Health & Wellness

Leading cosmeceutical skincare company Synergie Skin has had a fresh brand makeover, and is introducing eco-friendly alternatives to its varnish, inks and bubble wrap.

Australia’s fastest growing eco-startup, Zero Co, has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to help launch four new single-use plastic (SUP) free body products in a world-first for the body-care industry.

As the packaging landscape continues to change rapidly, industry seeks to cross new frontiers that will sustain us in an ever-competitive market. One enterprising direction is the need for convenient packaging for the globally more recognised and legalised cannabis trade.

Health, beauty and wellness company Heritage Brands has adopted rPET as its packaging material of choice for its Oil Garden range.

Amcor has launched a specialty multi-chamber pouch for drug-device combination products, which has already won an award for its technical innovation and material structure.

Substantial growth in the nutraceutical and functional food markets has seen companies enhancing their processing and packaging lines to keep up with the demand.

Airnov Healthcare Packaging is enabling manufacturers of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products to optimise their product development cycles through its series of oxygen protection and simulation solutions.

Building on its track record for developing recyclable packaging solutions, Amcor will be conducting customer trials of the world’s first recyclable polyethylene (PE)-based thermoform blister packaging.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has approved and closed its acquisition of Australian effervescent supplements brand, Voost Vitamins. The product range has standout packaging sporting colourful, contemporary design.

RPM International Tool and Die has teamed up with SMC to modernise a Sydney-based pharmaceutical packaging facility, taking it from hand-packaging to an automated system.

Health supplement brand Cenovis has updated its packaging in a move to help customers identify products on shelf.

Sachet packaging revenues reached $7.7bn USD worldwide last year, with 855 billion units sold in 2018, and the pharmaceutical market is a particular target for manufacturers.

For most Asian countries, growth in the healthcare industry has been outstripping GDP growth, with spending on healthcare predicted to surge, driving demand for packaged nutraceuticals.

Scientific and Operations director of Ego Pharmaceuticals, Dr Jane Oppenheim, has taken out the annual Clunies Ross Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

One in three pharmaceutical products are packed in bottles, according to a new study which forecasts healthy year-on-year growth for the pharmaceutical packaging market in 2019.

Bosch Packaging Technology has developed a new horizontal-flow wrapping machine that can hermetically package pharmaceutical products.