New Openings in Bottles and Closures

Drug firms are working with suppliers and talking with end-users in their search for convenient and safe bottle and closure solutions.

By David Vaczek, Senior Editor

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Drug Packaging Demand to Reach $62.3 Billion Globally

Worldwide demand for pharmaceutical packaging is projected to increase 6.3% each year to reach US$62.3 billion in 2013, reports The Freedonia Group in a new study. The United States will remain the largest consumer of pharmaceutical packaging as its advanced drug-producing sector introduces new sophisticated therapies with specialized packaging needs, the report claims.

Tricor Braun Weighs in on Postconsumer Recycled Content

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PACKAGING RESOURCE CENTER: The Latest in Bottles and Closures

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Bottle Packaging with Impact

As cap advances promote consumer use, multilayer bottles target shelf life and safety.

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Packaging Resource Center: The Latest in Bottles and Closures

Vials for Injectables

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Bottled Up, But Not for Long

You’ve got lot after lot of drug product bottled and labeled and ready for case packing—and now you hear there’s been a labeling change. Do you scrap it all, or shuffle your staff to open each bottle to remove product?

A third option has emerged—employ a content-recovery machine. BellatRx Inc. (Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada) showed such a unit at Pack Expo Las Vegas—the Bottle Recoverx. The system automatically cuts off bottle ends to recover product with little human intervention.

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