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Global developments deliver encouraging news for packaging

A solid-dose packaging plant in Hungary, vial-filling capabilities in the U.K., and plants in the U.S., China, and Spain demonstrate worldwide growth in pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals.
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Evaluating in-mold labeling

How does this method of decoration stack up as an option?
NEW FORMAT. Packages that pop open in the store are a thing of the past since Desert Extrusion began RF-sealing  a vinyl backing
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New breed of blister pack for trimmer line

Desert Extrusion patents a new vinyl packaging design that addresses the previous package’s unfortunate tendency to behave like a jack-in-the-box.
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Adherence packaging in a changing healthcare market

A look at blister packaging as a format designed to improve patient compliance with a medication regimen, and other life science packaging issues, from the perspective of MeadWestvaco’s (MWV) Joel Beckerman, senior manager, product marketing, and Julia Amadio, global vp of marketing for healthcare.
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NuvoTrace Technologies Inc: Blister pack tester

Trace900 Blister and Package tester from NuvoTrace safely and quickly tests packages for leak tightness down to 7 micron channels.
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Sepha Ltd: Table-top blister packing machine

EZ BlisterII from Sepha Ltd is a compact, mobile blister packing machine for low-volume, short-run blister packing at minimal cost.
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Contract packager works with machine supplier to meet customer demands

To flexibly meet customer demand for shorter runs and multiple products, German contract packager KLOCKE works with its machinery supplier to train employees to quickly set up and changeover machinery.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Cartoner

MGS’s Eclipse™ is a robotic infeed cartoner that handles blister cards at 300 cards/min., provides collation and interleaving of cards to reduce carton space, and helps save shipping and paperboard costs.
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HCPC announces Packages of the Year

Four packages earn honors at the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council’s 18th Annual National Symposium on Patient Compliance.
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Healthcare reform could boost use of compliance-prompting packaging

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council’s Symposium honors Pfizer, Anderson Packaging with its 2009 Package of the Year Award.
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New deco tech

Plenty of Packaging World readers remember Arnie Orloski, editor of this magazine before he retired a few years back.
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Plastics market for healthcare packaging forecast to reach five billion lb by 2015

Study predicts steady growth U.S. plastics packaging market for pharmaceutical and medical products in the next five years.
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Nanotechnology to drive pharmaceutical packaging growth

Improved barrier properties in plastics and enhanced functionality will increase demand for ‘nano-enabled’ pharmaceutical packaging.
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Nanotechnology brings new barrier material?

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is a coating technology that is incredibly thin yet provides barrier properties good enough for pharmaceutical blister packs.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Searching for a cure

End-users of laminations need a working knowledge of the methods used to cure the adhesives.

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