• Gel-Pak Collaborates With BAE Systems On Innovative Packaging Solution For Thin Semiconductor Devices

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    The patent pending LCS2 product is designed to prevent thin semiconductor components from migrating out of the pockets of waffle pack chip trays during shipping and handling. 

    "The new LCS2 product has the potential to save semiconductor manufacturers millions of dollars in costs associated with yield loss, rework labor and RMA's caused by die migration" said Darby Davis, VP of Sales and Marketing for Delphon.

    Shipping today's thin semiconductor die in industry standard waffle packs presents a challenge for many semiconductor manufacturers. Thin devices packaged in these chip trays have a tendency to migrate, causing costly Component-Out-Of-Pocket (COOP) damage to occur. 

    Together Gel-Pak and BAE Systems studied the root causes of COOP and created this unique solution. The LCS2 product, designed to work with industry standard waffle pack trays, consists of pad and interleaf materials integrated into a static dissipative gold lid along with a highly engineered single piece clip that uniformly compresses the tray and lid together to seal each waffle pack pocket. This lid/lip system has been shown to eliminate thin die migration issues.

  • Industry-Leading End-of-Line Packaging Company, Polychem Has Re-Branded as Greenbridge, Reflecting Emphasis on Sustainability Solutions

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    Greenbridge has also rebranded its Evergreen Plastics Division, which is focused on recycling and manufacturing recycled PET pellet and flake, as Evergreen. The change reflects Greenbridge’s commitment to “growing green” internally and with customers.

    Greenbridge CEO Omar Abuaita says America’s renewed emphasis on the environment has struck a chord with consumers who want more accountability from the companies they support. Recognizing an opportunity to bridge the gap from current operations to a true circular economy model inspired the organization to lean into its strengths in recycling, reuse, and sustainable business practices to bring comprehensive sustainability solutions to customers in packaging, consumer and industrial products. Driving awareness required a rebrand of the company.

    “Polychem has manufactured strapping and cord products from recycled plastic since 1974. Today we recycle more than one billion PET bottles a year and produce 40 million pounds of rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) used in new packaging. We also recycle hundreds of tons of waste each year that would have gone into landfills. Now, as Greenbridge, we’re bringing nearly 50 years of experience in recycling and sustainability to major companies that recognize the need for real change in their operations to meet circular economy and ESG goals. We’re already helping brands achieve measurable results,” he adds.

    Greenbridge’s sustainability solutions help customers identify opportunities to reduce waste, incorporate more recycled content in their products, reuse products, refurbish equipment and reduce dependence upon landfills and associated costs. Each customer engagement includes specific metrics that can support corporate ESG initiatives.

  • Bühler, Premier Tech introduce automatic packaging solution

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    As the first open-mouth bagger from the Premier Tech-Bühler alliance, the OML-1060 can easily handle free-flowing granular material such as animal feed, pet food, rice, seeds, and plastic pellets. It can handle 20 to 50 kg bags at a speed of up to 600 bags per hour. It has been designed to easily run any type of bag, including non-laminated poly woven that can be problematic to fill due to their irregular properties. It is also compatible with most common bag closing systems.

    Its small and compact footprint optimizes floorspace and its lean design eases operation and maintenance. Safety being a priority for both Bühler and Premier Tech, this fully enclosed automatic packaging technology requires very limited operator interaction, enabling better working conditions.

    “It is amazing to see what can be achieved when two industry leaders join forces. Only eight months after starting our joint venture we are introducing to the world the most competitive fully automated packaging machine for granular products,” said Johannes Wick, chief executive officer (CEO) of Bühler’s Grains & Food business.

    Combining over 200 years of industry knowledge, Premier Tech and Bühler are bringing new opportunities to the markets in China, South East Asia, South America, and Africa with the OML-1060, ensuring accurate, safer, and more reliable packaging equipment.

    “What is magical about this partnership for our customers is to benefit from Premier Tech's technological know-how, Bühler's operational know-how, and unparalleled customer support from two organizations with a global footprint,” said André Noreau, CEO of Premier Tech’s Systems and Automation business.

    The CHRONOS OML-1060 combines the knowledge of two world leaders in their field of expertise - leveraging the processing and packaging experience for the producers of granular food and feed products. It has been developed to meet a common market demand for a flexible, high quality, accurate and yet cost-effective automatic bagging solution.

    “Our customers will now have access to the best technologies from Premier Tech and Bühler, two pillars in the industrial world that remarkably complement each other,” said Alexis Michaud, technical and product director, Premier Tech – Bühler.

  • Aptar and Sonmol Partner to Develop Digital Platform for Respiratory-Related Therapies

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    This collaboration will initially focus on bringing together connected drug delivery devices and the digital platform for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Aptar Pharma and Sonmol will work together on expanding Sonmol’s platform services to enable remote patient monitoring, improve patient and physician interactions, increase patient engagement and adherence, and improve health outcomes. The partnership will work with pharmaceutical and healthcare partners to accelerate the development, manufacturing, commercialization and supply of digital respiratory medicines, diagnostics and patient support services in China and other Asian markets for marketed and pipeline drugs. The collaboration significantly bolster’s Aptar’s digital health offerings in Asia by combining Aptar Pharma’s expertise in connected drug delivery device development, innovation and quality manufacturing together with Sonmol’s connected devices, data platform and patient management services. Stephan Tanda, Aptar President and CEO, stated, “We are pleased to partner with Sonmol to improve health outcomes by combining Aptar’s breadth of regulatory experience, quality focus and connected drug delivery device innovations with Sonmol’s patient adherence platform.” Xiangwei Gong, President of Aptar Asia, added, “We look forward to furthering digital respiratory medicines, diagnostics and patient support services in China and other Asian markets.” Sonmol, which is based in Shanghai, was founded in 2014 by Luffy Lv and a core team of software, algorithm and medical experts. Sonmol’s strategic focus is on chronic respiratory diseases, which is second largest disease category in China. Government initiatives to push for early detection and prevention measures for chronic respiratory diseases strengthen the case for Smart Inhalers and connected devices as platforms to improve health conditions in patients, rectify the use of medications, improve inhaler adherence and provide better treatment outcomes for patients. Added Luffy Lv, CEO of Sonmol, “Aptar Pharma has a well-established position worldwide in drug delivery technologies across the whole value chain. Collaborating with Aptar will help us expand and speed up clinical application and commercialization of Sonmol’s innovative products. I look forward to more in-depth and innovative exploration and collaboration between Aptar and Sonmol in the field of drug and disease digital management in China and worldwide.” Gael Touya, President of Aptar Pharma, commented, “This partnership with Sonmol continues to develop our strategy in digital health, building platforms for customers and their patients worldwide. We look forward to our future collaboration.” Aptar Pharma and Sonmol will co-build the ecosystem of connected healthcare devices and services for China and other markets, and collaborate on device development and manufacturing for local and global markets. Sonmol will focus on data and software development for China.