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Listerine packs strips in 'vials'

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Morris Plains, NJ, debuts Cool Mint Listerine PocketPaks™, tiny hinged "vials" within a carded blister pack. The vials, which measure 1 3/4’’ x 1’’ x 1/4’’, contain paper-thin, postage stamp-sized oral care strips. The strips dissolve instantly on the tongue where they kill germs on contact.
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NECCO mints in a snap

New high-intensity Ultra mints from NECCO (New England Confectionery Co.) reached national retail stores in June packed in a 4 1/2-oz, 1.4-mil polypropylene bag with a laminated cast PP snap closure.
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Griffin-Rutgers Company: Product recovery system

Griffin-Rutgers Co. (Ronkonkoma, NY) has released Mr. Deblister Jr.™ product recovery system. System includes a high-speed mini-deblistering machine that separates and removes product, such as liquid gels, caplets, capsules, and tablets from blister cards at speeds to 50 cards/min.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/general/01_08_30_001.shtml">New blisterpack safety protoco

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: A NEW protocol testing standard for blister packs is to be published in November. The move has been announced by the British Standards Institute following prompting from the Department of Health. Click logo for full article.
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NJM Packaging : Blister packaging machine

NJM/CLI’s (Lebanon, NH) tablet blister thermoforming machine features easy changeover, minimal noise, large heat tunnel, large feeding area with front or back access and stainless steel exterior.
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Blister displays ink cartridges

Simi Valley, CA-based Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions (HiKIS) repackaged its Dataproducts Inkjet product line from conventional paperboard cartons to carded blister packs that clearly show the cartridges inside. Additionally, color coding on the blister card differentiates the various brands.
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Multivac Inc: Multivac Inc: Low-cost blister packs

A horizontal tf/f/s machine from Multivac (Kansas City, MO) makes blisters and seals them with card or film in one process. The system forms blisters from rollstock and takes roll-fed film, paperboard, or a paper/poly structure, and uses it to make the blister backing.
Dutch (left) and Don LaJeunesse hold a skin-packed pad of stainless-steel components in front of their company's new skin packag
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'Job shop' takes hands-on approach to skin packaging

Semi-automatic skin packaging machine improves protection of shipments of stainless-steel components and saves money.
Marker flow on the clip conveyor can be directed to the cartoner. Flow automatically reverts to the bulk system in case of a car
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Sanford counts on oriented bulk filling (sidebar)

Integrated cartoning and casing
Sanford's bulk loading system also with cartoner and case packer features a conveyor bridge that permits one operator to attend
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Sanford counts on oriented bulk filling

Automatic system that replaces manual methods conveys and counts markers for oriented loading into bulk bins. As part of the same integrated system, markers can be cartoned and cased.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Bottle cartoner

The Model 400SV cartoner from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) takes up less than 10’ of line space, putting bottles, blisters, vials, and ampules into cartons with depths from 1.5” to 8”.
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'Gray' workers add black to Bonne Bell's bottom line

As this observer continues to move ever closer to “senior” status (already a veteran of several years with AARP), a talk with Jess Bell, vice chairman of Bonne Bell, Cleveland, OH, helps to energize both body and spirit.
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A different kind of portal (sidebar)

Capsule reviews
Gillette's new pack for Venus is a clamshell that's opened from the bottom. The collar and brand-printed front flap present the
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Gillette's new Venus packed with features

Both the product and package for Gillette for Women Venus razor achieve new levels of consumer convenience. An easy-open blister pack with an unusual collar highlights the razor, while cartridges are hermetically sealed in easy-open cups.
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Monobloc system

A combination of a thermoformer, a cartoner and a banding machine, Uhlmann’s (Towaco, NJ) monobloc Blister Express Center is geared toward small production runs in the pharmaceutical industry.

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