Pharmapack North America was held June 9-10 at the Javits Center in New York City, featuring more than 30 exhibitors in the pharmaceutical packaging industry along with dozens of industry speakers. Click back through the coverage PMP News completed of its speakers and exhibitors for the 2015 show.
Here's a look at the show in photos:
Philadelphia-based artist and Santa Ynez, CA native Karina Puente designed an attractive onsite mural (shown below) that grew over the course of the two-day affair, turning the heads of every attendee and exhibitor. Many company brands and logos made it onto the color design. Keep an eye out for photos that show the timelapse of the mural's transformation.
David Shi, export department manager at Rongsheng Packing Printing Group, shows off its carton box display at Pharmapack North America (shown below). The company specializes for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics in manufacturing cartons, display boxes, display shelves, paper pallets, bags with handles, self-adhesive labels, and various paper packages.
Carol Gamsby, director of sales for James Alexander Corporation, shows off her company's exhibit at Pharmapack North America (shown below). The company is a custom filler contract packager of single-use crushable glass ampoules, and its unique plastic ampoule. These ampoules (shown below) are available with swab, dropper, or various foam applicators. The company also offers other packaging, such as boxing or blister packaging.
Erika Ferrigno, UBM US Operations, and Mary Knight, staffing at CTI, greeted everyone entering the conference speakers area of Pharmpack North America (shown below).
A look at the Pharmapack floor activity (shown below).
Kuraray, the specialty chemical, fiber, and resin polymer producer, came with a large crew to Pharmapack (shown below).
Sylvie Ponlot, communications manager for Technoflex, holds its sterile IV bag, which is made of EVA or polypropylene and sterilized by Beta radiation (shown below). They are packaged in a special double packaging which simplifies visual bag integrity inspections.
Shannon St. Clair, vice president, and Andrew Vale, account executive, for Platinum Press (shown below), supplier of healthcare packaging solutions, including labels, folding cartons, blister packaging, and printed literature such as inserts, outserts, and medication guides.
Ron Linssen, manager director, and Marijn van Utteren, commercial director, both for Ecobliss Group, show off the award-winning Locked4Kids child-resistent carton box (shown below).
Eric Kusche, director of sales and marketing at Apple Converting, talks with a Pharmapack attendee (shown below). Apple Converting offers printers, laminators, and converters of pharmaceutical and medical device packaging.
Representatives from Comar at their Pharmapack booth (shown below). Comar is a supplier of oral syringes, dropper assemblies, bottles, and other packaging products.
Staff from Albea conversing at Pharmapack (shown below). The company offers a large range of beauty, personal care, oral care, and pharmaceutical packaging, with leadership positions in plastic and laminate tubes; lotion and foam pumps; makeup, fragrance, and skincare packaging; as well as promotional items.
Waldorf Technik's booth featured its complete chain of injection molded products and lab consumables, such as contact lens cases and pipet tips.
Let's check back on the progress of that onsite mural (shown below). Coming along!
Philip Michaelson, owner of Foam Concepts, holds an insulated box at Pharmapack (shown below).
Representatives from TekniPlex at their Pharmapack booth (shown below). TekniPlex is a globally integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials and precision-crafted tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the healthcare, food and beverage, consumer, and specialty-product markets. Its Tekni-Films, Tri-Seal, and Tech-Seal operations manufacture stock and custom high-barrier films, foils, and pouch materials as well as closure liners, both foam and heatseal.
Phillips-Medisize CEO Matt Jennings gives the company's annual industry update on June 9 during a morning press conference (shown below).
Michael Ruberto, president of Material Needs Consulting, discussses what USP changes will mean for economics, risk, and product development during Pharmapack North America's conference speakers program on June 9 (shown below).
Ruberto engages on the USP industry changes panel during Pharmapack North America conference speakers program on June 9, along with Oliver Stauffer, vice president/COO of PTI-Packaging Technologies & Inspection; Brandon Zurawlow, CCIT project manager at Whitehouse Laboratories; and Dwain Sparks, Eli Lilly and company retiree now a consultant and advsiory with YourEncore, who moderated the panel (shown below).
Daphne Allen, editor of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, hosted the entire two-day conference speakers program at Pharmapack North America (shown below). She also arranged the program and speaker selection.
Nancy Limback, manager of packaging innovation and development at Sanofi, speaks on the examples of breakthrough packages on the second day of Pharmapack North America (shown below).
John Boja, compliance officer with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, speaks during the June 10 conference speakers session of Pharmapack North America about the latest updates on child-resistant packaging requirements in relation to the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (shown below).
And finally, one last look at the completed glorious and colorful onsite mural! (Photo submitted by Karina Puentes).