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Pipeline: Cost reduction--despite the spec

One of the troubling issues I see as we turn the corner into 2003 is an increasing polarization of department goals in many companies.
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Rating systems integrators

Packagers will increasingly rely on outside vendors for packaging line integration, according to a new online survey.
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Quick changeover liquid filler

NJM/CLI (Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada) introduces the FLX 1200 liquid filler that features a modular design providing production line flexibility and quick, simple changeover.
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Automation closes Pandora's box

Pandora Manufacturing, a contract packager of liquids from Pandora, OH, has increased the consistency of corrugated shipping cartons by 30% with the installation of four A.B. Sealer case erectors.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: CP bottle labeling

Universal Labeling’s (St. Petersburg, FL) Contract Packager (CP) 1000 has been designed with extra heavy-duty welded frame, 12’-long conveyor, and a redesigned wider synchronous overhead adjustable hold-down belt assembly.
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How the recession affected packaging (sidebar)

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The thermal ink-jet cartridge is quickly removed and replaced when it's empty.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Caraustar moves to thermal ink-jet coding

Contract pharmaceutical packager Caraustar finds thermal ink-jet coding simple to operate and easy to maintain. The water-based inks are also appealing.
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Tube Council winner

Tandem Oral Care earned Most Innovative Tube award for its unusual dental floss and flouride product in the 2001 Tube of the Year Awards conducted by The Tube Council (Montclair, NJ).
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Salaries satisfy (sidebar)

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Clever layout enhances bottling efficiency

At the San Manuel Bottled Water Group’s new plant, one automated line requires just five operators for 350 bpm output. See in-plant video
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Distributors remain big factor in purchases (sidebar)

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Contract Packaging Inc: Contract Packaging Inc: Plastic ampoules

James Alexander Corp. (Blairstown, NJ) offers a plastic ampoule created specifically for contract packaging. Glass-free system is composed of a 1-piece molded polyethylene or polypropylene unit that remains intact and sealed until activated by the user.
Dr. David Armstrong of FDA addresses the conference, while Dr. Peter Slade (center) and Dr. Chuck Sizer look on.
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Understanding packaging security risks

More than 140 attendees at a recent PMMI conference heard from FDA and other officials about minimizing company security risks.
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Women's work (sidebar)

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Packaging buyers find that researching online is the most valuable internet tool.
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Survey says researching is the #1 online tool

In a recent Packworld.com survey, 71% of the packaging buyers who responded said that of all the uses they have for the Internet, doing research is most valuable.
Avail Medical: Upgraded vf/f/s pharma poucher
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Avail Medical: Upgraded vf/f/s pharma poucher

At this contract packager of medical and pharmaceutical products, isolated in a curtained area, the vf/f/s machine drops the six-up packets to a takeaway conveyor at a rate of 60 cycles/min.
Judy Fischer (left), senior packaging engineer for Sargento Foods, answers a question while Juli Okal of 3M Co. awaits her turn.
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Understanding packaging security risks

More than 140 attendees at a recent PMMI conference heard from FDA and other officials about minimizing company security risks.
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Consumers power packaging

An exclusive Packworld.com survey shows most packagers test packaging with consumers, though the majority of packagers do so with modest investments.

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