2019 winners of the ADF and PCD Paris Awards

This year, the traditional and prestigious ADF and PCD PARIS Awards were presented as part of a unique ceremony on Thursday 31 January at the very heart of the trade show. Those who won an Award received a trophy created by Digital Packaging based on an original design by Fabien Hulin.

Auto-cleaning replacement cap for your cola-style water bottle

CrazyCap is a replacement cap for your cola-style bottle. It’s a game-changing auto-cleaner that frees you from all these challenging problems once and for all!  Powered with advanced UVC light-ray technology, CrazyCap can kill 99.9999% of bacteria and mold, and 99.99% of viruses.

Pharmapack Europe award winners 2019: 22 years of innovation

Pharmapack Europe has announced the winners of the much heralded 2019 Pharmapack Awards. Due to the exceptional standard of entries, nine worthy winners were chosen across two categories: ‘Exhibitor Innovations’ and ‘Health Products’. Highlighting what a stellar year we have seen across the industry for innovations, the Exhibitor Innovations category saw a total of six winners selected across three pharma specialisms.

Instant virtual prototyping accelerates and enhances product development

Webpac’s powerful 3D pack configuration solution is revolutionizing the way Silgan Dispensing Systems helps their customers, allowing them to shave weeks off the product development process. It can take days, weeks or even months to create prototypes and produce samples, but their customers can now create unique packs in seconds and configure in 3D in real-time.

Pharma Outlook: 12 Trends to Watch in 2019

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What does 2019 have in store for Pharma? We asked industry Thought Leaders to name one disruptive trend or technology that will have a significant impact on the market in the year ahead.

Albertsons Companies pharmacies adopt TemperPack's ClimaCell packaging

TemperPack, a leader in sustainable packaging, and Albertsons Companies are teaming up to divert tens of thousands of pounds of waste from the landfill every year. The grocer announced that it is swapping out traditional Styrofoam coolers in its pharmacy shipments in favor of TemperPack's paper-based insulator, ClimaCell.

Resilux reaches agreement with Swiss-Dutch group Innovative Packaging Solutions

The joint venture between Resilux and I.P.S. came about because I.P.S. was looking for a suitable production partner with relevant experience in the plastic packaging industry (particularly with PET). Air0Pack is an innovative technology for filling liquids, powders, gases and products of average-to-high viscosity (such as gels, creams or foam) into (recyclable) plastic packaging (PET).

Pretium announces biobased sports nutrition bottle line

Pretium Packaging is incorporating a biobased resin option for its CBM branded sports nutrition bottle line to help address market demand. Bottles ranging in size from 2 ounces to 2.4 gallons, with finishes between 28 and 165mm can now be made using Braskem’s I’m Green polyethylene produced from ethanol sugarcane, a renewable material.

Smurfit Kappa continues to strengthen its presence in Mexico

Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s leading paper-based packaging firms, has opened a new plant in Tijuana, Mexico, demonstrating its long-term commitment to the country. The new folding carton plant will strengthen the company’s footprint in the Baja California region and neighbouring Northern Mexico states.

SCHOTT TOPPAC cosmetic syringes: Injecting beauty made easy

International technology group SCHOTT is introducing SCHOTT TOPPAC cosmetic, a new COC (cyclic olefin copolymer) polymer syringe specifically designed for cosmetic and medical applications involving hyaluronic acid. Thanks to a reduced needle pop-off risk, improved dose accuracy and high break resistance, the syringes are especially suitable for highly viscous drugs.

Natvar's new, tight tolerance, silicone tubing line

For peristaltic pumps, tubing size and tolerance is critical. The wall thickness of the tube must precisely match the gap between the pump roller and housing. Slight differences or irregularities in wall thickness can significantly reduce the life of a pump. Tekni-Plex’s silicone tubing offers tolerances as low as +/- 0.03 mm (0.001 inches).

Constantia Flexibles strives towards 100% recyclability by 2025

Constantia Flexibles aims to design products based on sustainable criteria with minimal impact on the environment, low material usage and high recyclability. Constantia Flexibles pledges that 100% of its consumer and pharma packaging will be recyclable by 2025. As a global flexible packaging producer and a company being committed to sustainability, Constantia Flexibles recognizes the importance of actively contributing to the circular economy. Future product innovations will therefore focus on the implementation of design guidelines to develop specifications which are recyclable – in practice and on a commercial scale.

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