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A three-pronged approach to serialization

Apace Packaging integrated serialization into its existing bottle and blister packaging lines for a comprehensive solution.
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On the front lines of serialization

Successful implementation requires interconnecting packaging equipment, materials, and components so they are dependent upon each other.
FDA revises proposed Nutrition Facts label rule
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FDA revises proposed Nutrition Facts label rule

Aim is to include a daily value for added sugars to help consumers make more informed choices. Public comments welcomed for 75 days from July 24, 2015.
INCEPTION SERIALIZATION
Machine Case Study
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Digital printer ‘XAPS’ would-be counterfeiters

Digital carton printing company OTC Group helps its customers thwart counterfeiting and theft with Xerox tracking system.
Viniq Web
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Elegant glass bottle enhances shimmering liqueurs

E&J Gallo uses a clear glass bottle with a slim and elegant shape to showcase its new shimmering liqueur products, colored in deep, rich colors.
Meal Kit
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Burlap bags find new life as insulation for meal kits

Meal-kit delivery service Plated switches from plastic insulation liners for its shippers to ones made from recycled jute, a rapidly renewable material that is also compostable.
Plastics Color Corp. lab worker
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DMFs can provide medical and pharmaceutical packaging benefits

Although not required by law or FDA regulation, Drug Master Files provide information about facilities, manufacturing, processing, packaging, and storage of drugs to support New Drug Applications.
Braebon's DentiTrac
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Catching the wearable device wave

Commercial products and technology developments in clinical trials offer potential for disruptive change in treating patients.
Coffee Study
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Coffee capsules: A greener option?

A new study comparing the environmental impacts of single-serve coffee versus brewed coffee throughout the entire life cycle of the products provides some surprising results.
Guido Corbella
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Ipack-Ima Spa announces Guido Corbella’s retirement

Guido Corbella ends his mandate as CEO of Ipack-Ima Spa in the wake of the success of the 2015 edition.
Sharp Clinical Services chart.
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Not your grandparents’ clinical trial

Everyone from the FDA to professional associations are investing time, money, and resources into upping the stakes when it comes to clinical trials.
Optima Highlights Simulation/Visualization and Flexibility in Filling Systems
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Optima Highlights Simulation/Visualization and Flexibility in Filling Systems

This year at Achema 2015, Optima Pharma showcased an augmented reality visualization application simulating airflow inside of a machine to analyze conditions from any perspective. And, in response to the industry’s need for flexibility, Optima’s Rene Groh shows us the Optima H4, which has a standard output of up to 24,000 objects per hour or 400 syringes per minute. An easy changeover enables the same machine to handle 600 syringes per minute. H4 has a small footprint and can also handle vials and cartridges.
Marchesini Group’s Synchro - Precision at High Production Rates
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Marchesini Group’s Synchro - Precision at High Production Rates

At Achema 2015, Marchesini Group presented a precision counting unit including a synchronized dynamic conveyance system to transfer the counted products into the vial as the vial itself is fed along the line to cotton insertion, capping, and even labeling. In this presentation, Marchesini’s John Sagdic walks through a filling application of 60 tablets per bottle at a rate of 150 vials per minute.
A Special Version of Marchesini BL Tracking Machines Displayed
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A Special Version of Marchesini BL Tracking Machines Displayed

The Marchesini BL A421, a new version of the BL range of carton labeling and tracking machines, is a complete system for serialization needs in either a stand-alone unit or as part of a line. It supports an extended range of sizes that can be processed without affecting the top printing quality of 2D codes. It also applies tamper evident seals on closing points.
SaladPower in aseptic carton.
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SaladPower debuts in aseptic packaging

One hundred percent natural, 100 percent non-GMO, lower calories and sugar, more vitamins and vegetables first – that’s what new super premium vegetable juice SaladPower® delivers, and more.

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