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Counterfeit drug issue hits the small screen

Dan Rather and Pfizer expose a counterfeit drug dealer; IBM touts its technology in an anti-counterfeiting commercial.
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Despite its minimal footprint, the TFS E tube filler can fill and seal up to 220 tubes per minute.
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Schneider Electric becomes an OYSTAR Global Automation Partner

OYSTAR IWK is introducing its new TFS E tube filler at Pack Expo 2010 in Chicago. This machine features innovative solutions that greatly reduce product changeover times. It also served as a pilot project for international collaboration between IWK and Schneider Electric, in which Schneider Electric served as both an international technology partner and a supplier of automation and electrical equipment.
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Pregis Corporation: Protective packaging

ChamberPak protective packaging from Pregis Corp. features a series of adjoining air tubes that are securely inflated to cushion and protect products during shipment.  
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Integrated packaging and processing

Tna’s integrated approach to packaging and processing food includes the tna robag® 3c VFFS bagger.
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Electronic-enabled packaging: beyond the label

 Cyber-age marketing solutions use packaging as a vehicle to connect consumers with information- and entertainment-rich multimedia content on smartphones and the Web.
liquid metering. A liquid metering pump and bulk solids feeder meter glitter and fragrance oil into the blender.
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Ingredient blending goes in house

Retrofit with blender and flexible screw conveyor adds in-house blending to packaging of cosmetic powder. New-found flexibility satisfies customer requirements.
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Campbell Wrapper Corporation: Horizontal flow wrapper

Campbell Wrapper Corporation’s full servo driven On-Edge Revolution Horizontal Flow Wrapper features a sanitary modular design with a cantilevered tube forming section that allows debris to fall away from internal drive components while providing an attractive wrap for a variety of products including cookies, crackers, frozen hash browns and frozen meat patties at speeds ranging from 50 - 150 packages/min.
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Tube delivers differentiation, moisture barrier for RB's Strepsils

Reckitt Benckiser recently launched a portable “Handy Tube” version of its Strepsils line of sore throat lozenges to give customers a more convenient way to carry them. The product has been traditionally available in blister packaging, after being marketed in a tin box.
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The Power of "Swimming"

Readers of consumer magazines have lately been seeing some very clever and timely print ads from the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA).
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Sustainability is at the root of personal care packaging trends, says PMMI

A new PMMI study shows that companies are responding to the call to reduce their packaging and its carbon footprint.

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