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OTC drugs and dietary supplements get new reporting burden

Under a brand new law, the packagers of over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements will have to report serious adverse events to FDA and keep records of the events. The law is effective beginning with any product labeled on or after December 22, 2007.
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The new Puerto Rico Convention Center has been the site for two Interphex shows on the island, which is home to many pharmaceuti
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Pharma packagers seek solutions at Interphex Puerto Rico

Strong attendance demonstrates relevance of a new multivendor end-of-line packaging integration initiative.
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The wrap-up: Digitized shelf life at home

As many have learned over the years, avoiding food spoilage is a good thing.
Labeler designed specifically for flexible packaging
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Labeler designed specifically for flexible packaging

This short, 60-second video clip from EPI Exact Packaging shows a variety of flexible packages that can be labeled using its equipment.
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START International: Electric Label Dispensers

The TheLabelDispenser™ line of semiautomatic electric label dispensers from START International includes solutions to improve all label placement processes.
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Axon: Axon: Heat-shrinkable sleeving

Axon, a div. of Pro Mach, has introduced its new EZ-SEAL 400SL heat-shrinkable sleeve labeling system, offering flexibility and high production capabilities for full body and TE banding applications.
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Powerpak: Powerpak: Flexible machine capability

The redesigned CFS PowerPak™ addresses both the current and future demands of packagers in the food industry by providing a flexible machine concept that enables machine retooling at any time.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Label print/apply systems

Diagraph has introduced its Platinum Series Label Print/Apply Systems, the PA/6000 and PA/4600. Designed for high-performance, high-speed, 24/7 operation in demanding conditions, PA/6000 features labeling rates to 110 ppm, 14” high-strength ABS unwind roll, and high-flow pneumatic speed controls.
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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T&A's RFID Update Part 3

We’ve chronicled the RFID experiences of family-owned produce packer Tanimura & Antle through several articles since 2005 (see links at bottom) via Tom Casas, T&A’s vp information technology and T&A’s resident RFID champion.
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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What's new in food & bev?

Convenience is king in food and beverage packaging—now and for the foreseeable future. But other trends bubbling to the surface bear watching.
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RFID variables tested

During Pack Expo 2006, Robert Clarke, Ph.D., of Michigan State University's School of Packaging (www.packaging.msu.edu, or e-mail [email protected]), presented original research that looked at a number of variables that affect RFID performance in the real world.
O-I embeds the nickel-sized RFID inlays, either HF or UHF frequency,  into the center base of the opaque white HDPE bottles.
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O-I pushes into embedded RFID

O-I is developing pharma bottles containing embedded tags, a trend that packagers hope brings them lower pricing for RFID technology.
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Label-Aire: Versatile labeling

Label-Aire has introduced the Inline Series 6000 Wrap Labeling System (Oblong Round).

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