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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.