AccuDial and PediaCare: Co-packers prominent in two new dosing options for children's medicine.
Here's a storyreally two storiesabout two very innovative packages for kids' medicine dosing, both of which come to the marketplace via contract services.
AccuDial Pharmaceutical of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., uses a two-part label to achieve what the company calls a "revolution in over-the-counter dosing." The Children's AccuDial line of liquid over-the-counter medications uses a two-part label that allows consumers to administer a precise dose in milliliters of a liquid medication based on the child's weight. Bio-Pharm, a leading supplier of generic pharmaceutical formulations, manufactures and packs the new product at its 40,000 sq -ft facility in Levittown, Pa. Learn more about the graphics, packaging sources, equipment and more, including a video, by clicking here.
Another innovation comes from an (undisclosed) contract packager working for Prestige Brands, an Irvington, N.Y., marketer, seller, and distributor of over-the-counter healthcare and other products. The company recently made some key packaging changes to its PediaCare and Little Remedies products to protect infants and toddlersand adopt an industry-lead initiative of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. Replacing the older syringe for concentrated drops is a new two-piece dosing syringe with a polypropylene barrel and high-density polyethylene plunger. A new press-in bottle adaptor and a flow restrictor reduce accidental ingestion. Read the full story here.
Winnie the Pooh makes splash in HDPE bottles
New Windsor Brands, Princeton, N.J., is launching a line of baby wash, shampoo, and lotion bearing the image of Winnie the Pooh. The line includes three shampoo, three wash, and three lotion SKUs, in three fragrances (powder fresh, lavender, and chamomile, and fragrance-free), all filled by an undisclosed contract manufacturer in Florida. The bottles incorporate anti-slip features and labels from Yupo. TricorBraun supplies extrusion/blow-molded bottles and injection-molded polypropylene closures, which include a disc-top cap for shampoo and pump for lotion. Read the full story here.
'Big Book' provides package design inspiration
'Big Book' provides package design inspiration Anne Marie Mohan, Editor with Shelf Impact!, one of Contract Packaging's media siblings, writes:"Bright orange and bursting with 384 full-color pages of package designs, The Big Book of Packaging from Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, celebrates some of the most compelling global packaging innovations introduced over the last several years. The nearly 500 designs contained within the hardcover book were culled from among 2,000 candidates, screened and selected by three designers with extensive brand design experience. " Read her review here and decide if you want to buy the book, which lists for $49.99 and is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers.
20 transportation execs lobby Congress
The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, a.k.a. NASSTRAC, which represents the interests of freight shippers across all modes of transportation, held a lobbying junket they called a Washington "fly-in" Sept. 27-28 in which nearly 20 transportation executives lobbied the offices of a dozen members of Congress. Issues include the need for infrastructure investment; concerns about changes to the existing truck driver hours of service rules and truck size-and-weight restrictions, according to Brian Everett, NASSTRAC's executive director. He said laws are now being considered that if passed would increase transportation and supply chain costs by up to 10 percent. If you or your company are interested in learning more about the organization's stance and efforts, visit www.NASSTRAC.org.
Pack Expo Las Vegas breaks records
PMMI, owner and producer of the Pack Expo trade shows, reports that with more than 26,000 attendees, 1,559 exhibitors and nearly 630,000 net square feet, Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011, held Sept. 26 -28, broke several records. Click for more details.
Reminder: CPA Fall Workshop
Since we covered this in the last newsletter, here's a quick reminder for those offering as well as contracting for packaging services: The Contract Packaging Association's Fall Workshop will be held November 7 and 8 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare. For more information on the agenda, click here. For more information and registration details, visit the Workshop homepage, e-mail Mary Von Qualen at [email protected] or call 630-544-5053.