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Blister, Clamshell & Thermoforming Machinery

Machine Product Brief
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MG America: Balcony-style thermoformer for syringes, ampoules, vials and medical devices

The Farmo Res Prima K7 Thermoformer from MG America can form blisters with depths as great as 40mm using deep-draw capabilities.
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Device testing
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Medical device package testing case study

Defining test inputs, material selection, and machine compatibility are among the significant factors to consider in medical device packaging.
Robotic loading system makes pick and place easy
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Robotic loading system makes pick and place easy

ESS Technologies, Inc. TaskMate™ Robotic Loading System can be designed to pick a wide variety of products and place them into blisters that have been automatically placed into nesting trays by the blister sealing machine.
Servo-driven blister machine and integrated cartoner for pharma
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Servo-driven blister machine and integrated cartoner for pharma

Brand new from Pharmaworks, the TF1E blister machine with the TC1 integrated cartoner features a 3D vision system.
High-speed deblister product recovery machine
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High-speed deblister product recovery machine

Mr. Deblister Jr™ from Gemel safely separates and removes products such as liquid gels, caplets, and tablets from blister cards.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Using trial-size packaging to induce first-time purchasing

Trial-size packages are a type of downsizing that entails many options.
Twist-out blister is a first
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Twist-out blister is a first

A revolutionary new fishing line gets a paperboard/plastic package that is equally original and is believed to be the first twist-off blister package ever.
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Machine Case Study
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Blister lines speed changeovers for German contract packager

Handle 15 million blisters a year, while new horizontal cartoner can switch between intermittent and continuous motion as needed by C.P.M. Contract Pharma GmbH.
Feature Article
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Generic channels help drive adherence packaging

Ted Lithgow, PhD, and chief science officer of MWV’s Healthcare Business Division, discusses the role of adherence packaging in improving patient compliance with medication regimens.
Machine Product Brief
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MGS Machine Corp.: Pharmaceutical blister card folder/wallet card equipment

MGS Machine’s Blister Card Folder/Wallet Card machines use modular stations and devices to provide flexibility and easy changeover.
Machine Product Brief
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Serac Inc: Bottles thermoformed directly from roll-fed sheets of plastic

The Roll ‘N Blow Bottle Thermoforming machine from Serac is an innovative technology of tubular thermoforming from roll-fed sheets of plastic.
Machine Product Brief
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MediSeal GmbH: Small lot solution for pharma blisters

MediSeal’s White-Line packaging concept is based on "white" (blank or unprinted) materials:  both lidding films and boxes and inserts are not printed with the country-specific information until they are in the packaging line.
Holographic foil helps Colgate Palmolive create shelf impact and recognition
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Holograms employed in the anti-counterfeiting battle

Ian Lancaster of the International Hologram Manufacturers’ Assn. describes how holograms overcome pharmaceutical counterfeiting problems.
Machine Product Brief
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Phoenix Technologies: Modular rPET system enables self-manufacture

Phoenix Technologies’ rPET small-capacity version of its proprietary compact, modular equipment is designed for brand owners who self-manufacture PET containers and who want to support a positive environmental profile.
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Workshop agenda to deliver packaging expertise

The May 26 Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops event will include afternoon workshops on blister packaging and stability, shelf life, tracking, continuous manufacturing, and maximizing throughput.

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