At this year’s FCE Pharma in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Romaco Group will show highlights from its packaging and processing sectors. The compact Noack DPN 760 blister packaging machine unites high system availability with excellent value for money. MZ toothed colloid mills from FrymaKoruma offer efficient processes for highest product quality. The tablet and capsule counting machine Bosspak RTC 15 is equipped with the unique Quad-Count optical matrix counting system.
Schreiner ProSecure is introducing authentication technology that can be incorporated into self-adhesive packaging. FluxSecure technology consists of a magnetically encoded, extremely thin thread that can be inserted between the adhesive and the masking paper.
The Oystar Group has bundled its U.S. business under a single corporate umbrella. With immediate effect, the previous U.S. subsidiaries Oystar Jones (Covington, KY), Oystar USA (Edison, NJ) and Oystar Packaging Technologies (Davenport, IA) will now have a uniform corporate appearance as “Oystar North America.”
Pharmaworks, Inc. (Odessa, FL) has announced the release of the TF1e blister packaging machine. Built on the success of the TF1 blister machine, the TF1e has an increased format range (170 mm x 90 mm vs. 130 mm x 80 mm). The company is positioning the TF1e as an affordable, small footprint machine, well suited for today’s quick changeover demands.
With finances back on a solid footing, the company plans investment in its pharma and medical device businesses.
Tekni-Plex, Inc. (King of Prussia, PA) is focused on growing its pharmaceutical packaging and medical device business segments, after implementing broad reforms to restore corporate profitability.
Since a financial restructuring two years ago, the global manufacturer of packaging and tubing products has maintained investment in its core businesses, and is planning for continued growth, says Paul Young, CEO, Tekni-Plex.
In blister materials, pharmaceutical companies' first priority is protecting the product, and at the lowest possible cost. Material performance on the packaging line is another issue to be considered, with pharma firms focused on improving line uptimes and speed.
Catalent Pharma Solutions (Somerset, NJ) has installed and qualified a ZED in-line blister card sealer at its Clinical Supply Services facility in Philadelphia that provides flexibility for both small and high-volume clinical trial packaging. The sealer automatically places blister cards and strips, deploying dual sealing stations that assist in cutting blister sealing time in half and speeding production.