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.
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.
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.
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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.
By Maximillian Del Rey
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.
by David Vaczek