Amcor Flexibles’ Respiratory Inhaler Garners Alufoil Trophy

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 Launches New Push-Through Child-Resistant Blister Lidding

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.

Blister Packaging: Catching Forming Issues Before You Fill and Seal

An inspection system uses light to check film material on the packaging line.

“Is your package in shape?” asks Christoph Lehmann, director, Visiotec GmbH.

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Trends in Blister Materials and Compliance Packaging

Suppliers report benefits to using wallets for promoting patient compliance, but they also offer alternatives. And others report shifts in blister materials.

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.

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Supplying Packaging More Efficiently

In a distribution agreement, CCL Label Inc. and ACG Pharmapack look to tighten the supply chain.

Triple Play for Compliance Packaging

A brand and generic-drug manufacturer opts for daily blister cards for a new triple-combination therapy.

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.

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Almac Acquires Romaco Blister Technology

Almac announced it has expanded its MHRA/FDA-approved UK commercial  packaging facility with the acquisition of a state-of-the-art  Noack N 623 blister packaging line from Romaco.
The acquisition comes in response to growing client demand for enhanced flexibility related to larger blister sizes and innovative multi unit blister formats, coupled to a requirement for non permeability and enhanced environmental protection, particularly product humidity control, the company said in a press release.

Almac Installs Uhlmann Blister Line In New US Facility

Almac has acquired a state-of-the-art, high-speed blister line for their new 100,000 sq. ft. US commercial packaging facility in Audubon, PA. The versatile UPS 4 blister line from Uhlmann will process solid oral dose products, providing primary packaging into a range of materials including PVC, PVC/PVDC, Aclar and Alu/Alu.
Complete with an integrated C2206 cartoner, the line will provide a highly efficient packaging solution with an output of up to 12,000 blisters per hour - in a wide range of blister sizes.

Romaco Launches Blister and Micro Dosing Machines At Pharmtech 2011

On show at Pharmtech 2011 in Moscow, Russia, the blister packaging machine Noack N
921 boasts a packaging performance of up to 500 blisters a minute. The GMP-compliant Macofar Micro 18 micro dosing machine produces a maximum output of 18,000 vials an hour, the company said in a statement.
The main characteristics of the Noack N 921 are a minimum of required space and maximum efficiency. The rotary sealing machine features an ergonomic design with a length of less than four meters.
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