Nelipak adopts Eastman Renew materials for medical device packaging

US – Rigid and flexible packaging solutions maker Nelipak has as announced it is using Eastman’s Eastar™ Renew 6763 to produce rigid thermoformed sterile barrier packaging. Nelipak claims to be the first healthcare packaging maker to use Eastar Renew 6763 to produce sterile barrier packaging for Class II & III medical device applications. According to Eastman, Eastar™ Renew 6763, powered…

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Dow to develop bio-based plastics for LVMH Beauty packaging

FRANCE – Dow to partner with LVMH Beauty on the development of sustainable packaging solutions for the latter’s luxury perfumes and cosmetics products. Through its planned collaboration with Dow, LMVH Beauty will replace a portion of its plastic packaging with bio-based and recycled alternatives. In doing so, it intends to advance its sustainability initiatives while maintaining the quality and functionality…

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TerraCycle partners with Paula’s Choice on skincare packaging recycling initiative

UK – International recycling company TerraCycle has partnered with personal care brand, Paula’s Choice Skincare to launch a free recycling initiative in the UK. TerraCycle says the partnership enables consumers to recycle their empty Paula’s Choice Skincare packaging. To participate in the program, customers must create an account on TerraCycle’s website and print a prepaid shipping label. From there, consumers…

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Lilly plans US$450M investment at its production site in Research Triangle Park

US – American pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company has announced plans to invest US$450 million to expand the manufacturing capacity at Research Triangle Park facility in North Carolina, US. The expansion plans include the installation of additional parenteral filling, device assembly and packaging capacity to meet the rising demand for Lilly’s incretin-based diabetes treatments and medicines. The move is…

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Colorcon inks agreement to buy Airnov Healthcare Packaging

US – Pharmaceutical film coatings firm Colorcon has inked a put agreement to purchase French Airnov Healthcare Packaging from private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners. The transaction, which is subject to French Works Council review and subject to necessary regulatory approvals, could close during the first quarter of 2023. Airnov offers critical healthcare industries controlled atmosphere packaging solutions to protect…

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Schreiner MediPharm develops tamper-evident seal for syringe needles

GERMANY – Munich-based provider of functional labels for the healthcare industry, Schreiner MediPharm has developed Needle-Trap, a unique label with integrated needle protection. Needle-Trap indicates whether a prefilled syringe has been previously opened, helping protect the integrity of its contents until final use, notes the company. Schreiner MediPharm will showcase the new technology for the first time at Pharmapack in…

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Amcor bolsters portfolio with acquisition of Chinese medical device packaging firm MDK

CHINA – Global packaging company, Amcor has announced the acquisition of Chinese medical device packaging firm MDK expanding its healthcare platform in the APAC region. Based in Shanghai, MDK supplies paper-based packaging and coating capabilities for companies in China’s medical device sector. The firm generates annual sales of approximately US$50 million and is a leading provider of medical device packaging,…

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Carbios partners Novozymes to advance PET bio-recycling

FRANCE – Carbios, and Novozymes are entering an exclusive long-term global strategic partnership to ensure the production and supply of Carbios’ proprietary PET-degrading enzymes at an industrial scale. Under the partnership, the companies will build the world’s first biological PET-recycling plant due to start production in 2025 in Longlaville, France, as well as Carbios’ future licensee customers. The two companies…

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H.B. Fuller develops bio-compatible adhesives for medical applications in India

INDIA – US-based adhesives manufacturing company, H.B. Fuller has unveiled its latest bio-compatible Swift melt 1515-I adhesive tape compliant in IMEA – India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Swift melt 1515-I is intended for medical tape applications to be utilized in stick-to-skin situations in particular climates, such as the hot and humid circumstances in the Indian subcontinent. H.B. Fuller…

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Quadpack expands its wooden beauty packaging range with refillable compact casing

SPAIN – Spanish cosmetics packaging manufacturer Quadpack has launched ‘Idol Woodacity Solo Twist Compact’, a new member of its ‘Woodacity’ family. Reportedly made of wood sourced from sustainably-managed European forests, the compact consists of a separate top and base – meaning that the cap can also be used as a pocket mirror. Consumers can twist the cap on a 90°…

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