TheraTears Reveals Colorful Packaging Redesign

Akorn Consumer Health has introduced a new packaging redesignin three of its TheraTears eye-care product lines for its primary, secondary, and package inserts, reports Packaging Digest. Those product lines comprise a total of 20 SKUs for lubricating drops, preservative-free drops, and products designed for contact lens wearers and nighttime use. 

TheraTears products works for adult patients suffering symptoms of dry eye.

Omega Design Corporation Introduces New Inline Stretch Bander

Omega Design Corporation – a global provider of packaging machinery, serialization solutions, and bottle unscrambling technology, has introduced its new Quantum Class Band-It Stretch Bander. It is an inline stretch bander capable of handling a wide range of cartons.

According to the company, the Band-It can process up to 300 cartons/minute and is easily integrated into new and existing packaging lines.

Rondo-Pak to Show Multimedia Carton and Shock-Resistant Carton at Pharma Expo

Rondo-Pak, a provider of folding cartons to the pharmaceutical, beauty, and consumer industries, will showcase two of its latest packaging innovations at Pharma Expo Las Vegas, Sept. 28-30. Among other folding carton products, the company will exhibit its Multimedia Carton with HD video and screen, and its shock- and vibration-resistant folding carton, dubbed SafePack.

In addition, Rondo will showcase its new manufacturing and distribution facility in San Juan, PR.

Schreiner MediPharm, Edelmann to Develop Booklet-Label for Folding Carton Exterior

In a joint project with packaging manufacturer Edelmann, Schreiner MediPharm has developed a multi-page booklet-label that makes important product information accessible on the exterior of folding cartons. The new solution, which Schreiner says eliminates the need for pharmacists or consumers to first open a package before obtaining detailed product information, meets related requirements of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU.

Can Cartons and Labels Come to Your Rescue?

New solutions for damage, tampering, and migration are underway.

Struggling with product damage in transit? Need tamper evidence for parenterals? Concerned about extractables and leachables? Two exhibitors at Interphex offered solutions to such on-going concerns. 


If your glass bottles, vials, or other containers are continuously showing up broken at their destinations, Victor Dixon, President & COO of Rondo-Pak (, may have a solution. 

Essentra to Offer Labeling Solutions at Pharmapack North America

The pharmaceutical market is facing a number of ongoing challenges, and Essentra believes its packaging business unit can offer a number of solutions. The global packaging company, which completed its acquisition of Clondalkin Specialist Packaging Division at the end of January, will be showcasing its capabilities in Booth 4003 at the upcoming Pharmapack North America June 9-10 in New York City.

Locked4Kids Charts its Path to the U.S. Market

Locked4Kids, the award-winning child-resistant and reclosable carton for blister packs, developed by the specialized Dutch supplier Ecobliss Group and partner Romaco Promatic, will be at Pharmapack North America Booth #4039 in New York from June 9 to June 10. Its design evokes a familiar mantra to the pharmaceutical industry: to protect small children from accidental poisoning.

North American Paperboard Packaging Competition Honors Four Cartons from Pharmaceutical and Medical Markets

Four winners in the 2014 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition organized by The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) were cartons manufactured for pharmaceutical and healthcare end use markets, PPC reports.

Seven packaging experts selected the winners of gold (first place), excellence (second place), and boxmaker (third place) awards in three categories: general, eco, and innovation. The winners include:


Diamond Packaging Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips General Award: Gold

Locked4Kids Wins Packaging Award at CPhI 2014

A child-resistant carton is among the winners of the 11th annual CPhI Pharma Awards. The annual awards program, organized by CPhI Worldwide producer UBM Live, honors the pharma industry’s innovations. This year winners were celebrated in categories for ‘Formulation’, ‘Process Development’ and ‘Packaging’, along with a new category recognizing ‘Innovation in Partnering.’

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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