G&K Vijuk to Show Pick & Pack Station at Pack Expo

G&K–Vijuk will introduce its new GUK-Sigma Pick & Pack Station at Pack Expo/Pharma Expo in Las Vegas in September.  

Marchesini Group Reveals Multipack Acquisition and Future Projects at ACHEMA 2015

Coming away from one of its “most successful of all times” at ACHEMA in Frankfurt, Marchesini Group announced its acquisition of Multipack Technologies and its machines of the future, such as the Intera 520V, the Stery-Capsy filling technology, and the BL A420.

Questions about Applying and Automating Patient Information Leaflets

PMP News received a couple of questions regarding the handling of patient information leaflets (PILs). We asked Richard Bahr, president and CEO of MGS Machine Corp., to share his input.

Here are the questions:

"What are the different techniques to paste the PILs on the bottle apart from putting a drop of hot-melt glue and sticking the PIL. Is there another good technique that will not involve such a heating process?"


Robinson Printing among Recipients of Abbott's Supplier Excellence Award

Robinson Printing is among the 21 companies recognized by Abbott with its Supplier Excellence Award. These 21 suppliers were chosen from more than 23,000 globally, Abbott reports in a press release on its Web site. Selection was based on performance and continuous improvement in supplying materials, equipment, and services to Abbott, the global healthcare products company reports.

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.

Robinson Printing Helps Medical Device Maker Fit in Extra Languages

Robinson Printing (Temecula, CA) is currently helping Volcano Corp. (San Diego, CA) include up to 20 languages on one IFU (instructions for use). The project, which started in the summer of 2012, is a complex one, involving separate IFUs for more than a dozen models of the company’s products, including Eagle Eye Platinum catheters used for Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS). Robinson was charged with maintaining the same IFU weight and thickness as earlier versions featuring fewer languages.

“We needed to increase the number of languages to address EU regulatory requirements,” explains Erin Thompson, associate product manager, IVUS Imaging, for Volcano Corp. “We had to ensure that the new IFUs did not exceed the original weight because any changes could affect the overall package weight, which would require package revalidation. We also weren’t changing the IFU content other than having it translated into different languages.”

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Vijuk Equipment Purchased by GUK

Vijuk Equipment Inc., a provider of insert/outsert leaflet folding equipment for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and small-items packaging markets, has been purchased by GUK–Falzmaschinen of Wellendingen, Germany. The purchase took effect April 1, 2012.

Chesapeake Installs New Four-Color Press

Paperboard packaging supplier Chesapeake Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Packaging has installed a new Alprinta 52 web offset press at its Hicksville, NY, facility. The four–color press, which can run materials up to 20.5 in. wide and 40 in. long, will be used to print patient-information leaflets for the healthcare market. It also features UV curing and a non-stop rewinding unit for re-insertion, giving Chesapeake the capacities to run up to 8 colors.

Clondalkin Specialist Packaging Division Expands in Russia

Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare, a unit of the Specialist Packaging Division of Clondalkin Group, has established sales and marketing offices in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The company has also signed a long-term manufacturing and marketing agreement with Saint Petersburg-based packaging producer Industry of Colour (Incol). Incol will support Clondalkin with local production and finishing activities.

Colbert and Haapanen Form New Venture for Package Inserts

Colbert Packaging Corporation and Haapanen Brothers announced they have formed C and H Printing Solutions, Inc., a new provider of micro-folded packaging inserts and outserts.
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