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Romaco Almac
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Blister packaging line helps Almac expand contract services in the U.K.

Almac will be able to meet growing demand for larger blister sizes and multiunit blister formats and increase packaging services for pharmaceutical and biotech markets.
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At the heart of the integrated prime/print/finish line is the HP Indigo WS6000 digital press.
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Digital printing with a whole new level of in-line integration

By yoking together the priming, printing, and finishing stations of its digital printing operation in one integrated line, ILS gains significant manufacturing efficiencies.
Walmart Ecoslide RX
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Compliance package makes inroads at Walmart pharmacies

Ecoslide-RX touted for patient adherence, sustainability, ease of opening, and safety benefits.
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Contract packaging sessions at Pack Expo

IoPP’s Packaging Learning Center hosts kitting, supply chain sessions by the Contract Packaging Association.
Orthopedic outsourcer Millstone expands
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Orthopedic co-packer expands in Memphis

Millstone Medical Outsourcing expands Memphis operations to broaden services, capacity.
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AndersonBrecon addresses global healthcare packaging issues

Repositioned company adds flexibility to U.S. and European contract packaging operations to help meet evolving needs of manufacturers around the globe.
Photo: Bellwyck
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Clinical secondary co-pack operations change hands

Patheon sells secondary clinical packaging and clinical distribution services to Bellwyck Packaging Solutions.
Photo: Bellwyck
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Clinical secondary co-pack operations change hands

Patheon sells its secondary clinical packaging and clinical distribution services; Bellwyck Packaging Solutions and 20 Patheon employees are the beneficiaries.
URx Critical Care
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Flexible OTC packs deliver an 'UrgentRx'

Credit card-sized packs offer portability for powdered meds that are delivered sublingually.
Column/Opinion
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Should package development be done in-house or with vendor help?

As a packaging professional with more than 40 years of experience in package design and development, all of the large consumer product companies I have been associated with have faced many design challenges in making sure each package had the best appearance possible at retail, yet also conveyed a quality product to consumers.
Both heads of the tandem shrink-sleeve labeler have a film accumulation feature that makes it possible to splice in a new roll of film with no interruption to labeling.
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‘Do-it-right’ philosophy drives California copacker

Hot brands in the beverage category are driving growth at this California contract bottler, where a new line handles CSD or still beverages in a variety of sizes at 600 bottles/min.
Small-character continuous ink-jet printers apply clear, crisp ID/tracking codes to the honey containers.
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Coding versatility vanquishes packaging waste & downtime

Dutch Gold Honey installs centralized database ink-jet coding network to ensure the right code on the right package at the right time.
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President of Contract Packaging Association resigns

Joe Jaruszewski to relinquish role following sale of his firm and exit from the contract packaging business.
Berkeley Contract Packaging has a hands-on COO in Jack Concanon.
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Personal best: Lessons learned from both sides of the contract ‘fence’

Berkeley Contract Packaging's Jack Concannon, vice president and chief operating officer, shares his perspectives of a career spent on both brand and contract services sides of the business.
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New Fall Workshop, New Faces Keep CPA Moving Forward

The Contract Packaging Association will host the second annual Fall WorkShop on September 24th and 25th, 2012 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare Hotel.
A roll of preprinted film, supplied by the customer, unwinds at the foot of the vertical form/fill/seal machine, then feeds upward for bag filling and sealing.
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Vertical bagger serves-up sweet rewards

Reliable, flexible vertical form/fill/sealer helps contract packager add cost-effective capacity to meet increasing customer demand.
With newly expanded co-packing capabilities and  a recently opened North American Headquarters in Pennsylvania, Almac has planted its flag firmly on U.S. soil.
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Global pharma packager plants flag in U.S. soil

Global contract pharma firm Almac’s new capabilities in Audubon, PA, bring advances in cost, sustainability, serialization and global supply chain competitiveness.
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Why contract packagers need to be involved early in the product development cycle

The Foundation for Strategic Sourcing (F4SS) recently completed an exercise in which supplier members, including contract packaging and logistics service providers, characterized what they see as best practices of leading customers.

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