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.

Ecobliss delivers customized packaging machines to Bosch

Ecobliss has delivered two fully customized packaging machines to the Robert Bosch factory in Šimanovci, near Belgrade. In this factory the well-known wipers blades from Bosch are produced and packed. Ecobliss delivered the total project from the development of the customized machines to the manufacturing, implementation and service.

Iwan Heynen, Technical Director Ecobliss: “Ecobliss strives to continuously exceed its customer’s needs and expectations. And that happened again. Bosch is extremely pleased with our flexible approach to transform a standard machine into a fully custom machine. And that we completed the total project within lead time, costing and agreed targets.”

Integrated approach

Ecobliss expertly and successfully guides and executes the packaging processes of companies of all sizes throughout the world. With comprehensive supporting services, Ecobliss provides an integrated approach to both traditional and innovative packaging projects. For this project Ecobliss exclusively collaborated with Starview Packaging Machinery. Ecobliss is the exclusive distributor of Starview machinery outside the Americas. Ecobliss and Starview have been working together for nearly eight years in a successful cooperation.

About Starview Packaging Machiney

Starview is a leading manufacturer of plastic packaging machinery and has over 20 years of experience in supplying standard and custom packaging systems to its customers and distributors. Over the years, Starview has manufactured thousands of machines ranging from blister sealing machines to food tray sealers and thermoforming machines.

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 Blister News, Equipment News No Comments

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.

Prestigious WPO WorldStar President’s Award Gold for Locked4Kids

Locked4Kids/Ecobliss can proudly say… We’re the best of the best! During the World Packaging Organization in Milan on 19 May 2015 Locked4Kids received the prestigious Gold President’s Award. There are not many packages that truly make a difference , but the packaging of Locked4Kids is certainly one.

The highlight of the evening for Ecobliss was the announcement of the President’s Award Gold which is chosen from all the WorldStar winners and is considered to be “the best of the best”! For 2015 the award went to Locked4Kids. The complete Ecobliss Group Board of Directors (Ron Linssen, Marijn van Utteren and Iwan Heynen) are very proud on this big achievement. Besides the prestigious President’s Award Ecobliss also won the Worldstar Award in the category ‘Medical & Pharmaceutical’.

About the WorldStar Competition

The pre-eminent international award in packaging, WorldStar illustrates the continual advancement of the state of our packaging art and creates a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn.

WorldStars are presented only to those packages which, having already won recognition in a national competition, are compared by an expert panel of judges to similar packages from around the world. Awards are based on the judges’ consensus that a package is superior in its own right, and better in its class in execution or innovation by comparison.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 Blister News, Business News No Comments

Locked4Kids wins Worldstar Award

Locked4Kids received on 19 May 2015 the Worldstar Award from the World Packaging Organization in the category ‘Medical & Pharmaceutical’. In total the WorldStar Awards 2015, received 265 entries from 37 countries.

“The Locked4Kids concept is ideal as child resistant packaging for a broad array of pharmaceutical, chemical and toxic products in solid, powder or liquid form”, says Ron Linssen, founder and Managing Director of Ecobliss Group. “Locked4Kids has been designed to prevent young children from gaining access to the content. Adults however can easily open the packaging easily. Locked4Kids consists of a carton and a tray in which blisters with medicine or other products, dangerous for young kids, can be packaged.”
Locked4Kids is the World’s first Child Resistant Carton certified with the ISO/EN 8317 and US 16 CRF 1700.20 standard.

About World Packaging Organisation

The WorldStar Competition is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and is the pre-eminent international award in packaging, WorldStar illustrates the continual advancement of the state of packaging design and technology and creates a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 Blister News, Business News No Comments

Ecobliss supports local Duck Race Maastricht

On Sunday, May 10th, more than 10,000 rubber ducks raced down the Jeker river in Maastricht for the second Duckrace Maastricht. Ecobliss is keen to support local initiatives for charity and was therefore happy to be one of the sponsors. Together with other sponsors and supporters dozens of awards were made available for the winners. The event was organized by the Maastricht Society Round Table 174, with the proceeds from the race Bert Buis Children’s TV in the MUMC + and Wildlife Foundation Maastricht.

Ducks help charity

The Duck Race Maastricht is as the name suggests, a spectacular duck race between more than 10,000 rubber ducks through the picturesque City Park of Maastricht. The ducklings were left massively to water at the bridge over the Jeker on the ramparts. The finish line was 300 meters away, where the ducks had to take the whole course on their own. Besides the fastest duck there were also prizes reserved for the most original “dressed” duck.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 Blister News No Comments

Global blister pack industry on the rise: It’s no longer just film and cardboard anymore

The ever so popular blister pack, also called bubble pack, has been gaining momentum since the 1950s. It is one of the most used pharmaceutical packaging solutions globally because of its many business and consumer advantages. Broadly defined, it is a transparent molded piece of plastic often sealed to a sheet of cardboard and used to display an item. The seemingly simple marrying of forming film on one side and lidding on the other with a medicament protected within results a plethora of advantages including: product integrity, product protection, tamper evidence, and patient compliance.

Product integrity, product protection, tamper, evidence and patient compliance.

Because of the versatility of blister packs, within the global pharmaceutical packaging industry recent studies report them representing around 17% of the market, that is 8.1 billion USD in revenue. It’s not a bad place to be, considering that worldwide pharmaceutical packaging is expected to account for more than 73.04 billion USD by 2018, growing by 5.6% from 2012 – 2018.

Like virtually all pharmaceutical offerings, blister packs vary from one region to the next. Historically, blister packs have been much more widespread in Europe compared to the United States…Read the full article

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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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Worldstar Award for Locked4Kids

Locked4Kids earns Worldstar Award from the World Packaging Organization in the category ‘Medical & Pharmaceutical’.

The WorldStar Competition is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and is the pre-eminent international award in packaging, WorldStar illustrates the continual advancement of the state of packaging design and technology and creates a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn.

WorldStars are presented only to those packs which, having already won recognition in a national or regional competitions, are compared by an expert panel of judges to similar packs from around the world. The judges only hand out a Worldstar when a pack is superior in its category and market, and better in its class in execution or innovation by comparison to others.

As the worlds first reclosable child resistant carton and already having won two prestigious awards, ‘De Gouden Noot’ and CPhI winner for best innovation in packaging, Locked4Kids stood a good chance of winning a Worldstar.

2014 Press release post judging Sri Lanka final

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Monday, December 8th, 2014 Business News No Comments

Trends in Pharma Packaging

A recent report from a leading U.S. global market research and consultancy company “MarketsandMarkets” has predicted that the worldwide pharmaceutical packaging market will be worth…

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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: ’s werelds eerste kindveilige kartonnen doosje voor medicijnen

Ecobliss introduceert dé innovatie die kleine kinderen beschermd tegen vergiftigingsongelukken. Locked4kids! Locked4Kids is een hersluitbaar kartonnen doosje dat medicijnfabrikanten de mogelijkheid biedt om hun producten op een kindveilige manier te verpakken.

Naast het kindveilige aspect beschermd Locked4Kids het product. Elke tablet is separaat verpakt in een blister waardoor de kwaliteit van de medicatie gegarandeerd blijft tegen invloeden van buiten af. Van Eerd, producent van verpakkingen voor de farmaceutische – en aanverwante industrie, is de eerste licentiehouder en heeft de uiteindelijke testverpakkingen geproduceerd. Locked4Kids voldoet aan de strenge Europese (EN 8317) en Amerikaanse (UN16 CRF 1700.20) normen voor hersluitbare kindveilige verpakkingen. De verpakking is uitvoerig getest en gecertificeerd door het Belgisch Verpakkingsinstituut (BVI).

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Bron: Persbericht Van Eerd bv

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Ecobliss presents the innovation which protects small children from accidental poisoning

Locked4Kids is a simple, inexpensive and mass-producible packaging solution consisting of a carton box and a tray, which can contain blisters or other pharmaceutical products (or any kind of products) and leaflet.

It is portable, easy to use and can be opened and closed endlessly, without losing its protective function. This reclosable carton enables drug manufacturers to package their products in a Child Resistant Carton. Discover Locked4Kids! Van Eerd (Tilburg NL) producer of pharmaceutical packaging and related industries is the first license holder for Locked4Kids. Van Eerd has produced the final test packs. Locked4Kids meets the strict European (EN 8317) and American (UN16 CRF 1700.20) standards for reclosable child resistant packaging. The system was extensively tested and certified by the Belgian Packaging Institute.

October 7th Ecobliss launched Locked4Kids. And they are proud to say; Ecobliss won The CPhI Pharma Award in the category ‘Innovation in Packaging’. Ecobliss has received this prestigious prize for its new packaging concept Locked4Kids.On September 30th 2014 Ecobliss, received ‘silver’ in ‘De Gouden Noot’ 2014 Packaging Innovation Contest. The producer of blister and high visibility packaging solutions has received these prestigious awards for its new packaging concept Locked4Kids.

This proves, Locked4Kids has the innovation power to produce certified child-resistant cartons.

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Source: Press release Van Eerd bv

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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

Ecobliss receives the CPhI Pharma Award 2014

Ecobliss wins the CPhI Pharma Award for its latest packaging innovation: Locked4Kids, the Worlds’ First Child Resistant Carton for medicines.

During the official launch, on October 7th 2014, producer of blister and high visibility packaging solutions Ecobliss, won The CPhI Pharma Award in the category ‘Innovation in Packaging’. Ecobliss has received this prestigious prize for its new packaging concept Locked4Kids. This reclosable carton enables drug manufacturers to package their products in a Child Resistant Carton. Locked4Kids meets the strict European (EN 8317) and American (UN16 CRF 1700.20) standards for reclosable child resistant packaging. The system was extensively tested and certified by the Belgian Packaging Institute

About CPhI Pharma Award
For over ten years the CPhI Pharma Awards have recognised thought leadership on a global scale, unveiling top pharma innovators to global trade press during the leading pharmaceutical event. The CPhI Pharma Awards honour companies who turn inspiration into innovation. Celebrate thinkers and creators breaking new ground in formulation, process development and packaging. Entries in the Innovation in Packaging category should pertain to the following topics: Primary Packaging, Devices & Technology, Patient Compliance, Dispensers, Materials or Counterfeit Technologies.

Launch at Pharma Expo and Emballage
Ecobliss will present their newest innovation during the official launch of their US variant of Locked4Kids. This launch will take place at the Pharma Expo in Chicago Illinois USA on 2-5 November 2014. For the pharmaceutical end customer, automation is possible at the same speed and efficiency as non CR cartons with blisters (Romaco). In fact, Ecobliss will join Romaco to present this automation process during the Emballage Packaging Exhibition in Paris, on 17-20 November 2014stand 5a H 002.

 

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Ecobliss wins silver in ‘De Gouden Noot’

Ecobliss wins silver in ‘De Gouden Noot’ for its latest packaging innovation: Locked4Kids, the worlds’ first child resistant carton for medicines

On September 30th 2014 producer of blister and high visibility packaging solutions Ecobliss, received ‘silver’ in ‘De Gouden Noot’ 2014 Packaging Innovation Contest. Ecobliss has received this prestigious prize for its new packaging concept Locked4Kids. This reclosable carton enables drug manufacturers to package their products in a child resistant manner. Locked4Kids meets the strict European (EN 8317) and American (UN16 CRF 1700.20) standards for reclosable child resistant packaging. The system was extensively tested and certified by the Belgian Packaging Institute.

On October 7th this year Locked4Kids will be officially launched during CPhI Worldwide, a pharmaceutical trade fair in Paris. Locked4Kids is also finalist in the CPhI Pharma Awards. The winner of this ambitious competition will be announced on October 7th.

About De Gouden Noot competition
The Gouden Noot is the worlds’ most competitive packaging innovation contest. It’s almost like the Olympics. Every second year the packaging industry gets the opportunity to win only one bronze, silver or gold award. There are no categories. The jury consists of 20 packaging experts covering all aspects of the packaging industry.

With the Gouden Noot, the Dutch Packaging Centre (NVC) stimulates innovations in the field of packaged products and packaging. The Gouden Noot owes its name to the unique trophy that contains a solid gold walnut (noot in Dutch), which symbolises a sustainable, effective and innovative packaging.

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 Blister News, Blister Packaging, Business News 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

Child resistant packaging – by Chakravarthi AVPS

Child resistant packs that offer ease of acces to the patients while keeping the little children out will be successful in the market place.

Imagine this: a little three-year-old is all on her own at home at the minute. Do you have any idea how many products could actually poison her? Too many to list unfortunately! Medicines are the main culprits. It doesn’t take more than a few ‘harmless’ paracetamol tablets to make a child pretty sick. Of course one wouldn’t leave his or her little girls at home all by herself. And it goes without saying that (surely?) one would store all medication away safely out of her reach. But like any parent, one too would experience many a heart-stopping moment where the child manages to escape the parent’s  watchful eye. It is in moments like those that one suddenly realize what a lifesaver child-resistant packaging can be. And not just for medicines. Also for all those other everyday household products that are dangerous to children. Child-resistant packaging has been invented to protect your child. Food for thought, wouldn’t you agree?

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Visibility the key to Bonus Pack

For this special promo package sold exclusively through PetSmart stores, it was essential that the primary packs inside be clearly visible to the consumer in the store.

United Pet Group’s FURminator deShedding tool has legions of fans among pet owners who would rather proactively remove hair from their dogs and cats rather than having to vacuum it up once its fallen where it will of its own accord. But this spring the Cincinnati-based firm launched a new product called Shed Control Cloths that are designed for daily use as opposed to the recommended weekly use of the deShedding tool. To boost interest in the launch, UPG needed a special promo bonus pack to be displayed exclusively at PetSmart stores, and their search led them pretty quickly to a folding carton with a window.

“We do a number of promotions that gain customer and consumer interest as a way of driving sales,” says John Herzig, Associate Packaging Engineer at UPG. “In this case we looked for a way for the consumer to see everything that’s in the box while still keeping a premium look. It called for either a die-cut window or a see-through carton, but one thing we knew pretty early on is that without visibility through some kind of window, we probably wouldn’t do the promotion. An all-plastic carton was considered too costly, and it’s not the best solution from a sustainability standpoint, either.”

The folding carton is a fold lock bottom and tuck top with a generously sized clear PVC window. What makes the window unusual is that it not only extends across most of the front panel, it also extends about an inch around the right front corner and a full three inches around the left front corner. This innovative combination of paperboard and plastic delivers

  • all the visibility that UPG was looking for
  • a cost structure that makes the Bonus Pack promo possible
  • attractive graphics, including important messaging about the newly launched cloths

“In addition to the messaging on the Bonus Pack carton there is some wording on the Shed Control Cloths carton that we want the consumer to be able to read,” says Herzig. “The Transparent Container design makes this possible.”

 

Source: www.packworld.com

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