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VR Food + Beverage Packaging 03/2012 02.03.2012

Many companies in the industry are currently planning capacity expansions and developing new applications. Braskem, a Brazilian biopolymer manufacturer, wants to optimize its current polymerization plants in order to be able to get to market even faster. By 2014, production is scheduled to be at 200 ...

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Fish 'n' fi lm

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 03/2012 02.03.2012

The Tassal Group Ltd has been operating salmon farms in Tasmania since 1986. The clean water of the South Atlantic offers the best conditions for growth. Tassal is today the largest salmon producer in Australia and employs more than 700 staff. The company offers its salmon products as fresh product, ...

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Innovative box for spices

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 03/2012 02.03.2012

As an expert for plastics technology, Junghans Kunststoffwarenfabrik from Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany, has been relying on modern precision technology for years in its production of solutions for containers and closures. The most recent product from this company, which was founded in 1876, is the ...

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A tourist attraction

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 03/2012 02.03.2012

Silver Springs - a source which not only guarantees quality, but at the same time has quite a history behind it. Indians in the 16th century held the superb water quality at Silver Springs, located in what is today the region of Ocala, Florida, in high esteem. When Hullam Jones developed the world's ...

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Pretty sales help

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 03/2012 02.03.2012

Banding technology, which is also frequently used for food, is the core competence of internationally acting ATS-Tanner Group. A band cannot only be printed in high quality and up to eight colors, it is also a simple method for allowing each product to shine. Bands are available in paper, ...

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Sauce without any spills

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 03/2012 02.03.2012

The FM 415 fi lls each pouch (size: 110 × 210.5 mm) with 340 g of hot tomato sauce at high speed. Until now, large fill volumes for liquids were impossible due to the fact that the product spilled at high speeds, soiling the sealing surfaces, which did not always allow perfect sealing. A newly ...

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Tubular bottles and jars

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

Working with design house Pentagram, M&H helped create the packaging for a new collection of dermatological skincare products for sk:n, a British skin care clinic. The range is now on sale in the clinics nationwide as well as in larger Boots stores and online. The collection is split into fi ve ...

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The supra machine

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

It's not beauty and sensuality alone: The cosmetic industry is also driven by the search for ways to express personal uniqueness. The market for perfumes is characterized by an almost chaotic multitude. Highly elegant brands compete with street wear fragrances, innumerable small and large fashion ...

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Dear readers,

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

they say there are drug traffi ckers who camoufl age their illegal wares with moth glucose. And occasionally, they allegedly also try to hide expensive fake pharmaceutical products that way to get them past customs. For the stakes are high - the average black-market price for Viagra is said to be ...

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HDPE bottles for Winnie

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

TricorBraun

With a recently-launched line of natural, infant toiletries, marketed in custom bottles sourced by TricorBraun, one of North America's largest suppliers of bottles, jars and rigid packaging, Winnie the Pooh will be establishing new connections among Moms and babies. A single, 15-ounce, ...

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Equipped for variety

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

A fl exible packaging line has been implemented there in order to fulfi ll the labeling regulations for pharmaceutical products, which vary from country to country. Gießen, close to Frankfurt/Main, is the European production and distribution center of Eli Lilly and Company. Around 32 million items ...

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New perfume cap

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

Nina Ricci has entrusted Albéa with the production of the perfume cap for L'Air, a new perfume, inspired by the classic l'Air du Temps. The pure and contemporary bottle design is said to be enhanced by delicate and feminine soft pink and white touches. But it is a sophisticated perfume cap that ...

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A sustainable pack solution

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

The plastic packaging specialist has underlined its expertise in the use of post consumer recycled material (PCR) with the production of a 300ml PET bottle for Marks & Spencer's Essential Extracts personal care range that is said to incorporate 30% PCR material.

The 30% PCR content is claimed to ...

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Coding for health

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

It all started in the mid-eighties, when Stefan Miltenyi developed a process in the course of his diploma thesis - marking cells with a ferric ion and then isolating these marked cells by means of magnetic cell separation. Selected cells can be marked with specifi c antibodies with precisely defi ...

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Flexible-format line

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

Effervescent tablets that dissolve in water are easy to swallow and generally act fast. Numerous painkilling drugs, vitamin preparations and dietary supplements are therefore available as effervescent applications. The development and manufacture of effervescent formulations is one of the core ...

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First two, now one

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

Since their existing means of production were delivering increasingly less satisfactory results - given today's customer and product requirements - both from the point of view of fl exibility as well as capacity utilization, Lomapharm and Swiss machinery fi rm Zellwag AG from Frauenfeld put their ...

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Folding cartons for Levitra

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

To support Bayer Pharmaceuticals' new presentation of Levitra as lozenges, Edelmann is producing the packaging concept, which was completely revised in close co-operation with Bayer and Burgopak. The Burgopaks consist of a cover and a pull card, presented in black with matte UV varnish and embossed ...

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Uniform presence for brands worldwide

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

VR: Why does the packaging industry need an organization like the GPA?

Dave Semrau: Our customers have repeatedly asked us to name suppliers who are capable of producing equivalent packaging or designs at various locations around the world. As globalization increases, this has become more important ...

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Is it what it says it is?

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

It's offi cial: the proposal to print security codes on every medicinal product's packaging will become law in the European Union in 2013. There will be a transitional period of fi ve to six years, but it will be compulsory for every member state. This resolution was issued recently by the European ...

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Each packaging unit unique

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 2011 09/2011 16.09.2011

Falsifi ed medicines have increasingly become a hazard worldwide. In order to continue to keep them out of the legal distribution channels in Germany, drug manufacturers, pharmaceutical wholesalers and pharmacies in Germany have united to create a better defense against fake products. For this ...

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