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Materials Product Brief
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Sorbent preforms

Skavenger(TM) sorbent preforms from Multiform Desiccants (Buffalo, NY) offer good adsorption capacity in a small, compact design for applications including transistors, semiconductors, electronic equipment and some pharmaceuticals.
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Controls Product Brief
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Optical sensor

The Dynamic Optical Window from Balluff (Florence, KY) detects and reacts to moving objects as small as .03" dia. Suited for counting small objects air-conveyed in a transparent tube or dropped from a chute, such as drug capsules, wire trim scrap or electronic components.
Materials Product Brief
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Temperature-indicating labels

Tempil° (South Plainfield, NJ) has introduced TempilLabel° self-adhesive labels. Uses a bullseye-shaped indicator that turns from white to black when it reaches its rated temperature.
Materials Product Brief
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Blister inspection software

When used with Color CVIM inspection tools, Blister-Pak(TM) software from Allen-Bradley (Mil-waukee, WI) can provide high-speed inspection of packaged tablets and capsules in most combinations.
News
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FDA revises standards for single-serve dairy containers

It may seem like too little and too late, but the Food and Drug Administration recently issued its 1993 revision of "Standards for the Fabrication of Single Service Containers and Closures for Milk and Milk Products." Federal and state regulatory inspectors use these standards as the basis for inspecting plants manufacturing dairy packaging.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nonprescription Drug Manu- facturers Assn. (Washington, DC): Robert G. Donovan, re-elected as chairman.
News
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Labels, not Similac, are phony

As if Ross Laboratories, Columbus, OH, didn't have enough trouble with fake 16-oz metal cans of powdered Similac infant formula in California (see PW, March '95, p.
Clay-coated newsback cartons have replaced SBS board for Pilling Weck1s line of disposable medical devices. The new cartons, so
Feature Article
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Folding carton changes rescue medical products maker

Changing from preprinted SBS to clay-coated newsback with labels printed and applied in-house saves Pilling Weck between 25 and 30% in material costs while halving carton inventory.
Feature Article
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Tom's finds that 'less, low and no' describe new snacks

What may be the first complete line of salty snack foods in low- and no-fat versions is now debuting from Tom's Foods. Known as a regional manufacturer, Tom's is now taking the lead in package design.
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Nabisco enters variety snack category in stand-up pouches

Nabisco Biscuit Co., East Hanover, NJ, is breaking into the variety snack category with Doyan-style stand-up pouches with reclosable plastic zippers.

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