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Blister pack holds medical dosing device

Safe-T-Dose is an unusual dispensing product that becomes part of the package it’s inserted into to make it easy to dispense exact doses of liquid medicines without spills.
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MAP Systems, a div. of ClearLam Packaging: No-vacuum MAP system

MAP Systems (Des Plaines, IL) introduces a modified atmosphere “interface” system that uses a patented Dual Laminar Flow™ and Gas Laser™ technology, rather than vacuum, to remove oxygen and replace it with another gas, usually nitrogen.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Cartoner

Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) introduces a collating and cartoning system for bulk quantities of filled blisters. After accumulating product from 2 bowl feeders, 2 towers orient and collate 5 to 10 blisters into stacks.
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Packaging slims down

Fluidmaster's recent redesign of the blister package it uses for its flush valves resulted in a blister pack that's 20% to 30% more compact than the previous package, according to the San Juan Capistrano, CA-based company.
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Favorable market conditions foster growth in flexibles

Flexible packaging material sales are expected to reach nearly $18.1 billion this year, a 3.7% increase from 1998. Converters expect the surgical/medical markets to show the strongest growth during the next five years.
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Packaging gets dressed up for Halloween

To distinguish its masks on crowded shelves during the Halloween season, Party Pals LLC took a blister-pack approach to packaging. It put its masks between front-and-back thermoformed pieces curved to conform to the shape of the mask.
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Two-pronged attack in case-ready meats

Some supermarkets like vacuum skin-packing for case-ready meat, while others prefer modified-atmosphere master packs. Why not offer both, asks this Denver meat packer.
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Stand-out 'PACs' win recognition

When Big Rock Brewery decided to redesign its packaging late last year, the Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based company wanted to build brand awareness and develop a cohesive look for its nine specialty brews.
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Kiwi Coders Corp.: Kiwi Coders Corp.: Imprinters

Kiwi's (Wheeling, IL) Series M imprinters mark labels, small pouches, envelopes, blister cards and other small flat products up to 2 mm thick.
At Upsher-Smith Laboratories in Minneapolis, a camera (far left) takes an image of a pharmaceutical label to verify date and lot
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Strong gains projected for machine vision in packaging

The pharmaceutical and food industries are expected to report 10%-plus gains annually in use of machine vision systems, says this report from a prominent trade group.
Ford Xtreme gum is packaged in blister packs that retain freshness, while graphics denote it as a ?functional? gum.
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Taking gum to the 'Xtreme'

A blister pack with foil lidding keeps this cavity-fighting gum fresh, while graphics promote the gum's significant health benefits.
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Resin performs swimmingly for Salmolux

Federal Way, WA-based smoked seafood producer Salmolux Inc. markets gourmet smoked salmon at retail and restaurants internationally. Recently, Salmolux changed packaging film specs for its skin-packs.
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Thermoformer

Operating at speeds to 600 blisters/min, the UPS 1070 from Uhlmann (Towaco, NJ) uses lasers and servo mechanisms to automatically monitor and adjust the index while the machine is running.
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Buying plans strong for '99

Purchasing plans for packaging machinery will outpace inflation in '99, says a survey conducted for PMMI. Pharmaceutical/medical and beverage businesses see biggest gains, while three industries expect declines.
Bottle finish diagrams and plastic resin characteristies are two examples of hands-on packaging knowledge offered at Berlin Pack
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Capsule reviews

Here are a few brief reviews of packaging-related Web sites. Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM), located at www.lasertechnics.com, has a site that makes a basic, though well-written, pitch for laser coding.

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