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A full range of transparent vials made from COC (Cyclic Olefin Copolymer) are available for medical packaging and devices. ClearVial products can be delivered irradiated to be used directly in the filling line with no need for prewashing, drying, and sterilization. The manufacturer reports that savings in terms of water and electricity can be considerable. With only half the weight of a glass vial, ClearVial can also help reduce transportation costs as well as environmental impact, the company adds. ClearVial comes in a standard range of 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 ml and is also available in an amber-dyed version for light protection. In cases where a standard format is not applicable, the company offers customized solutions as well as high flexibility with order sizes, special packing requirements, and delivery. It has nearly 50 years’ experience in the design, development, and manufacturing of specialty plastics components for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Promens Medical Packaging A/S, Denmark; +45 63 38 10 00; www.healthcare.promens.com.
A new system for adding outserts has been designed to reduce labor costs and increase line speeds. The ECOM (Extended Capacity Outsert Module) is a self-contained unit that can field-install without validation, the company reports. Users can preload up to 24 trays while reducing operating costs. A shelf is provided for tray preparation and staging, and the finger-safe conveyance system makes loading trays quick, safe, and ergonomically friendly. Users will also save on material costs, as covered or sleeved trays are not required. The ECOM conveniently interfaces with the company’s TopSerter II, SideWinder, and other OEM machines. It offers a small footprint and fast, toolless changeovers. The ECOM’s construction fully supports ANSI/PMMI B155.1 safety and cGMP guidelines. MGS Machine Corp., Maple Grove, MN; 763/425-8808; www.mgsmachine.com.
A company is bundling two of its entry-level, stand alone, transmission rate units to enable a more cost-effective entry. The OX-Tran Model 1/50 for oxygen and Permatran-W Model 1/50 for water vapor testing are part of this program. The dual-system offering is applicable to pharmaceutical and other industry applications as well as being suitable for educational or research institutes that may wish to have on-site access to instruments for teaching or training purposes. Both the Permatran-W Model 1/50 and the OX-Tran Model 1/50 were designed with easy-to-install and simple-to-use features in mind. Easy-to-read screens feature step-by-step calibration, and horizontal test cells offer convenient film mounting and a pneumatic clamp ensures a consistent seal. A convenient “quick start” function speeds set-up time and comes preset with ASTM standards to assist with compliance. The OX-Tran Model 1/50 uses the patented proprietary coulometric sensor that provides absolute and accurate results and is one of the only systems on the market to comply with ASTM D3985. MOCON Inc., Minneapolis, MN; 763/493-7228; www.mocon.com.
Corrugated Box Glue Applicator
A pressure-sensitive adhesive applicator is designed to seal corrugated boxes. The QuikDot Pro is a convenient alternative to cumbersome tape pads and hot-melt glue guns. Introductory kits include one QuikDot Pro applicator and two QuikDot Pro adhesive rolls, with each roll containing 800 dots. Product demonstrations can be found online at the company’s Web site. Ellsworth Adhesives, https://www.ellsworth.com/gluedots/packaging-recouperage.html.\