Current issue: May 2015

Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
Column/Opinion
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ISTA’s Advocate Program

The rise of e-commerce and the steady growth of the global marketplace are among the reasons why package design and test protocols need to be reexamined.
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Global Data forecast sees significant U.S. pharmaceutical market growth
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Forecast sees significant U.S. pharmaceutical market growth

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, faster FDA product approvals, and millions of previously uninsured people potentially entering the patient pool expected to help drive future pharmaceutical growth.
Lowered location of the label panel helps differentiate this PET bottle for an Ecuadorian sports beverage drink.
Package Case Study
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PET sports beverage container is a winner

Toni S.A., a leading South American food and beverage marketer based in Ecuador, has captured a 2014 Golden A’ Design Award for its innovative redesign of the PROfit Sports Drink container.
Just Right by Purina
Package Case Study
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Personalized petfood is Just Right

When it comes to packaged food, consumers have a virtually endless number of products from which to choose to meet their nutritional needs, taste preferences, and life stage.
Carlos Daniel Stagnaro (right), Director, Global Business Development for kp’s Pharmaceutical Films Division, with Jim Chrzan.
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Pharma innovation center facilitates rapid packaging design

Klöckner combines BlisterPro® XCEL services with new innovation center to drive prototypes in as little as one week.
Shue_Unidyne 1
Package Case Study
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Commemorating a classic with vintage design

A limited-edition version of the iconic Model 55 Unidyne microphone is packaged with striking graphics that draw on archival packaging and ad graphics for inspiration.
Schematic of Cryoport’s liquid nitrogen dry vapor shipper.
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Sanaria uses logistics partnership to support Malaria vaccines

Cryoport, Inc. a provider of advanced cryogenic logistics products for the life sciences industry, is enhancing its cryogenic logistics support of its Sanaria partnership, which includes Sanaria’s production of malaria vaccine as well as its research and development efforts.
Cetaphil Baby
Package Case Study
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Cetaphil brand softened for baby skincare products

Since their introduction 60 years ago, Cetaphil therapeutic skincare products from Galderma Laboratories have been formulated with the philosophy of “gentle power,” providing thorough cleansing and moisturizing without stripping or clogging the skin.
Recipharm completes Korean serialization project for Abbott
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Recipharm completes Korean serialization project for Abbott

Recipharm a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced the completion of a complex serialization project for Korea for one of its leading customers, Abbott. The initiative commenced in April 2014.
Rejuvenate
Package Case Study
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Premium cleaning products convey value for retail sale

Originally sold through TV shopping network channel QVC, For Life Products, LLC’s Rejuvenate line of floor restoration products, based on its All Floors Restorer formula, is designed to return wood, laminate, and other hard floor surfaces to like-new condition.
FDA issues final guidance on the evaluation and labeling of abuse-deterrent opioids
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FDA issues final guidance on the evaluation and labeling of abuse-deterrent opioids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on April 1, 2015 issued a final guidance to assist industry in developing opioid drug products with potentially abuse-deterrent properties.
Easy-to-program palletizer
Machine Product Brief
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Bergami: Easy-to-program palletizer

The Bergami P-15 is a simple, reliable and easy to program palletizing system; it features very simple HMI based programming and off-the-shelf servo control, and can be supplied as an inexpensive standalone or mono-bloc system fully integrated with Bergami case-packers.
Hot water tunnel for end-seal shrink wrap applications
Machine Product Brief
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Ossid: Hot water tunnel for end-seal shrink wrap applications

Ossid, powered by Pro Mach, has introduced the new 500 HWT waterfall type hot water tunnel for assured package integrity in end-seal applications; it can be ordered with new Ossid tray overwrappers and integrated with Ossid end-seal machines already in the field.
Metal detector with multi-simultaneous frequency technology
Machine Product Brief
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Mettler Toledo: Metal detector with multi-simultaneous frequency technology

Mettler Toledo’s Profile Advantage metal detector features multi-simultaneous frequency technology to achieve the highest levels of detection sensitivities, by analyzing product signal data captured across a wide spectrum of frequencies simultaneously.
Metal detectable, flexible plastic
Machine Product Brief
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Heat and Control: Metal detectable, flexible plastic

KleenFlex is a thin flexible plastic that is metal detectable and FDA/USDA approved for contact with food, and can be used for product flow control skirts on weighers and conveyors, flexible partitions and shielding, and as an impact-dampening liner to protect delicate foods.
Sprockets utilize wear indicator technology
Machine Product Brief
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Tsubaki: Sprockets utilize wear indicator technology

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC has introduced Smart Tooth sprockets, which utilize patented wear indicator technology allowing customers to identify and schedule drive system maintenance before critical component failure occurs.
Same-day shipping on many stainless steel cylinders
Machine Product Brief
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Clippard: Same-day shipping on many stainless steel cylinders

Clippard Instrument Laboratory has expanded its continuous flow manufacturing process for stainless steel cylinders at the company’s Cincinnati production facility, ensuring that thousands of sizes are guaranteed “Wrapped & Ready” for same-day shipping, and others are available to ship in just 2 to 3 days.
Two-axis delta robot
Machine Product Brief
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Pearson: Two-axis delta robot

Pearson Packaging Systems releases its DTL-2X, a two-axis delta top loader; it is comparable to a gantry loading mechanism in terms of function and cost, but smaller, potentially faster and easier to maintain.

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