Amcor Flexibles came away with three coveted Alufoil Trophies in the 2015 awards, which was organized by the European Aluminum Foil Association (EAFA). The company won in the category of product preservation with the AirFluSal Forspiro; in the category of technical innovation with the STELVIN Inside, and in the category of resource efficiency with the Canseal Pro.
Amcor Flexibles has brought its patented Amcor Opening Feature (AOF) to child-resistant blister lidding, launching the new product in December 2014. Already available on pouch stock and stick packs, AOF allows users to access blister contents with a "targeted" push-through motion rather than the traditional peel or peel-push method.
According to Amcor, AOF allows the use of a 2-ply structure compared with a standard 3-ply. The product contact layer remains the same as that of existing Amcor blister lidding products, helping users to streamline testing.
An inspection system uses light to check film material on the packaging line.
“Is your package in shape?” asks Christoph Lehmann, director, Visiotec GmbH.
Bud Ashmore, General Manager, Northeast for 3C! Packaging of Clayton, NC, an independent privately-owned pharmaceutical packaging solutions company, reports that the company has “done quite a bit of business in the physician’s samples sector with wallets, which are used in conjunction with blister film to create an economical, user friendly packaging solution.
Pernix Therapeutics has selected compliance blister packaging for its ten-day, triple combination oral therapy for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and duodenal ulcer disease. Comprising omeprazole delayed-release capsules (20 mg), clarithromycin tablets (500 mg), and amoxicillin capsules (500 mg), the Omeclamox-Pak is the first triple combination medication indicated to eradicate symptoms of H. pylori in just ten days now available to patients, the company reports. Other treatments take up to 14 days.