PRINTING, PRODUCTION

4 popular packaging materials: how recyclable are they?

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Today’s consumer is a green consumer. In other words, the more sustainable the product, the better it sells.

packaginginnovation.com – 18 / 4 / 16

With this in mind, companies all over the world are adding green symbols and hues to their packaging designs in a bid to communicate to their customers just how green their enterprise and their products are. They are also increasingly including stories about their sustainability efforts in the packaging design, but many forget to point out that they use recyclable packaging materials. SEE THE INSIGHT

INNOVATION, TRENDS

2016: The Year of Healthcare Innovation?

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While Frost & Sullivan predicts healthcare transformations, Spring Design Partners recommends healthcare brands focus on ‘the human experience.’

packworld.com – 7 / 3 / 16

Pharmaceutical innovation

According to global research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, the healthcare industry is expected to experience several innovations throughout 2016. SEE THE INSIGHT

INNOVATION, PRINTING

Chicken packaging do-over

New software-assisted tooling for vacuum skin packaging brings a number of advantages, while a switch in lidding material and new thermoformed trays complete the upgrade.

packworld.com – 4 / 4 / 16 

Refrigerated chicken parts vacuum packaged in unsupported film has been a staple for some time at Locust Point Farms in Elkton, MD. But about two years ago the firm decided to add a tray to its vacuum skin packaged offerings because the in-store appearance was so much better, says company owner Timothy Detweiler.
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DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION, TRENDS

The Internet of Things to Transform Healthcare Packaging

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IoT-enabled packaging can track shipments and missed medications, improving supply chain workflow and the quality of life.

lifescienceslogistics.com – 11 / 4 / 16

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the healthcare packaging industry as it enables many possibilities to important aspects such as tracking of shipments and missed medications, which in turn will enhance not only the clinical workflow but also the quality of life.  SEE THE INSIGHT

INNOVATION

Food packaging innovations deliver longer life, sustainability and more

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Shelf life. Foods and beverages can never get enough, right? That’s why most packaging developers, when asked, say they want more options in barrier materials—despite the myriad choices already available

packagingdigest.com – 2 / 4 / 16

Shelf life. Foods and beverages can never get enough, right? That’s why most packaging developers, when asked, say they want more options in barrier materials—despite the myriad choices already available. SEE THE INSIGHT

TRENDS

Patients the Ultimate Winners in HCPC’s Compliance Packages of the Year Competition

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Clear dosing instructions, package design and color coding contribute to winning packs for Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Merck and MannKind; MSU student wins scholarship.

packworld.com – 26 / 4 / 16

Pharmaceutical manufacturers and their packaging suppliers deserve and receive recognition in the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council’s (HCPC) annual Compliance Package of the Year competition, but the real winners are the patients who take these medications as instructed by their physicians.  SEE THE INSIGHT

TRENDS

6 pharmaceutical packaging trends to keep an eye on

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Here’s a short overview of the trends you should definitely keep an eye on in the next few years.

packaginginnovation.com – 4 / 4 / 16

1. Plastic bottles for the win

The demand for glass pharmaceutical bottles on a worldwide level is barely expanding, due to the large demand for plastic bottles. Plastic bottles are even the most popular primary pharmaceutical containers in the world, with sales estimated at 20.6 billion dollars in 2019. SEE THE INSIGHT