3,500 PANELS. This rendering of the new Smithsonian museum, expected to be complete in 2015, calls for 3,500 bronze-style archit
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Building panels bound for Smithsonian stay safe

Metalworking company Element selects custom laminated paperboard packaging to protect specially finished, 135-lb architectural panels for a new Smithsonian museum.
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PERSONALIZED MEDICINE. Britain’s University of Central Lancashire is developing a 3D printer that can produce a tablet with prec
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3D printing’s promise for medical devices

Don’t blink, because the world of healthcare packaging, particularly in medical devices, is undergoing dramatic innovation.
MULTIPLE COMPONENTS. It may involve a lot of parts, but the Airopack concept delivers an elegant finished package that replaces
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Method strikes again

A dispensing system that relies on compressed air rather than a chemical propellant is the latest from a company that has re-written the rules of packaging countless times already.
SPACE-EFFICIENT. The single I-Pack machine occupies the same area as the four previous cold-seal machines.
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Automated by-the-book packaging for on-line orders

MBS Textbook Exchange realizes significant savings in shipping material costs, makes more efficient use of labor time, and delivers better-protected, easier-to-open packages.
Eric Greenberg
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A rose by any other name would still be regulated by FDA

In recent years the proliferation of dietary supplements, which are foods intended to provide supplementation of one’s diet with a particular substance or substances, has led to many creative and innovative products.
Bernhard Vaihinger, Head of Product Management, Innovation and Technology at Bosch Packaging Systems GmbH.
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Retailers are ready for RRP

Bernhard Vaihinger is Head of Product Management, Innovation and Technology at Bosch Packaging Systems GmbH. Here he talks about recent trends in secondary packaging.
Serialization technology
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Animal health medications benefit from track and trace

Serialization technology protects global pharmaceutical and biotech maker protect its flea-and-tick medications.
Suerte Tequila
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Glow-in-the-dark treatment for special tequila

Boulder, CO-based Suerte Tequila has launched its limited-release, 100% Tahona-processed, five-year single-barrel Extra Añejo in a one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark bottle.
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Pharma EXPO session addresses counterfeiting

Companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb are understandably frustrated when they roll out a product only to find that counterfeits of that product are already on the market.
Mocktails
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Shaker-style bottle serves up fun beverages for non-drinkers

For those who don’t drink alcohol, being the partygoer carrying a bottle of water among those enjoying colorful drinks in swanky glasses can dampen the party experience.
Steve Gibson, Senior Manager of Global Beverage Packaging R&D, PepsiCo
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Achieving global standardization of package structures

Global consumer goods companies are increasingly focusing their resources on fewer brands and developing products that can be adapted globally.
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Industry Watch—January 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the January 2015 issue of Packaging World.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
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Unique IDs on every pack?

Unique identification codes have grown increasingly omnipresent because they represent our best hope in the fight against counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products.
VIAL STOPPER. This image shows a continuous ink-jet code on a vial stopper.
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Comparing UDI and DSCSA coding

Although there are differences between the medical device Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulation and the Pharmaceutical Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), Videojet Technologies’ Tim Kearns finds many common aspects across both.
Walmart announces plans to incorporate Keystone Folding Box Co.’s Ecoslide-RX 2.0 compliance package into its pharmacies nationw
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Walmart first to adopt next-generation compliance/adherence package

Walmart announces plans to incorporate Keystone Folding Box Co.’s Ecoslide-RX 2.0 compliance package into its pharmacies nationwide beginning in 2015.

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