Contract Packaging Articles

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Advice for getting started with pharma serialization

The first thing manufacturers should do is: Hurry! But there's more...
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How to ignore sales forecasts for more profitable packaging

The key is late-stage customization, says co-packer Kevin Hall of Coregistics
Column/Opinion
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Trends in pharmaceutical packaging

As production manager at contract manufacturer Doppel Farmaceutici in Cortemaggiore, Italy, Sabina Gualazzini spends a lot of time thinking about packaging machinery and materials. Here she shares a few of her thoughts on the topic.
Rapid deployment: The high-speed line was sourced from a global Big Pharma brand in August, redesigned and placed in September and powered-up on October 10.
Supplier News
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Anatomy of a high-speed pharma line installation

The only thing faster than Praxis’ new high-speed tablet line is the company’s expansion into vertically integrated pharma packaging
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Pharma/personal care packager Unicep sells to top execs

Two executives, five years each, learn the business and make the succession plan a fait accompli.
Romaco Almac
Machine Case Study
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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.
At the heart of the integrated prime/print/finish line is the HP Indigo WS6000 digital press.
Machine Case Study
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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
Supplier News
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Orthopedic co-packer expands in Memphis

Millstone Medical Outsourcing expands Memphis operations to broaden services, capacity.
Supplier News
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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
Supplier News
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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
Supplier News
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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
Package Case Study
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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.
Machine Case Study
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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.
News
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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.

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