One of the world’s most widely used forms of packaging – the blister pack – can now be made totally in paperboard. Two major benefits are reduced environmental impact and less consumer rage and self-injury.
On April 24, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, University of Rhode Island (URI) President David M. Dooley, Toray Plastics (America) President and CEO Mike Brandmeier, URI College of Engineering Dean Raymond Wright, and Kalvin Cho, a URI College of Engineering student, broke ground on the construction of a new, $125 million engineering complex at URI.
As part of its mission to improve patient adherence and outcomes through packaging, the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual Compliance Package of the Year competition. The winners were announced at the organization’s RxAdherence2017, Strategies to Improve Outcomes conference held May 2 in Florham Park, NJ.
DuPont has announced its 2017 winners, honoring companies that have demonstrated major advancements in packaging technology to address the diverse and particular needs of consumers in markets around the world.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, along with The Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit, launch a $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize, which calls for innovators to find new ways of designing packaging to help keep plastics out of the ocean.
Visitors at Global Pouch will learn how Sun Chemical’s SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings offers converters with cost effective, durable, and sustainable films that support lighter weight packaging trends by creating a homogenous, pinhole-free and flexible gas barrier layer that can be easily overprinted with inks and laminated to a variety of secondary films.
New packaging equipment is being developed to help end users with challenging carton profiles, like beer baskets that showcase the expanding universe of craft beers, or delicate cigarette boxes, and even the brave new world of marijuana packaging and bottles made from completely recycled materials.