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Holographic effects can increase the tamper-proofing of drug packaging. Photo: Schur Flexibles Group

Safe and simple at the same time


The demands made of pharmaceutical packaging are high. The packaging industry has to take numerous parameters into consideration in terms of both safety and user-friendly handling.
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Better prepared


The pharmaceutical industry is facing major challenges in implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive. It will have to find solutions very soon if it wants to prevent the recent problem in the United States where the authorities had to postpone the launch of a similar regulation by one year because the industry was not sufficiently well prepared.
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Photo: Pöppelman Famac

Creating a finished product – layer by layer


From vision to mission: 3D printing has revolutionary potential – not just in the world of packaging.
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More safety and convenience for pharmaceutical packaging


Pharmaceutical packaging is subject to major demands which are now being addressed by the industry with new innovations.
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Not for Children


There are scarce few areas in the packaging sector as sensitive as pharmaceutical packaging. Protection from inquisitive little hands is offered by innovative blister packaging with unique closure options which are also designed to be elderly-friendly.
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Smart closures


Product safety is a major priority, particularly for medication and food. Innovative technologies are available which show and document the origin and originality of goods on a smartphone or similar device.
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Folding Boxes on Demand


Increasing mechanisation and altered customer expectations are forcing folding box manufacturers to re-think their processes: what for years used to be manufactured by high-quality offset printing presses is now, slowly but surely, also being replaced by digital printing in pharmaceutical applications.
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To celebrate Fashion Week, the graffiti artists created some personalised Quickcap bottles for guests at the Cropped Magazine Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Party. Photo: Orthomol.

The bottle with that special something


Push it – shake it – feel it. This bottle with the “quick cap” has it all: lots of brain, beauty, sportiness and sunshine.
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Scientists from the University of Louisiana say they can identify counterfeited drugs with the help of colour pigments. Photo: © Gundolf Renze / fotolia.com

10% of all drugs sold are counterfeited


Patient protection ranks first in drug administration. But rising numbers of counterfeited drugs negatively impact the work of physicians, pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacists. Innovative packaging developments designed for immediate detection of illegal products are hoped to stop this illegal trade.
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Smart packaging: printed and organic electronics ensure greater safety and service for patients. Photo: DuPont

Pharmaceutical packaging 2017: forecasts and needs


Changes in demographics are also boosting the importance of the pharmaceutical industry. The packaging industry, too, needs to adjust itself to the growing needs of patients and to strict new legal requirements. The current expectations of industry experts for 2017 have now been documented in an up-to-date study.
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