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Freedonia study says demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the U.S. will increase 4.9% annually to $22.1 billion in 2018.  Photo for illustrative purposes only.
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What containers will post the fastest growth in pharmaceuticals?

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the U.S. will increase 4.9% annually to $22.1 billion in 2018.
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Cider maker achieves 18% reduction in packaging weight

A redesigned glass bottle from U.K. company Thatchers Cider includes design touches that increase shelf appeal and offers an 18% reduction in packaging weight.
PharmaExpo tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
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Full conference program announced for Pharma Expo

Tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
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Constantia Flexibles: Easy-open container protects pharmaceutical devices

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #7805! The Constantia Safemax from Constantia Flexibles is a deep-drawn aluminum container that protects pharmaceutical devices against moisture ingress during global distribution, and features conveniently peelable lidding foil for easy opening.
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Optima: Modular system for filling syringes, vials, carpules

Optima Pharma’s INOVA SV is a highly-flexible, semi- or fully-automatic modular filling system that uses two, five, or ten filling points for syringes, vials, and carpules to attain an output of up to 18,000 products/hr; the dosing range extends from 0.1 ml to 50 ml.
ThermoSafe survey shows temperature-sensitive healthcare products represent 12% of overall pharmaceutical logistics market, and continues to rise.
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Revealing the future of the 'cold chain' industry

Survey shows temperature-sensitive healthcare products represent 12% of overall pharmaceutical logistics market, a number that continues to rise.
Off The Shelf: Convenience drives packaging in Taiwan
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Off The Shelf: Convenience drives packaging in Taiwan

A recent trip to Taiwan yields a number of unique packaging formats designed with convenience at the forefront—a key consumer requirement in this country that boasts more than 5,000 7-Eleven franchises.
A packing workstation at the Stanley Black & Decker DC in Tessenderlo, Belgium.The sensor-controlled silo is filled with the air cushions.
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Air cushion dispenser helps DC meet targets

New air-cushion void fill machines allow Stanley Black & Decker to package more than 16,000 shipments per day for retail stores and regional DCs.
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Bulk bag fillers increase speed 15X

The installation of three gain-in-weight bulk bag filling systems for peanut producer Golden Grove significantly increases packaging speed and improves accuracy by 400%.
QUALITY INSPECTION. An inspection system immediately following the monobloc rinser/filler/capper on Line 9 (left) inspects the package fill level and cap placement. The same system is also used on Lines 8 and 10.
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Diageo invests $120M in three new bottling lines

Diageo expands its Plainfield, IL, bottling facility with three new high-speed lines, including a 300-bpm glass bottle line and a 260-bpm filling line for PET flasks.
VARNISHED RAVEN. Gloss varnish over the raven image creates contrast against the matte background.
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Hands-on wine packaging

Label redesign helps Minnesota winery gain better brand recognition.
INDUSTRIAL POUCH. Ecolab’s new pouch is a 6-mil coextrusion that offers users a safe, tight, collapsible pack for liquid industrial products.
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Award-winning pouch excels for Ecolab

Coextruded pouch structure replaces laminated version, yielding multiple benefits for this provider of water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services.
BOTTLE TRACKER. As bottles travel up to the BottleTracker by conveyor, an outsert machine applies a topsert on top of the bottles. This is a folded leaflet applied to the top of each bottle that contains information related to the product.
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Apace sets the pace in pharmaceutical serialization implementation

Contract packager sees investment in serialization on its bottling and blister thermoform/fill/seal lines as an opportunity to gain business and a competitive edge.
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A Coca-Cola milestone

Looking back over the last 20 years worth of stories we’ve published, one can’t help but be struck by how many of those stories are about something that the Coca-Cola Co. did.
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Healthcare Packaging named exclusive media partner of HealthPack 2015

Kellen Company announces that it has selected Healthcare Packaging (HCP) magazine as the exclusive media partner of its HealthPack 2015 conference, which is produced for professionals involved in the packaging of medical devices.
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Label makes ketchup stand out

As Traina Foods launches its first retail product, a full-body shrink sleeve label is playing a key role in differentiating it from the competition.
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Mondi: High performance films and laminates

The Mondi BarrierPack range contains high performance films and laminates with multiple layers for the food & beverage, home & personal care, pet care and other FMCG markets.
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Laboratory device for pharmaceuticals

Semi-automatic, modular laboratory devices for liquid pharmaceutical filling for clinical trials, pharmacists.

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