March 7, 2012
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Label-Aire: Pressure-sensitive inline labeling systems that are trouble-free
Label-Aire White Paper: Understanding the basics of pressure-sensitive labeling
Label-Aire: See our new top/bottom print-and-apply labeling system in action
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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.
Handles either auto-lock carton or from carton blank
Multiple carton loading modules available including robotics
Tool-less changeover
cGMP design suitable for the pharmaceutical / healthcare industry
UPS uses the power of logistics to help safeguard your temperature-sensitive air freight shipments with an end-to-end system that delivers across the globe.
UPS survey unveils healthcare supply chain trends
UPS healthcare case study
UPS solves "hot" issue with new cold chain container
Video tour: UPS healthcare facility
Lit-a-Sure improves packaging line efficiencies
With Nosco's Lit-a-Sure, you don’t have to handle or combine multiple components on your packaging line. You receive folding cartons with inserts attached to the inside of the carton ready for filling with your product. Click here to watch a brief video about Lit-a-Sure and request samples.
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Anti-counterfeiting + distribution space
Packaging assists in identifying counterfeit Avastin
Feature Image 1 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Feb. 14 reported that a counterfeit version of Genentech's (a member company of Roche) cancer treatment medication Avastin was in U.S. distribution. Genentech/Roche are using packaging and working with the FDA and law enforcement to determine the source of the counterfeit cancer med to help prevent further distribution.
Tags: » Roche   » Genentech   » FDA   » Counterfeiting
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Recent events show packaging and labeling are integral to safety
Pfizer's voluntary recall reminds us that packaging and labeling are as crucial as any other manufacturing aspect. As a cost item, packaging users don't always appreciate the necessary sophistication of package materials and designs. The vaguely insulting phrase, "it's just labeling," is too often used to convey a second-class status for the words and graphics on packaging. Feature Image 2
Tags: » Pfizer   » Recall   » Regulatory
Child resistance + safety space
Pharmapack awards announced in Paris
Feature Image 3 Packaging that protects against sharps, and a child-resistant slider pack earn honors at Pharmapack Europe 2012. Burgopak's Child-Resistant Slider pack won the 'Child-Resistant' Award while Pharmapack's 'Safety' Award Hospital product went to K-Pack Surshield from Terumo. The awards were given to the most innovative packaging developed for drugs, veterinary products, and devices placed on the French market between December 2010 and 2011.
Tags: » Burgopak   » Terumo   » Medical devices » Compliance » Design » Blisters
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'Chocolate toothpaste' in a tube
Feature Image 4 Available at select Whole Food Markets, Theodent has a traditional mint taste as opposed to a chocolate flavor, its formula relies on cocoa bean extract to achieve a level of tooth cleaning equal to fluoride products. World Wide Packaging provides the angular-shaped, five-layer coextrusion that provides a sleek, yet professional appeal.
Tags: » Toothpaste   » Closures   » Tube » World Wide Packaging
Child-resistant cap with built-in desiccant
The IDC® integrated desiccant closure from Süd-Chemie integrates tamper-evident, child-resistant and twist-off cap functionalities with a built in desiccant. The IDC eliminates the extra step of incorporating an extraneous desiccant in the packaging.
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April 16-17
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» Drug delivery innovations for better treatments presented by Catalent expert at 2nd Lyophilization Americas Conference
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» SPE FastTrack training program offers plastics professionals intensive training options
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Michael Hewett of Publix Super Markets to Keynote

Meet Publix Super Market's Director of Environmental and Sustainability Programs at this year's Sustainable Packaging Symposium. Michael Hewett will keynote this year's event, sharing his considerable knowledge and experience in environmental management. This year's event theme "Advancing Sustainable Supply Chains with Optimized Packaging" offers a stellar line-up of topics and speakers. SPS is April 3-5 in Houston, TX.
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