pharma & healthcare

19 May 2023
--- The hidden costs of international logistics go beyond the environmental impact, which is a reason in itself to reduce transportation. The European Union Environment Agency states that, between 2000 and 2019, the demand for... Read More
17 Apr 2023
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is calling on EU policymakers to make material recovery and biological treatment (MRBT) of mixed waste mandatory. The organization has found the method is cost-competitive with controversial,... Read More
10 Apr 2023
--- A sustainability report is the essential tool in communicating corporate social responsibility goals and actions to any organization’s stakeholders, from employees to customers to financial institutions. Increasingly,... Read More
28 Oct 2022
--- The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is dismissing claims that postponing REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) revisions against hazardous chemicals is a necessary opportunity to... Read More
29 Aug 2022
--- Antares Vision and Edgyn are partnering to deliver a comprehensive authentication solution to help combat counterfeiting in the pharmaceutical industry. The company will integrate Edgyn’s Adfirmia solution into its... Read More
11 Aug 2022
--- Syntegon is offering companies in the pharmaceutical and food industries full transparency on the carbon footprint of all its machines through a software-based approach certified by TÜV Rheinland, a German Association... Read More
27 Jul 2022
--- Robotics are increasingly prevalent in the packaging industry, but there are still many areas where robots and cobots could be introduced to improve productivity and environmental sustainability, according to experts.... Read More
18 Jul 2022
--- Marchesini Group and Sea Vision Group have developed a technology for the serialization, aggregation and traceability of blisters when separated from their cartons, which are important for combating drug counterfeiting and... Read More
05 Jul 2022
--- Researchers at Purdue University, US, are developing an edible “security tag” embedded into medicine to expose counterfeiters. The tag acts as a digital fingerprint for each drug capsule or tablet, using an... Read More
04 Jul 2022
--- Avery Dennison is launching a dual-frequency tag for logistics, medical and industrial uses to extend its RFID inlays range. The range combines NFC (HF) and RAIN RFID (UHF) functionality for cost-effective item-level tagging... Read More
30 Jun 2022
--- Constantia Flexibles is introducing a recycle-ready laminate with high chemical resistance for pharmaceutical products. The flexible packaging leader supplies the substrates for conversion into packaging. “The... Read More
13 Jun 2022
--- Berlin Packaging is continuing its North American expansion by acquiring Andler Packaging Group. The move expands the hybrid packaging supplier’s pharmaceutical and nutraceutical offerings and adds multiple... Read More
02 May 2022
--- Big European retailers have pledged to reduce their plastic consumption and are now searching for the right solutions to fulfill those pledges without exacerbating food waste, says Falk Paulsen, sales and business... Read More
26 Apr 2022
--- Huhtamaki is launching a monomaterial PET blister lid that is free from aluminum. The Push Tab is a “first-to-market” innovation for the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. The solution is designed to... Read More
25 Apr 2022
--- Finnish forest industry company UPM has settled a dispute with its paper mill employees over worker’s rights, ending what is said to be the longest strike in the history of the country’s paper industry. The... Read More
25 Apr 2022
--- Amcor has added High Shield laminates to its pharmaceutical packaging portfolio. The new low-carbon, recycle-ready packaging options deliver the high-barrier and performance requirements while supporting pharmaceutical... Read More
20 Apr 2022
--- Aptar CSP Technologies is introducing local production of its Activ-Vial blood glucose test strip protection to diabetes patients in the China region. Activ-Vial will be produced at the company’s facility in Guangzhou,... Read More
12 Apr 2022
--- Toppan is bolstering its GL Barrier series of transparent barrier films with a new grade that provides high-barrier performance combined with light-shielding. The “GL-ME-RC” solution expands the series’... Read More
25 Mar 2022
--- Airnov Healthcare Packaging has reinforced its presence in the Chinese market with recent investments to expand its production capabilities across a range of product lines. Focusing on shelf-life preservation solutions, the... Read More
11 Mar 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Holographyx launched a patented anti-counterfeiting system for pharmaceutical blister packs that enables printing of dosage and marketing information on the area surrounding the pill recess.... Read More