Case Studies

Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & OTC Packaging

Packet system dispenses up to 300 desiccant packets per minute into bottles.
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Packets a prescription to savings

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA saves significantly as a result of switching to desiccant packets that are inserted automatically at high speeds.
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The clear "super tube" variety pack highlights the mints' visual appeal.
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Liquid mints become 'jewels' in a tube

Yosha! Enterprises breathes fresh air into category by finding structural inspiration in the cosmetics aisle.
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Smart packaging for Rx and cosmetics (sidebar)

Pharmaceutical products and cosmetics are both high-value product categories that are prime territory for low-cost smart packaging techniques. That’s according to a just-published study, Low-Cost Smart Packaging in Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics, from Pira Intl.
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New glass stopper for wine closures

Another alternative to natural cork as a closure for premium wines is now being trialed in Germany.
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Time indicator for perishables

Based on diffusion, Timestrip expiration date indicators show very clearly the remaining shelf life of refrigerated or frozen products.
A new HDPE top film web provides several benefits for Sengewald Klinikprodukte's packaged surgical drapes and gowns.
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Film drapes Sengewald in success

Appearance, tear resistance, and peel properties are key benefits of a top film web used by Sengewald in Germany for thermoformed packs of surgical drapes and gowns.
Sobeys uses both white and black sensor pads for its high-priced meat cuts, depending on the color of the meat tray.
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Sobeys' EAS tags thwart thieves

Canadian supermarket chain uses electronic article surveillance on a variety of packages—including fresh meats—to minimize shoplifting.
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Self-heating beverage container debuts

WP Beverage Partners LLC is introducing a new line of its Wolfgang Puck brand of gourmet coffees in self-heating containers—a first in North America, says the container’s creator, OnTech Delaware Inc. in San Diego.
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Electronic paperboard blister

MeadWestvaco Healthcare Packaging is licensing technology for printed “paperboard computers” from Sweden’s Cypak AG to develop its new cerepak™ electronic compliance packaging.
Prescription Solutions' line in Carlsbad, CA, is used to fill prescription drug orders. The line uses about 150 fill stations or
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Understanding the packaging line (sidebar)

Prescription Solutions’ pharmacy manager Dave Booher explains that the company’s automated fulfillment packaging line in Carlsbad, CA, stretches 160’ in one direction, makes a 1’-radius turn, and runs right back.
This induction sealer's coil design helps to control the direction of the electromagnetic energy that's given off during the ind
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Firm solves radio-frequency pollution

Pharmacy and benefits management firm Prescription Solutions solves a vexing frequency problem between inline RFID systems and an induction sealer.
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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.
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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