Blister pack serialisation

Serialising single doses makes it possible to track each primary package. Photo: SEA Vision

Forgery-proof blister packs


There is often still the potential for counterfeiting primary packaging for medication, for example if it is separated from the secondary packaging. Now, SEA Vision and the Marchesini Group have presented a new technology for the serialisation and aggregation of blister packs. 
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Several small single-use bags

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Mono-material sachets


For packaging made of plastic, their potential to be recycled is very important. Refilling systems save material. Mono-material sachets and bags also reduce the amount of material consumed, protect packaged goods and have practical uses for customers.
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Two mint green tubes with aluminium seals lying next to each other.

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Tube Trends


The tube as we know it was invented in 1841. In times of resource scarcity and rethinking sustainability, however, this faithful companion is facing major changes. Certain trends are emerging clearly.
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Doctor with an injection needle

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Ensuring safe packaging for the corona vaccine


The wait for the corona vaccine has finally come to an end. BNT162b2 is the name of the first promising vaccine candidate. However, before we can start vaccinating, we need to overcome huge logistical hurdles which require suitable packaging and processes.
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Three doctors with face masks

Photo: Gustavo Fring von Pexels

The coronavirus crisis as an opportunity for the packaging industry?


The coronavirus pandemic changed everything, with the packaging industry also experiencing a transformation. The fact that not every consequence of the crisis was bad is demonstrated by individual examples of industry participants who were able to find opportunity in the COVID-19 situation.
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Woman in front of chemist’s with mask and cap, wearing a black coat and carrying a black bag

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How varnishes can protect us against viruses and bacteria


Since the outbreak of corona, we have all been washing our hands industriously to avoid catching the dangerous Covid-19 virus. But varnishes can also help protect us against viruses and bacteria on packaging. The activated ingredient in Microbe Protect special varnish contains nanosilver and is said to provide 99.99 percent protection.
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3D printed tablets

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3D printed tablets


Pills at the push of a button. We’re not quite there yet but the future of 3D printed tablets, called printlets, looks promising. Merck, the pharmaceutical giant, wants to make paths in industrial applications for 3D printed tablets.
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Plastic bag containing medicine mixture

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Repackaging pharmaceuticals in blister packs


Around the world, the number of elderly people is increasing. This is accompanied by an increase in the demand for pharmaceutical packaging that is geared towards senior citizens. In blister packaging centres, pharmaceuticals are repackaged in blister packaging that is user-friendly and tailored to the patient’s needs, thus preventing dosage errors.
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Bottle of cannabis oil

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Packing UV-sensitive products under LED lights


Especially where sensitive medication is concerned, packaging for UV-sensitive products is in high demand. UV-free LED lights can help package medication securely, whilst at the same time preventing interruptions that occur when converting to other product lines. And when it comes to food and beverages, integrated UV absorbers can protect sensitive products.
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Grafik: Messe Düsseldorf

Grafik: Messe Düsseldorf

Number of the Month: Pharmaceuticals 2020


The rise in the number of older patients, increasing urbanisation and a growing middle class. Participating companies are called upon to react to the changing patient needs related to convenience whilst at the same time offering safe packaging and process technologies as well as safe bottling and packaging solutions.
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Scanning device for pharmaceutical packaging

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Pharmaceutical packaging for senior citizens


The world’s population is growing older – the UN predicts that by 2050, an estimated 426 million people will be over 80, around three times as many as in 2019. With an increase in age, the demand for pharmaceuticals and innovative packaging solutions for an older population also increases, including personalisation, smart technologies and e-commerce.
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Once medical staff have placed their order via mobile phone, Zipline employees package the medication and programme the drone’s flight route. Photo: Zipline International

Foto: Zipline International

Sending Packaged Medication by Drone


Sending pharmaceuticals by air freight– without a pilot and to the most remote areas: Zipline International uses drones to provide vital medicine to patients in Rwanda and Ghana.
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