06/08/2020Since 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.
03/06/2020Pills 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.
20/02/2020Around 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.
14/02/2020Especially 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.
23/01/2020The 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.
17/01/2020The 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.
12/06/2019Sending 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.
14/05/2019Since February 2019, prescription medication has to be equipped with an individual identifying feature, a serial number as well as tamper-proof seals for trade throughout the EU. Goods that are still on the market may still be sold.
25/04/2019Six more months, until 31 October 2019 to be exact, remain for the Brits and the EU member states to agree on the conditions for Brexit. This means the hard exit variant with no deal has been postponed, but is not yet off the table. But what happens if it does come to that? Among other consequences, this would affect the pharmaceutical industry and the associated packaging and process industry.
23/07/2018Artificial Intelligence systems are still in their early stages but one thing is for sure: they will grow out of these stages over the next years – also in the pharmaceutical industry. The momentum they generate for companies in the packaging sector is anything but negligible