Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals


Multipack for Clinical Trials

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Multipack for Clinical Trials
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Inner Values

Roche employs a standard pack design for a number of clinical trials – the contents make the difference! The contained glass bottles are kept in place using an insert and the double walled design protects the bottles so well from all sides that the carton passed all the required tests. The insert is made of a single piece of cartonboard and bonded in one position only; holders made of plastic or foam are no longer required.
The approach was unusual: instead of adapting the carton to the size of bottles and vials, a single carton size was developed for the various bottles. This resulted in an optimised form which replaced 90 per cent of the previous cartons for individual bottles: a lean and safe portfolio with major advantages for both customers and manufacturers. Labels, package inserts and storage capacities are now far easier to coordinate. The effect on sustainability has also been considerable: less waste, reduced shipping costs and 100% recycling by using cartonboard as mono-material.

Jury comments

Protection was the key to this pack as the liquid product contained within a glass bottle was held in place by a well engineered carton structure. The judges were immediately impressed with how different bottle shapes and sizes were securely held in place, without the need for foam or other cushioning material, just by clever cartonboard engineering.


Endocare Tensage Concentrate +

Name of Entry: Endocare Tensage Concentrate +
Entrant: Carton Converter: Nekicesa Packaging
Brand Owner: Industrial Farmacéutica Cantabria
Structural Designer: Industrial Farmacéutica Cantabria
Graphic Designer: Industrial Farmacéutica Cantabria
Cartonboard Manufacturer: Metsä Board
Holistic Perfection
The specification demanded a holistic experience for the customer: a perfect packaging both for products and for the environment. The ten ampoules for a monthly course of treatment are now held in place by cartonboard instead of a plastic tray to both save costs and achieve 100% sustainability. The inner tray is slightly angled to give a clear presentation of the ampoules as well as easy access. Pharmacies loved this box as it is easy to stack and recognise.


Name of Entry: Zeramex
Entrant: Carton Converter: K+D
Brand Owner: Dentalpoint
Structural Designer: Cooperation Dentalpoint and K+D
Graphic Designer: Sebastian Adrian Creative Communications
Cartonboard Manufacturer: Metsä Board
Elegant Safety
Compact, functional and elegant - that is this new carton - with a high quality tactile feel and a clear commitment to recycling. Embossing and the interplay between matt and gloss varnish provide elegant understatement. The colour-coded labels convey the necessary information and form part of its elegant design. The package insert was integrated into the outer packaging. The tamper-proof closure ensures that the products inside are undamaged and sterile.


Name of Entry: tetesept
Entrant: Carton Converter: Carl Edelmann
Brand Owner: Merz Pharma
Structural Designer: Carl Edelmann
Graphic Designer: Tetesept
Cartonboard Manufacturer: Iggesund
Unlimited Fun for Children
All-round carefree and healthy bathing for children as a result of professional diligence and care. Silicones, paraffins, mineral oils, preservatives – none of these are used in this colourful bathing fun box, the only colours used are food colourings.
Three different bath sets for children, combined with tattoos and utensils for making a frog mask, round off an ingenious overall concept aimed at the target group.