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LIVE FROM PHARMAPACK PARIS: A special report on future trends in pharmaceutical packaging

Drug delivery options, cultural preferences will help shape pharmaceutical packaging through 2020. Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan reports on Feb. 23 events from Pharmapack in Paris, France.
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Green battery pack seats six

New blister pack for launch of batteries for home theatre 3DTV glasses uses eye-catching “stadium seating” design and allows for resealability and 100% recyclability.
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German contract packager relies on packaging machinery

Blister lines employ easy-to-change equipment that helps meet demand for smaller batches of pharmaceutical customers.
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Oxygen, water vapor permeation units installed at pharmaceutical testing laboratory in Tibet

Testing equipment to be used to measure package permeation for traditional Tibetan herbal remedies and conventional pharmaceuticals.
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Micro blister packaging machine

Designed for OTC and regulated pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, the FBM-Micro blister packaging machine from PIA-K Enterprises combines with Norwood's 53LT printer to thermoform, fill, print and seal up to 80 units/min.
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Pakit Inc: Molding press produces biodegradable cellulose-fiber packaging

The pakit100™ from Pakit, Inc. is a patented machine that uses cellulose fibers to produce molded board, resulting in an alternative to plastic packaging.
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Ramac A/S: Blister forming/sealing workstation

The RAMAC 525 Workstation for semi-automatic blister forming and sealing applications from Ramac A/S is designed for the production of small to medium-sized packages for retail and medical device products.
Blister and pouch in-line printing
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Blister and pouch in-line printing

Easy to validate, quick set up and operation, Griffin Rutger's TruFlex offers tool-less changeover and "on the fly" adjustments.
Run large and small blisters on one machine
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Run large and small blisters on one machine

Pharmawork's TF3 features toolless changeover, and servo indexing with integrated cooling after forming.
Integrated modular blister and cartoner for pharma
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Integrated modular blister and cartoner for pharma

Small and medium batch blister and carton module geared for frequent and quick changeover. Produces 300 blisters and 150 or 300 cartons per hour.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Updated adherence packaging website

MGS Machine’s Adherence Packaging website has a refreshed, user-friendly look and is designed to help pharmaceutical firms find the best solutions in automated adherence packaging formats.
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Blister machine lines

Uhlmann’s Blister Express Center 300 is an integrated system for quick and frequent format changeovers, while the modular UPS5 Blister Machine uses different modes of operation to package solid and liquid products. See them at PACK EXPO Booth #N-4650
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Electronic-enabled packaging: beyond the label

 Cyber-age marketing solutions use packaging as a vehicle to connect consumers with information- and entertainment-rich multimedia content on smartphones and the Web.
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Pharmaceutical packaging demand forecast to rise through 2014

Regulations and standards that address issues such as barrier protection, patient drug compliance, and diversion and counterfeiting will increase demand for containers and accessories.
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ESS Technologies: Robotic machine system loads/unloads

ESS Technologies’ end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) and programming system integrates FANUC’s M-1iA delta style robot to create a very compact system for machine loading and unloading.

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