LageenTubes supports Abacus' CBDMEDIC sales growth

Abacus is developing a range of innovative products based on patent-pending technologies which combine natural and organic ingredients, including a cannabinoid-rich hemp extract containing CBD. In order to supply on-demand at thousands of stores across the US, Abacus approached LageenTubes to assist with complex supply chain solutions with short lead times.

Tekni-Plex purchases Italian healthcare packaging manufacturer Lameplast

Tekni-Plex has purchased Italian healthcare packaging company Lameplast SpA from Milan-based private equity firm Aksìa Group. Lameplast will become part of Tekni-Plex’s global Tekni-Films business. Headquartered in Rovereto sul Secchia near Modena, the company is a leading Italian manufacturer of plastic single/multi-dose containers for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical device, veterinary and cosmetic applications.

Nature's Way unveils new sustainable packaging with innovative square design made from 97% PCR plastic

Nature's Way, a trusted leader in the vitamins and supplements industry, unveiled a new line of sustainable packaging for its herbal line consisting of over 300 items, including Ginkgold, Saw Palmetto, Ginger Root, Activated Charcoal and Turmeric. To continue pursuit of a positive impact on the earth, the new innovative packaging is made up of 97 percent post-consumer recycled plastics.

Aptar acquires Nanopharm and Gateway Analytical, broadening pharma services platform to accelerate customer drug development

AptarGroup, Inc. has announced that it has acquired two leading pharmaceutical services companies, Nanopharm Ltd. and Gateway Analytical LLC, for a combined enterprise value of approximately $50 million. The acquisitions are part of Aptar’s strategy to broaden its portfolio of services that support pharmaceutical and biotech customers to accelerate and derisk their complex product developments.

Webpackaging launches Pharma Issue #9

Webpackaging has launched the 9th edition of 'Pharma', a digital publication full of the latest news and biggest trends within the pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging industry. A selection of some of the latest products and technologies to hit the Pharma space, Issue 9 of Pharma by Webpackaging highlights key tendencies across the market.

PackSys Global's oral care and pharmaceutical tube lines offer a marriage of cost and output

PackSys Global has been designing and building laminate tube side-seamers for decades. The company's extensive R&D has led to new technologies that allow a great stability of the seam strength and an ever improving visual appearance of the welded area of the laminate at a high speed per minute. Its laminate tube lines for oral care and pharma products are the culmination of the latest technical developments.

Aging GCC population to drive regional pharma market

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Leading global pharmaceutical event CPhI Middle East and Africa, returns to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 16-18 September 2019, after its successful launch in the UAE capital last year. One of the hot topics at this year’s event, will undoubtedly be the implications of an aging population on the pharma industry. According to UN research figures it is estimated that the MENA population will increase from 443 million to a staggering 654 million by 2050.

Nemera's RetroNose enhances therapeutic efficacy of nasal treatments

The number of applications through the nasal route is expanding, either for local treatments (e.g. chronic rhinosinusitis) or for systemic treatments (e.g. migraine, etc.). The clinical efficacy of a nasal treatment depends on how it is deposited in the nose, because the pharmaceutical target (local, systemic, brain) is directly related to a specific nasal anatomical site. That’s why Nemera has collaborated with CEPR to develop a different and portable delivery technology called RetroNose for a better drug deposition in the distal region of the nose, without lung deposition.

All's well for supplement packs

The Medipac container range from RPC Astrapak Plastop has been developed to meet the wide-ranging requirements of the prescriptive medicines and wellness supplements markets. With products coming in a variety of shapes and sizes and requiring a multitude of doses, the choice of containers in the Medipac range makes them ideal for all types of tablets, capsules and supplements, and enables brands to maintain continuity, regardless of the dose.

Amcor and GSK win Alufoil Trophy

The European Aluminium Foil Association has awarded the Alufoil Trophy in the Product Protection category to Formpack Dessiflex Ultra, in recognition of the enhanced protection provided to the Augmentin product and the positive impact on the millions of patients who use it. The Formpack Dessiflex Ultra blister solution was developed by Amcor, and this specific package was done in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline.

ProAmpac updates child-resistant pouch product line

ProAmpac, the pioneer in Child-Resistant, Reclosable, Easy-Open (CRREO) pouches has unveiled an updated product line with an expanded range of sizes. The CRREO product line supports customers in cannabis; pharmaceuticals, health and medical; agriculture; chemical, and personal- and home-care markets with multiple advantages.

New opal glass bottle from Rayuen Packaging

Rayuen Packaging have released a new opal glass bottle ideal for containing dietary supplements and nutraceutical products. The sleek white appearance of the bottle gives a professional and elegant look that inspires trust in the customer at the point of purchase.

SCHOTT strengthens footprint in pharmaceutical tubing business in South America

As part of its global growth strategy, the technology group SCHOTT is investing BRL 50 million in its pharmaceutical tubing production in Rio de Janeiro in the next two years. The invest covers the latest update of the company’s perfeXion process – a 100 percent on-line inspection system, which examines every single tube – as well as implementing state-of-the-art production technology in glass-melting furnaces.

DNP launches V300, a new ink ribbon

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. (DNP) is pleased to announce the launch of a new V-series of thermal transfer ink ribbons, with resin as the main component, and which are optimal for printing barcodes on a variety of labels and tags.

New small diameter capability for laminate tubes

The ALLTUB Group is pleased to announce it has invested in a new production line at our Langenfeld plant, Germany, providing production capability and capacity in diameters 13.5 mm, 19 mm and 30 mm, for both ABL and PBL tubes.

Novartis continues transformation into a leading medicines company with completion of the Alcon spin-off

Novartis has completed the spin-off of the Alcon eye care devices business. The successful execution of the Alcon spin-off allows Novartis to fully focus its capital allocation and management attention on medicines. The spin-off gives Novartis a financial profile closer to its pharmaceutical industry peers, including higher group margins. As a focused medicines company, Novartis is well-positioned for sustained top- and bottom-line growth.

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