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Blister packaging machines

Two proven machines from Serpa are designed to support blister packaging lines and are suitable for pharmaceutical, personal care, and medical device applications, thanks to fall-through construction that meets all sanitary and FDA validation requirements.
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Norwood Marking Systems: Norwood Marking Systems: Versatile carton coder

The new ACF-400 carton coder from Norwood Marking Systems/Allen Coding Systems is available with either thermal-transfer or hot-foil printing technology.
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: High-output blister machine

Uhlmann now offers the B1660 blister machine, a high-performance model available in either continuous- or intermittent-motion configurations.
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Promoting PLA to the consumer

The claims made about PLA to consumers differ in their relevance, as well as in their susceptibility to attacks; therefore, strategic thought should go into their choice.
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Possible PVC packaging ban is latest California trend

A general observation: bans on packaging materials or articles are virtually always misguided, simply because it is just about never true that a specific packaging material or structure is all bad, or so bad that the bad outweighs the good.
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'Green' strategy makes economic (dollars and) cents

An interview with Carmen Corrado, vice president of pharmaceutical manufacturing for Roche, Nutley, NJ.
Machine Case Study
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In - mold labeling

A filling machine with servo-controlled swirling nozzles isn’t the only new packaging technology installed lately at Campina Heilbronn.
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Sustainability news & events

Noteworthy Items Gleaned from World News
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Sensor Products Inc: Heat-seal temperature sensor

A temperature testing package offered by Sensor Products provides an accurate approach to ensure proper heat-sealing temperatures for blister packaging.
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Griffin-Rutgers Company: Modular drop-on-demand system

Linoprint—an innovation project of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG—has introduced a modular Drop-on-Demand ink-jet technology for decorating and marking folding cartons, labels, and blister-packs.
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Sustainability News & Events

Noteworthy Items Gleaned from World News
Machine Product Brief
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Griffin-Rutgers Company: Modular drop-on-demand system

Linoprint—an innovation project of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG—has introduced a modular Drop-on-Demand ink-jet technology for decorating and marking of folding cartons, labels, and blister packs.
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A common solution to opening clamshells

Here's a secret weapon against hard-to-open clamshell packaging that you may already have.
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Compliance packaging takes on patient adherence...

The World Health Organization recently said that "patient adherence may have a far greater impact on the health of the population than any improvement in medical treatment."
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Automated machine loading

ESS Technologies integrates a Fanuc LR Mate mini robot with ESS custom-designed end-of-arm tooling to create the TaskMate™ robotic loading system, suitable for automating machine loading at the infeed.

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