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Sponsors: April 21, 2011 | Edited by Jim Butschli

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.

Leader in medical device and pharmaceutical packaging

Plastic Ingenuity provides a wide array of medical packaging supplies including blister packs, clamshells, SafeEdge trays, and standard medical trays. This wide array allows our customers the flexibility they need to handle their most challenging packaging requirements.

Plastic Ingenuity


White paper explores advancements in water vapor permeation testing

This journal-quality white paper from MOCON provides a thorough analysis of the issues and offers a solution for measuring water vapor transmission rates in ultra barrier-films that protect such products as organic light emitting diodes (OLED).


Do you know the keys to packaging performance?

Package design, materials and climactic conditions can all impact shelf life. Learn how to incorporate protection from a variety of options and how simulated calculations can help make the best decisions. This Workshop will be offered at Healthcare Packaging Conference, May 26 in Princeton. Learn more >>.

Healthcare Packaging


GSK's new Sensodyne pack bubbles with tactile feel

A range of striking new packs for GlaxoSmithKline's Sensodyne Repair & Protect oral care product is the result of close collaboration between Chesapeake, GSK's internal packaging design team and API. Incorporates 3D bubbles designed to be so intriguing you feel compelled to touch the carton. The 3D feature simulates the effect of looking at a life-like model of a tooth as well as close-up images that help to describe the benefits of using the product. The effect is achieved by the incorporation of a series of Fresnel lenses into the cartonboard. The lens area is then overprinted. The resulting life-like perspective produces the impression of depth that provides the pack with a tactile quality that is further enhanced by the carton's bevelled edge.

Tags: Chesapeake; API; Graphic design; Paperboard cartons

Workshops to deliver packaging expertise

Set for May 26 at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton, NJ, the Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops 2011 features a morning general session and afternoon breakout workshops on more specialized topics including blister packaging and stability, shelf life, tracking, continuous manufacturing, and maximizing throughput.

Tags: Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops; Honeywell; Sud-Chemie; Omega Design Corp.; Delta Industrial Services; Garvey Corp.; Packaging line efficiency; Track-and-trace; Desiccants/sorbents; Blisters

GlaxoSmithKline increases production efficiency with custom filling system

To meet GSK's specific needs, Bosch provided a single-use dosing system with peristaltic pumps for biopharma products and for processing highly active substances. Bosch worked closely with GSK to customize a system to meet the global firm's performance requirements. From installation through commissioning, support was provided by Bosch's Service Team to ensure GSK's requirements for operational efficiency and line optimization. Following and documenting a robust qualification process were also key aspects in meeting stringent pharmaceutical industry standards, and to get the line up and running quickly.

Tags: Bosch Packaging Services; Packaging line efficiency; Liquid filling; Ampules, vials and syringes; Dosing; GlaxoSmithKline

Kimberly-Clark Health Care commits to reducing medical waste

Kimberly-Clark Health Care (KCHC), a Roswell, GA-based division of the Kimberly-Clark Corp., is achieving progress in its sustainability initiatives in medical packaging waste. From rewarding customers for their sustainability efforts to developing recyclable uses for medical packaging waste to partnering with top advocacy leaders in sustainability, these milestones highlight the company's ongoing commitment to sustainability.

Tags: Sustainability/environmental; Medical devices; Graphic design

Shrink-sleeve label provides graphic punch and valuable information

The newest product from Barn Dad Innovation Nutrition relies on a full-body shrink sleeve label to carry gorgeous graphics at the same time that it contains valuable information and nutrition facts. The PVC label is printed in eight colors and combines the benefits of a decorative sleeve and tamper-evidence in one application, thus eliminating the need for two components. A perforation allows the tamper-evident band to be removed while the label remains on the canister. UV inks for sustainability are used for all print jobs.

Tags: RBDwyer; Labels; Nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals

Video | Interphex: Dynamic Adherence Packaging Solution

From Catalent Del Pouch, adherence package promotes compliance and features media-enhanced packaging.

Tags: Catalent Del Pouch

NEW Products


Insulated pallet shipping container

RePak120CRT™ is an insulated shipper suited for cold-chain shipments such as pharmaceuticals, blood products, tissues, and other products that need to remain in the 20° to 30°C range. Lightweight insulated panels offer performance and easy assembly by one person; reusable with Phase 22™ HDPE refrigerant packs, or single-use capability; preconditioned at room temperature.

Cryopak, at TCP company


Medical device tray sealer

The T260 is the company’s first compact tray sealer model engineered specifically for the medical device industry. Built on the same chassis as the T250 sealer, the T260 delivers greater sealing force, an increased number of sealed trays per cycle, and improved seal integrity. Is available with validation packages compliant with ISO 11607 and FDA 21 CFR Part 11, is designed for cleanroom compatibility, with an enclosed cooling water circuit that permits tooling changes without water disconnection. For packaging implants, combination packs, diagnostic devices, and other sterile medical products requiring seal validation and low residual oxygen.

Multivac Inc.

Upcoming events:

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.

IoPP Packaging & Leadership Council
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. New for 2011, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is offering packaging professionals the utmost in value by creating a two-day conference that combines IoPP's most dynamic events, held May 10-11.

Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ. Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops, produced by Healthcare Packaging magazine, will feature operational and package design strategies for pharmaceutical and medical device packagers, May 26.

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