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Global pharmaceutical packaging demand surpassed the revenues worth $75 billion in 2018. Pharmaceutical Packaging Market: Quest for Sustainability to Govern Packaging Material Choice, analyzes the global industry in the 2014-2018 timeframe and provides opportunity assessment for 2019 to 2029.  The report in the latest from London-based Future Market Insights, a provider of market intelligence and consulting services, serving clients in over 150 countries, with delivery centers in the U.S. and India.

Bottles, with the current share of over a third of the market value, are expected to remain highly sought after as a type of packaging for pharmaceutical products. The report also highlights that packer bottles continue to represent higher popularity over liquid bottles. Furthermore, blisters and vials & ampoules will remain the next most preferred types of pharmaceutical packaging, particularly driven by HDPE and LDPE.

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Len Czuba, a medical plastics product and design consultant will be walking attendees through that vital decision, and its aftermath, at next month’s Medical Injection Molding Workshop at Amerimold 2019 in Chicago.

In his consulting life, Czuba works in product development, onsite training and as an expert witness. Named in 15 patents, Czuba’s knowledge has lead to products that have made a lasting impact on the medical plastics industry. He has imparted that knowledge to others in training sessions held everywhere from Pittsburgh to Costa Rica to Northern Ireland. That training has covered topics as varied as materials selection and evaluation for medical devices to implantable polymers.

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Considered a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of technology-based, customized blow-molded plastic containers for a variety of branded markets, including food and beverage, household, personal care and automotive lubricants.  Graham Packaging, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, recently signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The agreement states that by 2025 100% of its plastic packaging can be reused, recycled or composted. Graham Packaging joins hundreds of the world’s leading brands that also signed this pledge. We have been reporting on various brands that have taken this step for the last three years. 

The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment focuses on three actions to achieve a circular economy for plastic to ensure it never becomes waste. They include:

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One of my longest-running go-to-guys for PE resin pricing updates, Mike Burns, RTi’s v.p. of PE markets, has once again proven to be the ‘most powerful man in PE’. In 2016, Mike grabbed the gold metal at that year’s International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Bench Press Championships in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Over the May 16-19 weekend, Mike participated and coached as a member of the U.S. National Team in the 2019 IPF World Bench Press Championship in Tokyo, Japan. He let us know the following: “Three successful bench press attempts at 380, 391, and a new personal best 408 lbs, I achieved the silver medal second to the current world record holder who is also from the U.S.” Gardner Business Media’s PT team once again applauds Mike!

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