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.’
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.
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.
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 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."
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.
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.
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.”
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.