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Schreiner MediPharm: Detachable single-wrap labels reduce errors

Designed for labeling small containers used for single-dose parenteral syringe applications such as ampoules and vials, the Pharma-Comb Single Wrap (SW) label from Schreiner MediPharm provides a reliable, simple syringe dispensing and administration process through a combination of elements that enhance instructional clarity.
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Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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RxTrace: Is your drug exempt from the Federal Drug Supply Chain Security Act?

Understanding your product’s characteristics and reading certain provisions of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act are keys.
HDPE bottles double as language learning tools.
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Bottles double as learning tools

In launching a healthful beverage choice for families with children, Drink Blocks LLC of Ladera Ranch, CA, opted for containers that become both a collectible toy and a bilingual learning tool.
Stand-up pouches to help U.S. pouch demand grow
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Stand-up pouches to help U.S. pouch demand grow

Freedonia study projects demand for pouches in the U.S. to increase 4.6% annually to $9.4 billion in 2018.
ISPE announces Drug Shortages Prevention Plan that aims to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable, robust, and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption.
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ISPE announces Drug Shortages Prevention Plan

Plan aims to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable, robust, and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption.
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Smurfit Kappa: Flexible generic design for wine pouch

To meet growing demand, Smurfit Kappa now offers the Pouch-Up® 3L with a generic design for the wine market.
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The VR-3000's HMI.
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Machine vision brings PTI compliance

Sun Pacific, the largest grower/packer/marketer of citrus fruits in the U.S., is reaping the benefits of machine vision in its packing houses.
HIGH-IMPACT. Jack Link’s new  laminated paperboard cartons provide  high-quality, gravure-printed graphics without the lines associated with microflute corrugated packaging; structural strength is the same and less material is used.
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Jack Link’s shows 'Wild Side' with retail-ready, club-store carton

Meat snacks provider switches from PVC canister to retail-ready laminated paperboard carton for club-store sales that provides greater shelf pop and improved sustainability.
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Aseptic plant enables new business opportunity

Fruit-based drink-mix components company Beverage Innovations enters new markets with shelf-stable aseptic product supplied by new processing/packaging company Wright Foods.
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PET grows business for Indian agri product

Mumbai, India-based agricultural products company Godrej Agrovet Ltd. (GAVL) was thinking outside the bag when it launched its Vipul granulated and liquid plant regulator product in a custom-designed PET bottle.
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Elegant salt grinder adds to consumer décor

With its sleek, contemporary design and removable label, packaging for Morton Salt’s new Morton Grinders line of three salt and pepper products is meant to complement consumers’ modern kitchen décor as well as add to their culinary experience.
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Preform technology enables ambient yogurt product

Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturer Empresas Polar has introduced the first shelf-stable yogurt in the country through its subsidiary, Pascual Andina.
New reclosure system for Kellogg's in Europe.
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Kellogg's bags feature 'intuitive' reclosure

Last January breakfast cereal leader Kellogg's launched a new flexible bag using a new kind of reclosure feature.
Barrier packaging plus "patented sterilization process" brings 12-month unrefrigerated shelf life to this new line of tapas from Spain.
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It's tapas time

Grupo Alimentario IAN, based in Navarra, Spain, has launched a new range of Carretilla brand tapas in a new barrier package.
Cook shipping cartons.
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How does the business of healthcare impact the environment?

Cook Medical finds that transparency between healthcare providers and suppliers yields financial and sustainability benefits.
(en)10's new device detects the presence of alcohol on the breath uses packaging that includes a multipage label wrapped around a tube. Tubes are then packed in multiples in a blister pack.
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New packaging for disposable breathalyzer

Device that detects the presence of alcohol on the breath uses packaging that includes a multipage label wrapped around a tube. Tubes are then packed in multiples in a blister pack.
Aldi scores source reduction with light-weight container.
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Reduced-weight Aldi mozzarella pack

Italian manufacturer Gruppo Francia has reduced the packaging weight of Aldi’s private label ‘Cucina’ mozzarella cheese by half after switching to a SuperLight container.
New industry resource guides healthcare suppliers and providers in using GS1 standards in the context of recent regulation.
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GS1 Healthcare US releases implementation guideline for using GS1 standards to address FDA Unique Device Identification

New industry resource guides healthcare suppliers and providers in using GS1 standards in the context of recent regulation.

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