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World demand for caps and closures is projected to increase 5.6% per year to $58 billion in 2019 according to Freedonia.
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What’s behind rising cap and closure demand?

Freedonia report cites global market gains, more sophisticated closures for pharmaceutical and beauty products.
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Fast-tracking medical devices through the FDA

Starting April 14, the new program will help manufacturers of devices for life-threatening, or irreversibly debilitating, conditions get approval faster.
Winpak: Cold Form laminate
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Winpak: Cold form laminate

Designed for sensitive, hygroscopic pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products.
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Is lack of standardized medical device labeling harming patients?

The FDA is studying if they should require standardized medical device labeling.
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FDA increases efforts to tackle illegal animal drug sales

The move is part of the agency's mission to increase the availability of safe, effective animal drugs.

Novartis package features child-resistant design

Novartis Exforge HCT, for treating high blood pressure, is packaged by PCI, using the MWV Shellpak Renew child-resistant design to support patients in taking their daily medication.

Eli Lilly compliance pack earns honors

The 2014 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year First Runner Up was awarded to the Eli Lilly Strattera® Physician Sample Pack from PCI, which contains medication for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

HCPC Compliance Package of the Year

Astra Zeneca’s SEROQUEL XR® 14-Day Sample Kit for Acute Bipolar Depression is in a calendarized blister pack from MWV that promotes patient adherence for this medication’s complex dosing regimen.
Dixieland
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’50s Southern relish brand gets modern makeover

Renfro Foods’ Dixieland brand of chow chow relish gets a package refresh, with a new, brighter label and printed metal closure that reference the original package design.
MaxStick Products: Adhesive labels
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MaxStick Products: Adhesive labels

MaxStick Spectrum Packaging offers all seven colors of liner-free labels in one carton
Lowered location of the label panel helps differentiate this PET bottle for an Ecuadorian sports beverage drink.
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PET sports beverage container is a winner

Toni S.A., a leading South American food and beverage marketer based in Ecuador, has captured a 2014 Golden A’ Design Award for its innovative redesign of the PROfit Sports Drink container.
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Near record lows for medical device recalls

It's been two years since the FDA saw recall numbers this low.
UL is a global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years.
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Verification program and new mark for dietary supplements

UL Consumer Products launches UL Verification Mark in response to growing industry need for third-party verification of marketing claims.
Off The Shelf: Cocktail shaker delivers non-alcoholic drinks
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Off The Shelf: Cocktail shaker delivers non-alcoholic drinks

Created for the non-drinker who wants a fun and flavorful beverage, Mocktails comes in four flavors in a “mock” cocktail shaker made of glass, with a plastic shaker overcap and resealable cap.
Jack Black 1
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Flask-shaped bottle lends masculinity to haircare line

Packaging for a new line of haircare products for men from Jack Black follows the company’s three-part formula for product success: simplicity, quality, and masculinity.
•	2014 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year: Astra Zeneca SEROQUEL XR® 14-Day Sample Kit for Acute Bipolar Depression from MWV.
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Astra Zeneca, Eli Lilly, Novartis win HCPC honors

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council unveils the most innovative pharmaceutical packages designed to improve patient adherence.
FDA issues final guidance on the evaluation and labeling of abuse-deterrent opioids
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FDA issues final guidance on the evaluation and labeling of abuse-deterrent opioids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on April 1, 2015 issued a final guidance to assist industry in developing opioid drug products with potentially abuse-deterrent properties.
Eureka! bread bag
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Bread bag is 36% bio-based

Eureka! Organic Bread switches to bread bags made of 36% sugarcane-based PE when introducing its products to the East Coast market for marketing and sustainability benefits.

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