Medical Packaging

New Custom Web Converting System to Feature Packaging Options at ATX West 2010

Delta Industrial, a designer and manufacturer of web converting and packaging equipment, will unveil its new web converting system at ATX West 2010. Demonstration of the Delta Mod-Tech in Booth 4325 will include in-line rotary die-cutting and the recently patented, island placement module (PAT. 7,293,593, patent pending). Features may be added to create a custom packaging system. Available are process modules for web steering, laminating, ultrasonic sealing, flexographic printing, slitting, sheeting, stacking, conveying, heat-seal packaging, and more.

Tegrant Corp., Alloyd Brands, Certified under Sustainable Forestry Initiative Chain of Custody Program

Tegrant Corp., Alloyd Brands, has received Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain of Custody Certification for demonstrating control throughout its purchasing and production processes during audits conducted at its Printed Products locations in Batavia, IL, and Spartanburg, SC.

Jane Severin joins Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging as Director of Technology

Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging (Grand Rapids, MI) has hired Jane Severin, PhD, to serve as director of technology. Dr. Severin is an IoPP Certified Packaging Professional with a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Packaging from Michigan State University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and packaging industries to the organization, with expertise in packaging development and validation, scientific and regulatory affairs, technical problem solving, and sustainability.

Web Sightings

Pharma Tech Industries
A newly launched Web site details the services the company provides, including contract manufacturing, contract packaging, contract molding, technology transfer, and testing. It also features photos and graphics, as well as information about the company’s background, facilities, awards, testimonials, and key benchmarks during the company’s 35-year history.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores

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Packaging Resource Center: The Latest in New Products

Pharmaceutical Conveyor

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Being Green in Healthcare a Multilayered Approach

When it comes to packaging, being green isn’t always what consumers always expect. The ubiquitous recycling symbol, for instance, has become the visual indicator of whether or not a product is environmentally friendly. But in pharmaceutical and medical device packaging, recyclability may not always be possible—or even preferable.

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Sustainable Packaging Reaches Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Manufacturers are concerned about their environmental effects and are making efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Rising energy and resin costs may make these eco-friendly steps particularly appealing because of their cost efficiency.

In packaging, the term sustainability emerged after Lee Scott of low-cost-leader Wal-Mart mentioned it in a 2005 speech. Ever since, the term has linked environmentally friendly practices with business efficiency.

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Award-Winning Package Increases Protection, Reduces Assembly

Anspach, a medical device manufacturer of bone-dissection tools used in neurosurgical, otology, and orthopedic procedures, previously packaged its devices in cellulose acetate propionate (CAP) tubes with LDPE caps. Although the packaging system was adequate, Anspach identified areas for improvement, such as minimizing device movement inside the enclosure, offering a more-consistent withdrawal procedure, and allowing for an easier assembly process.

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NEWS: Perfecseal System Consolidates Device Packaging

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