a patented dispensing feature is just one of the innovative packaging formats that Protica is launching under the well-known Sunkist brand.
Label applicators keep Gatorade in motion in Mexico
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Label applicators keep Gatorade in motion in Mexico

Four new sleeve applicators at two PepsiCo Beverage Mexico plants accommodate high-speed, quick-changeover requirements.
Controls Product Brief
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Baumer Electric: Inductive conductivity transmitter

With the ISL 05x, Baumer offers a sensor for inductive conductivity measurement with integrated media temperature compensation and very short response time.
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World Wide Packaging, LLC: Oval tube

World Wide Packaging’s Silver Oval Tube incorporates a 100% hot stamp effect to offer a high-end look to packages.
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James Alexander Corp.: Applicator tips for ampoules

James Alexander’s customizable applicator tips for unit-dose plastic ampoules can be made from materials such as cosmetic foam, felts, wools, polyurethane, and uncompressed melamine.

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