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FDA rings bell for antidepressant class

For the first time, FDA urges manufacturers to put an entire class of medications into unit-of-use packaging.
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Auto-racing graphics rev up interest among men for a triple-blade razor.
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Persuading Wal-Mart to say 'yes'

The nation’s leading retailer warms up to packaging that simplifies communication and emphasizes speed and ease for both consumer and sales associate.
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Z Automation Company: Cartoner

Z Automation offers its CH7.5-250C continuous-motion horizontal cartoner, which features 7 servo drives for easy maintenance and reduced downtime.
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Loma Systems: X-ray inspection for small-profile products

Loma Systems has released a new entry-level X-ray inspection unit suited for smaller products measuring a maximum of 8”Wx3”H. Packagers can enter the market at 50% price of traditional X-ray units.
An icon dominates graphics on packaging for the Microsoft Office: Mac line from Microsoft. The icon was developed for an earlier
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'Best-Practice' Techniques Deliver Shelf Impact

Here are five packaging strategies used today to help create the product-to-shopper connection that drives brand sales.
A digital watermark provides a covert authentication method that can be confirme
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Smarter packaging

RFID and security technology, especially authenticating methods, headlined a recent Smart Packaging conference outside Chicago.
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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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Sonoco Alloyd: Ergonomic sealing machine

Alloyd offers its new ergonomically advanced, two-station blister sealing machine with control enhancements that add to productivity. The Aergo 2plus is a two-station, shuttle-sealing machine redesigned to enhance both productivity and worker comfort.
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Solvay participates in pharma vendor alliance (sidebar)

Solvay Pharmaceuticals is believed to be the first pharmaceutical firm to test a packaging concept as part of a new global strategic alliance between Stora Enso and Robert Bosch.
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Diamond Award Winners--best of the best (sidebar)

Folger’s AromaSeal Shaped Plastic Coffee Canister(see: packworld.com/go/c108)The Procter & Gamble Co./Product Ventures, Ltd.
One form of packaging security being used more frequently is the use of color shifting inks that show as different colors depend
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Package security demands linking of strategy, technology

Tactics such as DNA taggants and color-shifting inks have to be married with strategies that include tight supply-chain security.
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Packagers 'heated' over gas

Senate energy tax incentives would help on natural gas prices, but not immediately. So packagers will have to cope with high prices.
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Demographics: A trend toward 'gray'

During Packaging World’s Media Day held in Chicago July 21, editor Patrick Reynolds’ Trends in Packaging presentation included a section highlighting demographic trends.
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.
Schering-Plough: Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing of blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing of blister packs

Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing, all on Pester equipment, brings the blister packaging line to an end.

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