• AR Packaging completes its acquisition of the pharma packaging specialist Kroha

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    AR Packaging continues its successful growth development in line with the strategic plan to expand in selected segments and geographies. The German based Kroha GmbH is a specialist in folding carton packaging and leaflets for pharmaceuticals. The company is an attractive addition to the Group’s product offering and strengthens its capabilities to service both mid-sized and large customers in the pharmaceutical industry.  

    “We are very pleased to having received full clearance on the acquisition and warmly welcome Kroha to our group. With its sole focus on pharmaceutical packaging it upholds high quality assurance and efficient operations which fits very well into our strategy”, says Harald Schulz, President and CEO of AR Packaging. “The customers of Kroha will benefit from our Group’s unique wide product portfolio including multi substrate packaging”.

    The two acquired facilities will be operating under the name AR Packaging and the integration is now initiated together with the management team.

    For more information please contact: 
    Ingrid Lidbäck, Group Marketing & Communication Director at AR Packaging
    E-mail: ingrid.lidback@ar-packaging.com
    Telephone: +46 70 566 31 83

    AR Packaging 
    AR Packaging is one of Europe’s leading companies in the packaging sector with net sales of approximately EUR 930 million, 5,500 employees and 29 factories in 13 countries. The Group offers a unique range of packaging solutions from its specialised plants. Added value is created to its customers through its broad product offering and deep knowledge of carton-based and flexible packaging. The head office is located in Lund, Sweden. AR Packaging has an objective to grow both organically and by way of acquisitions.

  • Standardized Medication Tracking with RFID: Schreiner MediPharm Joins DoseID Healthcare Consortium

    RFID technology has been gaining traction in the healthcare sector, but standardized tools for tracking medications, devices and consumables are lacking. DoseID, a US consortium and the first industry association dedicated to standardizing the use of RFID tags in healthcare, was established for the purpose of introducing an industry-wide standard. Schreiner MediPharm has joined this alliance of leading players in the healthcare sector.

  • SIG: Aseptic Pack from Renewable Materials

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    SIG's SIGNATURE PACK is aimed primarily at the food and beverage industries, but is said to also be applicable to pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals

    Consumer demand for environmentally friendly products and sustainable packaging is behind the company’s development of the SIGNATURE PACK.

    The SIGNATURE PACK drives the replacement of conventional plastics from fossil fuels with certified and sustainable plant-based polymer materials. The polymers used for laminating the paperboard and for making the spout originate from renewable European wood sources and are certified according to ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) or CMS 71 (TÜV SÜD certification standard), respectively, via a mass balance system. This means that for the polymers used in the SIGNATURE PACK, an equivalent amount of bio-based feedstock went into the manufacturing of the polymers.

    The development an aseptic carton pack fully linked to renewable plant materials is challenging in that storing products in aseptic packages without refrigeration over a long period requires higher barrier requirements than chilled packages.

  • Tips For Designing The Packaging That Contains Your Products

    There was a time when product packaging was just that—a packaging. But while its primary function is to wrap and keep products clean and intact, it has evolved into something more. Your product container represents your brand. It's your identity in the middle of the immeasurable sea of commerce and it can spell your business success or failure. 

  • Avery Dennison partners with Schreiner MediPharm and PragmatIC Semiconductor to leverage NFC technology

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     NFC technology has a lot to offer in smart packaging applications – it can be used for tamper evidence, secure authentication, end-to-end traceability, and easy re-ordering.

    In the case of pharmaceutical products it can also connect the patient to instructions, video and audio guides, help lines, social media support groups, and even to their doctor or clinician.

    Previously, this functionality was restricted to high-value or high-risk products, due to the cost of traditional NFC inlays and their Integrated Circuits (ICs or “chips”). These options can now be embedded in cost-sensitive, everyday healthcare and pharmaceutical products.

    These new cost-effective smart solutions are Avery Dennison’s NFC inlays, which include NFC ICs from the ConnectIC range of products manufactured by PragmatIC, a UK-based manufacturer of low-cost electronics.

    These flexible ICs (“FlexICs”) are thinner than a human hair and robust, they are suitable for small diameter objects and provide a solution for adding a unique identity to cost-sensitive products, for example small syringes, or vials.

    Avery Dennison’s inlays with ConnectIC chips have been adopted by Schreiner MediPharm.They have develops specialty labels and self-adhesive marking solutions for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.

    For Schreiner MediPharm, solving customer- and application-specific problems is important. Their partnership with Avery Dennison and PragmatIC enables to meet needs to be served in order to support users and to avoid medication errors for a much wider range of products. Thus, we can contribute to enhanced product safety and support patient centricity at a much larger scale.

    Integrating RFID into pharmaceutical products helps improve patient safety by enabling more accurate tracking and authentication of medication through the entire supply chain, with the goal of reducing error rates to nearly zero. They help to enhance patient safety and experiences through novel smart packaging applications.”  

  • Cryoconservation Bag

    Cryopreservation is a process that preserves organelles, cells, tissues, or any other biological constructs by cooling the samples to very low temperatures.Cryopreservation is to preserve and store the viable biological samples in a frozen state over extended periods of time.

  • CPHI & P-MEC CHINA: Asia’s Premier Pharma Exhibition

    CPhI China was initiated as the showcase of APIs and has gradually developed into a large-scale comprehensive service platform connecting the entire pharmaceutical industry chain in Asian-Pacific region. For two decades, CPhI China has borne witness of the ever-reforming pharma industry, trailed every pace of growth and progress of the pharma manufacturers. With the grand celebration of its 20th Anniversary, CPhI China will continue the journey on internationalization and innovation, to embrace the golden age of the Chinese pharma industry.

    CPhI & P-MEC China is your gateway to successfully grow your business at the 2nd largest pharma market in the world. Whether you are looking for sourcing new business or getting the latest market insight, this is your One-stop Shop pharma platform in Asia.

  • Standardized Medication Tracking with RFID: Schreiner MediPharm Joins DoseID Healthcare Consortium

    RFID technology has been gaining traction in the healthcare sector, but standardized tools for tracking medications, devices and consumables are lacking. DoseID, a US consortium and the first industry association dedicated to standardizing the use of RFID tags in healthcare, was established for the purpose of introducing an industry-wide standard. Schreiner MediPharm has joined this alliance of leading players in the healthcare sector.

  • CRREO - Child Resistant

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    CRREO utilizes several patented features, including Slider-Guard™ child resistant slider, which is the first-ever child-resistant slider for flexible packaging. While it is difficult for children; it is very easy for adults to open.

    The CRREO pouch material cannot be torn and has gone through exhaustive testing with children and adults under the testing requirements of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act and has been approved by the CPSC and EPA under the classification of ASTM D3475-08, Type XIA.

    Available options:

    Pouches ranging from 8.5” x 6” up to 13.5” x 9” with a 2” gusset

    Clear or opaque unprinted

    Custom printed with up to 10 colors of high definition graphics

    Multiple pouch formats including flat and stand-up

    Laser score option for tamper evident tear off

  • Infusion stoppers

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    Infusion stoppers are avaialble for regualted markets from Sanok Rubber Poland, more details at About Packaging Connections | Packaging Products | Key Collabrations of Packaging Industry | Featured Products of Packaging Connections - Packaging Connections

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