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Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & OTC Packaging

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Countering the counterfeiters

Aventis Pharma Argentina is using a printed holographic push-through blister pack to fight counterfeiters of its popular Novalgina analgesic tablets.
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Pouches stand up to retorting (sidebar)

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Two-minute warm-up: That's all it takes for the product to be reheated still pouched in either boiling water or a microwave oven
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Pouches stand up to retorting

Fall River wild rice in a microwavable, no-foil “glass barrier” stand-up pouch brings precooked, ready-to-eat convenience to consumers.
A new molded pulp tray is now used for serving food aboard flights of Finnair. The trays are being recycled as part of a pilot p
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Finnair flies toward recycling goal

Shifting to a molded pulp tray for foodservice, Finland’s airline expands recycling of inflight packaging, thanks to special process.
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Rexall revitalizes packaging

Rexall Sundown, Boca Raton, FL, last December unveiled a series of consumer-friendly packaging improvements for cartoned bottles of its Osteo Bi-Flex caplets for joint health care.
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Euro-style solution to vial packaging

Bionostics’ first comprehensive production line adds efficiency and output to its operations and pays for itself in a year.
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Reestablishing a brand

In order to reestablish itself as a skincare innovator, Olay assigned design and branding agency Webb Scarlett for its Daily Facials and Total Effects line of anti-aging skincare products.
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Pouch brings spa experience home

Launched in the fourth quarter of 2002, göt 2b spa facial scrub is now making its way to drug stores and mass merchandisers nationwide. Rather than using a plastic bottle, the predictable packaging format for most cosmetics and beauty aids, Advanced Research Laboratories selected a spouted, reclosable, stand-up pouch.
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Abbott bar codes hospital injectables

Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, reported late in March that it had completed its initiative to apply unit-of-use bar codes to all of its hospital injectable pharmaceuticals and intravenous solutions.
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NACD's Best of Show winner clears clogs

While the late Bernard Seid spent much of his professional life in Cleveland, the award bearing his name is taking up more than temporary residence in the Cincinnati area.
As wine bottles emerge from the heat tunnel that shrinks the capsule around the bottle neck, a vertical conveyor belt rotates th
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Sometimes low tech is tech enough

To salvage existing equipment, winery finds unique solution to capsule wrinkles—by turning a conveyor on end.
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Color-shifting tottles make a splash

A colorant used in two-layer HDPE tottles and other containers of Fiji Blend tanning products produces an attention-getting color shift...just like a tan.
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Council awards paperboard excellence

A beverage carrier used by High Falls Brewing Co., Inc., and a paperboard medical device created for Thayer Medical, Inc., won the two top awards in the 60th National Paperboard Packaging Competition of the Paperboard Packaging Council (Alexandria, VA).
Inside the net-weight filling chamber, bottles move from a rotary infeed to the 72-nozzle rotary filler, where the standard devi
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Mott's takes a new tack in aseptic juice

A $26 million bottling line in Aspers, PA, represents Mott’s first aseptic filling of PET bottles without the need for clean-room conditions.
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Creative packaging redesign

A package that elicits the feeling of a restful night’s sleep is now marketed by CNS, Inc., for its Breathe Right Snore Relief throat spray product.

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