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Gillette's perspective on packaging sustainability

Mike Marcinkowski, senior engineer of Gillette, a Boston-based P&G business unit, talks about the role packaging materials and machinery play in the company’s sustainability efforts.
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Complemar to co-pack razors for several retailers

Assembly and packaging production of the ShaveMate Diva razor and Titan 6-Blade razor have been awarded to Complemar Packaging and Fulfillment (www.complemar.com).
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Putting sustainability into practice

Fresh milk, writing instruments, table salt, household cleaners, and guacamole—sustainable packaging initiatives are taking root in all five sectors.
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Cost pressures cloud healthcare packaging's future

Mounting financial pressures top a list of issues driving the pharmaceutical, biologic, and medical device sectors. In an exclusive interview, Freedonia senior healthcare consultant Bill Martineau discusses where packaging fits into these issues.
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Sustainability news & events

Noteworthy Items Gleaned From World News
Video: Blister packaging system handles variety of applications
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Video: Blister packaging system handles variety of applications

FROM PACK EXPO 2008: Koch KBS-PL blister packaging system thermoforms blister film, cuts in longitudinal and transversal direction without any waste.
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Packaging aids Ireland's economy

The pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device sectors remain vital to Ireland’s business future, despite the country’s recent economic slowdown.
Authentication down to tablet or capsule
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Authentication down to tablet or capsule

Contract packager Tjoapack installs a tablet line with coding, scanning, and software capabilities that deliver traceability from pallet all the way back to the unit dose. 
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Blister packaging machines

Two proven machines from Serpa are designed to support blister packaging lines and are suitable for pharmaceutical, personal care, and medical device applications, thanks to fall-through construction that meets all sanitary and FDA validation requirements.
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Norwood Marking Systems: Norwood Marking Systems: Versatile carton coder

The new ACF-400 carton coder from Norwood Marking Systems/Allen Coding Systems is available with either thermal-transfer or hot-foil printing technology.
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: High-output blister machine

Uhlmann now offers the B1660 blister machine, a high-performance model available in either continuous- or intermittent-motion configurations.
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Promoting PLA to the consumer

The claims made about PLA to consumers differ in their relevance, as well as in their susceptibility to attacks; therefore, strategic thought should go into their choice.
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'Green' strategy makes economic (dollars and) cents

An interview with Carmen Corrado, vice president of pharmaceutical manufacturing for Roche, Nutley, NJ.
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In - mold labeling

A filling machine with servo-controlled swirling nozzles isn’t the only new packaging technology installed lately at Campina Heilbronn.
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Possible PVC packaging ban is latest California trend

A general observation: bans on packaging materials or articles are virtually always misguided, simply because it is just about never true that a specific packaging material or structure is all bad, or so bad that the bad outweighs the good.

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