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September 4th, 2016,

Contract Packager Reed-Lane Adds Sixth Bottling Line for Solid Dose RX and OTC Products

Reed-Lane has installed its sixth bottling line for solid dose RX and OTC products. The new installation serves to expand the company’s packaging capabilities and overall capacity, and is intended especially for the packaging of larger fill levels at smaller overall product volumes.

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August 24th, 2016,

Bemis Healthcare Packaging names new President

Bemis Company, Inc. has named Jorg Schneewind President of Bemis Healthcare Packaging. Jorg will report to William F. Austen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bemis Company. Jorg comes to Bemis from Freudenberg Medical, a design, development, and manufacturing partner to the medical device industry, with 11 sites and 1,500 employees across the US, Costa Rica, Europe and China.

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August 29th, 2016,

Bilcare Research Meets Environmental Goals for Fourth Consecutive Year

With the latest validated Environmental Declaration, dated June 23rd 2016, Bilcare Research GmbH reports for the fourth year in a row the achieved environmental targets. The production and refining process of mono and barrier films is very energy-intensive, therefore the main focus has been on improvement of the energy balance.

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June 7th, 2016,


The Klöckner Pentaplast Group announced plans today to expand its high-barrier film lamination and coating capacities to reinforce the company’s commitment to the global pharmaceutical and medical industries. Beginning in early 2017, Klöckner Pentaplast will use a state-of-the-art system to produce Aclar® laminated pharmaceutical films from its site in Montabaur, Germany, a trusted source of high quality kp films for many industries. The new Montabaur line will be fully operational for the entire kp Pentapharm® Aclar® product range by the end of 2017.

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May 12th, 2016,

Steve Meeker Appointed President of Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, a contract packager serving the global pharmaceutical industry with bottling, blistering, pouching, unit-of-use, compliance and secondary packaging services, has appointed Steve Meeker as President. Mr. Meeker, who had been the company’s Chief Operating Officer, assumed the new role as of May 1.

A 40-year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Meeker has been with Legacy Packaging for nearly two years. Previously he has held senior leadership roles at such stalwarts as Bayer Healthcare, Sanofi and Marion Merrell Dow. As President, he will oversee budgets, ensure that resources are installed and aligned, help set and maintain the company’s long-term goals and strategies, and manage overall accountability to shareholders.

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April 7th, 2016,

Klöckner Pentaplast To Highlight Expanded Pentamed® Blisterpro® XCEL Services At Medical Device Packaging Innovations Conference

Klöckner Pentaplast will present updates on Pentamed® BlisterPro® XCEL services at the Medical Device Packaging Innovations in Design & Testing Conference in Alexandria, VA (US), April 25-26, 2016. In particular, the kp team will share how the expanded services allow medical device packaging development to move from design to prototype production in shortened time frames. “This speed to production affords multiple iterations of design and material adjustments to take place quickly and easily. What once could have taken months of design, testing and feedback, can now be accomplished in weeks,” states Hans-Dieter Laux, kp’s Business Director for Medical Device Films.

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April 4th, 2016,

Klöckner Pentaplast Appoints New Chief Financial Officer (CFO) And New Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Klöckner Pentaplast, a global leader in rigid plastic film and packaging solutions, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Brent Jones as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Peter Heinze as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect.

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March 14th, 2016,

Bilcare Research Announces Investment in U.S. Production of Aclar® Laminates

Bilcare Research Inc., announces an investment into a new laminator at its Wilmington, DE facility. The new investment marks a significant milestone in offering truly integrated solutions and supply chain advantages for the global pharmaceutical industry. It will allow Bilcare to offer best in class delivery of Aclar® laminates for stability packaging, line trial samples as well as full commercial volumes.

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March 2nd, 2016,

Bilcare Research Introduces New Thermoforming Capabilities

Bilcare Research, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of blister packaging solutions, has introduced a new thermoforming capability to support its blister films production. In full adherence with pharmaceutical industry standards, the state-of-the-art line will be utilized for customer-specific development projects.

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February 29th, 2016,

Executive with 25 Years of Experience in Asian Market will join the Bilcare Research Global Pharma Team as Director of Sales & Marketing PPI Asia

We are pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Mr. Kumpol Nateethanasarn will join the Bilcare Research Global Pharma Team in the role of Director Sales & Marketing PPI Asia.

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