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ACT'S VL CARGO CONTAINER SEAL (ALL THREE IMAGES) IS SAID TO BE 'IMPOSSIBLE'TO DEFEAT, THE COMPANY CLAIMS. YET IT SELLS FOR $2 TO
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New Congress unwraps key packaging issues

Democratic-controlled House and Senate plan to examine track-and-trace packaging; tackling container security is also a lock.
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Merck, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca pros to speak at PPF

The Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum 2007, sponsored by the publishers of Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging magazines, will be held March 29 at The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia.
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Industry Watch

COMPANIES Thermo Electron Corp. and Fisher Scientific Intl. Inc. have merged to form Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., creating a provider of products and services in the high-growth life, laboratory, and health sciences industry.
HEALTHCARE ISSUES. Validation and FDA-related issues continue to have significant impact on manufacturers.
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Checking up on healthcare packaging

Vital issues include validation, FDA regulations, counterfeiting, and the challenges of shipping pharmaceuticals and biologics through the cold chain.(Part I of II)
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Visual association--through a 2-year-old's eyes

In recent televised interviews, separate groups of progressively younger children were shown logos or icons of some of the country's best-known brands.
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Exopack Addresses Woven Polypropylene's Impact on Consumer Shipping Sack markets

Exopack, historically a manufacturer of multiwall and plastic packaging, has recognized the need to manufacture and provide Woven Polypropylene (WPP) packaging due to the performance advantages and impact this has on our customers and markets.
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Water, water is everywhere, perhaps not what you think

When it comes to bottled water, there is more to it than you may think, and less to it than you may think.
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Field-Programmable Object Array

MathStar™ announces the Arrix Family of Field Programmable Object Arrays, a second generation of high-performance, reprogrammable FPOA that operates at speeds to 1 gHz.
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SICK, Inc: Color Vision Sensors

SICK offers its line of CVS Color Vision Sensors that include the industry's first true optical character recognition sensor (OCR.)
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Fda Enforcement Stats Tell A Story, But What Is It?

Enforcement statistics, such as data on Warning Letters, recalls, seizures, and injunctions, can appear to support multiple trends at once.”
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Cornerstone Automation Systems Inc: Checkweighing System

Cornerstone Automation System’s CASI-4971 is a PC-based, free-standing, self-contained, in-motion checkweigh system designed for distribution-center use in random checkweigh and freight manifesting applications.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal Detector Verification

Mettler-Toledo Safeline offers a full line of metal detector performance verification samples and kits, allowing plant personnel to easily ensure that product quality standards are being met.
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Advantage: Full-Body Sleeve Labels

This summer, Penn Racquet Sports, Phoenix, AZ, is launching three- and four-counts of new HEAD-brand tennis balls packaged in PET cylindrical containers with full-body shrink sleeves supplied by ITW Auto-Sleeve (www.itw-autosleeve.com).
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What's not to like about robotics?

Labor savings, high throughput, repeatability, and flexibility are driving adoption of robots. ‘Creating value’ is a key consideration, too.

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