The pharmaceutical industry’s understanding of serialization is maturing as companies slowly begin to recognize the added business value supply chain traceability can provide. Historically, the industry’s focus on serialization has been driven by the need to satisfy evolving regulations. However, companies are realizing that the benefits of traceability extend beyond compliance.
Consumers are looking for convenience in poultry products due to smaller households and busy schedules. There is high demand for microwave-safe, flexible packaging options and designs with resealable closures, such as zippers, and small portions. As well, poultry packaging manufacturers are introducing innovative products that now include intelligent technologies.
Markem-Imaje is extending its thermal transfer overprinter (TTO) line of coders with a cost-efficient version targeting low- and medium-speed production lines of up to 600 mm per second initially for users in Asia-Pacific.
Anyone associated with pharmaceuticals and packaging is likely aware President Trump signed the SUPPORT Act recently. The Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act, also known as SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, includes a specific address to the type of packaging that should be utilized to stem the tide on opioid addiction.
METTLER TOLEDO's PCE T2620 is a compact system for the track & trace labeling of cartons in accordance with the Falsified Medicines Directive in Europe, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act in the U.S., and other global regulations.
The key to anti-counterfeiting is to prevent false goods from entering the legitimate supply chain. The good news is that you can protect your brand. Starting with your raw materials suppliers, through manufacturing, packaging and onto distribution intermediaries, you can track and trace goods safely right to the customer.What’s the key to fortifying the legitimate supply chain to protect it from unauthorized goods entering your normal channels of trade? I believe it's a combination of these three strategies.
We ring in the new year with features in the January issue including our Top Packaging Innovations in 2020, customizable e-commerce kits, automating coding changeovers to drive efficiency, motion control advances, tape solutions and beauty care while wearing masks.