HealthPack 2016 at the New Orleans' Astor Crowne Plaza.
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HealthPack accepting presentation abstracts for 2016 event through Aug. 24

Sterilization methods, UDI developments, test method validation among the topics sought by event team.
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Report: Sustainability to drive global paper packaging growth

Bans on the use of lightweight plastic bags and a rising awareness of ecological issues around the world are expected to boost the demand for paper packaging materials.
MG capsule filler benefits Sharp Clinical Services.
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Capsule filler enhances Sharp Clinical Services' production

Machine’s in-process weight control system and tablet feeder provide ‘radical change’ to the company’s capsule production.
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No more BPA in ConAgra Foods’ cans

ConAgra Foods eliminates the use of BPA liners in its cans, which are now made with coating systems that use polyester or acrylic materials.
Stick-pack production at Losan Pharma.
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Losan Pharma adds MES for solid dosage production

Contract manufacturer in Germany to interface Werum’s PAS-X MES. Once fully integrated, it will comprise a WMS and track and trace to address counterfeiting.
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ISBT talks beverage at PACK EXPO

The education sessions will be held over two days in The Beverage Cooler Lounge.
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Champagne producer optimizes controls platform

Already one of the most automated plants of its type, the Chouilly facility of champagne producer Nicolas Feuillatte in the Marne region of France recently underwent an upgrade of its controls platform.
Mixed bales
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What will you find in a mixed rigid plastic bale?

APR releases results of a study that catalogs the composition of mixed rigid bales to advance the expansion of plastics recycling beyond non-rigid bottles.
External view of Method's Pullman, Chicago facility.
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A Method to its madness

With a wind turbine and solar panels helping to produce energy for its in-house bottle molding and packaging lines, Method is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability at its new LEED Platinum-certified facility in Chicago’s historic Pullman district.
Pharma EXPO logo
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Pharma EXPO addresses regulatory trends

Las Vegas event will be home to products and insights to address traceability throughout the product lifecycle.
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‘No leaf unturned’ is guiding strategy for tea pack redesign

Packaging for exotic, loose-leaf tea brand Rishi is reinvigorated, in a new reusable tin decorated with graphics that call to mind the rich and flavorful teas inside.
Global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing report.
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U.S. leading global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing market

Mordor Intelligence cites Merck, Pfizer, Famar, Recipharm, and Novartis as major players in a market forecast to grow 6.4% through 2020.
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Belgium’s talking bottles

For nearly 10 years a team of developers at KHS, a packaging machinery OEM based in Germany, has been working on a technology that permits direct digital printing on beverage bottles.
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Materials make a difference

Haircare products maker Vogue Intl. switches to thinner labels for its bottles, reducing the environmental impact of its packaging by 26% to 34% in a number of categories.
Syringes in a tray.
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Does complexity cause confusion for combination products?

Regulatory issues, such as which pathway to choose, and treatment advances, add to the complexity of combination products.

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