Automatic Film Inserters replace the cotton in the headspace of bottles with clean plastic FDA approved films. These films offer greater product protection, longer shelf life, easier removal, and promotional opportunities. Plastic films have a number of advantages over cotton. Cotton is moisture-attracting and can potentially absorb moisture from the pills, resulting in premature degradation of the product. Plastic films do not introduce undesirable particulate matter contaminate into bottles. Plastic film may also be preprinted with promotional information or coupons.