Mereo and Hyperion wrap up acquisition of packaging manufacturer Algus

US – US-based investment firms Mereo Capital Partners and Hyperion Capital Partners have acquired Algus Packaging, a packaging company based in Illinois. Algus supplies thermoformed blister and clamshell packaging solutions to a portfolio of blue-chip customers across various end markets. These include the medical, health and beauty, electronics and food markets. The company also manufactures automated and semi-automated blister seal…

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Mauritius partners UNDP to build medical waste treatment plant

MAURITIUS – The Mauritian authorities have announced the forthcoming construction of a medical waste treatment plant in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project was announced recently following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UNDP and the Mauritian Ministry of Environment, Waste Management and Climate Change. The two partners will work together, in particular,…

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Graphic Packaging unveils new coding methods for anti-counterfeit pharmaceutical packaging

US – Leading fiber-based packaging provider Graphic Packaging International (‘Graphic Packaging’) has announced it will reveal its latest pack serialization solution at this year’s CPHI Frankfurt event. The pack can now accommodate longer and more complex coding requirements to keep up with global anti-counterfeit pharmaceutical legislation changes. Each code on the package complies with the ‘highest print quality and readability…

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P&G pilots Paboco’s paper bottle for Lenor fabric softener amid bio-based barrier challenges

NETHERLANDS – P&G’s Fabric & Home Care division is trialing a paper bottle for its Lenor fabric softener brand in partnership with The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco). The trial rollout will form the basis of a test-and-learn strategy to scale up paper packaging and incorporate it more widely across P&G’s portfolio, the company details. Running in Dutch supermarket chain Albert…

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Aptar Pharma completes initial stage of global injectables expansion project

US – Aptar Pharma, a global leader in drug delivery systems, services, and active material science solutions, has completed the first stage of its US$180 million injection system solutions expansion program. The multisite, international expansion project began in 2020 and is intended to significantly boost capacity across all product lines, ultimately enabling Aptar Pharma to produce over 10 billion injectable…

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Gerresheimer partners Merck to develop digital twin packaging solution

GERMANY – German packaging supplier Gerresheimer has partnered with pharmaceutical company Merck to develop a digital twin solution to further ensure traceability and trust in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Under the partnership, the two companies have developed a Proof of Concept (PoC) to provide primary packaging with a unique ID to access its own trustworthy digital twin. The PoC aims…

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Reckitt launches 75% paper-based pouch for Finish detergent products

UK – Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods company, Reckitt has partnered with Mondi to launch 75% paper-based packaging for the dishwasher detergent brand Finish. The new Finish stand-up pouch features 75% paper, said to be responsibly sourced. The remaining plastic is used to strengthen the paper structure and provide protection to ensure the quality and safety of the Finish product as…

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TekniPlex Healthcare introduces fully transparent, ‘recyclable’ mid-barrier blister package

US – US-based leader in the Healthcare and Consumer Product markets, TekniPlex Healthcare has developed the ‘world’s first’ fully transparent recyclable mid-barrier blister package. Reportedly recyclable through polypropylene recycling streams, the mid-barrier blisters consist of a polyolefin blister film and a barrier PP lidding film. According to TekniPlex, this makes it the first combination of blister and lidding to be…

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