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Ecobliss attends Packaging Innovations 2016 with Locked4Kids 2.0

Ecobliss will be presenting their newest Locked4Kids child-resistant and senior friendly carton box at Packaging Innovations 2016. On their everlasting search for innovations and continuous improvements Locked4Kids continued the further development of Locked4Kids. Maintaining the difficulty for children to open the pack, the improvement has been found in the ease of senior people to open the package.
Although the first edition of Locked4Kids was already well within the criteria of both the ISO 8317 and US 16 CFR § 1700.20., the new Locked4Kids Version 2.0 has been designed with the ease for senior people in mind.
Both ergonomics and user friendliness have been improved with this new version leading to a 100% opening score with senior people during testing.

If you are interested and want to learn more, please visit our stand (G41).

About Packaging Innovations
Packaging Innovations, the UK’s leading packaging event, returns to Birmingham’s NEC on February 24th and 25th, with an abundance of product launches and new packaging solutions, in addition to a wealth of first time and international exhibitors.
The show, which is committed to bringing the UK packaging industry together, will demonstrate advanced innovations, inspire new developments and look at the latest approaches. Contract packers and manufacturers will also have an opportunity to promote their services at Contract Pack and new sustainability features at Ecopack.


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 Blister News, Pharmaceutical, Trade shows No Comments

Locked4Kids demonstration at Pharmapack Europe

On 10th & 11th February 2016, a leading international event that brings together key players in drug packaging and drug delivery systems will be held in Paris Expo. Ecobliss will be presenting their Locked4Kids child-resistant and senior friendly carton box.

Looking forward to see you in Paris Expo, Porte De Versailles! You will find Ecobliss / Locked4Kids in hall 5, stand 971.

Ecobliss India at IndiaPack 2015. October 8-11

“The Smart Source” for all your Blister and High Visibilty Packaging exhibits at the IndiaPack 2015 in Mumbai, India.

IndiaPack has grown as a brand to be reckoned with Indian Packaging Industry and world over after the successes of all previous editions. Recognizing that the new trends and developments are essential for the industry’s better future, the Indian Institute of Packaging, through IndiaPack seeks to provide a perfect platform to bring the packaging industry under one roof.

IndiaPack 2015 will provide an ideal platform for technology transfers, innovations, business meets and joint ventures for identifying potential investors to boost industrial production, collaboration and international trade of this sector.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 Blister News, Business News, Trade shows No Comments

Locked4Kids at FachPack 2015 and expopharm 2015

At FachPack 2015 in Nürnberg October from 29 September to 1 October 2015, Ecobliss will present the innovative Locked4Kids child-resistant carton box. You finds us at the bayern design GmbH stand (Hall 5 / stand 111).

Locked4Kids demos its child-resistant carton also at expopharm 2015 in Düsseldorf. From 30 September to 3 October 2015 You can also come and visit us at Hall 4, stand F-24.

Locked4Kids demonstration at Expopharm 2015

From 30 September to 3 October 2015, the largest pharmaceutical trade fair in Europe will be held in Düsseldorf. Ecobliss will be presenting their Locked4Kids child-resistant carton box and other solutions in Pharmaceutical packaging.

Looking forward to see you in Düsseldorf! You will find Ecobliss / Locked4Kids in hall 4, stand F-24.

Friday, September 4th, 2015 Blister News, Pharmaceutical, Trade shows No Comments

Locked4Kids at bayern design GmbH stand FachPack 2015

Ecobliss has been asked by bayern design GmbH to present their award-winning Locked4Kids child-resistant carton box at their stand (Hall 5 / stand 111) at the FachPack 2015. FachPack will take place in the Messezentrum in Nürnberg from 29 September to 1 October 2015.

FachPack is the home for 1,500 exhibitors offering every aspect of packaging for industry and consumer goods, meeting 37,000 visitors from every sector. Whether it’s packaging materials, packaging machines, package printing / PrintPack and processing, logistics systems, services for the packaging industry – FachPack covers every subject with just the right emphasis.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 Business News, Pharmaceutical, Trade shows No Comments

Ecobliss present at expopharm 2015 with Locked4Kids

Ecobliss will be presenting their Locked4Kids child-resistant carton box and other solutions in Pharmaceutical packaging at the expopharm 2015. Expopharm is the largest pharmaceutical trade fair in Europe and will take place in Düsseldorf from 30 September to 3 October 2015.

The pharmacy market is at home at expopharm, the most significant pharmaceutical fair in Europe, and thus the most important indicator for the dispensary and pharmaceutical markets, both inside and outside of Germany.

Become the next WorldStar

WorldStar Packaging Awards 2016 is open for entries. The competition, now in its 47th year, awards packaging designs in the beverages, electronics, food, health and beauty, household, luxury, medical and pharmaceutical, point-of-sale, and transit categories. Special awards include the WorldStar President’s Award, Sustainability Award and Marketing Award.

The awards, run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), are presented only to packages which have already won recognition in either a regional or national competition in 2014 or 2015. Judges represent member countries from around the world.

For more information on the awards, visit

CPhI Worldwide announces the opening of the annual CPhI Pharma Awards for 2015

CPhI Worldwide, organised by UBM EMEA, announces the opening of the annual CPhI Pharma Awards for 2015 – with five new categories covering the entire pharmaceutical supply chain.

Now in their 12th consecutive year, the awards will honour companies and individuals driving the pharma industry forward through innovations, new approaches, technologies and strategies.

Full list of categories:

- Best Innovation in Packaging
- Best Innovation in Process and Formulation Development
- Excellence in Partnering & Outsourcing
- (NEW) Best Innovation in APIs and Excipients
- (NEW) Best Innovation in Biologic Drug Development and Manufacturing
- (NEW) Innovation in Supply Chain & Logistic Management
- (NEW) Best Innovation in Manufacturing Technology
- (NEW) CEO of the Year

The most important exhibition of the pharmaceutical industry will take place from 13 to 15 October 2015 in Madrid. To learn more about the awards, or to submit an award entry, visit

Locked4Kids Demos its Child-Resistant Carton at Pharmapack North America

Protecting small children from accidental poisoning is the top objective Ecobliss Group took when developing the Locked4Kids child-resistant carton box. Its exhibit at Pharmapack North America caught steady attention. Ecobliss Managing Director Ron Linssen provided PMP News with a video demonstration of how to open the carton.

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Video WorldStar Awards 2015

A few weeks ago winners of the WorldStar 2015 awards gathered at IPACK-IMA to receive their WorldStar Awards. Over 90 winners from all over the globe attended to collect their award at this prestigious awards ceremony.

View the video from WorldStar Awards 2015 on YouTube.

Pharmapack North America June 9-10, 2015

Experience on June 9-10 2015 the new expanded and enriched Pharmapack North America to see:

- World-class pharmaceutical packaging, materials, and drug delivery suppliers
- The U.S. debut of the Innovation Gallery, showcasing the latest innovations in pharma packaging and delivery systems
- All-new conference content to address key challenges; plus networking opportunities around every corner

Locked4Kids also present

Locked4Kids/Ecobliss will be presenting the reclosable child resistant packaging at booth #4039.

Ecobliss present at Pharmapack Europe

On 11 & 12 february 2015 Ecobliss will be presenting their solutions in Pharmaceutical packaging

In the Pharmaceutical world there are many different packaging designs and functions. Patient compliance and child resistant packaging are two of the main focus areas. In these areas Ecobliss offers various packaging solutions like ‘blister wallets’ or reclosable child resistant packaging (Locked4Kids). All of these solutions will be presented at Pharmapack Europein Paris Expo Porte De Versailles (Hall 5), stand 122.

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Locked4Kids packs Emballage


Locked4Kids attracts numerous interested parties at Emballage 2014

With the Emballage trade fair just behind us, Locked4Kids has seen it’s share of interested people. Although Locked4Kids was located in one of the equipment halls of the fair, the customer’s attention was quickly drawn to something else when they reached Romaco’s stand – Locked4Kids. The world’s first reclosable child resistant carton.

Sharing the stand with Romaco offered a fantastic opportunity for a demonstration of the packaging process of Locked4Kids on a conventional carton packaging machine. It is possible to process Locked4Kids on most conventional cartoning machine with only some minor adjustments and is applicable for many different hazardous products (e.a. pharmaceutical- or veterinair products).

The need for child-resistant packaging became evident on the fair and the press also showed a lot of interest in this innovation in child-resistant packaging, which can potentially save thousands of children’s lives.


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Locked4Kids demonstration at Emballage 2014


The highlight of this year’s Emballage exhibition will be a demonstration of Locked4Kids; the Child Resistant Recolsable Carton box which is manufactured by Ecobliss. The newly patented “Locked4kids” carton box will be handled on one of Romaco’s machines during the exhibition.

Both companies work on a continuous improvement basis, largely investing their resources in innovation as a key factor for supporting quality of life as well as keeping the pace with market evolution.

Locked4Kids is a simple, inexpensive and mass-producible packaging solution consisting of a carton box and a PET tray, which can contain blisters or other pharmaceutical products and leaflet. The Locked4Kids packaging is composed of a carton box containing a PET tray. The box has openings on the sides in which the blister tray is automatically locked when it is pushed all the way into the box. For this, hooks are attached to the edge of the blister tray. In order to be able to open the packaging, both hooks have to be pushed simultaneously and held. Only then the tray can be pulled out of the box. This is very difficult for small children. The hooks are placed diagonally to one another at a distance that cannot be spanned by the hand of a small child, but which is no problem for adults. The carton box is coated with a tear resistant laminate so as to prevent children from ripping it apart. Ecobliss manufactured two variants of Locked4kids Cartons: The US Locked4Kids Carton has been tested against F=1 on multiple sizes by the ISO 17025 certified testing institute BVI, according the US CPSC regulation 16 C.F.R. § 1700.20. Approved by the US Product Safety Commission CPSC. When opened, all the components of the packaging stay connected (carton – tray – blisterstrips). The EU Locked4Kids Carton has been tested on multiple sizes by the ISO 17025 certified testing institute BVI, and certified against the ISO/EN 8317 standard. When opened, the tray can be pulled out of the carton and the blisters can be removed from the tray.

Mass production of the Locked4Kids Carton is easily realized on standard pharmaceutical packaging equipment with only minor adjustments. Blisterstrips are loaded from top down into the tray and the tray is inserted into the carton. This design ensures the same packaging process speeds as for regular (non CR) cartons and is a very cost effective solution. Furthermore the carton and blister offers protection to the product such as tamper evidence and environmental protection. One final important benefit of blister packaging in patient compliance is that pharmacists have a greater opportunity to communicate with and advise their patients because less time is necessary to fill the prescription.

October 2014, the packaging concept won the Dutch “Zilveren Noot” award and the CPhI Pharma Award for Innovation in Packaging.

Ecobliss is focused to make Locked4Kids cartons available on a global scale, by licensing pharmaceutical carton manufacturers for production and marketing. If you are interested Locked4Kids or you want to get licenced, please contact Ron Linssen, Managing Director, Locked4Kids BV.

Emballage 2014 will be held in France, Paris, on November 17-20th 2014. The Locked4Kids demonstration will be given at stand 5A H 002.

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Locked4Kids launch at Pharma Expo and Emballage

Launch at Pharma Expo and Emballage 
Ecobliss will present the newest innovation in child resistant packaging during the Pharma Expo. This launch will take place at the Pharma Expo in Chicago Illinois USA on 2-5 November 2014 West hall stand 906.


For the pharmaceutical and customer, automation is possible to produce cartons at the same speed and efficiency as non CR cartons with blisters. In fact, Romaco is going to demonstrate this automation process with their machine and the Locked4Kids cartons. This demonstration will take place during the Emballage Packaging Exhibition in Paris, on 17-20 November 2014 stand 5a H 002.

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Business News, Trade shows No Comments

WorldStar Packaging Awards 2015

The World Packaging Organisation’s WorldStar Packaging Awards 2015 are open for entries until 10 October 2014.

What are the judges looking for?
WorldStar judges consider protection and preservation of contents, ease of handling, filling, opening and closing; adequacy of information; sales appeal, graphic design, quality of production, economy of material and cost reduction; environment, ingenuity of construction, and adaption to local conditions (production, materials, market).

What are the categories?
There are eight categories: Beverages, Food, Electronics, Health & Beauty, Pharmaceutical & Medical, Household, Point of Sale and Other

Point of Sale?
The new Point of Sale Category recognises the best packaging in the end of aisle display in store units/counter display.

There are three special awards:
Winners of a WorldStar are also eligible to participate in the Sustainable Packaging Award, Marketing Award and President’s Award.

Are you eligible?
WorldStar Awards are presented only for packages that have already won recognition in either a regional or national competition in 2013–2014, normally organised by an Association, a member of WPO, including the Starpack Awards.

How much does it cost to enter?
The entry fee is €650 for the first entry, the fee for any additional packs is €500 each.

Dates to remember:

  • Entries close 10 October 2014
  • Judging begins during the week commencing 17November, 2014, in Sri Lanka
  • The 2015 WorldStar Awards ceremony will be held in May 2015, during Ipack-Ima, in Milan.

The WorldStar Packaging competition is in its 46th year. Last year, it attracted 249 entries from 35 countries around the world.

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014 Trade shows No Comments

Sensational Atmosphere at interpack 2014

Visitor number “cracks” the 175,000 mark

Interpack 2014 was characterised by an outstanding atmosphere prevailing amongst the approx. 2,700 exhibitors and 175,000 visitors in the 19 halls of the completely booked Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. The signs for this were already apparent at a very early stage of the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging sector and its associated process industries.

The exhibitors at interpack 2014 met with numerous high-ranking visitors from all over the world already from the start of the trade fair. Many companies experienced such a rush that their stands reached their capacity limits several times. Visitor interest and qualification as well as their willingness to invest is said to have been clearly higher yet again than at the already excellent previous event. A great many exhibitors rated the concrete business deals and sales concluded – part of which were absolutely spontaneous – as particularly positive.

Commenting on this, Friedbert Klefenz, President of the interpack Exhibitors’ Advisory Board 2014 and President of Bosch Packaging Technology, said: “We are very satisfied with the quantity and quality of visitors at our stand. The interest taken in our technologies that make a vital contribution to global health and nutrition was enormous. We are pleased with the high number of leads produced, including many top executives and potential new customers. Similar comments came from other exhibitors. We were equally thrilled by the high number of international visitors and exhibitors – some 75% of the exhibiting enterprises were headquartered outside Germany. With this interpack has confirmed its reputation as the world’s leading trade fair for the packaging sector.”

“interpack has provided impressive proof of its leading international role yet again this year. This success confirms our fundamental philosophy of addressing the international industries in their respective markets in a very targeted manner – already in the run-up to the event thereby bringing them to their most important event in Düsseldorf every three years”, explained Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf.

Boasting a percentage of foreign visitors of as much as 66%, interpack 2014 has not only set a new record for itself but also a top rating across all Messe Düsseldorf events. Visitors from 120 nations in total travelled to Düsseldorf.

The dominating themes at interpack 2014 were resource efficiency for plant and machinery as well as for packaging material usage, quality and safety to guarantee perfect and counterfeit-proof finished products – especially in such touchy segments as Food/Beverage and Pharmaceuticals – as well as diversity and flexibility for an ever wider range and shorter product cycles. These themes were addressed by a particularly high number of innovations in the halls. However, interpack underscores its importance not only with the sheer multitude of innovations and breadth of its exhibitor ranges but also with especially innovative themes, adds Bernd Jablonowski, Director of interpack & SAVE FOOD:

“For a leading international trade fair it is not enough just to rent out exhibition space and offer perfect organisation. Trend themes must be identified, anchored in the concept and finally also driven in a consistent manner. This is the only way to secure thematic leadership in an industry. We have succeeded in doing this very well once again this year. The concepts of both Innovationparc Packaging and the METAL PACKAGING PLAZA were right on target with the target groups.”

Successful second SAVE FOOD Congress 

SAVE FOOD proved a particularly attention-grabbing theme at interpack. The initiative of the same name combats food losses and waste and involves such partners as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) as well as over 110 members from the industry. The SAVE FOOD Congress already started the day before the trade fair. On the first of its two themed days it addressed non-profit organisations, which shed some light on the problems from political and social angles. The second half of the event dealt with solutions and Best Practice presented by enterprises. Even more impressively than at the kick-off event three years ago the Congress showed how the problem of global food losses and waste can be fought across the entire value chain.

Contributions came from prominent guests and participants such as FAO and UNEP representatives, the Senegalese Minister and musician Youssou N’Dour and the former German Federal Minister Renate Künast in addition to the numerous lectures and panel discussions that identified practical approaches. In excess of a total of 450 delegates participated in the Congress. When the event drew to a close all parties involved agreed that the objectives of SAVE FOOD can only be achieved with concerted action and pooled expertise as well as the competence of all stakeholders – a fundamental intention of the Initiative. For the entire duration of interpack 2014 Innovationparc Packaging presented solutions and ideas for fighting food losses and waste.

In spring 2017 the motto for experts from throughout the world will once again read “Welcome Home” to Düsseldorf. The exact dates will be announced at a later stage.



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Friday, May 23rd, 2014 Business News, Trade shows No Comments

Interpack 2014 is coming

No show has more substance

Interpack is far more than just a packaging show. As the world’s leading trade fair, it is the major inspiration for the packaging industry and all related process technologies.

2,700 exhibitors from more than 60 countries will present their latest ideas, innovate concepts and technological visions at interpack – not only in equipment and machinery for packaging and processing, but also in production tools for packaging materials, materials themselves, and services for the entire industry.

Ecobliss Blisterpackaging is one of the companies attending this leading trade fair. Presenting itself as ‘The Smart Source’ for blister and high visibility packaging solutions at booth H18 in hall 9. The combination of industrial design and delivery, of blister and transparent packaging, as well as a range of blister packaging machines. For more information on their innovative packaging solutions, please check their website

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Indpack exhibtion taps into packaging requirements

The 16th edition of Indpack, a national packaging exhibition, was inaugurated by Anita Agnihotri, IAS (Indian Administrative Services), special secretary and financial advisor, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India on 16 January 2014.

The three days packaging exhibition – from 16 to 18 January has been organised by IIP (Indian Institute of Packaging) an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is the first when the exhibition is taking place in New Delhi.

NC Saha, director, Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), said, “We are living in a packaging essential era. Packaging helps in distribution of food and other essentials to the user. Hence demand for better and innovative packaging is increasing. The main objective behind the exhibition is to promote the export business since India is the sixth largest country worldwide when it comes to packaging.”

The theme of this edition of the exhibition is ‘Consumer Packaging Challenges and Opportunities’. Along the exhibition, two days conference is also happening at Hotel Shangri-La’s Eros on 17 and 18 January 2014. This conference attended by more than 200 delegates from the flexible packaging segment was inaugurated by the chief guest, Dr E M S  Natchiappan, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

There were around 100 exhibitors in this three-day exhibition with a total covered area of around 4500sq meters. Various packaging converters ranging from paper, foil, film, glass, metal and other packaging material have displayed their technologies during the show. Also different packaging machinery, automation and other auxiliary equipment was on display.

Like in the past the booth set up by Ecobliss india was STAR attraction of all the stalls. The presentation of the stall itself was like a feast to the eyes of the visitors. Talking on the sidelines, the CEO and MD, Chakravarthi AVPS said, with the rapidly growing retail market in the country, there has been a significant surge in the demand of blister and high visible packaging. And Ecobliss exactly fits the bill by offering customised packaging solutions for different segments pharmaceutical,healthcare, beauty and cosmetics, computer peripherals, food, Agri, electrical, electronics among others. Looking at the feedback the company CFO, Mr.Ramakrishna felt that there is a good potential for transparent food grade containers in the market. And the Ecobliss with its proven capabilities can offer to cater various needs, he added.

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