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3 smart technologies no pharma packaging designer can ignore

To help ensure patient compliance as well as product quality, more and more is expected of pharma packaging designers. Are you not quite sure whether your designs hit the mark technology-wise? This article highlights three smart packaging technologies your competitors are either using as we speak or are bound to implement in the near future.
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Tick tock! Pharma packaging designers are running out of time

With February right around the corner, pharma companies and their packaging designers are scrambling to meet the Falsified Medicines Directive. As of February 9, 2019, each prescription drug packaging circulating in the EU must feature a 2D data matrix code enabling wholesalers and pharmacists to track it across the entire value chain. The packages must […]
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3 security features all anti-counterfeit pharma packaging must have

While the number of counterfeit drugs circulating the world is declining, the overall value of the counterfeit pharmaceutical landscape is bigger than ever. As counterfeiters increasingly focus on more expensive drugs, the pharma industry must turn to sophisticated anti-counterfeit technologies to protect its profit margins – not to mention its vulnerable target audience. Fortunately, as […]
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The tamper-evident packaging trend is here to stay

Trying before buying is all well and good if consumers actually purchase the product, but in many cases products that have been opened in-store only end up sitting on the shelves until they expire – would you buy something that’s evidently been opened by some stranger? Enter the tamper-evident packaging trend, which not just prevents […]
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Is your pharma packaging design ready to go ‘viral’?

The rise of e-commerce has made supply chains more complex – and prone to counterfeiting – than ever before. The pharmaceutical industry is no exception, with the FDA estimating that about 10 percent of all pharmaceuticals sold globally are counterfeit. As the number of counterfeit pharmaceuticals circulating the world continues to climb, manufacturers and pharmaceutical […]
Packaging suppliers turn to serialization to safeguard brands

Packaging suppliers turn to serialization to safeguard brands

Did you know 1 in 5 consumers refuses to purchase any products from a company that suffered a food recall? Meanwhile, the amount of counterfeit products on the global market is forecast to increase 3 percent annually over the next five years. In the US alone, food recalls have increased 400 percent in the past […]
The global packaging divider market is on a roll

The global packaging divider market is on a roll!

Dividers may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of packaging design, yet they are indispensable to the packaging industry. In fact, the packaging divider market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of nearly 6 percent across various market segments and in all global regions at least until 2021, […]
Anti-counterfeit packaging technologies

Anti-counterfeit packaging technologies are trending

Amid increasingly stringent security regulations and an alarmingly high number of fake products on the market, anti-counterfeiting technologies are the latest trend to take the packaging industry by storm. According to Smithers Pira, the anti-counterfeit packaging market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.3 percent, reaching 3.6 billion USD by 2022.
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How to design childproof pharmaceutical packaging?

Everyone knows how easily children mistake medicine for sweets. That’s why, next to continuously reminding parents and caretakers to keep medication out of children’s sight and reach, pharmaceutical manufacturers rely on packaging designers to come up with pharmaceutical packaging that is childproof. Never ceasing to innovate, the industry has come up with a wide array […]
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Is your pharma packaging ready for February 2019?

Pharma packaging design is due for a makeover, thanks to a new EU regulation that will come into effect in February 2019. The Falsified Medicines Directive will cost the pharmaceutical industry more than 5 billion euros; a major investment for which patients can’t be charged. Reportedly 82 percent of manufacturers are taking the necessary measures […]
4 smart solutions for anti-counterfeit packaging designers

4 smart solutions for anti-counterfeit packaging designers

As if adhering to FDA and GMP guidelines isn’t challenging enough, more and more pharmaceutical packaging designers pay special attention to making their designs counterfeit-proof. They do so because they, quite rightly, deem it not only essential to sales but also to safeguard the consumer’s health and, hence, the reputation of the manufacturer. Experts believe […]