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Dr. David Armstrong of FDA addresses the conference, while Dr. Peter Slade (center) and Dr. Chuck Sizer look on.
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Understanding packaging security risks

More than 140 attendees at a recent PMMI conference heard from FDA and other officials about minimizing company security risks.
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EastPack opens in New York

Co-located with three other shows in New York City’s Javits Center, EastPack 2002 runs June 4 through June 6. A full IoPP conference schedule is part of the package.
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DT Packaging Systems: Blister packaging machine

DT Packaging Systems (Leonminster, MA) offers a new blister machine that features rotary sealing, all servo controls, all stainless-steel construction, a compact footprint (4.2 meters long and 1.45 meters wide).
Judy Fischer (left), senior packaging engineer for Sargento Foods, answers a question while Juli Okal of 3M Co. awaits her turn.
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Understanding packaging security risks

More than 140 attendees at a recent PMMI conference heard from FDA and other officials about minimizing company security risks.
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IOPP 2001 AmeriStar Awards

Packaging World highlights the Best of Show winner and the 13 Best of Category winners of The Institute of Packaging Professionals, Naperville, IL, 2001 AmeriStar Awards.
Rovema Packaging Machines: Universal Filling Module
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Rovema Packaging Machines: Universal Filling Module

The ULF is the ideal solution for those companies who require different styles and configurations for their case packing needs. Its versatility offers the flexibility needed for various styles of packaging, including top-loading and side-loading operations.
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Lou Raucci, manager of packaging at Amertac, loads a print order behind the three new label printers.
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Label print station cuts fulfillment costs

American Tack & Hardware upgrades label printers for speed and quality images and gets healthy savings in the bargain.
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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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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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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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<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.

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