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19 Oct 2021
--- Astellas Pharma has begun using sugarcane-derived polyethylene as 50% of its raw material for creating pharmaceutical blister packs. The company says the move represents “the world’s first use” of biomass... Read More
30 Sep 2021
--- Syntegon Technology is presenting two new machines at FachPack 2021 – the SVE 3220 DZ vertical bagger and Elematic 2001 WAH case packer – to meet rapidly evolving industry demands for material versatility. Live... Read More
08 Sep 2021
--- Pharmaceutical packaging has seen a boom in demand and innovation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with lockdown restrictions and increasing hygiene concerns compounding this already complex field of packaging. The demand... Read More
03 Sep 2021
--- Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (MHI), the US subsidiary of Maruho Corp, is exhibiting its blister machine called Eagle-Omni at Pack Expo 2021 in Las Vegas, US, on September 27-29 (Booth SL-6738). As Eagle-Omni meets packaging... Read More
03 Sep 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts unveiled a limited edition box design in celebration of Día de Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. Meanwhile, Dow CEO Jim Fitterling and LyondellBasell CEO... Read More
27 Aug 2021
--- Klöckner Pentaplast (KP), an international manufacturer of high-barrier packaging solutions, is launching kpNext, marketed as the only recyclable PET blister completely compatible with pharmaceutical manufacturing form,... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Huhtamaki is releasing a paper-based blister pack for pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in what it describes as an “industry first.” Branded Push Tab, the packs are developed in collaboration with Syntegon.
23 Jul 2021
--- Packaging machine specialist Cremer is preparing to showcase its pharmaceutical counter and bottle filling module at Pack Expo 2021 in Las Vegas, US, September 27-29. The company will also demonstrate its servo-driven HQ... Read More
16 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Liquibox and WestRock teamed up to deliver an optimal e-commerce liquid format for beverage, liquid food and home care brands. Meanwhile, Syntegon Technology added a fully integrated, AI-enabled... Read More
01 Jul 2021
--- US-based Keystone Folding Box is reporting a surge in demand for its line of child-resistant, paperboard-based blister packs from pharmaceutical companies in India.
25 Jun 2021
--- Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) is warning continuing raw material availability issues are creating a potential risk to the stable supply of food, pharmaceutical and medical products. Guido Aufdemkamp, FPE’s executive... Read More
23 Jun 2021
--- Cryopak, a leader in temperature assurance packaging and temperature monitoring devices, is unveiling its latest entry into an expanding line of plastic-alternative shipping solutions. Cryopak Ecopak is a recyclable and... Read More
22 Jun 2021
--- Borealis has secured exclusive supply of Renasci Oostende Recycling’s chemically recycled material from its high-tech recycling center in Belgium. The feedstock supply has enabled Borealis to offer commercial volumes... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Novolex launched a production line for manufacturing compostable cold beverage cups. Meanwhile, Mondi teamed up with the Italian machine producer ACMI to create a new wrapping system for pallets... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Amcor is launching a specialty multi-chamber pouch for drug-device combination products in Europe. The Dual Chamber Pouch has already won a 2021 Award from the Flexible Packaging Association for its technical innovation and... Read More
10 Jun 2021
--- Gualapack is acquiring the majority stake in Easysnap Technology, a single-dose sachet equipped with an easy opening system suitable for liquid or semi-liquid products. Gualapack is an Italian company based in Alessandria... Read More
04 Jun 2021
--- Amcor is launching an enhanced heat seal coating for medical-grade DuPont Tyvek 2 and paper applications in healthcare packaging. This “next-generation” coating technology will be produced in multiple locations... Read More
25 May 2021
--- Holography remains a highly versatile and flexible technology in the search for ever more interesting packaging concepts and designs, says Dr. Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA).... Read More
04 May 2021
--- US-based Aptar CSP Technologies’ Activ-Film technology will be used as protective packaging for two new at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests recently received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug... Read More
30 Apr 2021
--- Amcor is launching customer trials for its new mono-material, recyclable polyethylene (PE) blister packs in what it claims is a “breakthrough” for pharmaceutical packaging. Branded AmSky, the packs eliminate... Read More
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