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Generic channels help drive adherence packaging

Ted Lithgow, PhD, and chief science officer of MWV’s Healthcare Business Division, discusses the role of adherence packaging in improving patient compliance with medication regimens.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Pharmaceutical blister card folder/wallet card equipment

MGS Machine’s Blister Card Folder/Wallet Card machines use modular stations and devices to provide flexibility and easy changeover.
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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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