Equate Beauty Acne Foaming Wash, a premium Walmart brand, won the Best Pharmaceutical Tube Award. For this tube, MJS worked with Essel Propack America to create a silver foil decoration along with the flexographic printing with hot foil to achieve a special look.
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Two pharmaceutical tubes win awards

Tube Council competition awards Equate and Rexall tubes, constructed through a partnership between MJS Packaging and Essel Propack.
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Oscar Mayer brand P3 capitalizes on the healthful snacking craze.
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Kraft pushes packs of protein

Kraft Foods Group’s Oscar Mayer brand is introducing P3 Portable Protein Pack: meat, cheese, and nuts in a packaging format designed for active consumers looking for a snack to help keep them going throughout the day.
3D printing offers exciting possibilities for medical device developments.
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Medical device developments that pack the 'wow' factor

With two considerable medical device packaging events just around the corner, intriguing medical device announcements center on everything from engineered human organs to 3D printing to talking apps.
PMMI's new study, “Trends in Robotics Market Assessment 2014.”
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Dynamic changes in robotic packaging applications

Today, 75% of end users use robotics along their manufacturing lines, and the capabilities for food and pharmaceutical processing are game-changers.
Shown here is the carton format marketed by Henkel.
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Hair care line features remarkable robotics

Just two years after the reorientation of Henkel’s Viersen-Dülken site for specialization in hair coloring products, this German factory is operating one of the most modern production lines in the world.
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Organic lip balm gets compostable packaging

New line of organic lip balms is launched in biodegradable, compostable paper tubes.
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New interface tool tightly integrates robots and packaging machines

Generally speaking, when a robot made by a robotic OEM is integrated into a piece of packaging machinery like a case packer or cartoner, the robot comes with its own controller while the packaging machinery components are controlled by a PLC. The two controllers must interface for the total system to function.
The Kronenbourg paperboard multipack in France is produced by MWV.
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Carlsberg Circular Community formed to rethink packaging

Carlsberg joins with global suppliers to develop packaging that reduces reliance on natural resources while still appealing to consumers, using the Cradle-to-Cradle platform.
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At the CPG item level, will it be R.I.P for RFID?

The application hasn’t lived up to forecasts, but is it too soon for obituaries?
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Poultry processor switches to 100% recyclable trays

Saudi Arabian food company selects PET-based poultry trays that provide 100% recyclability.
Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system that offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
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Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system

Thermal imaging system offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
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Video: New Bud Light Cool Twist reclosable bottle

Using patented bottle technology, the new Bud Light Cool Twist 16-oz reclosable aluminum bottle features a sleek, innovative package design.
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New Coke bottle for U.K. is lightest 330-mL ever

Design technology investments and changes in the glass-forming process by U.K. glass manufacturer results in 190-g weight for 330-mL bottle.
Schreiner-Medipharm's Needle-Trap. It’s a pressure-sensitive label solution for syringes that addresses the problem of sharps. Included here is a photo of (from left to right) three labels still on their release liner, a freshly labeled syringe with its protective needle sheath in place, and a post-injection syringe with its needle safely trapped in plastic with no opportunity whatsoever for harm to healthcare personnel. All that’s left is disposal into the nearest sharps container. According to Schreiner M
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Packaging technology on display at Pharmapack Europe 2014

Aseptic packaging, drug delivery systems, and syringe label that addresses sharps stand out as new venue enjoys successful debut.
Winning in the Pharmapack Awards' Quality of Life category was Nanopass 34, the World’s thinnest pen needle, which was developed by Japan’s Terumo and is notable because it minimizes discomfort or pain caused by injections.
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Responsible innovation and the 2014 Pharmapack Awards

Among the themes that echoed at Pharmapack Europe 2014 was that of responsible innovation.

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