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Evaluating water vapour permeation of PLA nanocomposite film for food packaging

Latest case study from Systech Illinois related to properties of PLA nanocomposite film for food packaging      

Pharmaceutical Serialization Track and Trace

An eays guide to country-wise mandates Source - External document (c) 2014 Infosys Limited Reference - internet

Serialization - A Worldwide Challenge

The article presents operational considerations and related recommended approaches for implementing serialization to address existing and upcoming regulatory requirements in a pharmaceutical environment - written by Dana Buker (Innovatum, Inc.) and David Loy (Aphena Pharma Solutions)  

Reducing the moisture content in polypropylene packaging of blood bags

An interesting and informative write-up on Blood Bag Packaging and issues regarding moisture content. Reference - International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering (image - random pict of bloog bag picked form google)

Overview of Gateway Analytical

Corporate Overview of Gateway Analytical

Evaluation of Pharma vials for glass delamination

A Case Study done by Gateway Analytical – Evaluation of Pharma vials for glass delamination

Proactive Versus Reactive Testing for Glass Delamination in Pharma

Proactive Versus Reactive Testing for Glass Delamination in Pharmaceuticals - Gateway Analytical

Glass Delamination Analysis

Complete details on Glass Delamination Analysis by Gateway Analytical

Glass delamination

Glass delamination Analysis for Pharma Vials – Detailed overview by Sanex

Controlled-Release Testing

Controlled-Release Testing using Raman Chemical Imaging - Gateway Analytical

Characterization of a Controlled Release Bead

Characterization of a Controlled Release Bead using Wide-Field Raman Chemical Imaging  - Gateway Analytical

MDI and DPI analysis services

Analytical services suit for the product development of MDIs and DPIs - Gateway Analytical

Marking Systems

Premium Spirits producer eliminates costly government fines with Matthews' MPERIATM

Packaging Jobs and Mentoring

Thank you everyone for excellent particpation on our survey for packaging yoga. Results clearly highlights the current challenges, missings gaps in industry for packaging jobs, suitable candidates and correct guidance.

A Day in a life of a Packaging Professional

We Packaging Professionals are engaged in lot of activities during a day. Some of which are really important part of the projects but others may actually turn up to be a time waste. To get some idea on this, Packaging Connections team designed a small survey to understand the daily activities of a professional. LET’S SEE………….  

SKIN DRUG DELIVERY: DERMAL, TRANSDERMAL & MICRONEEDLES

The magazine ONdrugDELIVERY has published in April a special edition: “SKIN DRUG DELIVERY: DERMAL, TRANSDERMAL & MICRONEEDLES”.   In this release, GEKA Healthcare offers a scientific article, in which new ways and gestures to apply any liquids & semi-solids products in a precise and hygienic manner are precisely described. Page 9 to 12

4G Hazmat Boxes vs. 4GV Hazmat Boxes, Whats the Difference?

Cardboard also known as fiberboard is a common material used to make boxes for shipping things. When shipping hazardous materials the United Nations designates boxes is either “4G” or “4GV.”
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Safeguarding the safeguards

A highly secure real-time system to verify the authenticity of medicine

Benefits of Pre-Applied Zipper Packaging Film

Reclosable packaging is in a period of rapid growth, as many manufacturers realize the added value reclosable features offer consumers. This is especially true in the food industry, where a push towards reclosability has led to the implementation of a number of reseal technologies: traditional zip locks, slider locks, reusable adhesives and even Velcro-like closures.

Rosas Increases the Shelf life of fresh food (from 21 days) to more than 21 weeks with saving 15% of plastic film on thermoformer

Society ROSAS, specialized in renovation of packaging machines, has developed a process to obtain packages with 100% oxygen free on thermoformer machinery. This process was built on two complementary patents.

The Indian Sub-Continent: World's Fastest Growing Regional Polymer Market

The Indian sub-continent has established itself as the most exciting and dynamic emerging market in the world and is one full of potential and investment opportunities.

A Study of Packaging Efficiency As It Relates to Waste Prevention

Prepared by the Editors of The ULS Report - January 2016 This study, which is a follow-up to similar packaging efficiency studies performed in 1995 and 2007, is designed to do the following: 1. Provide clear and compelling examples of the value of source reduction as a strategy for developing and evaluating sustainable packaging.

CheckDigit™ Blood Band

Blood transfusions may be relatively safe procedures, but they do carry some risk for complications. That’s why blood banks and hospital staffs make every effort to screen, test, and track the blood and blood components they collect. And as technology improves, they hone their system in hopes of boosting patient safety.
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Taking the Stress out of the FDA’s UDI Labelling Regulations

With the application of the FDA’s final ruling on medical devices Unique Device Identification (UDI) system in September 2013 there are now new regulations in force which means that medical device manufacturers will be compelled to implement important labelling changes over the forthcoming years.

How to manage and dispose home waste effectively

Every home generates both organic and inorganic waste and managing this waste on a daily basis calls for some planning as collection and disposal are integral parts of its management. If you collect waste, it needs to be disposed else it would lead to serious repercussions on health and other social problems. 

An introduction to Laser technology

An introduction to Laser Technology, its Types and Applictions
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packaging of bathroom equipments

safe and durable packaging for bathroom faucets suitable for exports
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packaging of bathroom faucets

safe and durable packaging for bathroom faucets suitable for exports
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food and beverage processingnov15

check for packaging contents &nbspoxygen barrier coatingssmart cap to spot rotten milkrfidmany others&nbsp
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packaging jobs and mentoring

Thank you everyone for excellent particpation on our survey for &ldquopackaging yoga&rdquo. Results clearly highlights the current challenges missings gaps in industry for packaging jobs, suitable candidates and correct guidance. We have completed the analysis and as promised to share with our members. The report can be downloaded from this page 
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reclosable twistpack is easy to open and saves food

the twistpack frozen food bag developed for a major frozen food brand owner, for products such as 1kg of vegetables. no adhesive or label is needed as the design takes advantage of the dead fold properties of aluminium foil once twisted. it solves the problem of leaks or spills of frozen food from multiportion bags, while being quick and easy to open and reclose when required.
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packaging guidelines for computer shipments

to help protect your computers and peripherals from shock and vibration during transit, follow these simple guidelines instructions for shipping&nbspsource fedex&reg services.
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food and beverage processingsept15

packaging technologya printing revolution for food packagingnew packaging protects food from harmful mineral oilstake away packaging in voguepaperbased packagingegg whites in plastic can be used as alternative for petroleumbased food packagingsolution to chemical migration from packaging into foodstuff direly neededpotential of indian packaging industryproduct inspection integration is the idea
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medical device packaging and sterilization

by wanda i. col&oacutenriverawanda i. col&oacutenrivera is the packaging and sterilization manager at orchid orthopedic solutions and is an active member of aami, asq certified quality auditor, certified six sigma black belt, and certified manager of quality and operational excellence.
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create the perfect package

top 10 packaging priorities for getting your brand from concept to consumer. an interesting infographics by sun chemicals
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2nd generation child resistant closure crc

needs two simultaneous movements to open even open, the cap stays attached to bottle sure of lock, click to close.
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case studyeuropack summits

a case study with kati randell, head of packaging development at fazer confectionery, a delegate at marcus evans europack summits
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five factors to consider when selecting diecuts

an informative white paper by amcor flexibles on 5 key steps to consider while selecting diecut lids for dairy and other products.
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food and beverage processing world is shrinking

feb&392015 edition of &quotfood &amp beverage processing &quotmagazine. covers interestijng topics and articles on food and beverage, shrink films, flavours, trends and developments in functional foods and beverages and others
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packaging guidelines for clinical samples

a guideline by&nbspfedex express&reg that gives simple follow up &quotinstructions for&nbsppackaging, marking&nbspand labeling clinical samples for shipment via&nbspfedex express&reg services&quot
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development of customized packaging facility for cytotoxic compounds

a white paper on &quotdevelopment of customized packaging facility for safe&nbspand effective packaging of cytotoxic compounds&quotby pciphoto source www.newsmedical.net&nbsp
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8 things to consider when picking a garment packaging supplier

an interesting white paper by &quotbritannia garment packaging&quot that guides a buyer in 8 simple steps on &quothow to find a packaging supplier for your garment&39s packaging&quot
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food and beverage processing what is quality

feb&392015 edition of &quotfood &amp beverage processing &quotmagazine. covers interestijng topics and articles on flexible packaging, trends and developments in functional foods and beverages, nanotechnology in food packaging and others.
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how to design packaging and labels in 3d

packaging is not flat, so it is important to create and present your packaging designs in 3dwhether you are a designer trying out different ideas, or a prepress operator checking a backmatch, with esko 3d solutions you are virtually holding your design in your hands.here is a free guide to find out what 3d tools help you to design packaging, labels, flexibles, shrink sleeves, displays and more
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anticounterfeiting technologies for packaging

adding taggants, hidden indicia, numeric codes, and colorchanging pigments provides valuable protection against counterfeiting
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vision systems for food safety, traceability and record keeping in packaging

laura studwell, industry marketing manager for food &amp beverage packaging at omron, has authored an excellent white paper on how vision systems play an increasingly important role in food safety, as well as traceability and record keeping requirements.

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