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3C Packaging Implements Color Matching Process

3C Packaging (www.3CPackaging.com) has launched a “Color By Numbers” program based in a dedicated ink room at its Clayton, NC, headquarters. The room houses a spectrophotometer, which provides a linchpin for greater control of and results from its color matching processes.
Spectrophotometry is a process in which inks are accurately and repeatedly mixed to achieve a match within one Delta E, a tolerance barely perceptible to the human eye.
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Catalent Increases Sterile Fill-Finish Capacity

Catalent Pharma Solutions has completed construction of its newly-renovated 3300-sq-ft aseptic fill-finish manufacturing facility at Research Triangle Park, NC, where it offers comprehensive sterile product formulation and development.
The renovation provides a four-fold increase of the sterile fill-finish capacity at the site and adds new complementary technology to Catalent’s existing service offerings (see http://www.catalent.com/index.php/development, http://www.catalent.com/index.php/supply).
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Flottman Expands Services With Marketing Program

Flottman Company, Inc. (www.flottmanco.com)—a supplier of printing since 1921 and secondary packaging to pharma customers since the mid 1960s—has recently developed a successful marketing solutions business.
The Crestview Hills, KY-based converter gained its first “cross-over” client with the Penn Herb Company.
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Clondalkin Invests in Technology For Cartons, Labels, Literature

Vision systems are among the upgrades for right-the-first-time production in an expanded global network for secondary packaging.
Clondalkin Pharma and Healthcare (www.clondalkingroup.com) has made a series of recent technology investments to stay at the forefront of market trends in secondary printed packaging for the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets.
Since its acquisition last year, the Catalent Pharma Solutions’s Printed Components Business has been integrated with Clondalkin’s global network now spanning 17 manufacturing sites in the United States and Europe.
“With the integration
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Factoring Social Costs

In evaluating scenarios for its business after a 2007 management buyout, Pharmalucence managers considered the impact on employment.
“We were at the bottom of the recession where jobs were being lost; we didn’t want to be part of that,” President Glenn Alto said in a presentation “Making It Massachusetts” at Interphex.
Outsourcing pharmaceutical production—one of the options considered—would downsize the firm by more than 50 employees.
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Pharmalucence To Launch Bosch Fill-Finish Isolator Line

The drug manufacturer sets up as a CMO with a new Boston BioTech Cluster-based facility.
Pharmalucence (www.pharmalucence.com) is building a barrier isolated aseptic fill-finish facility as it further develops its business segment in contract manufacturing.
The isolator line will support fill-finish of Pharmalucence’s manufactured radiopharmaceuticals, while providing expanded capacity for contract services the company projects will grow 10% annually for ten years.
Bosch Packaging Technology (www.boschpackaging.com) is supplying the MLF2020 Isolator Line for Vi
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Pouch Sealers Deliver Verifiable Quality

CMD Corp. offers real-time process analysis and control in sealers for the medical device packaging market.
 
 
By David Vaczek, Senior Editor
CMD Corporation (www.cmd-corp.com) has introduced pouch converting machines with enhanced process management tools for medical applications. The machines feature Intelligent Sealing Technology (IST) from CMD Corp.’s PDI division.
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Finding More With Inspection

Using digital camera-based machine vision, packagers can move from decoding print and bar codes to other package and product inspection tasks.
Matrix-style or 2-D codes such as DataMatrix are increasingly favored as codes that contain more data in a smaller space compared to linear bar codes, as regulations require more information in a bar code.
Camera-based inspection systems that capture digital photos for analysis are typically required for reading these codes for content and legibility.
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Eriez Targets Pharmaceuticals With Metal Detection

 
Eriez (www.eriez.com) supplies its metal detectors for integration on existing conveyor lines or incorporated with conveyor systems designed and built by Eriez.
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Non-Destructive Seal Testing

 
With its Seal-Scan non-contact airborne ultrasound technology, PTI Inspection Systems (www.ptiusa.com) provides a non-destructive method for inspecting medical pouch seals. Seal-Scan tests seals end-to-end for overall seal quality and variations in seal uniformity, finding defects that are often undiscoverable through visual inspection.
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