Packaging Design

Berlin Packaging Lands NACD Honors for OTC Package

The company’s multiple National Assn. of Container Distributors honors include a bronze award for a Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals package design.

Berlin Packaging, a full-service supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures, was once again one of the top winners at the 2012 National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) Package Awards Competition, taking honors in multiple categories. The wins, which include designs for Mission Athletecare, Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition and IHOP (International House of Pancakes, LLC), build upon the company's 2011 showing when it won best in show honors for Pampers Kandoo hand soap, along with six other awards.

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ED Drug Launches Redesigned Packaging

The makers of Azul Instant, an over-the-counter formulation that promises to deliver a natural treatment for ED, have launched the drug in newly redesigned packaging.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /PRNewswire/ -- Hybrid Fuels Inc. unveiled today its new brand identity for Azul Instant™, including a final packaging design that is scheduled to be placed into production this week.  The packaging complies with all national pharmacy chain requirements for shelf placement.

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Currier Plastics Makes Investment in 3D Engineering System

Currier Plastics Inc., a multidiscipline processor has continued to grow in the Packaging, Electronics, Medical and Instrumentation markets and has recently made additional investments to their Design & Engineering Department by adding a Next Engine 3 Dimensional Scanner system. The 3D scanner system gives the user the ability to scan any object and obtain highly accurate and measured data that can then be further developed into a workable model.

Canon Communications’ 2011 Medical Design Excellence Awards Calls for Entries

The Medical Design Excellence Awards program is accepting entries for its 2011 competition from companies and individuals worldwide involved in the design, engineering, manufacture, or distribution of finished medical devices or packaging products. The program is presented by Canon Communications, the leading producer of face-to-face, digital, print, and online business acceleration products for the worldwide medical device industry and sponsored by MD+DI magazine.

Base Design on Science

Studying human behavior during packaging use and applying scientific methods during such study could reveal areas for design improvements. Traditional approaches to packaging design, however, have often done “a poor job of bringing science to human aspects of packaging,” says Laura Bix, PhD, associate professor of Michigan State University’s School of Packaging. Bix spoke before the Southern California Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals in March.

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P&G Incorporates Global Packaging and Artwork initiatives

Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, Ohio) is extending the scope of its V6 PLM implementation to incorporate global packaging and artwork initiatives with the help of Dassault Systemes (France). This builds on the previously announced strategic selection of DS solutions for an enterprise-wide product life-cycle management process. Together, Dassault Systemes and P&G are developing a highly integrated suite of products to help make the packaging process more efficient, improve speed to market, increase shelf impact, and ultimately create a better experience for consumers.

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