MD&M East and EastPack Continue Growth

Together, the two shows expand opportunities for packaging professionals.


For the second year, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East and EastPack are teaming up to bring show attendees the latest equipment and supplies for their manufacturing and packaging needs. 

The MD&M East show, which takes place June 2–4, 2003, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, will once again offer the Medpak Pavilion, sponsored by PMP News. Attendees will have the chance to visit 120 leading suppliers of medical packaging equipment and supplies and see the latest innovations in high-speed fillers, dispensers, sealers, thermoformers, labeling and printing equipment, flexible pouches, barrier films, and more.

MD&M East registrants will also have access to the colocated EastPack show where they can access even more packaging equipment, supplies, and services. The Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Packaging Pavilion, also sponsored by PMP News, will feature specialty equipment as well as medical-grade materials and supplies, disposables packaging, trays and kits, blister packs, sterilization services, etc. Nutraceutical manufacturers will find everything they need for packaging vi-tamins and nutritional supplements.

In addition to the exhibits, attendees have access to a variety of packaging-related conference sessions. On Tuesday, June 3, George Wright IV of Product Identification & Processing Systems Inc. will chair the EastPack session on “Successfully Implementing HUD Blister Pack Bar Code Printing Using In-Line Flexographic Printing Systems.” Concurrently, MD&M East will hold a session chaired by Doug Stockdale of Stockdale and Associates on “Medical Packaging Design” and another on “Packaging Validation and Compliance.”

For more information or to register for the shows, call 310/445-4200, fax 310/996-6499, or visit the Web sites at


Exhibitor products


A manufacturer of thermoform-fill-seal rollstock packaging and vacuum chamber systems will showcase a range of packaging solutions at EastPack. Attendees can view demonstrations of the company’s R230 rollstock, T200 traysealer, and C500 vacuum chamber system. From its North American headquarters, the company provides strategic consultation, technical design, sales, distribution, and service of its complete line of packaging systems. It maintains a comprehensive, on-site parts inventory and offers technical assistance and certified training for its entire line of equipment. Multivac Inc., Kansas City, MO; 800/800-8552;

. EastPack, Booth #751

Oral Dispenser

A two-piece oral-dosage dispenser has been added to the company’s special stocking program. The program provides for standard pricing of the oral dispenser and stocking of popular sizes so they will be available from inventory. The tip area of the plunger is an original one-piece design that uses a flexible wiper, eliminating the need for a rubber wiper. This design gives the dispenser a three-piece feel that makes it easy to use. The clarified barrel allows enhanced visual dosage monitoring to ensure accurate dosing. Several options and accessories are available. Comar Inc., Buena, NJ; 856/692-9500;

. EastPack, Booth #864

Thermoformed Packaging

A manufacturer of custom-engineered packaging materials will showcase thermoformed plastic packaging solutions. It specializes in packaging for Class III medical devices, providing particulate-free packaging and quality protection for a broad range of medical products. With its cleanroom facilities, the company offers custom designing, engineering, and manufacturing of protective, sterilizable packaging for multiple-barrier medical trays and medical component parts. UFP Technologies Inc., Georgetown, MA; 978/352-2200;

. EastPack, Booth #822

Pouch-Handling System

An automatic pouch-handling system automatically takes pouches from a magazine, rotates them for easy filling, and then rotates them to a pouch sealer. The Pouchpack is compact, user-friendly, and fully validatable. Benefits include ease of calibration as well as application flexibility and changeover. The machine is available as a fully automatic or semiautomatic system. O/K International Corp., Marlborough, MA; 508/303-8286;

. MD&M East, Booth #2224

Indicator Inks

A company’s sterilization process indicator inks meet AAMI and ISO performance requirements for chemical indicators. Tempil sterilization-indicator inks may be printed on most conventional packaging materials. They also print well on paper used in packaging. Tempilink produces high-contrast color changes when exposed to standard sterilization conditions. The color changes are permanent. Tempil, an Illinois Tool Works company, South Plainfield, NJ; 800/757-8301;

. MD&M East, Booth #3029


An automated package tester combines leak integrity tests with seal-strength tests, including burst, creep, and creep-to-failure tests. Porous pouches, trays, or blisters with materials such as Tyvek and paper barriers are particularly suited to these seal-strength tests. The tester is a high-resolution leak and flow tester featuring one- to four-channel concurrent or multiple channel sequential leak and flow testing. T.M. Electronics, Boylston, MA, 508/869-6400;

. MD&M East, Booth #2120

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