Continued increases in surgical procedures and stringent standards for infection control are two factors that are expected to contribute to an 8.4% annual growth in the demand for sterile packaging over the next five years.
Montreal-based PACT company sells to markets around the world more than 3귔 varieties of botanical bath oil products. They're packaged with herbs like lavender and rosemary into decorative glass bottles and jars.
To rejuvenate its old packaging, office supplies giant Hunt Manufacturing turns to one supplier for both a new package design and more productive machinery. The result is higher output with less labor.
High-cavity tooling and a unique tandem trim operation with special matched-metal cutting dies produce a new inner cover for lipsticks. Shrink label provides security for products sold without blister cards.
Packaging costs could skyrocket for makers of drugs in two-piece capsules-if new FDA rules mandate sealing. All drug makers show concern over capsule identification and potential tamper-evident pack changes.