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MWV: Paperboard barrier packaging

MeadWestvaco’s Evertain packaging uses a patented barrier technology that combines a specially-sealed inner seam with barrier coating to produce hermetically sealable, airtight paperboard packages for foods that require protection from oxygen and moisture.
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Sirane: Flow-wrap cooking bag

Able to be flow-wrapped and heat-sealed Sirane’s new nylon material – Siralon – can be used as a cooking bag or film, and is suitable for the oven or microwave.
Package of the year:  Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause. The Brisdelle compliance design features calendarized dosing for 30 days of therapy, with a designated area for the patient to note the starting date of the therapy.
Feature Article
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Noven Therapeutics earns HCPC’s 2013 Compliance Package of the Year

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council names top packs during RxAdherence 2014.
Patient adherence and product/package design: Photo provided by CBX and sourced from the Sept. 19, 2008 online article, “A spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down, say scientists,” in dailymail.com.uk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1058406/A-spoonful-sugar-really-DOES-help-medicine-say-scientists.html
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Approaching patient adherence challenges through a consumer lens

Brand agency author suggests putting the patient at the center of pharmaceutical product/package design rather than the condition.
Juice+'s cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
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Package redesign 'juices' Juice Plus+

Cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
Materials Product Brief
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Sonoco ThermoSafe: Insulated shippers for pharmaceuticals

Sonoco ThermoSafe’s new Envoy Frozen Series of pre-qualified shippers, available in four sizes ranging from 2.5 litres to 24 litres, maintains pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, and other high-value products during shipping at temperatures less than minus 20 degrees Celsius for a minimum of four days, depending on the model.
Column/Opinion
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What Ali Baba really meant was 'Access, Sesame!'

We packaging junkies are afflicted by a curious malady: we relate everything in life to packaging.
Howard Brandeisky, Senior Vice President Global Marketing & Customer Solutions, John B. Sanfilippo & Son.
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PrimaPak is just one of Sanfilippo's innovations

Howard Brandeisky is Senior Vice President Global Marketing & Customer Solutions at John B. Sanfilippo & Son. He talks here about packaging innovation.
Package Case Study
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Veryfine’s hot-fill breakthrough

Reporting on packaging breakthroughs has been a strength of Packaging World throughout our 20-year history.
Global enteral feeding devices market expected to reach $USD 3.1 billion in 2019
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Global enteral feeding devices market expected to reach $USD 3.1 billion in 2019

Research details growth drivers, global markets, and how patient needs require feeding tubes, pumps, and other enteral devices.
Materials Product Brief
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Essentra: Label technology keeps products fresh

Essentra Packaging’s AquaSense Active Label Technology, which is activated by the consumer after opening the package, helps maintain and control the moisture content within packs by storing and releasing water through its unique structure and material technology.
Off The Shelf: Plastics Replace Metal for Fish
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Off The Shelf: Plastics Replace Metal for Fish

A co-injection molded container for fish has one EVOH barrier in its sidewall and gets a second one via in-mold labeling.
Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.
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Xavier University FDA Conference: Insurance perspective

Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.
E-tailers called out for sloppy packaging
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E-tailers called out for sloppy packaging

In its financial report, FedEx Corp.’s Fred Smith takes e-tailers to task for packaging.
Eric Greenberg is Principal Attorney at Eric F. Greenberg P.C., a law firm that concentrates its practice in food and drug law, packaging law, and commercial litigation. He can be reached at greenberg@efg-law.com or at 312-977-4647.
Column/Opinion
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Packaging adds safety, other benefits

The recently passed DQSA law is an important part of the picture, but only part of the story of how packaging’s role in safety is increasing.
Materials Product Brief
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Aptar: Auto-inject drug delivery system

Designed and developed with input from patients and healthcare professionals, Aptar Pharma’s Pro-Ject auto-injector drug delivery system features push-on-skin activation, slow injection, a hidden needle, a large and visible indicator window, and audible clicks that let the user know when an injection begins and ends.
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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.
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.

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