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Blister, Clamshell & Thermoforming Machinery

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Sonoco Alloyd: Blister packaging machine

Alloyd’s (DeKalb, IL) 16SC1216 Carousel Blister Packaging Machine has 16 nesting trays and up to 8 product-loading stations for automatically filling and sealing at speeds to 20 cycles/min.
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OYSTAR NA: OYSTAR NA: OYSTAR NA: Leak tester

Inspecting blisters, pouches, vials, ampules and bags for leaks as small as 0.5 microns, the PH-325 leak tester from PTI (Tuckahoe, NY) self-teaches by measuring 5 to 10 samples from which they set and hone all the criteria.
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Snap-packed power display

Eveready launched in July the newest category of super-premium batteries, Energizer e 2 in E-SNAP™. The consumer-focused, reclosable carded clamshell package is designed to stand out in retail stores nationwide.
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dot packaging group-Clarke: dot packaging group-Clarke: EAS tagging

Dot Packaging (Batavia, IL) has acquired applicators to place electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags on the blister cards, display cards, clamshell inserts and skin board packages it produces.
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Key International: F/f/s blister packer

Ten models in the Ministar series of blister packaging equipment from Key Intl. (Englishtown, NJ) run at speeds to 40 cycles/min to produce PVC, PVDC, PET or aluminum blister packs.
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Klockner Medipak: Stand-alone cartoner

The P-1500 is a stand-alone, servo-controlled cartoner from Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) that may be integrated into blister, bottle or pouch lines.
Finished packaged product (below) as it comes off the turntable of an RF sealer (bottom left).
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Blister pack is clearly 'key' to adapter visibility

New thermoformed clear vinyl package improves shelf presence, while it lowers costs for Keyspan adapters.
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Hologram enhances Schick FxDiamond™ shaver

When the Schick/Wilkinson Sword Div. released the Schick FxDiamond™, a shaver with a diamond coating on the blades, it turned to Fisher Design (Cincinnati, OH) to create a package that’s as distinctive and “dazzling” as the product.
Planters' "tubed" peanuts are sold at retail in colorful display cartons (above). Photo below left shows the carton infeed stati
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Planters picks a packing line

Consumers are clearly fond of single-serve “tubes” of Planters nuts. An automated packaging line helps keep the nationwide pipeline full.
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International agreements

Elopak (New Hudson, MI) has announced a joint venture with iplas (Cologne, Germany) and alfill (Hamburg, Germany) to complete and commercialize a plasma barrier coating system for plastic bottles.
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Pentel packs pens using UV

A recent switch from radio-frequency sealing of clear, two-piece, polyvinyl chloride blisters to ultra-violet sealing has brought badly needed flexibility to Pentel of America, a Torrance, CA, maker of pens.
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BIC says 'opaa' to shaver packaging (sidebar)

Two-pack, too
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BIC says 'opaa' to shaver packaging (sidebar)

Automated lines, mostly
A special pull-tab on the back of the blister permits easy opening with three-side perforating of the blister. The blister also
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BIC says 'opaa' to shaver packaging

Developed and molded in the U.S., new blister packs for premium disposable shavers are filled in Greece, then shipped back to the U.S. for marketing.
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Containers capture consumer convenience

Surf wax in a deodorant-like container, an ergonomic waste container for biohazardous materials and a snowmobile lubricant in a jug designed for mittened hands are among this year’s NACD award winners.

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