Dr. Desmond G. Hunt, senior scientific liaison within the U.S. Pharmacopoeial Convention (USP), discusses USP’s pending revisions to USP General Chapter Containers—Performance Testing, concerning packaging and moisture permeation.
Technical Innovation, Printing Achievement, and Packaging Excellence Gold Awards have been earned by Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC for development of flat-bottom, stand-up, window bags with oxygen and moisture barriers.
InMat’s environmentally-friendly, water-based barrier coatings contain no solvents or hazardous materials, are appropriate for food packaging applications, and can be applied to PET film via roll coating, spray or dip processes.
Reckitt Benckiser recently launched a portable “Handy Tube” version of its Strepsils line of sore throat lozenges to give customers a more convenient way to carry them. The product has been traditionally available in blister packaging, after being marketed in a tin box.