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Blister, Clamshell & Thermoforming Machinery

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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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Light shines on carded blister

Netherlands-based Philips Lighting Co. packages its Marathon brand of nonincandescent household bulbs to the American market in a carded pack that contains a recycled, amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (APET) blister set in an outer card. Changing from solid unbleached sulfate board to recycled board helped make an ecologically friendly, cost-saving package.
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept (sidebar)

Changeover changes
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept (sidebar)

Initiating the ‘cell’ concept
A customized pick-and-place arm places markers into blister cavities on the rotary table of an eight-station heat-sealing machin
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Sanford sold on 'cell' concept

In-line marker assembly and packaging, featuring an eight-station automatic heat-sealing unit, helps manufacturer increase production, save labor costs and meet just-in-time needs.

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