Case Studies

Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & OTC Packaging

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Kraft adds more nutrition information

Responding to the Food & Drug Administration’s call for clearer nutrition information on smaller packages, Kraft Foods, Northfield, IL, has announced its answer.
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Sargento dips into snack trays

Sargento Cheese Dips! from Sargento Foods Inc., Plymouth, WI, answer intensifying consumer demand for convenient snack food packaging.
Although CPL's new filler has 10 heads, the contract packager sometimes uses only four or six nozzles, which provides flexibilit
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Pharmaceutical contract packager fills its 'lineup'

New 10-head, in-line piston filler anchors a new liquid and cream line that helps Canadian contract manufacturer-packager meet the needs of its customers.
Plitt Co. has captured huge savings by switching from costlier rigid containers to preformed bags. The bags offer engineered per
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Bag nets fish packer big savings

The Plitt Co. switched from plastic trays to premade bags that offer precise permeation control for its fish.
This closure, called torqued-on, pilfer-proof, is an adaptation of closures used for high-end spirits.
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Phillips abandons cork for screw cap

Torqued-on pilfer-proof cap from England looks like conventional capsule, but twists open easily.
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Film 'doubles up' for dishwashers

A water-soluble film from Monosol, LLC is providing the carrier for a dual-compartment pack for Procter & Gamble’s Cascade for automatic dishwashers.
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Indian haircare products add appeal (sidebar)

Two products for the haircare market in India together won a Silver Award for The Paper Products, Ltd., Thane, India, a member of Huhtamaki Group.
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'Mirror' bottle reflects sunscreen (sidebar)

Ormond Beach, FL-based Hawaiian Tropic/Tanning Research Labs won DuPont Silver for a bottle with a mirror embedded in its front panel. Empire/Emco worked with Hawaiian Tropic to design the bottle and served as a broker through bottle molding, decorating, and filling steps.
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Single-dose, needle-less syringe (sidebar)

Los Angeles-based Penjet Corp. won a Silver Award for its invention of the PenJet: a prefilled, needle-less injection package for liquid and lyophilized drugs.
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Two-in-one medical hybrid pack (sidebar)

A packaging system that contains, mixes, and injects medicine all in one unit?
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Drug distributor sees RFID's time as 'now' (sidebar)

For the H.D. Smith Wholesale Drug Co., a national distributor of prescription drugs, the “when” of implementing radio-frequency identification (RFID) as a track-and-trace packaging security tool is “now.”The Springfield, IL-based company is implementing a pilot RFID program for Class 2 drugs out of its distribution center in Springfield.
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'Project blank' (sidebar)

GlaxoSmithKline teamed up recently with corrugated vendor Smurfit-Stone and coding machinery maker Markem to generate significant cost savings and simplified inventory at GSK’s Maidenhead, England, facility.
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Film test results (sidebar)

Nephron has for months conducted pouch film material assessments to qualify or requalify packaging materials and its material vendors. Specifically, it’s testing pouch material used to package the low-density polyethylene vials containing the product solutions.
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Cartoned convenience (sidebar)

The Convenience Pack for GlaxoSmithKline’s Trizivir medication for treatment of HIV/AIDS is contract packaged by Sharp Corp. The carton is a 16-pt SBS printed offset in three colors plus varnish.
Nephron says the cartoner is 'forgiving' of variances in carton materials.
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Payback brings Nephron fast relief

Nephron production breathes easier with labor-saving wrapping and cartoning lines for its respiratory inhalants that yield a one-year payback.See video

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