Groninger benefits from Rexroth’s VarioFlow plus, which is engineered to be a cost-effective conveyor solution.
December 1, 2015 | Machine Case Study

Conveyor addresses private-label, start-up production applications

Machinery maker equips its newer lite-F filling machines with conveyor for pharmaceutical and cosmetic filling.
Geographic demand for functional and barrier coatings in 2014. Source: Smithers Pira
November 27, 2015 | News

Demand rising for functional and barrier coatings

New report examines the market for functional and barrier coatings for paper and board packaging, which is expected to exceed $7.1 billion by 2020.
Trucking: The barometer of the U.S. economy?
November 25, 2015 | News

Trucking: The barometer of the U.S. economy?

American Trucking Associations and SelectUSA point to a link between over-the-road transportation and the national economy.
 2015 State of the Industry: U.S. Packaging Machinery Report
November 24, 2015 | News

Opportunities for Growth and Innovation

PMMI connects end users and suppliers as they adapt to changing consumer demands
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Pfizer's logo on its New York facility exterior.
November 24, 2015 | News

Pfizer and Allergan Plan to Combine to Form Pfizer plc

Once approved, the merger reportedly would create the world’s largest drugmaker, move Pfizer’s headquarters to Ireland and lowering its U.S. taxes. Job impact of this “inversion” not yet known.
Sanofi counterfeit meds chart
November 23, 2015 | News

Sanofi Study Reveals Perceptions of Counterfeit Medicines

Most Americans associate counterfeiting with consumer goods rather than meds. Sanofi introduces three levels of package protection to battle counterfeits.
FDA’s GE salmon announcement sparks controversy
November 20, 2015 | Feature Article

FDA’s GE Salmon Announcement Sparks Controversy

Agency announces genetically engineered salmon is safe, drawing a CFS lawsuit. Salmon will be regulated under new animal drug provisions. GE products also have labeling implications.
Automation Conference & Expo logo
November 20, 2015 | News

Examining Cybersecurity, Collaborative Robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things

Automation Conference & Expo 2016 in Chicago to explore leading-edge automation technologies.
UPS Pain in the (Supply) Chain’s 2015 survey
November 19, 2015 | News

Healthcare, Life Science Logistics Execs See Supply Chain Improvements

UPS Pain in the (Supply) Chain’s 2015 survey results show progress in product security and adapting to regulatory changes.
FDA takes action on dietary supplements.
November 19, 2015 | News

FDA takes action to protect consumers from potentially dangerous dietary supplements

Joint government agency sweep culminates with announcement of criminal charges against USPlabs. False labeling, misbranding identified as part of the problem.
Identifying drug/device market drivers
November 16, 2015 | News

Identifying drug/device market drivers

Technavio report forecasts chronic disease prevalence and demand for drug delivery devices will result in an 11% CAGR for drug/device combination products through 2019.
AstraZeneca China named ISPE Facility of the Year Awards Overall Winner
November 16, 2015 | News

AstraZeneca China named ISPE Facility of the Year Awards Overall Winner

Among many impressive feats, the facility was completed in a record time of 20 months, coming in 18 percent under budget.
Serialization timing around the world. Image courtesy of Pharma Logic Solutions, LLC
November 16, 2015 | Feature Article

Serialization: An Expert’s Lessons Learned and Current Trends

Serialization brings many challenges. Considerations, like ensuring labels are readable throughout the supply chain and compartmentalizing line solutions, can be key to success.


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