Child-Resistant Packaging

Locked4Kids Demos its Child-Resistant Carton at Pharmapack North America

Protecting small children from accidental poisoning is the top objective Ecobliss Group took when developing the Locked4Kids child-resistant carton box. Its exhibit at Pharmapack North America caught steady attention. 

ITW Pillar Technologies Introduces New Spare Parts Program

ITW Pillar Technologies, a manufacturer of advanced induction cap sealing and surface treatment systems, launched a new Genuine Pillar Parts program to support its technologies.

According to Chester Schwartz, service manager, the program was developed for its customer base to ensure they “are experiencing the highest level of uptime and productivity” with the ITW Pillar Technologies systems at the lowest operating cost.

Pharmapack Europe: Packaging Enhances Product Value, Patient Safety

Pharmapack Europe kicked off its patient-centered conference and exhibition on February 13 in Paris, promoting ideas and technologies for driving product safety and ease of use, patient compliance, and anticounterfeiting. Speakers at the conference urged attendees to consider the importance of packaging and labeling for effective product use.

Child Safety in Europe and the United States

Are changes needed for child-resistant packaging?

Poisoning is the third leading cause for injury in the WHO European region, and more than $3 billion is spent annually in the United States on poisoning treatment, shared Olof Malmgren, business development manager for Faubel, at Pharmapack Europe. Malmgren spoke before the audience in Paris on February 16.

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Pharmapack Awards: Spotlight Shines on Safety

Winners of the 2012 Pharmapack Awards target needle safety, child resistance.

Packaging systems that promote safety were celebrated during the 2012 Pharmapack Awards, held during Pharmapack Europe February 15-16 in Paris. Recognized with the Pharmapack ‘Safety Device’ award was the K-Pack Surshield developed by Terumo; the Pharmapack ‘Child-Resistant’ Award went to the Child-Resistant Slider developed by Burgopak.

Exclusive Roundtable: Pharmaceutical Packagers: Compete through Innovation

Pharmaceutical packaging–focused members of PMP News’s Editorial Advisory Board discuss competition in a changing industry.

For this year’s pharmaceutical packaging roundtable, PMP News has brought together members of its Editorial Advisory Board with extensive experience in pharmaceutical packaging: John Bitner, director of packaging development, Watson Pharmaceuticals; Laura Bix, assistant professor, Michigan State University, School of Packaging; D. Bruce Cohen, principal, PackTechPlus LLC; Rich Hollander, vice president, packaging services, Pfizer Inc.; and Steve Hess, executive director of packaging technology, Merck and Co., Inc.

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Trends Shift in Sample Packaging

Sophisticated sample kits play a crucial role in delivering a consistent and customer-centric brand experience.
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New Packaging Consultancy Formed by PMP News Editorial Advisory Board Member

D. Bruce Cohen, an industry leader in pharmaceutical packaging for more than 35 years, is now owner and principal of PackTechPlus LLC. Cohen has held positions at Alcon Laboratories, BBL, Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics, Sterling Drug Inc., Glaxo Inc., and GlaxoSmithKline. 


Reducing Risk through Packaging, Part 2: Developing Child-Resistant, Senior- Friendly Compliance Packaging

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HCPC Symposium on Patient Compliance

Event provides up-to-date information on unit-dose packaging.


The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council's (HCPC) 12th annual national symposium will be held May 4-5 in Philadelphia. The event begins with a presentation by Peter Mayberry, executive director, titled, An Overview of the Pharmaceutical Noncompliance Problem, Scope, and Impact in the United States and the World.

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Catalent's child-resistant and senior-friendly packaging targets medication adherence: HingePak compliance delivery system, PillCalendar daily-dose delivery system, and RxBarrier+ compliance delivery system.

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