Colbert Packaging Unveils Technical Sales Support Services

Colbert Packaging Corp. (Chicago) said it has expanded its service offerings to include technical sales support services aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of customers’ packaging, processes, and production. The services, led by packaging industry veteran John Yingst, new technical sales support manager, provide technical support for all Colbert customers throughout the entire packaging process, from package design to line trials to full production, with 24-hour response time to customer requests in most cases.

BioShell Custom Designs for Single-Use Bulk Bags

With its BioShell protection system, UFP Technologies (Georgetown, MA) offers alternative technology for safeguarding biopharma single-use bags during freezing, handling, storage, and transport.

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Schneider Packaging System Combines Palletizing and Stretch Wrapping

Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) and Lantech have launched a palletizing/stretch wrapping cell that combines two or more lines into a centralized automated palletizing stretch wrapping station. The unique solution builds the unit load on the stretch wrapper.

Packaging Machines for Small Production Runs at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Montreal-based BellatRx will be exhibiting its range of machinery for optimizing packaging operations at booth #S5210 at the upcoming Pack Expo Las Vegas Show. On display will be a BellatRx Packaging Cell designed for small production runs or stability batches.

The Pack Expo Vegas Packaging Cell will feature:

Industry Briefs

Rigid packaging distributor TricorBraun has opened a new office in Mexico City. The company’s 34th office will focus operations on rigid packaging design, development, and distribution for markets in Mexico, South and Central America, and the Caribbean. Peter Retos, senior vice president for global strategies, and Carlos Acedo-Moreno, the general manager, will head up the company’s first facility in Mexico. . . . BridgeNet Solutions (Chicago) has been certified by the ISO, holding the supply-chain logistics management company to internationally accepted standards.

Industry People

Charles Smart has been appointed director of engineering in the curing equipment department of Dymax Corp. (Torrington, CT). Smart will report to Terry Woldorf, sr. VP of global sales and marketing, and will be responsible for leading the engineering team to continue to support sales and marketing in the design and development of light-curing adhesive equipment. Smart has more than 20 years experience in the areas of automation, manufacturing, and design as well as being the sole and joint inventor on 10 US Patents. . . . Unicep Packaging Inc.

Drug Packaging Demand to Reach $62.3 Billion Globally

Worldwide demand for pharmaceutical packaging is projected to increase 6.3% each year to reach US$62.3 billion in 2013, reports The Freedonia Group in a new study. The United States will remain the largest consumer of pharmaceutical packaging as its advanced drug-producing sector introduces new sophisticated therapies with specialized packaging needs, the report claims.

Packaging Resource Center: The Latest New Products

Two-Piece Valve and Retention Ring Closure

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Sustainability by Design Prevents Packaging Waste

Cradle-to-cradle cycles minimize waste and give new life to used materials.

By Carli Derifield
Director, Global Marketing

The environmental impacts of product packaging and its waste are an issue of growing importance and concern worldwide. All organizations use various quantities of materials and other resources to package their products to survive distribution and other harmful elements. Biopharmaceutical organizations transporting billions of dollars worth of temperature-sensitive products globally on an annual basis are no exception.

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Controlled-Environment Cases

Tested insulation methods keep cases cool.

By Maximillian Del Rey
Assistant Editor

Pallet-sized insulated container manufacturer Hermani AG (Palm Beach, FL) is working with the University of Florida to test its containers’ readability distances and use with e-pedigree to ensure temperature and theft-prevention ability during transport.

Although these tests are still in progress, Hermani’s containers have already seen a growth in sales to pharmaceutical and medical cold-chain transport customers, says Emilio Lopez, managing director of Hermani.

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