May 22, 2012 forward iPad and Mobile
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Medical device + identification space
Becton, Dickinson takes proactive stance on device identification
Feature Image 1 Many medical device manufacturers are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the White House to release a proposed rule requiring them to print "unique device identifiers" (UDIs) on their products and their packaging. But not Becton, Dickinson and Company. BD is way ahead of much of the industry in assigning, printing, and utilizing global trade identification numbers (GTINs) on all its U.S. manufactured products.
Tags: » Medical devices   » Track and trace   » Printing   » Regulatory
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Is the era of packaging machinery customization here?
In this excerpted article from Healthcare Packaging's Feb. 2012 "Voices of Leadership" issue, packaging experts from Smith & Nephew Inc's Advance Surgical Devices Div., Medtronic Spinal and Biologics, and PackWise Consulting discuss what they're looking for from equipment suppliers, touching on issues related to overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), sustainability, and automation, among others. Feature Image 2
Tags: » Automation   » OEE   » Efficiency
Nutraceuticals + closures space
Shadow Beverages, GNC enter ready-to-drink beverage market
Feature Image 3 GNC, a specialty retailer of nutritional products, and its licensee partner, Shadow Beverages LLC, have entered the ready-to-drink beverage category in new markets with an extensive range of Nutritional Waters, Sport Nutrition, and Protein Nutrition Beverages. Topping off the new line of GNC Advanced Nutrition Beverages is an Extra-Lok V 38-mm OD, compression-molded polypropylene cap.
Tags: » Closure Systems   » Graham Packaging   » Nutraceuticals » Closures » Bottles
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A bionic actuator
Feature Image 4 Based on a design derived from nature, the "fluidic muscle" is a whole new breed of actuator that could have a big impact on the sealing of flexible films, reports Pat Reynolds, VP/Editor, Packaging World magazine. The sealing tool was recently developed by Rinco Ultrasonics, a maker of ultrasonic welding and cutting technologies.
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