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P&G shows source reduction progress at Pack Expo

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble has little choice but to continue seeking ways to meet the consumer need for environmentally sensitive packaging the same way it strives to meet other consumer needs.
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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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Cotton inserting machine

Modular/king Packaging's (Pine Brook, NJ) cotton wool inserting machine provides accurate insertion into solid dosage pharmaceutical containers at speeds to 120 bottles/min.
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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Hose cleaning device

The Hose Mole(TM) from Slautterback (Monterey, CA) is a hose cleaning device designed to remove charred material from heated hoses on hot melt applicator machinery.
Small two-ounce vacuum-packed ?bricks? will be produced on Superior?s new form/fill/seal system at its Harahan, LA, coffee roast
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Superior takes control in small coffee packs

Thanks to growth in specialty coffees, Superior's new plant installs a first-in-North-America vacuum/valve packager that offers a wide size range and precise controls for ground or whole bean coffees.
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Dot matrix laser coder

Videojet (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced the Xymark(TM) laser imager, which employs solid-state electronics with a single, sealed CO2 gas laser tube to mark up to three lines of code at speeds to 1꾖 characters/sec.

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