The Annual Pharma Supply Chain and Security World Summit is a major global event for the pharmaceutical industry, bringing together the whole Pharma Supply Chain community for two days of discussion on new developments, technologies, strategies and best practices to ensure an agile, responsive, streamlined and a secured supply chain. The pharmaceutical supply chains are facing a significant challenge in the form of counterfeit drugs that are entering the supply chain from various points at different levels. Pharmaceutical companies that adopt an effective serialisation program have end-to-end visibility and traceability for all of their packaging, labelling, and distribution. This enables them to rapidly identify and quarantine counterfeit products. This helps to protect patients, consumers worldwide, brand equity, reputations and the company's revenue stream by ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements for serialisation of medicines in emerging markets. The rise of the digital supply chain has been accompanied by an ever-increasing number of regulations that have accelerated its development and adoption. Years ago, the pharmaceutical supply chain regulated only manufacturing and distribution. However, with a rise in economic impact of counterfeit drugs on society, there have been attempts to improve serialisation processes even further.
In spite of past obstacles, innovations like IoT, AI and ML (and Blockchain) have led us into an exciting era of digitization within our industry. Data-driven algorithms and analytics will transform the pharmaceutical supply chain, helping it become more intuitive. With AI's predictive power combined with ML capabilities to analyse data in a speedy fashion, pharma companies can use this information towards making smarter decisions that lead to greater success throughout all stages of their operations. Combining AI with other advanced technologies, such as blockchain, can create a system that is immutable and transparent. This will also allow for the security of products to be improved in the long run by shielding from counterfeit drugs or substandard medicines.
Corvus Global Events invites you to 4th Annual Pharma Supply Chain & Security World 2022 - Supply-chain, Drug Serialization and Anti-Counterfeiting conference, which will have Pharma industry experts sharing various challenges faced, new strategies, case studies and use of innovative ideas, the conference will also offer opportunities to encourage partnerships and collaborations. In this conference you’ll not only discover innovative technologies, transformation strategies and collaboration methods, but how best to implement them to optimise your supply chain processes and strategies for drug anti-counterfeiting.
It gives us a great pleasure to welcoming you to the 4th Annual Pharma Supply Chain & Security World 2022.
- Streamlining your supply chain
- End to End supply chain visibility
- Designing an optimal supply chain network
- Strategies for drug anti-counterfeiting in global supply chain and improving security through an interlinked supply chain strategy
- Developing a sustainable Serialization strategy
- Integration of track & trace solutions in production and supply chain
- Smart Packaging, Labelling and Artwork
- Warehouse & Logistics
- Serialization Data and Analytics driven approach to increase supply chain agility
- Adoption of Blockchain in pharma supply chain
- Intelligent Automation enabling Industry 4.0
- The need to understand and adopt new technologies like IoT, Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Effective Authentication Technologies
- Best selection of tamper-evident features
- Brand Protection & Securing supply chain integrity
- Global enterprise level solutions for anti-counterfeiting
- Tackling pharmaceutical crime - initiatives at multinational, EU and national level
- IP and regulatory enforcement
- Synchrony of the Pharma Industry and professional bodies against counterfeiting
- Understanding and meeting the needs of DSCSA, EU FMD and other global regulations
- Strategies for public awareness and patient protection
- Best practices to protect your brand
- The role of the Internet in aiding the counterfeiters – How to overcome the situation?
- How Pharma Industry and professional bodies are fighting against counterfeiting
- Developing a RMP for your supply chain to protect your Brand, Product and Patient Safety
- Case study: How companies are structuring their counterfeiting efforts and departments?
Who should attend the conference?
Attendees include GMs, VPs, Directors, Heads and Managers of:
- Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors
- Supply Chain management companies
- Serialization, Track and Trace solution providers
- Packaging & labelling
- Authentication technology suppliers
- Operations/Portfolio management
- Production process
- Quality/Compliance Management
- Manufacturing Automation
- Digital Innovation (Block Chain, AI, ML)
- Data Analytics
- Contract manufacturing organisation (CMO)
- Contract packaging organisation (CPO)
- Brand protection, enforcement, security, integrity and management companies
- Healthcare research organizations
- Pharmaceutical industry professional associations
- Anti-counterfeiting organizations
- IT service providers
- Cloud & Big Data
- Intellectual Property, investigators and Trademark council
- Drug regulatory agencies and customs
Avient Corporation today announced new Gravi-Tech™ density-modified thermoplastics that enable advanced metal plating surface treatments to deliver both the look and feel of metal in premium packaging applications.
Developed to meet the growing luxury packaging industry needs for a cost-effective alternative to metal, the portfolio expansion includes 15 grades suitable for electroplating and physical vapor deposition (PVD) processes. The high-density materials offer the ability to create a variety of enhanced metallic finishes to add visual appeal that denotes high quality and value. In addition, these materials provide the design freedom and manufacturing ease of thermoplastics for use in applications such as luxury closures, caps, and boxes.
"These metallization-ready grades give premium packaging manufacturers a simpler way to incorporate the luxurious look and weight of metal into their products," said Matt Mitchell, director, global marketing of Specialty Engineered Materials at Avient. "The combination of our density modified technology with metal plating allows customers to have more design freedom and elevate the sensory experience while also saving time and cost."
When designing with metals like aluminum, zinc, iron, steel, and other alloys, designers face various processing challenges and design constraints. Injection-moldable Gravi-Tech can help designers achieve the evenly distributed weight, complex designs, and visual surface effects of metal without the extra costs and steps associated with die cast mold tooling or secondary assembly operations.
The new Gravi-Tech grades are available in polypropylene (PP), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), or nylon 6 (PA6) formulations that have densities similar to traditional metals. The five new electroplating grades span a specific gravity range of 1.25 to 4.0, while the ten PVD grades offer specific gravities from 2.0 to 3.8. They offer excellent scratch resistance, adhesion, and chemical resistance.
Available globally, the metallization-compatible grades are customizable to meet the desired weight, finish, and performance requirements across a diverse range of weighted packaging applications. Many grades are also FDA compliant for food contact.
COVID turned the market upside down. With restrictions on international travel, people cooped up in their houses, and minimum in-person interactions, things were bound to change. The question now is: Are pandemic-driven changes here to stay?
The company won four awards for its sustainable stock packaging solutions at the 2021 Global Beauty & Wellness Awards and the 2021 Pentawards.
Los Angeles, CA – WWP Beauty, a leading full-service supplier to the global beauty industry, was recently recognized for four of its sustainable stock packages during the 2021 Global Beauty & Wellness Awards and the 2021 Pentawards. Each of the packages represented a different category within the beauty space and showcased future-focused, exemplary sustainable design.
To expand its carbonated soft drink (CSD) brands “Planet”, “Bubble Up” and “American Cola” and meet market needs for home consumption with larger formats, Nouvelle Brasserie de Guinée (Braguinée) reached out to Sidel for help with the remote tuning of its packaging line to produce 1L bottles. In just three days, Sidel’s multi-expertise team from around the world were mobilised to guide and empower the customer, using Sidel’s latest remote line-adaptation technologies and leveraging effective digital solutions for quick set-up of larger formats.
In the iconic bottle’s first major design refresh since its creation in 1979, Ardagh Glass Packaging – Europe worked closely with Absolut and design agencies, Brand Union and Destrito, to develop an upgraded design that nods to the progressive vodka’s Swedish craftmanship and heritage.
Fakuma 2021: Reifenhäuser presents high-performance components and lines for the sustainable production of plastics
Live again at last, Reifenhäuser will exhibit at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen from October 12 to 16, 2021. It is the first major presence event for the plastics industry to take place in Germany this year.
The global leader in developing and producing responsible bottles is partnering with Alianza and other organizations to overcome the difficulties often encountered with recycling cooking oil bottles
Cali, Colombia, Sept 9 , 2021 – Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP) has created a more responsible bottle for one of the country’s most popular ingredients – cooking oil. It’s the first cooking oil bottle in the country made from 100% recycled content.
“ARP worked with Gourmet to create more sustainable bottles for the edible cooking oil industry,” said Alexander Alvarez, general manager of ARP Colombia. “The Amcor team in Cali, Colombia, partnered with resin suppliers and applied their knowledge and expertise to create a bottle that was made completely from recycled content.”
ARP refined its bottles to ensure it is safe, causes no change in taste and is transparent – while maintaining Gourmet’s visual branding.
“One of our main drivers is sustainability and we are committed to creating a circular economy within the cooking oil industry,” said Luis Alberto Botero, president and CEO of Alianza Team, Gourmet’s parent company. “ARP worked with us to produce bottles from recycled content that reduces the need for virgin resin. This helps us reduce our production of waste and fulfill Alianza’s promise of Feeding a Better Tomorrow.”
The Gourmet bottles are now designed to be recycled. However, Acoplasticos, a nonprofit organization that represents companies in the chemical production supply chain, estimates that of all the 12 million bottles that are put on the market every day in Colombia, only 3 million are recycled.1 This is primarily because Colombia’s current recycling infrastructure is not able to effectively remove oil residue from its packaging.
“While Gourmet has run informative chemical recycling pilot tests, we are working with them to expand this project across the country,” said Alvarez. “We believe they could be recycled into other items like light posts or hatches for boats. We are encouraging consumers to work with us to ensure that these bottles are properly recycled.”
1: Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá: Colombia entierra anualmente 2 billones de pesos en plásticos que se pueden reciclar, June 2019
Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and made using an increasing amount of recycled content. Around 46,000 Amcor people generate $13 billion in annual sales from operations that span about 225 locations in 40-plus countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC
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.
Clamtainer utilizes Click-It™ Closure technology that provides exceptional security with a one-snap closing system that can be opened with just one hand– yet it stays completely secure in tests such as a penny pitch and wrench toss. It is the only clamshell packaging that doesn’t require scissors, knives, or strength to open, making it both frustration-free and accessible for seniors, people with arthritis, and others with mobility challenges. While Click-It Closure technology is extremely easy for adults to open, it is unique in that it can’t be solved by kids, making it a choice for brands that need Certified Child Resistant Packaging.
Clamtainer boasts financial and sustainable benefits when compared to traditional clamshell packaging. It has significant pack-out cost advantages to product manufacturers because it takes less time to load and close a Clamtainer.
“Clamtainer doesn’t require welding, heat sealing, or equipment and tooling to buy and maintain,” says Jay Baker, CEO of Jamestown Plastics. “This is not only attractive to a manufacturer’s bottom line but by reducing the amount of time needed to pack-out products, it is a more efficient method that is especially helpful to companies facing labor shortages and budgetary constraints.”
Clamtainer uses less material than traditional clamshell packaging which takes up less space in trucks and distribution centers and reduces shipping costs due to reduced dimensional weight.
Clamtainer can be made from various materials including rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) —a combination of industrial and reclaimed plastic, making it a sustainable packaging option. Because many consumers also reuse the Clamtainer, it doesn’t end up in the recycling loop.
“We share concerns about excess packing and applaud efforts to make packaging frustration-free,” says Baker. “I welcome the opportunity to talk with you on how Clamtainer can become an important part of your frustration-free packaging. Whether you’re interested in becoming more sustainable or want to find ways to save money and become more efficient, I believe Clamtainer can help.”