Case Studies

Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & OTC 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.
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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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'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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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.
A patient presses and holds the button to hear those details on the "talking" bottle.
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Packaging delivers for pharmaceutical and medical firms

A ‘talking’ prescription pill bottle, GlaxoSmithKline’s contract-packaged medication for AIDS, and a medical device-drug hybrid that contains, mixes, and injects medicine in one unit are among five innovative packaging solutions.
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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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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.
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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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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Gephar brings blisters in-house

Self-packaging of blister packs is in fashion for Gephar Food, an Italian contract packager of ‘parapharmaceuticals.’
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Natural toothpaste moves to recycled tube

Burt’s Bees finds it can shift from aluminum to five-layer coextruded tubes with recycled content, topped with caps using recycled resin, too.
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Table-top bag maker brings savings

A tabletop bag maker installed in late 2002 at Arkwright, Inc., was so effective in reducing wasted packaging materials and wasted time that it paid for itself in two months.

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