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Blister, Clamshell & Thermoforming Machinery

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Customized blister-packs

Designed to produce perfect print on uneven surfaces using the latest UV D-O-D printing technology, the Hapa 800 Series printer is suitable for late-stage customization of precut blister-packs.
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Fighting counterfeit drugs

In the next decade, counterfeit drugs will double, according to Alistair Dand, marketing manager for LGR Emballages, a supplier of folding cartons in France. Currently, one out of every two drugs bought on the Internet is a fake.
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OYSTAR USA Pharmaceutical Packaging Division: BlisterPack machines

OYSTAR USA ‘s BP Series of BlisterPack machines provides servo-drive performance, balcony style design and a positive transfer system.
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High-volume retailers set the pace for packaging

Consumer packaged goods companies follow high-volume retailers’ packaging lead as they seek to align with retailer strategies, brand positioning.
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2007 Pack Expo selects winner

Fold-over blister for Shure Music Phone Adapter from Shure Inc. received the highest number of votes in the 2007 Pack Expo Selects competition sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.
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Views of a contract drug packager

Andrew Billington, operations manager at Brecon Pharmaceuticals in Wales, addresses recent trends in packaging.
Video: Brecon betters blister packing
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Video: Brecon betters blister packing

Both thermoforming and cold-forming of foil are routinely done on this new and highly versatile blister-pack line at contract packager Brecon Pharmaceuticals in Wales.
Video: AstraZeneca relies on robotics
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Video: AstraZeneca relies on robotics

Robotic case packing and palletizing of Nexium blister- and wallet-packs at AstraZeneca's Sodertalje, Sweden, facility improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs.
Horizontal cartoning machine
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Horizontal cartoning machine

Z Automation is displaying its Model CH7.5-250C horizontal cartoning machine at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2007.
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CSAT Americ: Blister printing

CSAT America will feature its DTS 1200 Blister Printing Unit, a pharmaceutical-grade printer
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Powder-filling blister packing

The B 1240 Blister Machine with powder filler from Uhlmann features the technological standards of the company’s larger blister machine.
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Sustainable PET film forms 'tented-blister' three-pack

Soap products company strives to keep environment clean with innovative multi-pack structure.
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U.S. packaging student winners tour Italy

In June, eight U.S. packaging students visited Pharmintech 2007 (www.pharmintech.com) and
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High-visibility theft-prevention packaging: A love/hate relationship

So you come home from the store with a new toy for your child’s birthday. You know exactly what it looks like because you can see it through the package. You were actually able to play with it at the store in the package to see if it was "cool enough" and the right level for your child. The clear all-plastic thermoformed sealed clamshell package allowed you to touch various controls on the toy through strategically designed slots. The high visibility functional pack has significantly enhanced the shopping experience and aided the purchase decision, all without opening the package. When your child unwraps the present he or she can get a good feel if they like it or not by playing with it (at least to a degree) through the package.
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The wrap-up: Wacky packages

They're back: Those wacky stickers that parodied consumer products have never really gone away.

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