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Create the future of the cold chain industry

Innovation, performance, demographics, and environmental factors addressed in new survey on logistics and temperature-sensitive healthcare products.
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Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors
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Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors

Technology employs a repeating watermark embedded in a flexible or semi-rigid package to address counterfeiting and help ensure brand protection.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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The future of healthcare supply chain security

We know more about how healthcare supply chain security will work in 2024 than looking forward in any previous 10-year period.
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Devilishly convenient container for car shampoo

U.K.’s CarPlan Demon Foam car shampoo launches in a custom container with a molded cavity in the back panel that holds a detachable foam head.
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Pepsi promo can tells consumers to 'blipp it'

Pepsi launches an interactive mobile marketing campaign around Super Bowl 2015 that lets consumers ‘blipp’ to enter sweepstakes and take a virtual picture with an NFL player.
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Iconic L'eggs Sheer Energy egg package returns

Sheer Energy Legwear celebrates ‘Fabulous after 40 Years’ with a limited-edition egg package and social media-based sweepstakes.
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Understated bottles are beautiful for body wash

Apple & Bears Cosmetics selects clean, gloss-white PET bottles for its natural and organic Luxury Body Wash products.
Khoury
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Equity investor eyes contract packaging opportunities

Food and foodservice co-packers seeking a capital infusion may have met their match in CIC Partners' Sam Khoury — literally — at the Contract Packaging Association 2014 Annual Meeting.
First of two Uhlmann UPS4 MT Blister lines up and running at Reed-Lane.
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Mucinex Allergy Tablets co-packed on new Uhlmann blister line

Co-packer Reed-Lane's first launch on a new, enhanced Uhlmann blister line expands Mucinex Allergy tabs' retail presence; another line due this spring.
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From Illinois to India, LinkedIn discussions know no boundaries

I’m not the biggest fan of LinkedIn. But once in awhile I’m pleasantly surprised by the lively exchange of ideas generated by a LinkedIn group discussion.
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The timeless elegance of PET

Continuing our look back over twenty years a-growing, this line of body care products from Salon, OH-based Matrix Essentials leaped out of our May ’94 issue.
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Brightly colored, heart-shaped bottles hold scented sunscreen

Consumers just love the new collection of Brightly Scented Sun Care® products from Miami-based SolScents, packaged in heart-shaped, perfume bottle-inspired containers in vivid colors that correspond to the seven scents.
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Report forecasts pharmaceutical packaging growth

Research and Markets’ “2013 Report on the International and U.S. Pharmaceutical Packaging Market—Trends & Forecast to 2018” is now available.
Phil Hurst, CEO, Truett-Hurst, Inc.
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A toast to wine pack innovation

Phil Hurst is CEO of Healdsburg, CA-based Truett-Hurst, Inc., a wine company that in the last couple of years has introduced several new products in unique packaging formats: a paper-wrapped bottle, a molded paper bottle, and a square glass bottle, among them.
WestPack 2014: Sterile breather bag
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WestPack 2014: Sterile breather bag

New fast-breathing header bag simplifies sterilization. Incorporates features and suggestions from end-user community. Includes easy-opening, strength, peel, and sustainability benefits. Made of a multilayer nylon structure, it features a fused top seal and white seal evidence to verify seal integrity. Offers aseptic presentation for surgery kits used in the operating room.
WestPack 2014: Automatic f/f/s machine
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WestPack 2014: Automatic f/f/s machine

GEA Tiromat’s mid-sized form/fill/seal machine is shown running flexible pouch material for medical device packaging, with inline ink-jet printing. Also described is the Greydon DigiMax digital printer designed to run on f/f/s equipment such as this GEA unit. Prints on paper and Tyvek®, using a 1-L container of ink for the entire web of material.
WestPack 2014: Fabricator/converter for medical market
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WestPack 2014: Fabricator/converter for medical market

Company fabricates and converts materials for the medical market, including disposables. Focus on medical packaging, as well as the design and development of new product to specify correct materials and parts. Specialize in body-worn devices for stick-to-skin applications. Company also does lamination, die-cutting, and laser-etching for microfluidic applications, specialty packaging, and cleanroom converting.
Now in a limited-edition trial is this two-lb package of Fisher Brand Party Peanuts.
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Flexible pack merchandises like a rigid container

Formed from ‘exoskeleton’ rollstock on a vf/f/s machine, the PrimaPak combines benefits of a rigid container with the cost and sustainability advantages of flexibles.

 

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