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Grate Chef: Four-station rotary poucher for grill wipes
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Grate Chef: Four-station rotary poucher for grill wipes

Packaging is done 2-up at a rate to 30 pouches/min on a four-station MFG Inc. pouching machine located at contract packager Packaging Division Inc. in Northlake, IL.
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Little consensus over child resistance testing for unit dose packaging

Leading drug manufacturers as well as packaging suppliers are locking horns over changes to child-resistant packaging test standards. Wide differences of opinion have emerged as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) considers a change to its test requirements for child-resistant unit-dose (U-D) packaging that was proposed by the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC).
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Rovema Packaging Machines appointed Resolutions Technologies Corp. as its Western Canada agent.
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Packaging Services Expo 2005 issues call for papers

Packaging Services Expo 2005 — co-sponsored by IoPP and Packaging World magazine, and scheduled for May 10-12, 2005, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois — will be a focused marketplace, with a targeted attendance of decision-makers.
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CMPA SELECTS NEW MANAGEMENT COMPANY

The Contract Manufacturing & Packaging Assn. (CMPA) selected Landon, Farrey & Associates (LF&A) as its new management company. LF&A will work with CMPA to: 1.
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CMPA selects new management company

The Contract Manufacturing & Packaging Assn. (CMPA) selected Landon, Farrey & Associates (LF&A) as its new management company.
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Packaging Services Expo gains CMPA approval

UPDATE: The Packaging Services Expo recently accepted support by The Contract Manufacturing Packaging Association, a national, not-for-profit trade association for companies that offer contract manufacturing, packaging, and related business services.
A full-body shrink sleeve label on Sun-Maid Raisins brings packaging security in the form of tamper evidence.
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Packaging security: in-store measures remain essential

Responding to retailer needs, clamshell blisters answer theft threats. Yet some packagers look for less costly alternatives.
American Pharmaceutical Partners packages its hospital-injectable drugs in vials as small as 2 mL, so it had to substantially re
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Bar-code barriers

Pharmaceutical companies will wrestle with packaging design and production challenges over the next two years.
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Packaging Services Expo 2005 announced

WEB EXCUSIVE: Tarsus Group plc has announced the launch of Packaging Services Expo (PSE) - an event for contract and packaging solutions.
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Retort pouches: Hottest packaging market?

A new study and a conference presentation concur: Retort packs are thriving and poised for growth.
Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons
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Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons

Pfanner is an Austrian family business that specializes in packing fruit-juice concentrates and ready-to-drink fruit juices. About 70% of its volume is marketed under its own brand.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Front-and-back labeler

Model CP 1000 front-and-back labeler from Universal Labeling Systems has a multi-level menu system that separates the operator interface from the set-up program by use of password for added production security.
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Outsourcing to CPs grows

The use of contract packagers expands, according to a survey of 200 representatives of end users. Satisfaction with service has improved.
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Outsourcing, the 'dirty' word of '04?

Just imagine how explosive the political debate over outsourcing would be if U.S. manufacturers didn’t enjoy easy access to such a well-developed and technically proficient network of domestic contract packaging companies?
Our Italian Packaging \"Magical Mystery Tour\" bus, a 15-passenger Mercedes van, held a contingent of six editors, one salesman,
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Rx packaging: The view from Italy

Join Packaging World's Technical Editor Rick Lingle in a recap of an early March tour of pharmaceutical companies in Italy’s "Packaging Valley."
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Bar-code barriers

Pharmaceutical companies will wrestle with packaging design and production challenges over the next two years.
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.

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