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Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, July/August 2015

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3 July/August 2015 Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News • A UBM Canon Publication ® ® jUly/AUgUst 2015, VolUMe 23, IssUe 4 Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News (ISSN 1081-5481) is published six times per year (January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, Septem- ber/October, and November/December) by UBM Canon LLC, 2901 28th St., Ste. 100, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310/445-4200; FAX 310/445-4299. Periodi- cals postage paid at Santa Monica, California, and at additional mailing ofåces. SUBSCRIPTIONS—Free to qualiåed subscribers as deåned on the subscription card. Basic subscription price $150 (one year). Delivery outside United States by air service. For telephone inquiries regarding subscriptions, call 800-869-6882. CHANGE OF ADDRESS—Notices should be sent promptly to P.O. Box 47461, Plymouth, MN 55447. Please provide old mailing label as well as new address. Allow two months for change. EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS—Unsolicited manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate and should be accompanied by stamped return envelopes. Copy will receive every reasonable care; however, the publishers assume no responsibility for safety of artwork, photographs, or manuscripts. NOTICE—Every precaution is taken to ensure accuracy of con- tent; however, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for the correctness of the information supplied or advertised or for any opinion expressed herein. POSTMASTER—Send address changes to Pharmaceutical & Medical Packag- ing News, P.O. Box 47461, Plymouth, MN 55447. Printed in U.S.A. ©2015 by UBM Canon LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is prohibited. DEPARTMENTS/COLUMNS Cover images courtesy (clockwise from top center) Constantia Flexibles, Rondo-Pak, Bilcare, Schreiner MediPharm, All Packaging Machinery, and Reed-Lane. Four images at center courtesy Tekni-Plex. 19 Why Are You Investing in New Equipment, Materials, and Services? ent, 54% 49% 46% 40% 34% 32% 29% 25% 22% 15% Increase manufacturing capacity Increase profitability Comply with FDA regulations Reduce waste/resource use Increase automation Upgrade packaging equipment Upgrade packaging materials Manage supply chain Compete in global marketplace Anticounterfeiting/brand protection 6 COVER STORy FEATURES 19 CoVer story 22nd Annual supplier Profles Suppliers of packaging materials, containers, equipment, and services showcase their capabilities. 80 Calendar 82 Advertisers Index 5 Editorial 6 IndUstry oUtlook Balancing requirements with Innovation By Daphne Allen, Editor Packaging professionals are preparing for regulatory changes while addressing cost concerns and meeting deadlines. How much opportunity is there for new product development and innovation? 13 sAlAry sUrVey Careful about the Pennies By Daphne Allen, Editor Salaries are healthy and job satisfac- tion is high for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging professionals, but respondents to our annual survey report increased workload and hiring constraints. PACKAGING RESOURCE CENTER

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