2018 AIP Year in Review

With 2018 nearing an end it is time to reflect on what was one of the most successful and actionpacked year the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has ever had in its 55 year history. We started the year by hosting the 2018 AIP National Conference, 2018 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards, 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards, the 100th World Packaging Organisation Board Meeting and the inaugural Women in Industry Forum and we just kept going for the rest of the year. We have tried to highlight some of the key events and initiatives that the AIP undertook this year in this our final newsletter for 2018.

Giflor's Eco Low Profile with big impact

Nowadays, a focus on sustainability is a MUST to ensure the survival of our planet. Always staying ahead of the times, Giflor Closure Technologies has been committed to this ever since 2006, when it launched its Eco Low Profile line for bottles, and the company now works with this philosophy in mind every day. As brands look for simple ways to improve their sustainability credentials, Giflor's Eco Low Profile cap options have gone from strength to strength, offering a lightweight packaging option utilizing less plastic material and benefiting a reduced carbon footprint.

Record year for pharma packaging and drug delivery innovation

In an all-time record year for FDA approvals, Pharmapack Europe reports that innovation is also accelerating across the drug delivery and packaging industries. The event has become one of the main drivers helping introduce new innovations to the market through its Pharmapack Awards and Start-up Hub, both of which have grown in prominence as a more diverse mixture of companies bring patient changing innovations to market.

Technological Innovations in the Packaging and Labeling Industry

By February 2019, serialization will be implemented across the EU. However, according to the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DCSCA), there is a timetable in place until 2023 for electronic tracking on all drug products throughout the US supply chain. With these regulations due to take place soon, manufacturers will need to adapt their products with the latest serialization requirements whilst they still can.

Cannabis packaging, availability of post-consumer materials for next generation containers will be examined at The Packaging Conference 2019

Cannabis packaging opportunities and the challenges in obtaining enough post-consumer material to create next-generation recycled content containers, will be session focal points at The Packaging Conference 2019, February 4-6, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. The Packaging Conference, produced by PTI and SBAcci, has established a decade-plus reputation as the must-attend event for the debut of new technologies and other key industry announcements.

The Luxurious Dropper Design by GCC Packaging

A new sleek soft bottle is made of two layers plastic, inner PE & outer PP, the ratio of the material is adjustable is ready to bloom with the new fashion. Softer than single layered PP tottle, the new technique enquired at GCC Packaging has the most benefits of PP good fatigue resistance & chemical resistance; PE water resistant and durable.

Winners of 2018 Sustainable Beauty Awards

London – The winners of the 2018 Sustainable Beauty Awards (www.sustainablebeautyawards.com) were announced at a dedicated reception in Paris a few days ago. About 160 senior executives from the beauty industry attended the awards reception.

ACTEGA helps WestRock achieve product excellence

MotionCoat is a unique technology developed by ACTEGA to create motion effects on a package. Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS), a division of WestRock, recognized early on, the impact that the MotionCoat™ technology could bring to package design. MPS developed a portfolio of designs to showcase the effect for their brand owner customers.

Karma and Aptar collaborate on push cap technology for the personalized, fortified nutrition market

Karma, makers of the Karma Push Cap Technology, and Aptar Food + Beverage, a global leader in dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions, have formed a collaborative relationship to provide instant-mix technology to the market segments focused on the growing trend of personalized, fortified nutrition. Aptar will leverage its global presence along with its diverse technology platform and application experience to optimize the potential of the Karma Push Cap by providing opportunities for Karma’s design to be used in the value-add convenient packaging area.

Aptar Pharma co-organizes the third edition of RDD Asia

Aptar Pharma is pleased to announce the co-organization and its diamond sponsorship of the third Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD®) Asia scientific conference, which will welcome internationally renowned speakers in pulmonary and nasal drug delivery. The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Kochi hotel from November 14th-16th in Kerala, India.

PCR Tubes

PCR (Post-consumer recycled) plastic is the material that recycled the used and disposed single-use packaging (mainly milk bottle) through recycle channel.

Vetter further expands secondary packaging

Vetter is a leading solution provider of prefilled drug-delivery systems and a specialist for a wide range of packaging solutions. In addition to labelling, blister packing, cartoning as well as serialization, the company offers its customers further technically sophisticated packaging solutions such as the assembly of pens, auto-injectors and safety devices.

e-Novelia wins the ‘Excellence in Pharma: Drug Delivery Devices’ award at CPhI Worldwide 2018

On October 9th, during the CPhI Pharma Awards Gala, e-Novelia®, Nemera’s electronic add-on for ophthalmic droppers, was celebrated as the best-in-class innovation displayed at the show for “Excellence in Pharma: Drug Delivery Devices”. e-Novelia®, Nemera’s smart ophthalmic add-on, has been designed to make patients’ life easier, by offering increased comfort and optimized adherence to their treatments.

Keep it cool with Yonwoo’s Ice Tube

Feeling tired? Does it show? Yonwoo’s Ice Tube from Quadpack helps soothe puffy, swollen skin, thanks to its ice-cold applicator. The perfect package for gel-based formulas, it turns a skincare routine into a calming ritual or a much-needed moment of me-time. What’s more, it can be used to relieve muscle pain all over the body, for OTC brands targeting athletes or a wider audience.

Lindal launches new nasal actuator, Cyrano

Leading dispensing technology specialists, Lindal Group has launched an innovative new nasal actuator named Cyrano. The ground-breaking new product introduces a collection of new design features that appeal to a broad set of audiences.

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