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Stylishly packaged snacks and biscuits with an extra portion of THC. Photo: Auntie Dolores

Intoxicating packaging for cannabis products

23/07/2018

More and more countries are following the example of the Netherlands, the greater part of the USA and most recently Canada in legalising cannabis products – or at least tolerating them. They’re aimed at a very diverse target group – and the packaging is correspondingly diverse.
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With Braille six dots can be turned into 64 different characters. Photo: PharmaBraille

Braille on packaging

03/07/2018

Six dots that have changed the world. For persons with visual impairments Braille is an indispensable aid for everyday life. It provides orientation and access to knowledge that others absorb with their eyes. Braille symbols are also important pointers on packaging – such as on pharmaceutical product packaging.
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Pharmaceutical packaging - smart, intelligent, talking. Photo Rondo Packaging

Packaging as a health monitor

26/03/2018

The ongoing process of digitalisation does not stop short of the drug packaging market. There are more and more interactive packaging solutions developed for increased patient comfort – going far beyond anti-counterfeiting and traceability.
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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

21/02/2018

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

16/10/2017

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

10/10/2017

From vision to mission: 3D printing has revolutionary potential – not just in the world of packaging.
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Fake!

25/08/2017

Approximately 10% of all globally sold pharmaceuticals are counterfeit. To combat illegal trade, governments and companies from different industry sectors are increasing their efforts to develop reliable product track and trace solutions.
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Photo: Iscador

More safety and convenience for pharmaceutical packaging

22/08/2017

Pharmaceutical packaging is subject to major demands which are now being addressed by the industry with new innovations.
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Photo: Stora Enso

Not for Children

02/08/2017

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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Photo: KISICO

Smart closures

26/04/2017

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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