Alu Closures To Be Highlighted At Conference

The Application Fundamentals of Aluminum Closures (AFAC) Conference will be held on September 11 and 12 in Athens, Georgia. The conference, hosted by Fowler Products, features panelists and presenters from major closure, bottle, and equipment manufacturing organizations.

BD Introduces Plastic Blood Culture Bottles

The bottles from BD Diagnostics are designed to help increase laboratory convenience while meeting quality standards.

BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), today announced that it obtained 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for BD BACTECTM Plus Aerobic/F blood culture bottles in plastic, previously only available in glass. Obtaining 510(k) clearance allows for increased convenience for customers without compromising the performance and quality of the system.

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Compression Blow-forming System Said to Produce Defect-free Pharma Bottles

Amcor Rigid Plastics has partnered with Sacmi Imola on a machine for producing rigid HDPE pharmaceutical bottles.

Amcor Rigid Plastics, a producer of rigid plastic packaging, and Italy's

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Versatile Bottling

An A+ Secure Packaging bottling line is customized for flexibility.
A fully integrated bottling line at A+ Secure Packaging ( is designed to handle diverse customer requirements and minimize production costs.
The first bottling line at the contract packager’s 34,000-sq-ft LaVergne, TN facility, the line features electronic sensing with reject verification and a two-c
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Broken Tablets, Possible Mix-Ups in Packaging Lead Novartis to Recall Certain OTC Drugs

Packaging inconsistencies as well as broken or chipped tablets have prompted Novartis Consumer Health Inc. (NCH) to conduct a sweeping recall.

A+ Secure Packaging Installs Integrated Bottling Line

A+ Secure Packaging LLC, a custom contract packaging for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, dietary supplement, OTC, prescription, animal health, and medical device companies, has installed a new, fully integrated bottling line.

Daily Dosage Bottles Chosen for Victrelis

In May, FDA approved Merck’s new treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC), Victrelis (boceprevir). The drug is approved for the treatment of CHC genotype 1 infection, in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin, in adult patients (18 years of age and older) with compensated liver disease, including cirrhosis, who are previously untreated or who have failed previous interferon and ribavirin therapy, according to Merck.

Berlin Packaging Recertified to ISO 9001:2008

Berlin Packaging LLC has announced that it has been recertified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard from Perry Johnson Registrar. The supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures reports that it has had seven consecutive years of monthly 99+% on-time delivery of its warehouse shipments and 25 months of 99+% on-spec product quality. 

New Force in Contract Packaging

Four contract packaging and repackaging companies in the pharmaceutical industry have joined forces to create a new, single-source service provider, Aphena Pharma Solutions (

Aphena is a new corporation based on a strategic alliance among Celeste Contract Packaging, PrePak Systems, TestPak, and Integrated Pharmaceutical Packaging.

Oystar Bundles U.S. Business

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.”

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