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Engineering & Industrial

Paper packaging : Key Market Trends by Fast Markets RISI

Fluctuating supply and demand levels in any industry can impact prices throughout the supply chain. Knowing when shifts happen and what they mean for your costs will help you negotiate, plan, and report your packaging costs with confidence. Fortunately, you can track key market indicators in the paper industry to understand and anticipate price changes

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Protection of Contents with ClearShield Additive in PET

By choosing clear PET enhanced with ClearShield 390B UV Absorber, converters, packaging manufacturers and brand owners can protect UV-sensitive content, support the clean label trend and deliver a satisfying customer experience. All these factors help boost profits and strengthen brand integrity.

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Food & Beverage

Hot Fill & Pasteurization

The white paper discusses the technology of Hot fill & Pasteurization in a detailed white paper , with illustrations of applications for various categories of foods

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Security Solutions for the counterfeiting menace in the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

The life sciences industry and regulators around the world are facing many challenges in protecting the safety of patients. Poor visibility across the supply chain has led to proliferation of drug-related criminal activities such as drug counterfeiting, illegal diversion, and theft. It has also caused inefficiencies to surface across supply chain functions. This not only hampers the brand equity of pharmaceutical companies but also puts the life of patients in serious danger. Therefore, serialization laws are fast becoming mandates in many countries.

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E -Commerce Business

Advances in Evaluating Transport-Worthiness of Filled Packages for E -Commerce Business

E commerce business in India & world over has seen unprecedent surge in transactions & turnover in the recent past. In the wake of the pandemic & lockdown, customers are learning to exploit the potential of buying goods through the various online platforms offering a gamut of products from F&B to FMCG & consumer electronics to pharmaceuticals.

The success of this mode of business will entail safe delivery of the packaged goods to the doorstep of the customer. Thus, selection of primary, secondary & tertiary packaging materials, their combination to constitute a delivery pack, will involve testing & certification of their transport-worthiness.

In this paper we cover the advances made in this area of testing & standards to enable packaging as one of success factors of the e commerce business model.

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Child-Resistant Packaging

Child-Resistant Packaging in Pharmaceuticals

Child-Resistant packing in Pharmaceuticals is kept aside, as most of the drugs packed in HDPE containers with CR Closure. But for few years many Innovator drug products are available in Child-Resistant design (Blister Pack) and most of them are patented or difficult to make generic due to various reasons such as Cost, Availability of supplier and manufacturing feasibility. There Packaging professional has to take a call on new design development or to use a certified pack design. But when coming to the level of protection (F Level) required for a specific drug is became a challenge, because getting Toxicology data is difficult to decide “F” Value.

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Sustainable Packaging Solution with Next Generation Clarifier

Polypropylene is a wonderful material for Packaging. Its inert, has high stiffness, good clarity and lower density. The material has made inroads into host of applications in Packaging. Given the fact that PP requires less energy to produce and has high recoverable energy (calorific value), and is fully recyclable, it has natural preference to value chain players to use it for variety of applications.

In today’s competitive marketplace where consumer & Brand Owner want best functionality and shelf appeal & converter wants to meet those requirements at high conversion speed & energy savings, thereby making it more sustainable, the challenge become tough and role of clarifier become very important to make the packaging more sustainable and environment friendly.

Polypropylene clarified with old generation or 3rd generation clarifiers also require high stock temperature for converting technology.PP Clarified with Next Generation Clarifier technology enables Polypropylene to be processed at lower temperature as compared to competing materials. This is because Millad® NX™ 8000 has improved solubility characteristics and it can form fibrous network at lower temperature. This creates a broader, more robust processing window and a dramatic improvement in the clarity of polypropylene-molded product.

This aspect of Millad® NX™ 8000 has been recognized by UL Laboratory. The clarifier has received a clear distinction in the form of UL Label which says “Millad® NX™ 8000 enables an average of 10% energy savings for production of clarified PP parts”. Any converter or Brand owner (after completing necessary formalities with UL Lab under guidance from Milliken Chemical) can put this label on their part for differentiated product offering to the consumer.

The validation qualifies Milliken and eventually its customers, from converters to brand owners, to use an Environmental Claim Validation (ECV) label to highlight the energy consumption reductions achieved with the use of Millad® NX™ 8000 in a transparent PP product.

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Global Standards

Global Standards and Compliance on ISO/IEC Barcode Verification for Pharma as per Serialisation

To meet the regulated health care guidelines it is important for the pharma manufacturers and their packaging suppliers are aware of global standards and have the ability to verify their packaging and labelling as per globally specified standards. The methods for accurately assessing and analysing design, encodation and print quality of the barode symbols is vital to ensure smooth flow of the product along the supply chain. This ofcourse covers the family of GS1 symbologies both linear as well as 2D. The importance of a stand alone judge performing the task of barcode verification helps to identify, analyse and correct errors, in addition to keep a record of quality and compliance which is vital within the industry.

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