• Michelman Introduces Bio-Based Solutions that Enhance Exterior Wood & Concrete Coatings

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     When used as an alternative to synthetic surface modifiers in high-quality coatings, Michelman’s bio-based technology demonstrates comparable or enhanced abrasion resistance, improved scratch resistance, and superior matting. In addition, these surface modifiers comprise significant levels of sustainable materials providing performance properties that meet or exceed the standard set by synthetic products in the marketplace.

    Explains Melanie Bauer, the company’s Global Marketing Director for Coatings, “These products enhance the natural pattern of wood, and are an effective additive for improving the durability and aesthetics of stone-based substrates. Furthermore, all products in the NatureShield® family contain at least 10% naturally derived content. Those with 50% or greater are designated as bio-based; those with 10-49% are designated as bio-containing.”

    Michelman will feature its bio-based NatureShield® solutions in booth #302 at the Western Coatings Show held October 17-20 in Las Vegas, NV. Additionally, Ms. Emily Curry, Michelman’s Global Marketing Manager for Coatings, will also be presenting “Sustainable Surface Modifiers” on October 20th.

  • Symbioze, the smart, high volume and sustainable on-body injector platform developed by Nemera, wins the ‘Connected Devices and Wearables’ Award at Pharmapack 2021

    On October 12th, during the Pharmapack Awards Ceremony, a team of industry experts awarded Symbioze, Nemera’s large-volume on-body injector, with the Pharmapack Award in the “Connected Devices and Wearables” category.

  • TOP INDIAN PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING COMPANIES

    The packaging industry, while might appear to be concentrated and operational in a small niche, caters to a wide variety of manufacturers and suppliers. In this blog, we will list the major Indian packaging companies that support the pharmaceutical industry.

     

  • Essentra Packaging to showcase its agile, efficient and sustainable pharma packaging solutions at CPhI

    Essentra Packaging will unveil its latest pharmaceutical packaging solutions that provide both supply chain agility and sustainability benefits on stand 6B30 at CPhI Worldwide in Milan between 9th-11th of November.
    Whether pharmaceutical companies are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and minimise material usage, use only FSC content and replace plastic materials, or reduce packing time and maximise machine efficiencies – Essentra Packaging’s experts will be on hand to discuss the options available. 

  • Revolutionary biomass-based plastic used for blister packaging

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    Astellas has begun using biomass-based plastics made from plant-derived materials in blister packages as the primary packaging for pharmaceutical products. This is the world’s first use of biomass plastic for drug blister packages.

    The blister package is made of biomass-based plastic, polyethylene derived from sugarcane, as 50 percent of its raw material. It is an environmentally friendly packaging that aligns with the concept of carbon neutrality to balance greenhouse gas emissions and absorption.

    Blister packages as tablet packaging containers are required to have high tablet protection and usability. For example, strength that can withstand impact and sealability that will keep outside air from entering, while maintaining enough softness so that the tablets can be easily taken out. The visibility of the packaged tablets and the ease in which it can be separated are also key considerations. Astellas, by using its packaging technology cultivated over many years, has actualised the production of the biomass-based plastic sheets that can be mass-produced while achieving tablet protection function and usability.

    In financial year 2021, Astellas will start using the biomass-based plastic blister package for the “Irribow® Tablet 5µg” (ramosetron hydrochloride) for irritable bowel syndrome. According to the company, it will continue to switch from the conventional petroleum-derived plastic blister package to the biomass-based plastic blister package for other products as well, and it will also seek new packaging materials that are superior in terms of sustainability.

    The adoption of biomass-based plastics in blister packages is one of the efforts towards Astella’s “Deepen our Engagement in Sustainability” as one of its strategic goals in its Corporate Strategic Plan 2021. Astellas also believes that this will contribute to Goal 13 of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”. 

  • GUALAPACK ACCELERATES SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING IN BRAZIL

    Gualapack Spa is announcing its plans for expansion in Brazil, as part of the Group’s continued efforts for a sustainable, global growth through vertical integration. 

     

    Gualapack strongly pursues international development to support its positioning on the global market as the world leader in pre-made spouted pouches and a global player in the flexible packaging industry. Brazil has been a strategic area for the company's growth since 2015, when the Group opened the dedicated subsidiary Gualapack Brasil in Iperó / São Paulo by merging with pouch producer Tradbor.

     

  • For a Sustainable Pharma Supply Chain: Schreiner MediPharm is a Founding Member of the “Alliance to Zero”

    Enhancing sustainability along the pharmaceutical supply chain: As founders of the “Alliance to Zero,” eight renowned players have been jointly pursuing this aim since June 2021. The purpose of the non-profit partnership is to support pharmaceutical and biotech companies in their transition to net-zero emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Schreiner MediPharm, as an expert in pharmaceutical specialty labels, is one of the founding members.

  • GUALAPACK ACCELERATES SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING IN BRAZIL

     Gualapack Spa is announcing its plans for expansion in Brazil, as part of the Group’s continued efforts for a sustainable, global growth through vertical integration. 

    Gualapack strongly pursues international development to support its positioning on the global market as the world leader in pre-made spouted pouches and a global player in the flexible packaging industry. Brazil has been a strategic area for the company's growth since 2015, when the Group opened the dedicated subsidiary Gualapack Brasil in Iperó / São Paulo by merging with pouch producer Tradbor.

  • Marchesini Group attends CPhI Worldwide with a Print&Check solution to meet Track&Trace needs

    Milan (Italy) – From 9 to 11 November, one of the most eagerly awaited events in the pharmaceutical sector will be held again at the Milan trade fair: CPhI Worldwide, which, after almost two years, will allow pharmaceutical companies to meet again and directly discuss the challenges they face in the coming years.

  • LES EAUX DE CHANEL – Elegance and simplicity with a sustainable SULAPAC cap on top

    CHANEL has just announced new LES EAUX DE CHANEL fragrance bottle caps made with biobased Sulapac® material.

    Sustainable innovation approach

    It all began with a desire. In 2018, LES EAUX DE CHANEL introduced a new olfactory world to the fragrances of the House: a singular collection, inspired by Mademoiselle Coco Chanel’s favorite places, fueled by the imaginary and composed around freshness.

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