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Sponsors February 24, 2011 | Edited by Jim Butschli

Cryopak, leaders in temperature controlled packaging world wide

Cryopak and its subsidiaries, DDL and ATP, are here to partner with you to offer a wide variety of cold chain packaging solutions and testing services for your temperature sensitive products. Click on the video above to watch a demonstration of Cryopak's new pallet shipper!

TCP Group

TLC™ – The latest innovation in cartoning systems

An adaptable top load cartoning solution, the TLC™ system features a modular design that can be expanded as needed in order to meet future production needs. Suitable for pharmaceutical, healthcare, or life science applications, the TLC™ offers a variety of carton-loading options as well as carton closing.

MGS Machine Corp.

Bosch Packaging Technology: your reliable partner for packaging & process technology

The strength of Bosch’s pharmaceutical expertise is based upon five competence areas: process technology, primary packaging, secondary packaging, qualification and services. We support our customers in producing and packaging products of highest quality at affordable prices.

Bosch Packaging Technology - Pharma

Cortegra...where healthcare turns for packaging

Cortegra is a leading ISO 9001 & 13485 registered provider of cGMP compliant packaging to the medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical markets. With a wide range of products including, pressure sensitive labels, inserts, cartons, IFU/DFU booklets, and flexible packaging, Cortegra is the ideal packaging partner.

Cortegra Group, Inc.

See the PharmaPack-US high-speed capper in action

The PCL-15FT is a versatile press-on and screw-on automatic capper designed for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical, food, beverage, health/beauty, and confection industries. Its automatic rejection feature rejects inverted caps to provide continuous product throughput and features speeds up to 150 bpm.



Aging population demanding easy-open packages

In this excerpt from an interpack 2011 Specialist article, Messe Dusseldorf North America reports that consumers aged 60 and higher in Western nations are increasingly demanding product packages that are easier to open, with package graphics that are easier to read. The report says, "Industry cannot ignore the needs of older, working, and health-conscious people."

Nurses to assess medical device packages at HealthPack 2011

Looking for some frank appraisals of selected medical device packages? Watch nurses do just that at HealthPack 2011. The March 8 - 10 event in Cincinnati will include a keynote presentation by Tom Blaige into trends and drivers among medical device packaging suppliers, a look at the Michigan State University Learning & Assessment Center, and a presentation by Stryker Orthopaedics.

Fresh graphics at low cost

SJ Creations focuses on products for the health and beauty industry. Thanks to the power and versatility of digital printing, the company enjoys great graphic impact on new personal-care products it introduces, without having to pay exorbitantly for tooling or order shrink labels in huge quantities.

Natural toothpaste comes in biodegradable tube

What is said to be the first truly biodegradable toothpaste tube has been launched for Prabhupada-brand toothpaste from allVeggie of Sweden. The company's toothpaste is made from natural ingredients. The biodegradable materials used for the tube are supplied by FKuR. Techtubes injection-molds, extrudes, and prints the various parts of the tube.

ISPE releases GAMP Good Practice Guide, Second Edition

GAMP® Good Practice Guide: A Risk-Based Approach to GxP Process Control Systems (Second Edition) provides guidance on how to achieve process control systems that are fit for intended use and meet current regulatory requirements. ISPE, a global not-for-profit association of 22,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals, says this edition has been significantly updated to align with the concepts and terminology of recent regulatory and industry developments.

Video: Run large and small blisters on one machine

Pharmawork's TF3 features toolless changeover, and servo indexing with integrated cooling after forming.

NEW Products


Plastic components

  • A line of 75 New Additions Supplements is available for applications in personal care, healthcare, food and beverage, and household products, with a custom design service available as well.

M&H Plastics

Temperature-monitoring labels

  • PakSense BIOmed Label enables cold chain monitoring in virtually any packaging configuration, including on the pallet, carton, or individual item
  • uses new type of sensor to take a surface read of the object to which they are attached, providing a closer approximation of the actual product temperature than the general ambient readings provided by bulkier recorders
  • about the size of a sugar pack, they digitally monitor temps every minute, are encased in waterproof packaging, and can be recycled through the PakSense GreenSense program

PakSense, Inc.


Labeling and bar-code machine

  • LabelShop® portable labeling and bar-code machine quickly creates cost-effective, adhesive-backed bar codes and labels for manufacturing, industrial, and office applications; thermal-transfer printer prints labels that resist fading, scratching, moisture, heat, chemicals, UV exposure, and cleaning fluids.

Visual Workplace, Inc.

Outsert applicator

  • Model 227 Auto-Sert outsert applicator complies with new industry standards resulting in thicker outserts because of additional content, larger type and formatting requirements
  • uses hot melt glue to hold heavy outserts; handles outserts from 0.875 to 2.5 in. W x 1.125 to 4 in. H x 1.5-in. thick, at speeds up to 220 bottles/min
  • designed to be integrated with a primary labeler as a new system or retrofitted in the field, applicator applies outserts to the sides of round, square, and rectangular containers


Upcoming events:

Contract Packaging Association Annual Meeting
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ. A packed business agenda, networking, and social and recreational events will make this Annual Meeting CPA’s best, from February 24-27.

Sustainable Packaging Symposium
Hyatt Regency Chicago, IL. Sustainable Packaging Symposium, produced by Greener Package and the Institute for Sustainability, will examine the pivotal role of packaging in implementing sustainability across businesses’ supply chains, from March 16-18.

Packaging Automation Forum
Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. Packaging Automation Forum, produced by Packaging World and Automation World, features peer-to-peer education about how to increase productivity, flexibility and performance using state-of-the-art packaging controls and information technology, April 26.

Healthcare Packaging Conference


Making your brand stand-out-Wallace Church shares lessons learned from Pfizer and Wyeth

Plan now to hear brand identity consultancy Wallace Church share visual position strategies used by market-leading pharmaceuticals. The 2011 Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops offers an education on package design, compliance, validation, regulatory issues, cold chain, combination products, and much more, May 26 in Princeton, NJ.

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