Protection for transporting pharmaceuticals: Pelican Biothermal to partner with Wilpak Global 

20 Nov 2018 --- Pelican Biothermal, supplier of temperature-controlled packaging, is to partner with Wilpak Group International to offer its customers the option to utilize Wilpak’s thermal protection covers for the worldwide transportation of pharmaceutical payloads. 

Consumer interest in liquid nutraceutical delivery forms grow as “pill fatigue” perseveres, says Bormioli Pharma 

13 Nov 2018 --- Consumers are more mindful of their health and nutraceutical products have become aspects of an everyday diet. This, coupled with a faster pace of consumer living has spurred a number of packaging innovations for nutraceuticals. This is according to Elena Piazza, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Bormioli Pharma, which supplies pharmaceutical and nutraceutical packaging solutions. Its portfolio includes a dual chamber system packaging which offers precise reconstitution for oral products, including food supplements.

Tekni-Films launches super barrier coated films for improved pharma packaging

15 Oct 2018 --- Tekni-Films, a Tekni-Plex business, has introduced the super barrier coated (SBC) films SBC 240 as a performance and improved-cost alternative for 4- and 6-mil PCTFE laminations and cold formed foil for blister applications. This thermoformable film has exceptional moisture and oxygen barrier properties and the triplex structure is ideal for applications such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, probiotics and other related products.

Holographic 3D rlc pharma packaging design claims European Carton Excellence Award 2018

11 Oct 2018 --- rlc packaging group’s Mezym pharmaceutical packaging design has grabbed the European Carton Excellence Award 2018, presented by the two industry associations Pro Carton and ECMA. The Mezym folding carton for tablet blister packs boasts eye-catching metallic finish and holographic 3D effects. It is used to package a medication produced by Berlin-Chemie.

Vitamin brand vitafusion “first in the US” to offer recyclable shrink packaging 

01 Oct 2018 --- Gummy vitamin brand vitafusion, manufactured by Church & Dwight, has become the “first in the vitamins category” to use recycle friendly shrink-film labeled packaging in the US. Launched this year, packaging for vitafusion’s MultiVites 150-count gummies now incorporates shrink labels made with high-performing Eastman Embrace LV resin and Sun Chemical’s SunLam Deseaming Adhesive, converting a previously non-recyclable package to a recycle-friendly one. The full vitafusion gummies line will convert to recycle-friendly shrink labeled packaging in 2019.

Gerresheimer to offer irradiation of primary packaging services

20 Sep 2018 --- Gerresheimer, a pharma and healthcare packaging provider, is expanding its services to offer surface finishing of plastic packaging for ophthalmology and rhinology products with irradiation. As part of this move, the company is drawing on partnerships with selected certified partners.

Avery Dennison targets pharmaceutical packaging with UHF and RFID labels

17 Sep 2018 --- Avery Dennison, global labeling and functional materials manufacturer, has expanded its portfolio of ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) inlay label products targeting the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. 

Adents launches new mobile application to manage serialized products

17 Sep 2018 --- Serialization and track & trace solutions provider Adents has introduced a new mobile application developed for pharmaceutical warehouses, wholesalers, distributors and dispensers (such as pharmacies and hospitals) for improved traceability throughout the supply chain. DispaX allows all supply chain stakeholders to verify, decommission, and aggregate serialized products.

Healthcare packaging: Innovating for a patient-centric market

10 Sep 2018 --- Due to a changing pharmaceutical model and pending US legislation requiring drug manufacturers to package opioids using child-resistant/senior-friendly (CR/SF) blister packaging, adherence packaging in the healthcare industry is more important now than ever, according to Dave Dwyer, Vice President of Global Strategic Marketing at WestRock Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS).

Gerresheimer launches specialzed team for new-generation pharmaceutical packaging

03 Sep 2018 --- New sophisticated and sensitive injectable drugs require a new generation of custom-tailored pharmaceutical primary packaging. Gerresheimer is combining its expertise into a specialized team called Gx Solutions, an interdisciplinary expert and sales team able to utilize the development know-how of four Technical Competence Centers.

Herma expands range of labeling machinery to emphasize "innovation and functionality"

31 Aug 2018 --- Self-adhesive technology specialists Herma US is set to feature new options on several of its labeling machines at Healthcare Packaging Expo October 14-17, Chicago. Highlights will include a tamper-evident side labeler and wrap-around labeler with motion control for faster runs. 

Blister solution for opioid prescriptions launched by Keystone Folding

29 Aug 2018 --- Designer and cGMP manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions Keystone Folding has introduced a customizable Ecoslide-RX packaging design which is seen as a tool to combat the ongoing opioid crisis in the US. This updated Ecoslide-RX package is designed to limit dosages in an effort to curb overdoses while providing added benefits for safe dispensing.

Covert hologram offers protection against pharmaceutical tampering

02 Aug 2018 --- The Europe-wide Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU coming into force in February 2019 requires all pharmaceutical manufacturers to mark their prescription medicine packaging with a serial number and an additional tamper protection device. Schreiner MediPharm’s multifunctional Covert-Hologram Seal with an irreversible, holographic effect offers reliable first-opening indication and tamper evidence, plus counterfeiting protection, and complies with the requirements of the EU Directive.

MULTIVAC to exhibit novel packaging concepts for pharmaceuticals at FachPack 2018

02 Aug 2018 --- At FachPack 2018 MULTIVAC will be presenting an innovative concept for packing medical and pharmaceutical products, where the main feature is the easy removal of the product thanks to a novel opening aid. In addition to this, a packaging line with automatic syringe infeed will be exhibited, as well as a new labeling solution, which enables folded products such as package inserts to be sealed closed automatically.

Digitalization on the e-health market with the smart “Medical Prescription”

01 Aug 2018 --- August Faller has developed an intelligent and interactive pharmaceutical packaging prototype: a digitalized folding carton, coined “Medical Prescription,” which supports patient’s compliance with regard to medication intake. The packaging solution, which includes a small e-paper display and electronic controls (buttons), counts down the tablets, reminds the patient of the correct time to take them and alerts the patient when it is time to order a new prescription. Doctors and pharmacists can transfer, via Bluetooth, individual dosage instructions onto the folding carton.

Pharmaceutical packaging: Aptar Pharma’s dispenser gains safety approval

31 Jul 2018 --- Aptar Pharma, part of the AptarGroup who globally supply dispensing and sealing solutions, has made strides in the packaging for pharmaceutical space with its Ophthalmic Squeeze Dispenser being approved by the French National Agency of Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM). The Ophthalmic Squeeze Dispenser is also the first and only FDA-reviewed delivery system for multidose, preservative-free Eye Care products, reports the company.

Schreiner collaboration delivers new pharma label that “closes like a pocket”

09 Jul 2018 ---  Schreiner MediPharm has teamed with tube manufacturer Neopac and machine producer Harro Höfliger to develop a new pharmaceutical tube which provides ample space for information. The special marking label encloses the tube like a pocket and can be automatically dispensed on packaging lines.

Hoffmann Neopac unveils innovative supplement packaging solutions at Vitafoods 2018

15 May 2018 --- Pharmaceutical packaging specialists, Hoffmann Neopac, will unveil their newest tins and tube solutions at this year’s Vitafoods show, in Geneva. The new packaging is certified to be childproof and aims to meet the demand for more cost-effective and sustainable innovations across the pharmaceutical, dietary and food industries.

Postable packaging: Letterboxes no barrier to M&H Plastics’ Solutions

13 Apr 2018 --- Creative packaging supplier, M&H Plastics, has launched a range of packaging solutions designed for easy-posting through letterboxes. The range is available for both solid and liquid contents, ideal for mail order products, with varying neck and closure specifications to fit either type of product.

Cambridge Design Partnership Launches Patient Friendly Packaging That Is Fun And Intuitive

05 Feb 2018 --- Technology and product design firm Cambridge Design Partnership has unveiled a new approach to pharmaceutical packaging. An intuitive design coupled with an injection of fun has resulted in a single-use medicine pouch that is a world away from traditional pharmaceutical packaging.