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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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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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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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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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Compacker: Compacker: Integrated blister-former/cartoner

Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) has integrated its Compacker 200 blister packager and its Pacliner 1500 cartoner to form a single machine that is less than 25’L.
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Shave products in fashion colors

Gillette has introduced Gillette for Women Sensor Excel® razors and two new formulas of Satin Care® shave gel. Both come in sparkling, feminine packaging reflecting color trends from the fashion world’s spring runways.
Brass bells are loaded 24-up on the skin-pack machine (above). The new, smaller skin pack (inset, right) frees up more shelf spa
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Amish packager takes hands-on approach

A new skin-pack machine provides an Amish manufacturer of brass curios with a smaller, cleaner-looking package that occupies less space on gift-shop shelves.
In the shipping area at Sassy Baby (below), a worker loads packs into a shrink bundling system. When the order emerges from the
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Customers love new baby 'bundles'

Forced by customer complaints, a strapping system was replaced by a new shrink bundling system so repackager Sassy Baby Products could cut losses from damage and missing containers.

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