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High-visibility packaging demand climbing

U.S. demand for high-visibility packaging, including clamshell, blister and other types, is expected to increase 5.1% annually to $8.5 billion in 2010.
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Packaging Systems Automation, Inc: Mechanical accumulation timing

The Mechanical Timing Gate from Packaging Systems Automation provides product/package accumulation and timing for products such as syringes, hot cocoa mix, microwave popcorn, bagged products, coffee, cardstock, blister packs, tubes, and more.
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Single-dose HIV pack takes the right PATH

FPA awarded a Special Citation for Social Responsibility for a multilayer foil-laminated pouch that allows HIV-positive mothers in Kenya, Africa to give their newborn babies a dose of Nevirapine oral suspension within 24 hours of birth, when the fast-acting drug is most effective in reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1.
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'Green machine' saves green

Retrofitted side sealer boosts hf/f/s shrink line throughput 50% and reduces film waste at Berkeley Contract Packaging. Those savings are passed along to customers.
Brand communication on packages for CVS/pharmacy's Round the House brand features a visual hierarchy providing the key product i
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Private label's influence grows in non-grocery categories

Consumer study points to ‘halo’ effect of grocery products and shift in food store shopping preferences—two trends that mean packaging will need even more impact.
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High-visibility packaging demand climbing

U.S. demand for high-visibility packaging, including clamshells and blister packs, is expected to increase 5.1 percent annually to $8.5 billion in 2010.
The new Puerto Rico Convention Center has been the site for two Interphex shows on the island, which is home to many pharmaceuti
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Pharma packagers seek solutions at Interphex Puerto Rico

Strong attendance demonstrates relevance of a new multivendor end-of-line packaging integration initiative.
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Better barriers needed for blisters

Inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame during Pack Expo International 2006, Edward Bauer elaborates on developments in pharmaceutical packaging materials.
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CP is first to launch CR/SF packaging system

Healthcare contract packager TestPak unveils its child-resistant, senior-friendly line at an October open house.
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UF squeezes out more R&D projects

From RFID to barrier containers to shelf life prediction, there's more to packaging research at the University of Florida than even staff expected.
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The wrap-up: A wrap rage maverick

What annoys Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban more than NBA referees? Product packaging.
two-station filling. Containers are held in pucks as they are conveyed single-file through the packaging line. Volumetric fillin
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ABOUT LAKE CONSUMER PRODUCTS / WISCONSIN PHARMACAL

Lake Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Pharmacal, knows a thing or two about contract packaging as well as filling its own products at its 74ꯠ sq’ facility in Jackson, WI.
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Pedigree paralysis no more

FDA mandate for secondary wholesalers may help drive RFID into drug distribution chain.
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Digital Printing: What and How to Make it work in co-packing

Under the right circumstances, co-packers can work with digital-run specialists to help spare manufacturers the risk and expense of excess inventory of emerging products.
Many of Assemblies Unlimited's packaging projects require hand assembly because of custom packaging requirements that are cost-p
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Dimensions Of Turnkey Service: The'General Contractor'

Assemblies Unlimited positions itself as the ‘point’ for entrepreneurial marketers, using a national network of suppliers to deliver services from design to logistics.

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