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At Pharmapack Paris, Schreiner MediPharm to Showcase Enhanced Smart Blister Wallet for Medication Adherence Monitoring

April 12, 2022

Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based global provider of innovative functional label solutions for the healthcare industry, will focus on digitalization and sustainability-minded solutions at Pharmapack Paris, May 18-19. Among other products on display at its Booth C46 (Hall 7.2), Schreiner MediPharm will premiere an enhanced version of its Smart Blister Wallet, which allows pharmaceutical manufacturers to…

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TurboFil Introduces Assembly & Vial Filling Station for Unidose Liquid Nasal Applicators

March 29, 2022

TurboFil Packaging Machines LLC, an equipment specialist dedicated solely to the design and development of liquid filling and assembly machines, has introduced an assembly and vial filling machine for unidose liquid nasal devices, which are increasingly seen as an attractive alternative to injections for the self-administration or emergency administration of accurate drug dosages. Available in…

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Schreiner MediPharm Develops New Security Label Providing Tamper-Evidence for Vials

March 14, 2022

Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based global provider of innovative functional label solutions for the healthcare industry, has introduced a tamper protection label with clear and irreversible first-opening indication for vials. Drug counterfeiters frequently fill original pharmaceutical containers with ineffective or harmful substitutes. In many cases, container tampering cannot be detected, and in the worst cases a…

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Five Trends for Industrial Inkjet Printing in 2022

March 7, 2022

Demand is growing for faster digital printing and specialized ink due to coding and labeling requirements, and new consumer preferences. By Kristin Adams, Marketing Manager at Kao Collins New risks have cast a shadow on 2021’s robust economic recovery. Businesses are struggling to meet the pent-up consumer demand that grew during the global pandemic. Further,…

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Optimizing Integration of End-of-Line Packaging Systems for Medical Devices

February 9, 2022

Integrated systems enhance product integrity and improve product safety and regulatory compliance By Jason Enninga, Vice President for the Robotics and End-of-Line group at Brenton The primary purpose of secondary packaging is to ensure the safety of a product during storage and transportation. The integrity of secondary packaging is particularly important with medical devices, such…

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Schreiner MediPharm Develops “Freeze-Lock Cryo Label for Frozen Medications

February 4, 2022

Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based global provider of innovative functional label solutions for the healthcare industry, has developed Freeze-Lock, a cryo label that permanently withstands the sub-zero storage and transport temperatures. Cryo labels are needed for many cell and gene therapy medications or clinical trials – including those for COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. The new solution comprises…

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Cadence Adds New ISO Class 7 (10,000) Cleanroom in Connecticut

January 25, 2022

Cadence, Inc., a leading contract manufacturer of medical devices, announced the completion of a certified International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Class 7 (10,000) cleanroom at its Suffield, Conn. manufacturing facility.  The new cleanroom is dedicated to the production of innovative medical device components and sub-assemblies. “The cleanroom opens the door to new, exciting opportunities for…

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Deitz Co. Packaging Conveyors Feature Built-In Connections

January 20, 2022

Pharmafill conveyors include pre-threaded hole pattern as standard for easy addition of reject stations, spacing wheels and accessories.

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How the Pandemic Changed Packaging Forever What We Can Expect to See More of in the Future

November 15, 2021

By Fernando Pires and Sam Moses The coronavirus pandemic resulted in a mad rush for packaging. As people remained at home, there was a boom in demand tied to food and pharmaceuticals in particular, ranging from packaging for frozen vegetables to insulin. Now that restrictions have been easing, it’s clear that new purchasing habits are…

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Cadence Announces Expansion of Pennsylvania Operations

October 27, 2021

Cadence, Inc. announced the expansion of its Product Realization CenterTM located in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. The 21,000-square-feet expansion should be completed in March of 2022. Plans for the expanded manufacturing footprint also include an additional Class 7 (10,000) cleanroom by the end of 2022. “Everything lined up so well for this expansion to take place, and…

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Amcor Launched Enhanced-Stock Product Program for North America Healthcare Market

October 20, 2021

Amcor, a leader in developing and producing responsible pharmaceutical and medical packaging, is pleased to announce the launch of an enhanced-stock product program for the healthcare market. The program allows customers to order from a set of market-recognized DuPontTM Tyvek® pouches and Breather Bag® header bags, available with low minimum-order quantities. These materials are ideal…

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At INTERPHEX NYC, MG America to Premier Precision Wraparound Labeler for Vials, and Robust 10-Lane Capsule Checkweigher

October 5, 2021

MG America, the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, will debut two new machines at INTERPHEX NYC Booth #2221, October 19-21. One is an enhanced wraparound vial labeling machine ideal for the ongoing production of COVID-19 vaccines; the other is a robust, 10-lane capsule checkweigher…

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PDI Healthcare Introduces Dual Access Lid on Sani-Cloth Products

August 26, 2021

PDI Healthcare, a global leader in infection prevention products and solutions, announces a breakthrough in canister packaging with its new Dual Access Lid, designed to improve the convenience of disinfecting wipes for faster and easier access. The innovative wide opening of the Dual Access Lid reportedly ensures users pull the appropriate number of wipes for…

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IWK Introduces Modular, High-Speed Top-load Cartoning Line for Prefilled Syringes, Vials & Other Fragile Pharma Containers

August 16, 2021

IWK Packaging Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of premium cartoning and tube filling equipment for the pharmaceuticals and health & beauty sectors, has introduced a modular, high-speed top-load cartoning line to meet dramatically increased demands for packaging pre-filled syringes, vials and other delicate pharma containers. The company’s IWK TL Series arrives amid continued efforts to produce…

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Tekni-Plex Acquires Container Vented Lining Material Leader

August 12, 2021

Tekni-Plex, a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative packaging material solutions and medical products, has acquired Michigan-based M-Industries, LLC, a leader in container vented lining technology. M-Industries will operate as part of Tri-Seal, the Tekni-Plex division business specializing in closure liners and seals. M-Industries is one of only a few manufacturers worldwide…

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How Vaccine Distribution Is Changing the Way We Think About Food Packaging

August 9, 2021

Gary Barter, project director, food division at VAI The distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has highlighted the importance of efficient packaging technology, especially where cold chain logistics are involved. The high demand for vaccines has brought unique challenges for packaging experts, from sand and glass shortages to the need for cold chain-appropriate packaging. These hurdles…

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To Simplify International Clinical Trials, Schreiner MediPharm Equips Hanger-Label for Infusion Bottles with Booklet

August 6, 2021

Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based global provider of innovative functional label solutions for the healthcare industry, has developed a new specialty label for infusion bottles to enhance convenience and efficiency in international clinical trials. The new Pharma-Tac Plus Label combines a Booklet-Label with a label-integrated hanger for infusion bottles, creating ample space for comprehensive product descriptions…

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Amcor to Partner with Michigan State University to Power Innovation and Talent in Sustainable Packaging

August 3, 2021

Amcor and Michigan State University’s (MSU) School of Packaging announced a new partnership, reflecting the parties’ shared commitment towards future talent, greater innovation and responsible packaging. Amcor plans to invest over $10 million in MSU’s School of Packaging – the largest investment in the history of the university’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR),…

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International Trade Body Warns Over Counterfeit Cannabis Growth

July 20, 2021

Reports of counterfeit cannabis have reinforced the critical need to protect bonafide products and packaging, according to the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). Sales of synthetic cannabinoids being mis-sold as cannabis are on the rise in the UK, presenting a significant health risk to the general public, reports a harm reduction project* that analyses samples…

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Taking the Next Step in Packaging Automation: Overcoming the Challenges to Automate Manufacturing

June 25, 2021

Working with an expert packaging device fabricator and integrator that is flexible enough to customize can help meet requirements while expediting completion By Del Williams, Contributing Writer For packaging device manufacturers, the continual need to increase production speed and efficiency while reducing labor has spurred a shift toward implementing automated systems.  However, off-the-shelf equipment will…

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