From the Editors' Desk

Compact Machine Packages Wide Array of Products
At WestPack 2009, Uhlmann Packaging Systems (Towaco, NJ) demonstrated its B1240, a compact blister machine designed for flexible medium-speed packaging lines. The smallest machine in the Uhlmann family of machines, the B1240 can be equipped with...
Unique Heating System Seals Medical Device Packaging

Unique temperature monitoring comes to an expanded line of medical heat sealers. Packworld USA Ltd. (Nazareth, PA) has added to its line of validatable heat sealers with the PW 4024 and PW 4036. Equipped with the advanced TOSS (The Optimum Sealing...

Automating a Thermoform-Fill-Seal Line

Multivac (Kansas City, MO) displayed a complete end-to-end automated packaging line solution and other innovations at WestPack in Anaheim, CA. A high-speed R245 thermoform-fill-seal machine was integrated with robotic loading, quality control vision...

Schott Ready-to-Fill Syringes in U.S.

Schott forma vitrum is developing production of ready-to-fill syringes, Schott forma 3s, in the United States, by expanding capacity at its Lebanon, PA pharmaceutical packaging facility. The company is investing $46 million to add a full line of ready...

Single-Use Pack Wins Medical Design Excellence Award
A glucose meter check control product has received the Medical Design Excellence Award for packaging. Created by Bionostics (Devens, MA), the container allows for a single drop of quality control solution to a glucose test strip to verify the...