Contract Packaging

Spring 2014

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M A R C H | A P R I L 2 0 1 4 • C O N T R A C T PA C K A G I N G • 3 Pharma co-packer Reed-Lane (www.reed lane.com) of Wayne, NJ, completed its first new product launch on a recently installed Uhlmann Packaging Systems UPS4 MT Blister line to package Reckitt Benkiser's Mucinex Allergy Tablets. e line, which can produce up to 600 blisters per minute, features a dedicated Aylward product feeder, Uhlmann VisioTec vision system and an in-line Uhlmann cartoner. e new Mucinex Allergy Tablets come in blisters housed in a secondary folding carton, which was packaged in-line via the Uhlmann system. Reed-Lane was selected for the launch based partly on its breadth of expertise. e company, which serves leading prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) needs for branded and generic drug marketers, has four main co-packaging specialties: blister packaging, bottling, pouching and convenience vial filling. A second a second UPS4 Blister Line is planned for a spring installation. [ CP] Mucinex Allergy Tablets co-packed on new Uhlmann blister line | Around the Industry | Coregistics adds sixth location in Cleveland Atlanta-based Coregistics (www.coregistics.com) has opened a sixth facility in Cleveland. Since its formation in 2011, and under the guidance of CEO Eric Wilhelm, the packaging-focused supply chain services company has grown with key customer wins and acquisitions including last spring's acquisition of co-packer Cano Packaging, a food and confectionery primary packaging specialist based in the Chicago area. e new facility in Cleveland adds approximately 100,000 square feet to the company's operations and adds secondary packaging capacity to further support existing customers while offering new customers a variety of packaging and supply chain services. ese include bagging, blister sealing, clear & print registered bundling, cartoning, display building, fin sealing, kitting & assembly, labeling, reworking, shrink banding and shrink wrapping. [ CP] Substantial growth expected for sustainable packaging e global market for sustainable packag- ing will reach $244 billion by 2018, accord- ing to a new market report from Smithers Pira, "e Future of Sustainable Packaging to 2018." Research indicates that consumer demand and government legislation are driving sustainability, and companies can use it to appeal to the conscience of con- sumers, and as a platform for new product and market development. [ CP] Almac adds low-volume blister line to co-pack capabilities Clinical and commercial pharma contract service provider Almac Group (www.almacgroup.com) added a new Klöckner EAS blister line at its U.S. commercial packaging facility in Audubon, PA, for both thermoform and cold-form materials. is will help customers "easily transition from the clinical blis- ter presentation though various development packs, with Almac providing all the associated stability services," said David Moore, director of operations at the Audubon facility. With two sites in Pennsylvania, the company can offer "seamless services" from clinical supply through packaging development and design, stability testing and final commercial packing. e new line complements existing clinical and commercial packaging capabilities of blistering, bottling, walleting and vial/ampoule labeling. [ CP] For more news from the Contract Packaging Association, see p.18, starting with the CPA President's letter. 02_ATI_0414.indd 3 3/18/14 3:26 PM

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