Flexible Packaging

Flexible Solutions

Flexible packaging suppliers have traditionally offered pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers solutions that provide strength and protection, often helping to minimize package size and weight.

While today’s solutions continue to provide such support, suppliers are fielding newer requests for barrier and brand protection, among others.

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Amcor Packaging Technology Heads To the South Pole

A teenage explorer seeking to set a world record on a trip to Antarctica will be relying on Amcor bag technology commonly used for packaging medical kits, trays, and surgical gowns.

Adding Color for Branding, Security

In an effort to enhance and protect brands, Rollprint Packaging Products Inc. has developed a color-changing sealant for heat-seal applications. The coextrusion-coated sealant can be applied to any thermally stable web such as polyester, nylon, and polypropylene or on any of Rollprint’s ClearFoil barrier structures.

Using the new sealant, medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers can color code products by type or size. Because the web remains transparent, package contents are visible through the color.

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Scholle Packaging Acquires Controlling Interest in Flexpack

The companies' specialties include pharmaceutical packaging, including stand-up pouches, barrier films and performance products.

Scholle Packaging, a leading provider of flexible performance packaging solutions, announced today that they have acquired controlling interest in the assets of the Brazil-based packaging manufacturer Flexpack.

Flexpack designs, manufactures and provides stand-up pouch packaging, barrier films, and performance packaging for the Latin American market, for applications such as: processed meats, sauces, fresh pasta, dairy products, nuts, automotive fluids,  healthcare, and pharmaceutical products.

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Scholle Packaging Acquires Controlling Interest in Flexpack

The conmpanies' specialties include pharmaceutical packaging, including stand-up pouches, barrier films and performance products.

Scholle Packaging, a leading provider of flexible performance packaging solutions, announced today that they have acquired controlling interest in the assets of the Brazil-based packaging manufacturer Flexpack.

Flexpack designs, manufactures and provides stand-up pouch packaging, barrier films, and performance packaging for the Latin American market, for applications such as: processed meats, sauces, fresh pasta, dairy products, nuts, automotive fluids,  healthcare, and pharmaceutical products.

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Clondalkin Wentus GmbH Enhance Environmental Credentials

Clondalkin Group Company Wentus, a provider of biodegradable flexible packaging solutions, has achieved ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certification. Based in Germany, Wentus is widely regarded as the market leader in the supply of biodegradable films through the companies advanced range of variant products to this growing market, the company said in a press release.

Johnson & Johnson Applauds Amcor for Packaging Sustainability

The company has recognized Amcor for responsible practices in its packaging operations, including energy savings and waste avoidance.

Amcor Ltd., a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, has been awarded a 2012 Supplier Sustainability Award from Johnson & Johnson (J&J), a leading multi-national manufacturer of pharmaceutical, diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical, and biotechnology products.

Amcor Rigid Plastics, the world’s leading producer of rigid plastic containers, and Amcor Flexibles, the world’s largest supplier of flexible packaging, were jointly recognized for their overall sustainability efforts and targeted activities as a leading supplier to J&J.

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Amcor Earns J&J's 2012 Supplier Sustainability Award

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has recognized global packaging provider Amcor Ltd. with a 2012 Supplier Sustainability Award. Amcor Rigid Plastics and Amcor Flexibles were both recognized for their overall sustainability efforts as well as their roles as suppliers to J&J. One of 43 nominated suppliers in J&J's worldwide competition, Amcor was one of seven award winners.

Could Cost Control Efforts Transform Medical Packaging?

Medical packaging converters report that they’re being asked to offer up suggestions for saving costs. But how likely is a conservative medical device manufacturing industry to make changes?

"The industry has traditionally been hamstrung by expensive and time-consuming revalidation work,” reports Michael Wollberg, sales manager for Printpack Medical. “They haven’t had enough resources to look at legacy packages.”

Ironically, however, the push for greater cost savings could be arming MDMs with just the resources they need. “Cost pressures are increasing so much that resources are being made available to reconsider some of these older designs,” adds Wollberg.

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Converters Taking a Flexible Approach

Medical device manufacturers are asking for packaging quality, performance, and service support, all with cost savings. Medical packaging converters are stepping up to the challenge.

According to a recent purchasing study conducted by Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, pharmaceutical and medical device packaging professionals value quality above all other considerations when searching for suppliers. But, most likely to no one’s surprise, price is a close second. (Our 2012 Packaging Survey, conducted by Readex Research, revealed that on a scale from 1 to 5 with 5 representing a “very important” supplier/vendor characteristic, respondents rated quality 4.7 and price 4.3.)

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