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Nanotechnology protects capsules from counterfeiting and diversion

Employing nanotechnology-based encryption onto pharmaceutical capsules before they’re filled adds overt, covert, and forensic-level protection for Pfizer’s Capsugel division.
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'Right here right now' packs gaining in popularity

Euromonitor identifies a trend in which smaller packages are faring well when they answer an immediate consumer need, from convenience to portion size.
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ESS Technologies: Monoblock filler/capper

ESS Technologies, Inc.’s next-generation monoblock filler/capper design features servo driven cap placement and torque systems.
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Walmart gets a better handle on women shoppers

Survey findings, presented at HBA Global Expo, find women are loyal Walmart shoppers. Value and quality are paramount, and the results give clues to better package design.
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Norwood Marking Systems: MPS integrated offline label printing systems

Norwood/Allen’s new MPS family of offline reel-to-reel label printing systems, which combines a printer with integration from Code-in-Motion, prints serialized, variable and/or batch data to pre-printed or blank labels and is designed for labeling regulated and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics and food products. See them at PACK EXPO Booth #2000.
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Judges take a shine to new holographic toothpaste carton

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare’s new 6-oz Aquafresh White & Shine toothpaste carton was chosen as the winner of the Personal Care/Cosmetics Packaging category due to its use of a technology that at least one Greener Package Awards judge, John Bernardo of Sustainable Innovations LLC, says has the “potential for a huge impact.”
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Flexible packaging sales revenue forecast to rise 3.4% this year

The Flexible Packaging Assn. predicts U.S. sales revenue to reach $27.3 billion this year. Also, raw materials pricing supplants the economy as the primary concern of survey respondents.
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Hinds-Bock Corp.: Hot fill machines

Hinds-Bock’s hot fill machines run at speeds of 15-150 containers/min., and are designed for a wide variety of products such as jams and jellies, sauces, soups, and stew, as well as non-food applications like cosmetics and grease. 
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Sustainable packaging examples remain rare in beauty products

CPG companies seem to be focusing their innovative efforts on green formulations, but little overall attention has been placed on packaging’s footprint.

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