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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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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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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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Record success as Packaging Innovations attracts 6,000 visitors

Packaging Innovations, the UK’s biggest packaging show, attracted 6004 unique visitors over the two days, an 18% increase on last year, with 77% of exhibitors rebooking onsite for next year’s show

The show, which took place at Birmingham’s NEC, 26 & 27 February 2014, was co-located with six other events: Ecopack, Contract Pack, Packtech, Print Innovations, Labelling Innovations, and Converting.

It included packaging buyers from major names such as GlaxoSmithKline, Lush Cosmetics, Heineken, Britvic Soft Drinks, Danone, Asda and Proctor & Gamble.

Alison Church, Event Director at easyFairs UK, said she was delighted with the turnout.

“The show was lively from start to finish, with both visitor and exhibitor numbers up, we are in a great position to take the show to new heights next year. 2015 will be an even bigger year for us, as the show will be celebrating its 10th edition, so it’s an exciting time for those who are involved with the show.”

Amongst the highlights of the show were Bag Re:Born which launched a new eco-innovation for the carrier bag market; i-Sub Digital successfully rolled out its exclusive Digi-Foil system, which creates colour-accurate mock-ups in under ten minutes; plus Folding carton manufacturer, Benson Group, unveiled its new range of food-to-go products under the Benson Delilicious brand name.

Hayley Mustad, key account manager, at IBIS Packaging Solutions, exhibiting at the show, said:

“The footfall this year has been great, with key decision makers from blue chip companies coming onto the stand. Great show, so much so we have booked for 2015, and gone for a bigger stand!”

Also exhibiting at the show was Mark Baker-Homes, director of business development at Intec Printing Solutions, who said there was considerable interest and demand for the packaging and labelling market.

“We had blue chip companies coming onto the stand, but also start-ups looking to get into packaging with genuine enthusiasm, which is great to see. We could not have asked for a better show and the easyFairs team is great – they provide fantastic show support, and realise the true value of business. We’ll certainly be here next year.”

The event included a two-day comprehensive free-to-attend learnShops seminar programme, with speakers from DHL Supply Chain, Iceland Foods, The Barts Ingredients TM Co Ltd, Recoup, Marks and Spencer, Wilkinson, Tesco, and Oloves.

On the second day, Julia Cole, UK and Ireland marketing manager at HP, and Trevor Smith from Amberley Adhesive Labels, demonstrated how digital can help brands create a more personal relationship with consumers. Cole said:

“As brands learn of the capabilities of digital printing for packaging, they will begin to leverage those techniques that differentiate their products and drive sales by extending their marketing campaigns in to the packaging itself. Shorter runs, just in time delivery and minimal inventory are all key factors in reducing costs and reducing the time to market and digital can help make this possible.”

The BIG Packaging Debate attracted over 100 visitors to hear a panel of packaging experts discuss: ‘Packaging – designed for the consumer or the supply chain?’.

This year’s panel, chaired by Kevin Vyse, included Echo Brand Design, DHL Packaging Services Europe, Alliance Boots and The Consumer Voice held the general opinion that the supply chain may well be increasing in complexity, but so are consumers’ lives and the way we market to them. The opinion was that flexibility and agility was key to future retail and concluded that perhaps there is a general need for packaging to reflect in-store and online demands more simply, with the real opportunity to reduce secondary packaging. Continuing to educate the consumer about the possibilities of reusing or refilling a product, rather than recycling was also an underlying theme.

Chris Blackwell, marketing manager at Delipca, said of the show: “Great speaker line-up from major brand owners to packaging converters and logistics. This year’s seminars have been really high quality and very informative, providing the latest thinking and developments within the packaging and print industry.”

The next UK packaging event in 2014 takes place at the Business Design Centre in London on 30 September and 1 October 2014 focusing on its two strong concepts – Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging.


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Ecobliss attends Packaging Innovations 2014 in Birmingham UK

Packaging Innovations 2014 and its co-located shows, Contract PackEcopackPacktechPrint InnovationsLabelling Innovations, and Converting Innovations will involve over 350 leading suppliers specialising in all aspects of packaging from materials to design. This is the one UK event where you can be certain to find the latest innovations in packaging to support your business objectives.

One of the companies attending this fair is Ecobliss Blisterpackaging BV in the Netherlands. Ecobliss supplies products and services related to blister and high visibility packaging, i.e. industrial design of blister packaging, produces and supplies the components (carton, plastic) parts as well as packaging machines for blister packaging. Visit them at stand L52 for a personal introduction to their ‘Smart Source’.

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New packaging event at Interpack 2014

Interpack will be featuring a new event - Processes and Packaging - at the show this year.

Interpack will be held May 8-14th, 2014, but the new packaging event will take place during the show’s first 3 days - May 8-10th. It will be held in the Congress Center South at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany.

Show organizers say the new event targets packaging suppliers, especially companies that specialize in motor, drive, control and sensor technology, as well as products for machinery image data processing, handling technology, industrial software, communication and complete automation systems for packaging machinery. Suppliers of machinery parts, components, accessories, peripheral equipment and components and auxiliaries for packaging material will also take part.

The other simultaneous events and parts of the Interpack show include the Save Food Congress, InnovationParc Packaging and Metal Packaging Plaza.

Entrance passes for Interpack Processes and Packaging 2014, can be ordered online at at reduced rates. The entrance pass also allow free use of all public transportation on all days of the trade fair within the Rhein-Ruhr transportation network (VRR) of Düsseldorf, and exhibitors can also ride free of charge two days before and after the show.



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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 Blister News No Comments

Pharmapack Europe 2014 – A new impulse towards internationalisation

The 13th edition of Pharmapack Europe will be held for the first time in Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles on 12-13 February 2014.

Exhibition: A complete array of specialized and global suppliers
Pharmapack Europe 2014 will host, in this new venue, over 320 exhibitors from over 70 countries offering a wide range of skills that cover the entire supply chain for health product packaging and drug delivery systems.

Conferences: “All about compliance and Security”
The programme of the 2014 edition will have as red thread a highly topical issue of major importance: compliance and security. For two days, the conferences led by leading experts will address the latest trends, technological advances and innovations in drug packaging and delivery systems that can improve compliance, facilitate the administration of the treatments, or further enhance the safety of patients and caregivers.

New! An innovation Gallery showcasing the lastest innovations 
New feature of this edition : The Innovation Gallery. This space will concentrate the latest innovations presented by exhibitors, thus companies will be offered the opportunity to enhance the exposure of their latest developments and new products.

Technical Symposium focused on the latest “Serialization and Track & Trace” issues.
This year, the Technical Symposium returns with a full day dedicated to “Serialization, Track & Trace. How to understand and deploy all aspects of Track & Trace in the pharmaceutical industry.”, a major issue of the 2013-2014 agenda. The presentations and round tables will enable participants to exchange with top experts on their own problematic.


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Luxe Pack Monaco 2013

LUXE PACK MONACO is the show where every year, nearly three quarter of exhibitors unveil their new products; that is the reason why LUXE PACK MONACO 2013 will renew this dedicated space to promote these new products or applications: the LUXE PACK forum innovation, thus allowing all participants to get a complete and global view of the latest packaging developments.

First in a dedicated area located in Atrium presenting exhibitors’ new products and innovative solutions, dealing with a large spectrum of materials and techniques. Then, by invitations sent by exhibitors to come and attend their short oral presentations, not exceeding 15 to 20 minutes each, to unveil their latest developments. These sessions will take place throughout the 3-day event in a meeting room located in Atrium.

Today innovation is the key concept that may help your business stand out in a competitive economy. The LUXE PACK forum innovation is responding to the high expectations of luxury brands. It provides a concrete and operative solution for visitors and an exceptional showcase for exhibitors.

Product launches announced by LUXE PACK MONACO 2013 exhibitors will be of different types: function, process, material, use and so on; innovations integrating sustainable development constraints will result in a special showroom: LUXE PACK in green, and its price: the 2013 LUXE PACK in green Award.

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Thursday, October 10th, 2013 Business News, Trade shows No Comments

Packaging Innovations London draws an international crowd

Packaging Innovations London 2013 will be more international than ever before. Over 30 overseas packaging suppliers have signed up to exhibit at the show, which takes place at the Business Design Centre on 1 & 2 October.

Major names from territories as diverse as Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland and the Netherlands, including GMUND, Dapy Paris, Papeteries de Montsegur, Texido, SmartSeal, Favini, and Bandall International will all be exhibiting. The show’s international reach extends beyond mainland Europe. For instance Knoll Prestige Packaging and the Direct Source Packaging Company, both from the USA, plus Glamour Box from Hong Kong, have also confirmed they will be showcasing their latest products and services.

Commenting on the growing international stature of Packaging Innovations London, Alison Church, Packaging Innovations’ Event Director, says:

“London is known as a marketing and design hub, a central point where developments for many of the world’s most famous brands begin. It is also the luxury brand capital of the world. Our show taps into that by being the only event that brings together the top decision makers working in these areas under one creative roof.”

Simret Woldu, International Sales Manager at GMUND UK, agrees:

“London is at the heart of the design, brand and innovation community; it’s the place where many designers and buyers working for major luxury brands go when looking for new ideas.”

Packaging Innovations London at the Business Design Centre is co-located with Luxury Packaging and the Brand & Design Village. There are a host of show features including The BIG Packaging Debate and a host of inspirational learnShop seminars.


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10 – 13  November, 2013

Riyadh – Ksa – Riyadh convention center

A four day trade show that, technology suppliers and end-user companies meet to increase business, create value, share knowledge and expertise and promote innovation, giving birth to a large professional community.

 ’The Big Packaging Show’ is firmly established to be the region’s leading for packing industry, the event aims to reach all segments and aspects of packing industry, thereby serving as an effective platform for companies to do trade and as a complete resource for all types of products and services.

A trade show that, technology suppliers and end-user companies meet to increase business, create value, share knowledge and expertise and promote innovation, giving birth to a large professional community

Whether your business is in plastic, metal, carton, glass packaging, processing, quality assurance or testing/measurement, raw materials, solids and fluids handling we invite you to meet and do business with your industry colleagues, so become part of it and don’t miss out!


Discover a complete range of products and services, from all aspects of the packaging industry. Come to learn, network and sign deals at this in-depth showcase for the latest products and trends in Big Packaging show.


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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 Business News, Trade shows No Comments

ProPak Indonesia Back On Track! 1 – 4 December 2010

propak logoThe 23rd International Series of Exhibitions for the Processing, Packaging and End- Line Printing Industries. Indonesia’s established international trade show for the packaging and processing sectors in South East Asia’s biggest market.

Supported by The Indonesian Packaging Federation, The Indonesian Food & Beverages Association, The Indonesian Woven Polyolefin Manufacturers Association and The Indonesian Master Printers Association.

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On the back of a sold out event in 2009 and positive market projections for 2010, ProPak Indonesia 2010 returns 1-4 December 2010 as the country’s longest running processing and packaging event. Taking place as an integral part of Manufacturing Indonesia 2010, Indonesia’s most important industrial trade event, ProPak Indonesia 2010 now in its 23rd edition, is set to provide a focus for the processed foods market growing by over 10% pa and a packaging market valued at over US$125 million.

2010 Positive Economic Forecasts

The Indonesian economy is expected to grow moderately by 5.2% in 2010, better than any neighboring ASEAN economies. A large domestic market with an emerging middle class and relatively young population whose consumption accounts for 60% of GDP will help drive healthy and solid growth going forward. This is underpinned by relatively low inflation and increased consumer

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bank financing activities. Similarly, foreign direct investment activities are set to rise in tandem with Indonesia’s positive economic growth prospects and stable political scene following the recent legislative and presidential elections. Within South East Asia, analysts have indicated that Indonesia is where they would put their money and that Indonesia’s growth will have a stronger footing than its neighbors.




propak indonesia brochure (PDF)

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 Blister News, Trade shows No Comments

Indiapack 2010 held from September 30th until October 3th 2010

Bombay Exhibition Centre – Mumbai, India


After the successes of previous three edition of Indiapack it has grown as a brand name in Indian Packaging industry and world over. Recognizing that the new trends and development are essential to the industry’s bright future, the Indian Institute of Packaging, through Indiapack, seeks to provide a perfect platform to bring the packaging industry under one roof. With this the industry has opportunity to connect at this highly specialized event where the issues of meeting the soaring demand for more sophisticated packaging together with the ever present need for increased productivity are addressed.

Indiapack 2008With the support from Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India and many Trade Association, from India and abroad including World Packaging Organization and Asian Packaging Federation, Indiapack is all set to continue the success story in 2010 edition.

Indian Packaging industry with a growth of more than 15% p.a. accounts for USD 14 Billion.  This shows the immense potential in the industry. This growth is expected to be doubled in next two years and figures indicate towards a change in the industrial and consumer set up. Packaging today, has grown in importance and is regarded as vital marketing tool. It enhances product value and helps expand market within and outside country. The packaging industry can be characterized as global and fast growing industry.

With a rapid growth in markets like Food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and textile has provided momentum for the need of packaging as all these sectors need specialized packaging. Availability of most of the raw material in abundance that is required in packaging industry such as paper, plastic, board, glass, metal adds to the further growth of industry

International FoodTec 2010- International exhibition on food processing & packaging technology, equipments and supplies. At the same time the other concurrent events viz. a high level International Packaging Conference & the National Awards for Excellence in Packaging will be organized by Indian Institute of Packaging.

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 Blister News, Trade shows No Comments

Emballage 2010, Paris 22-25 November

THE EXHIBITION showcasing packaging innovation. A unique event to boost your new products!

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 In 2010, Paris: The place to be!

EMBALLAGE 2010 will prioritize innovation and sustainable development, and give you clues to packing “smart”!

emballage Paris

EMBALLAGE 2010 will be staged in 3 halls at Paris Nord Villepinte from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 November 2010 and gathers all the industry players  for several days of exchanges, demonstrations, presentations… nouveautes



 Created in 1947, EMBALLAGE, the international Packaging Exhibition, has established itself as the key event of the pacemballage Paris-1kaging-related industries in the EMEA area (Europe – Middle East – Africa).

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Monday, February 22nd, 2010 Blister News, Trade shows No Comments

Istanbul October 22-25 th. What a packaging Exhibition!

The 2009 (15th) İstanbul Packaging Industry Fair counted around 1200 companies that participated and company representatives from more than 40 countries at 60.000 square meters indoor area in 9 halls. More than 35.000 visitors where welcomed at Istanbul Packaging 2009.

Ecobliss team

For the first time since the first Introduction of Ecobliss in Turkey, Ecobliss Embalaj introduced their blisterpackaging program in a big way. Many customers where attracted to the booth of Ecobliss by invitations, handed out in the aisles of the exhibition floor, to collect at the booth of Ecobliss a small gift, a Nazar Boncuğu.

Nazar Boncuğu:  Many Turkish people believe that with the evil eye amulet you will be protected and all the bad energy will be directed to the amulet and it will brake. No bad energy will reach you since you are protected with the amulet of nazar boncuk. Have you just had a new child? Bought a new car? Built a new office building? Worried that your “friends” and others are filled with envy about your good fortune? The protection of the Nazar is used for anything new or likely to attract praise. The belief is that even well-intentioned compliments include a conscious or unconscious dose of envy and resentment. The bead reflects the evil intent back to the onlooker. It somewhat resembles an eye and it is said the typical blue color is a factor in protecting the user.

A great team of people, showed with endless enthousiasm to many, many people could convince themselves of how simple it actually is to pack products like the Nazar Boncuğu amulet in a cold sealing blisterpackage. The Ecobliss jiggle roller was used to show the cold sealing packaging technology. The blistercard and blisters to pack the amulet where especially designed for the 2009 packaging exhibition. Approximately 15.000 Nazar Boncuğu amulets where packed and handed out at the exhibition…That’s a lot of protection against evil eyes!!!



Besides cold seal blisterpackaging, Ecobliss also introduced the programm of Starview heatsealing equipment, combined with perfectly sealing heat-seal blistercards. three different Starview machines where displayed at the show, and a lot of interest was shown by the Turkish audience, and a number of machines where sold at the show.


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Monday, November 2nd, 2009 Blister News, Trade shows No Comments

Child resistant packaging, Definitely not child’s play!

Child resistant packaging, Definitely not child’s play!

Child resistant Packaging Children are naturally attracted to brightly coloured medication and it only takes a second to pop a pill, but this innocent act could lead to tragedy. Child resistant packaging is one optimum solution to this situation. Usha Sharma traces a new trend in the industry.

 Pharma industry needs reliable and speedy packaging solutions that can deliver a combination of product protection, quality, tamper evidence, patient comfort and security requirements. Meeting all these challenges child-resistant (CR) packaging, is designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open within a reasonable time but not difficult for normal adults. Such packaging is called child-resistant, rather than childproof, because some children will be able to open it. US and Korean regulatory bodies have already enforced CR packaging guidelines for all pharma products, while efforts are on in the European Union (EU) to develop unified standards across the EU countries .

Avinash Mandale

Avinash Mandale, Global Chief Marketing Officer Bilcare

Avinash Mandale, Global Chief, Marketing Officer Bilcare explains CR packaging’s vital need saying, “CR packaging is essential from the children’s safety angle. Every pharma product needs to be CR packed because it can prevent a child from accidental consumption or misuse of the medicine. For example; if the patient is suffering from diabetes there are chances that his son/daughter may accidentally consume diabetes pills and their sugar level may go down which can lead to a fatal situation.”

In India few leading pharma companies like; Ranbaxy, Cipla, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Lupin, USV Wockhardt, Ipca Laboratories, Aurobindo, Strides Arcolab, Indoco Remedies etc, are already using CR packaging but it is mainly meant for generic export markets.


Giving the rationale for the increasing need for CR packaging, Ranjit Shahani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Novartis India, reasons that, “CR caps are mandatory for most products in US. Generic players in India, into export to US have to use CR caps with high density polyethylene (HDPE) containers and as US generic drugs markets have shown very good growth compared to other branded drugs, the potential is very vast.”


Debdeep Bhattacharya, Director Ess Dee Aluminium

CP packaging is often available in the form of Ecobliss wallet packs with dose guard labels, CR caps and closures, few customised and tailor-made packs and so on. Normally, the standard CR pill boxes remind the patient to take the medicine at right time. However, the usage of such pill boxes is limited as the medication is transferred from the primary pack to such pill boxes as per the requirement. While designing a CR pack to suit requirements, the challenge lies in commercial production of high volumes at high speeds. Presently, the most common CR packaging available is known as ‘push through’, which needs higher effort to take out the medicine and thus a child would most probably give up after a few attempts. Conventionally, foil available in the market is peelable foil. In a ‘peel and push packaging’ the tablets need to be pushed. However, these two foils are not senior friendly either.The lidding material has a peelable coating and is sealed to the blister using heat and pressure. The packaging and its contents can then be sterilised. Lidding material can be die- cut in any shape required. These materials are compatible with common sterilisation methods such as ethylene oxide (ETO), gamma ray sterilisation, beta ray sterilisation and steam sterilisation. Stressing on the uses of CR foils, Debdeep Bhattacharya, Director, Ess Dee Aluminium says, “CR lidding means safety, security and convenience in preventing children from gaining access to medication. As regulations come into effect, it is important to increase the barriers for children, while simultaneously allowing easy access for seniors.”


In the USA, CR packaging is result of the Poison Prevention Act (PPA) passed by the US Congress in 1970. The purpose of the law is to decrease the opportunity of children to gain access to substances, resulting in accidental poisoning. In addition, the PPA extends to all states or localities in the USA and is the one standard applied for all applicable products. The European standard only covers packages containing paracetamol, aspirin and medicines which containing 24 mg of iron.

 Commenting on CR packaging regulation Bhattacharya says, “US and European testing methodologies are not very different but there are substantial differences in the additional requirements and criteria. US drugs need to be labelled CR, including determination that if ingested by a child, the drug toxicity level would not cause harm or injury. This is not a consideration in determining the type of package used in Europe.”

He further highlights that, “In the US, protocol testing methods were developed primarily to address cap-and-vial closures as this was the preferred packaging format in the 1970s with unit dose formats being virtually non-existent. Today, there is a significant bias towards unit dose formats such a blister and strip packaging. During the protocol development era, it has been estimated that blister use and unit of use packaging formats represented less than 20 per cent of US drug packaging.”


Chakravarthi AVPS, Managing director Ecobliss India Pvt Ltd

Highlighting global CR packaging trends, AVPS Chakravarthi, Managing Director, Ecobliss India says, “Currently legislation exists for commercial products in Europe for UK, Germany and Italy and the Netherlands. The US is the biggest market with extensive legislation and potential litigation. On the clinical trial front all US trials have to use trial samples with CR packaging, but there is no requirement elsewhere in the world.”Commenting on mandatory guideline of CR packaging in India, Mandale says that, “The US and Korea regulatory body has already made it a compulsion and very soon other regions will follow. In India, I assume that it will take some more time to come in force. It would be better if pharma industry does follow the guideline; but I am assuming that it will take some more time to come as an Act and become a regulatory compulsion on each pharma company. Whereas, in the European market regulatory body’s discussions are on going.”



Bharat Mehta, Managing Director Super Label Manufacturing

 ”If Government is looking from safety point of view of child by preventing accidental use of tablets, then it must be mandatory. It should make it mandatory in India as well, for all formulations harmful for children,” says Bharat Mehta, Managing Director, Super Label Manufacturing.





Preferred solution

CR market is growing with more and more companies developing packaging solutions. As arthritic patients find bottles difficult to open, blister packs with thicker foil or paper/foil laminates are also very difficult for such adult patients to access. Also, these are cumbersome, size limiting and expensive. Ecobliss Pharmaceutical wallets clinicalsupported by dose guard and dose guard labels applied directly onto the blisters provide the best cost effective compliance solution and it is for blisters which have the advantage of excellent CR and senior friendly access. The regular Alu-Alu or blister packs are the ones mostly in general use. Chakravarthi enlarges the usage of CR and its cost effective ways saying, “The CR packaging needs to be cost effective and should not add too much to the packaging cost while complying with requirement. And it should be feasible at high volumes and high productions speeds as well.”









Eric Souberiran, Business Managing Director Rexam Pharma Packaging

“Alu-Alu packaging would be confined to a smaller quantity of products and service a niche segment. The need of the hour is to facilitate bulk packaging to reduce costs in the generic market which is being achieved through the use of HDPE containers fitted with CRC caps, observes Eric Souberiran, Business Managing Director, Rexam Pharma Packaging India.

 On the cost front, Mehta says, “To change from current mode of packaging to CR packaging, one needs to understand the advantage as against cost. Indian pharma industry is still quite driven by cost. Normally, the price difference between a product using CR packaging a product normal packaging is a reasonably big difference but depending on size and volume of the products.”

 ”It is a new trend seen in the industry and is emerging differentially. The key reason is to differentiate from other packaging, which is happening in the Indian pharma industry. Indian pharma players are realising that packaging differentiation will make them stand out in the competitive market. And CR packaging will be good for differentiating. I see big pharma giants protecting their brand concealing with CR packaging and these can help the pharma companies to differentiate themselves from their competitor,” analyses Mandale. “The price difference in CR packaging is minor compared to the safety gains.” adds Souberiran. Shahani opines that export oriented Indian pharma companies have implemented CR packaging, but the concept remains underdeveloped in the local markets.

Reaching globally

 Many Indian pharma companies are currently exporting their generic drugs to the US or those planning will have to essentially look at bulk packaging, while, keeping in mind the US FDA regulations. “In the near future, Indian pharma companies are going to be strong contenders in the US generic market, which would necessitate use of CR caps. This coupled with the fact that the pharma consumer in India will also evolve over a period of time makes it necessary for them to pursue this packaging trend. HDPE containers with CRC caps are a perfect fit to meet the demands of this market. So the trend is very positive and we see more and more companies adopting this packing in future,” avers Souberiran.

Suggesting a user friendly point of view, Mandale comments that, “The existing leading foil should evolve into a new form of design solution, which can be provided as a CR pack. The future trend is that CR packaging should be senior friendly, eco friendly and cost effective as well.”

 Chakravarthi sum up the potential when he predicts that, “We see this market (CR) expanding from the US across the world as soon as a cost effective solution is provided.”

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Istanbul Packaging Fair 2009 held from 22-25 October 2009

Visit Ecobliss Blisterproducts Ambalaj – Hall 8 – stand # 812.

ISTANBUL; THE CENTER OF PACKAGING IN EURASIA Istanbul Packaging 2009, 15th Istanbul Packaging Industry Fairwill be organized by Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. between the dates October 22 – 25, 2009 at TÜYAP Istanbul Fair, Convention and Congress Center – Büyükçekmece.

istanbulIstanbul Packaging Industry Fairwill is an active member of Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) and Confederation of Organisers of Packaging Exhibitions (COPE).

One of the major indicators of growth of the Turkish economy is the rapid development of the packaging industry during this process. Held on an area of a thousand square meters with the participation of 30 firms in 1994, the Packaging Industry Fair hosts this year 1227 firm and firm representatives from 40 countries, on an area of 60 thousand square meters, being the largest annual packaging fair of Europe.

Having grown nearly twenty-fold since 1994, the first year it was held and 34.782 visitors have visited the Packaging Industry Fair this year.

The Packaging Industry Fair also host the Packaging Design National Student Contest to held with the purpose of encouraging project development by Turkish design students in the area of packaging design and increasing the interest of designers and future designers in the packaging industry. The winning prizes of the Packaging Design National Student Contest, which held for the fifth time next year through the cooperation of TÜYAP, exhibit at TÜYAP throughout the fair.

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 Trade shows No Comments

FachPack 2009 held in Nuremberg Germany from 29th September – 1st October !

FachPack will be 30 in 2009!


One of Europe’s top events when it comes to the variety of innovative packaging supplies and highly specialized packaging machinery celebrates its birthday. And you are cordially invited. Present your products, solutions and services exactly where the demand is: to the good 34,000 experts from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux countries, Italy, France and the growth markets of Central Eastern Europe. For the interest of decision-makers looking for solutions that save resources and improve efficiency is concentrated in Nuremberg, especially in the 30th anniversary year. A special show on these themes provides varied food for thought.

The strengths of the combined exhibition with LogIntern, the Trade Fair for In-Plant Logistics, and PrintPack, the Trade Fair for Package Printing and Packaging Supplies Production, take full effect in the 30th year of FachPack: intensive personal dialogue with excellently prepared trade visitors and the unique opportunity for cooperations or technology partnerships as part of the complete packaging process chain. So be there when FachPack celebrates its birthday! Profit from new contacts and productive talks on your stand. Solutions developed here lead to fi rm orders after the exhibition. Look forward to an inspiring atmosphere and promising business – at FachPack 2009.

The product package decisively influences the decision to buy. This is nothing new, but at times of rising competitive pressure and fluctuating economic forecasts it is even more important to adopt new approaches and show the way. So gather information about efficient, cost-effective solutions that help you present your products perfectly and make them stand out more from the competition – at FachPack 2009 in Nuremberg.

Rely on the experience of a good 1,300 exhibitors, who over the last three decades have made FachPack what it is today: one of Europe’s top events when it comes to innovative packaging solutions. Use the latest machinery to give your products that certain something – with unusual packaging and design materials that also provide the best possible protection. FachPack in combination with PrintPack and LogIntern offers you maximum information and opportunities for contact.

Find a well-packed solution for your company – at FachPack 2009 in Nuremberg!

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Thursday, July 9th, 2009 Blister News, Trade shows No Comments

IPACK-IMA 2009, Think Big!

IPACK-IMA 2009, Processing, Packaging and Material Handling – FIERAMILANO, RHO – MILAN – ITALY – 24-28 MARCH 2009

Integration is here

IPACK-IMA’s objective is to bring together the supply and demand of the processing and packaging technology industries. IPACK-IMA is where suppliers of food and non-food technology and trade buyers do business, exchange ideas and opinions and form alliances creating one of the most influential communities on the worldwide scene.

First held in 1961, IPACK-IMA has never stopped growing around its pivotal point: integration.
How? By linking the different stages of industrial activity and helping to make this relationship as smooth and effective as possible.
Today IPACK-IMA is a system exhibition, showcasing integrated solutions for product handling, from processing to packaging, up to the point of sale.
Statistics prove it beyond doubt: the 2006 edition registered 1,527 exhibitors.

Italy has a primary role on the worldwide packaging scene and IPACK-IMA is the natural showcase for “made in Italy” products.
IPACK-IMA is more and more growing as an international event: 1 in 4 exhibitors come from a company outside Italy. However, there is one thing all exhibitors have in common no matter where they come from: satisfaction with IPACK-IMA. 82% of exhibitors were satisfied with the last edition.

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Ipack-Ima 2009

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 Trade shows No Comments