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Pack Expo Chicago 2012

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Key findings from 2012 PMMI industry report: drug delivery trends

Highlights on drug delivery trends from PMMI's 2012 industry report on pharmaceuticals and medical devices, presented at Pack Expo.
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Test standards for transportation and logistics

'Real-world' tests are no match for the latest lab test methods. Brian Stepowany of Bumble Bee Foods and IoPP presents the standards and explains the benefits.
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Ten ways packaging tech can optimize your supply chain

GlaxoSmithKline expert goes beyond the 'usual suspect' factors to offer technical tips for packagers.
Case erector/bottom sealer for RSC, HSC, and RSC with divider cases
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Case erector/bottom sealer for RSC, HSC, and RSC with divider cases

Pearson’s CE25-T (for tape) offers an ergonomic case magazine, compact footprint, and mechanically advances cases in the magazine to the pick-off.
See a 'hot' Tabasco vision system in action
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See a 'hot' Tabasco vision system in action

See how Acquire Automation's custom vision systems shoots and processes multiple label views into one.
Have your film and eat it too
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Have your film and eat it too

New Vivos Edible Delivery Systems from water-soluble film manufacturer of MonoSol have been formulated to create pre-portioned pouches of food ingredients that can be dissolved in hot or cold water. Targeted applications include convenient portion packs for retail sale, as well as ingredient delivery for the foodservice or food manufacturing areas.
An affordable workhorse for water-soluble pouch packaging
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An affordable workhorse for water-soluble pouch packaging

Introduced with half the speed and half the cost of its predecessor the HydroForma f/f/s machine for water-soluble pouch packages, the HydroForma SP is Cloud Packaging’s small-platform machine, which still can package three to five times the pouches per minute of any competitive vertical-style machine.
Sensor means no registration marks needed on labels
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Sensor means no registration marks needed on labels

ML 20 markless sensor, designed by Sick originally for the bottling industry, does away with the registration mark traditionally required on labels.
Large-area pneumatic gripper
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Large-area pneumatic gripper

From Asco Pneumatics, a division of Emerson Industrial Automation, comes a pneumatic gripper that is especially suitable for robotic picking applications.
Printer designed for serialization
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Printer designed for serialization

Twin-print thermal-transfer printer from Fox IV is designed to help pharmaceutical companies implement track-and-trace strategies.
New printer is eco-friendly
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New printer is eco-friendly

From Hitachi, this printer is designed to be energy-efficient and to use minimal amounts of solvents and consumables than comparable ink-jet printers.
On-demand corrugated case printing
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On-demand corrugated case printing

Optimizer shuttle-feed print system from Iconotech is designed for printing blank RSCs at 60/min. Direct contact printing technology uses a thermal plate on which an image is printed via software unique to Iconotech.
Increase throughput and line efficiency with less labor
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Increase throughput and line efficiency with less labor

Form, pack, seal, print, and label with Loveshaw's fully automated system.
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Speedy shipment of pneumatic and electronic valves, cylinders, more
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Speedy shipment of pneumatic and electronic valves, cylinders, more

Clippard Instrument Laboratory now offers same-day shipping (on orders received by 2:30 p.m.) of hundreds of items. The company manufactures miniature pneumatic and electronic valves; brass, stainless, and corrosion-resistant cylinders; modular components and fittings; and more.
How to Increase Downstream Production
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How to Increase Downstream Production

Intermec provides a demo of its warehouse and manufacturing traceability products at Pack Expo 2012.
Ampoules with point-of-use mixing
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Ampoules with point-of-use mixing

PACK EXPO 2012: The new unit-dose ampoules from James Alexander are 2-part systems for multi-component applications that can't be mixed until point-of-use.
Transdermal patch converting and packaging module
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Transdermal patch converting and packaging module

PACK EXPO 2012: This Delta Industrial Mod-Tech® Module is converting and packaging a transdermal patch. Materials are being die-cut with very little waste and placed into a wrapper, sealed wrapper, with the patch centered in the pouch.

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