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Serac Inc: Bottles thermoformed directly from roll-fed sheets of plastic

The Roll ‘N Blow Bottle Thermoforming machine from Serac is an innovative technology of tubular thermoforming from roll-fed sheets of plastic.
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MediSeal GmbH: Small lot solution for pharma blisters

MediSeal’s White-Line packaging concept is based on "white" (blank or unprinted) materials:  both lidding films and boxes and inserts are not printed with the country-specific information until they are in the packaging line.
Holographic foil helps Colgate Palmolive create shelf impact and recognition
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Holograms employed in the anti-counterfeiting battle

Ian Lancaster of the International Hologram Manufacturers’ Assn. describes how holograms overcome pharmaceutical counterfeiting problems.
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Phoenix Technologies: Modular rPET system enables self-manufacture

Phoenix Technologies’ rPET small-capacity version of its proprietary compact, modular equipment is designed for brand owners who self-manufacture PET containers and who want to support a positive environmental profile.
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Workshop agenda to deliver packaging expertise

The May 26 Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops event will include afternoon workshops on blister packaging and stability, shelf life, tracking, continuous manufacturing, and maximizing throughput.
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U.S. pharma packaging market to grow 5.5% annually through 2014

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) will increase 5.5% annually to $18.4 billion in 2014, according to a Freedonia Group Inc. report on pharmaceutical packaging prospects.
ONE FOR TWO. This digital printer (above) replaces two former machines and produces superior print quality for contract packager
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Digital printer does the work of two machines it replaces

Machine delivers superior print quality to the foil lidding on new blister thermoform/fill/seal line at contract packager Apace Packaging LLC.
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Stora Enso: Stora Enso: Cartoner provides pharmaceutical adherence packaging solutions

The MGS Stealth™ cartoner operates at speeds up to 250 pieces/min. in either Batch mode for pre-sealed blister cards, or as an automated on-line system to bundle carded blisters. 
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Hamburger assembly, packaging gets synchronized

Kepak Group, one of Ireland’s leading food processing companies, is now benefiting from a new assembly and packaging line for its Rustlers brand of microwavable hamburger-and-bun products in which every individual unit responds flexibly to the product flow in the upstream and downstream sections of the line.
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Hamburger assembly, packaging gets synchronized

Kepak Group, one of Ireland’s leading food processing companies, is now benefiting from a new assembly and packaging line for its Rustlers brand of microwavable hamburger-and-bun products in which every individual unit responds flexibly to the product flow in the upstream and downstream sections of the line.
Video: Desiccated blister guarantees stability
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Video: Desiccated blister guarantees stability

From CSP Technologies, solution stays on foil lid, scavenging oxygen, moisture and gasses for the life of the product.
Video: Famar TF100 Thermoformer
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Video: Famar TF100 Thermoformer

From MG America, compact, servo-driven blister machine offers hot and cold forming of oral solid dose blisters.
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Live from Interphex NY 2011: Day II

Packaging machinery, material developments merit attending trade shows such as Interphex.
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Healthcare Packaging conference program announced

The Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops event will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton, NJ.
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Label typo leads to recall of J&J's Sudafed

‘Do not not divide, crush, chew, or dissolve the tablet’ label direction prompts recall of 667,632 Sudafed packages.

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