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New report has Rx for drug packaging

Institute of Medicine wants more unit-dose packaging and clearer copy on product labels.
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Pedigree paralysis no more

FDA mandate for secondary wholesalers may help drive RFID into drug distribution chain.
'Hybrid' packs of surgical drapes are produced on a thermoform/fill/seal line in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
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10 ways 'hybrid' package awards Cardinal Health

Used to package drapes (and soon gowns), a flexible tray combines the stacking and loading benefits of a pouch with a premade bag’s linear tear opening and venting advantages.
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Hospital sterilization pouch

Autopak® is a three-ply structure from Alcan Packaging-Medical Flexibles Americas for in-hospital sterlization of products such as medical trays used for surgery.
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Clarification

On page 47 of Packaging World’s March coverage of the Flexible Packaging Association’s awards competition, the wrong image appeared with the description of the Autopak® Sterilization Pouch.
Mortein brand electrostatically charged spray works without batteries to home in on flies.
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Higher IQ packaging

From thwarting would-be counterfeiters to adding value through functionality, smart packaging keeps getting more intelligent.
A "double-wrapping" system overwraps each surgical kit case in 1.5-mil pe film. First, the case is wrapped as it moves end-first
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Double wrapping improves Cardinal's health

Healthcare provider Cardinal Health upgrades its surgical kit operations with new shrink-wrapping equipment.
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Aspirin sachet wins competition

A high-barrier laminated sachet for a granular Aspirin Effect product from Bayer Vital, Leverkusen, Germany, was chosen as Foil Pack of the Year by the European Aluminum Foil Assn.
Workers remove packs of surgical gloves from the Tiromat Powerpak (top), a machine equipped with the patented Infrasync drive.
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Film fits like a glove

Custom drive on a thermoform/seal machine enables Allegiance Healthcare’s Rayong, Thailand, plant to switch from paper lidstock to thin-gauge plastic film for packs of disposable surgeon’s gloves. Costs are cut by hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.