Contract Packaging Articles

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Column/Opinion
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Building in cost savings on the packaging end

How to make forecast vs reality work in pharmaceutical contract packaging.
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New DC to open open in early 2016
Supplier News
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Saddle Creek breaks ground on new, larger Chicago-area distribution center

The new Chicago-area site nearly doubles the company's existing existing 590,000-square-foot DC.
Stick-pack production at Losan Pharma.
Machine Case Study
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Losan Pharma adds MES for solid dosage production

Contract manufacturer in Germany to interface Werum’s PAS-X MES. Once fully integrated, it will comprise a WMS and track and trace to address counterfeiting.
Groninger: Closing machine
Machine Product Brief
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Groninger: Closing machine

The lite-C is a high-precision closing machine for private-label R&D and contract manufacturing.
CPA's Contract Packaging Sourcing Center at PACK EXPO
Supplier News
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Contract Packaging Association to reprise Sourcing Center at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015

The CPA's Sourcing Center at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, September 28-30, at Booth #C-1257, will showcase of contract packager members and their services, as well as assistance in finding and utilizing a contract packager.
Global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing report.
News
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U.S. leading global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing market

Mordor Intelligence cites Merck, Pfizer, Famar, Recipharm, and Novartis as major players in a market forecast to grow 6.4% through 2020.
Vicky Smitley, CPA President
Supplier News
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A new CPA president helps members navigate life in the fast lane

An open letter from Vicky Smitley of Hearthside Food Solutions, a longtime CPA director and the association's new president.
Jill Gabbert, CPA Account Executive
Supplier News
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CPA’s on the move with new board and expo news

Meet the new CPA president and board of directors...a new CPA employee...the first CPA scholarship recipient...PACK EXPO heads-up...and what CPA learned from a trip to an Italian trade show.
Lisa Shambro
Column/Opinion
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Industry Inflection Point, Part 1: The infancy of contract partnerships

I’m often asked, “What’s going on in the contract manufacturing and packaging industry today?”
SubCon Industries' new rotary-seal blister machine
Supplier News
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Nonprofit co-packer adds new rotary sealer

SubCon Industries employs 200 with disabilities, expands with new blister sealer.
Bob Sperber, Editor, Contract Packaging
Column/Opinion
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The dangers of inattention

Outsourcing production to external supply chain partners is a relatively young practice. Partners both sides of service contracts must PAY ATTENTION or face potentially grave risks.
Sharp Clinical Services chart.
Feature Article
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Not your grandparents’ clinical trial

Everyone from the FDA to professional associations are investing time, money, and resources into upping the stakes when it comes to clinical trials.
Supplier News
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One Source Industries expands on West Coast

A second California facility will add secondary co-packing for West Coast customers.
Ultra Packaging’s Veronica
OEM Application Note
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Controls platform brings cartoning flexibility

Pedigree Ovens of Harvard, IL, a contract manufacturer in the niche market of high-end dog treats, recently decided to invest in cartoning technology to improve productivity and increase capacity.
CARTONED PRODUCT.
Package Case Study
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CellOxess commends concept-to-commercialization collaboration

Biotech firm partners with Rondo-Pak to launch unique vitamin and mineral antioxidants that address male infertility.
Multi-Conveyor: Hand-pack station
Machine Product Brief
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Multi-Conveyor: Hand-pack station

An ergonomic hand-pack station eases manual case packaging applications.
The ink-jet coder print lot code numbers on-demand, on a range of label sizes and types, using either water- or solvent-based in
Machine Case Study
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Cosmetic compacts labeled and coded

Co-manufacturer/packager of cosmetics replaces a manual label application process for compacts with an ink-jet coder and label applicator to increase speed, minimize waste.
CURVED PACK. Icy Hot packages are consistent in their unique curved appearance and graphics that reinforce the brand and make it
Package Case Study
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Sanofi Chattem uses package design to launch Icy Hot Smart Relief

New product uses a wireless battery-powered device to address back pain. Package shape, graphics, and consumer input all play a role in on-shelf strategy.

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