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Fast pharma cartoning with a small footprint
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Fast pharma cartoning with a small footprint

The CT200 Pharma Cartoner from MGS features speeds up to 200 cpm, a small footprint, HMI touch screens, predesigned in-feeds, and no-tool changeover.
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Water-soluble film ideal for ingredient delivery
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Water-soluble film ideal for ingredient delivery

Monosol is making its Vivos water-soluble film for unit-dose packaging available to food manufacturers to deliver product ingredients more conveniently, cleanly, and with less waste.
Cartoner designed with sanitation in mind
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Cartoner designed with sanitation in mind

The Langen C-100H cartoner was designed with sanitation and ease of cleaning in mind. Guard doors swing wide open and personnel can enter freely into spaces that need sanitation or maintenance. Low-level magazine feed brings ergonomic advantages.
There's an app for that: Pharma packaging authentication
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There's an app for that: Pharma packaging authentication

Griffin-Rutgers exhibited an iPhone app that allows a user to authenticate a package in the field. The app works very similarly to a check deposit app. Watch to see how it works.
Following their presentation on 3D printing/additive manufacturing, Carl Dekker, President of Met-L-Flo, and Don Smith Manager Engineering Technology Resources at Baxter Healthcare Corp. (left), respond to audience inquiries.
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Practical packaging applications for additive manufacturing

PACK EXPO presentation suggests 3D printing technology can deliver many positive packaging uses.
Infant formula inspires 3A-certified auger filler
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Infant formula inspires 3A-certified auger filler

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery develops a sanitary auger filler for an infant formula application and then seeks 3A certification for the equipment, rolling it out to the food, pharma, and nutraceutical markets.
High-barrier film for pharma
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High-barrier film for pharma

Ideal for chemically sensitive pharmaceutical applications, Rollprint's Exponent 2 high-barrier film combines the company's ClearFoil and a co-extruded non-crystalline polyester sealant. The film offers a comparable alternative to the acrylonitrile-methyl acrylate copolymer offered by Barex, which recently announced its exit from the market.
Medical band sealer meets needs
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Medical band sealer meets needs

Calibratable and validatable, the Supersealer Medical Band Sealer from OK International is designed to meet medical industry's many specific requirements.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Navigating FDA recall requirements

A medical device recall by any other name might still stink for your company.
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Integrated labeler/topserter delivers performance of up to 200 BPM

The PES WL-200-TS is a fully integrated labeling and topserting system designed to reliably apply pressure sensitive labels and glue applied topserts to pharmaceutical bottles.
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