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Fighting Medication Errors with Cartoning and Labeling

For better patient outcomes, avoid error-prone packaging features and consult FDA early on during package development.

FDA hopes pharmaceutical manufacturers will address packaging- and labeling- related errors before they even occur. Sound impossible? Not if you consider the agency’s interest in human factors engineering and its design control requirements for medical devices.

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New Co-CEOs for Clondalkin Group

Clondalkin Group Holdings B.V., which produces secondary healthcare packaging among other offerings, has promoted David Lennon and Paddy Mullaney to serve as co-CEOs of the group and as members of Clondalkin’s Board of Directors.

Rondo-Pak Opens New Facility In Puerto Rico

Folding carton provider Rondo-Pak, Norristown, PA has opened a manufacturing and distribution facility in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The new location will offer world class climate controlled manufacturing and warehousing space, the company announced in a press release.

Chesapeake Acquired by The Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group has acquired global paper-based packaging supplier Chesapeake from Irving Place Capital and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, it was reported in a statement. Chesapeake manufactures leaflets, labels, and cartons, primarily for the pharmaceutical, confectionery, and premium drinks industries. With headquarters in Nottingham, UK, the company employs nearly 5000 at 38 facilities in nine countries and had revenues of €580m in 2012.

Chesapeake Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Packaging Produces Multivitamin Regimen Pack for Mail Orders

Chesapeake Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Packaging in Leicester and Nottingham worked with Poseidon Business Development Ltd. on a dispensing pack that serves as both a primary pack and transit case for Boost Buddy multivitamins. According to Boost Buddy's Web site, the company provides a "personalised multivitamin range specially formulated for your busy, buzzy lifestyle." 

Recyclable Packages Win Best of Show in Excellence in Flexography Awards

Colbert Packaging Corp. has been honored in the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Excellence in Flexography Awards competition. Colbert’s EnviroGuard package for VetGuard Plus was selected as the Excellence in Flexography Best of Show winner in the paperboard class, the company reported in a press release. EnviroGuard is a paperboard package offered as an alternative to plastic clamshells. 

Pharma Packaging Solutions Produces Redesigned Packaging for Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy

Contract packager Pharma Packaging Solutions (PPS) is manufacturing new cartons for the redesigned packaging of Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy marketed by Merz USA. Little Big Brands redesigned the package, while PPS produced new cartons to incorporate several essential components such as structural integrity, high-end graphics, and anti-theft protection, PPS reported in a press release.

New OTC Cold Product Packaging Anything but Common

Packaging for Zicam Cold Remedy has been redesigned by Beardwood&Co. The over-the-counter product family marketed and sold by Matrixx Initiatives Inc. includes 15 SKUs, including Rapidmelt tablets, chewables, liquid lozenges, crystals packets, and oral mist.

“We helped define this different segment,” says Julia Beardwood, founder, Beardwood&Co, in a press release. “But, to be successful, we had to help consumers quickly sort through this myriad of products in the cold aisle and understand what Zicam is and when to take it.”

Independent Carton Group Celebrates 30 Years

Celebrating its 30th anniversary is the Independent Carton Group (ICG), an association of 17 independently owned and operated folding carton companies. During the group's recent general membership meeting in Charleston, SC, several industry professionals were recognized with awards, and the group toured the Kraft paper mill owned by KapStone Paper and Packaging, an ICG vendor since 2002.

Clondalkin Pharma and Healthcare North America Installs New Press in Charlotte, NC

Clondalkin Pharma and Healthcare North America's pharmaceutical packaging production facility in Charlotte, NC, has increased capacity and color capability thanks to the installation of an eight-color Man Roland 708 perfecting press with in-line foil applicator. The PS9000-compliant facility manufactures folded cartons for pharmaceutical and healthcare secondary packaging applications requiring brand security, sustainability, and structural design solutions. 

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