Pace Packaging to Show Pharma Bottle Unscrambler at Pack Expo

Pace Packaging will show its latest unscrambler models at Pack Expo in Las Vegas Sept. 28-30, including its Omni-line Model 500, and the company’s high-speed Pharma-line Model 400. The Pharma-line Model 400 is capable of unscrambling and delivering an ionized air rinse and concurrent vacuum at speeds greater than 300 bottles per minute, according to the company.

Both machines will be in continuous operation during all three days of the show. Pace Packaging will be located at booth C-2919. 

Par Pharmaceutical Begins Shipment of Generic Megace ES

Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. announced that it began shipping the authorized generic version of Par Specialty Pharmaceutical's Megace ES (megestrol acetate, USP) oral suspension. It is a progestin indicated for the treatment of anorexia, cachexia, or an unexplained significant weight loss in patients with a diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). 

Study: PET Bottles Exposed to UV Light Negatively Impact Next Gen Bottles

A new research study conducted by Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) found that exposing post-consumer bottles to ultraviolet (UV) light prior to recycling has a severe impact on the physical properties and visual attributes of next generation, recycled PET (rPET) bottles.

DIR Technologies to Debut "Lite" Version of Thermal Image-driven Induction Seal Inspection Solution for Bottles at Pack Expo

DIR Technologies will debut a simplified version of its Induction Integrity Verification System (I2VS) for bottles at Pack Expo Sept. 28-30 in Las Vegas at booth N-806. It uses an application of thermal imaging for induction integrity assurance.

Tris Pharma and Pfizer Enter Into Agreement to Commercialize 12-Hour Extended Release Cough Syrup Under Robitussin

Tris Pharma, Inc. announced it has entered into a license, supply, and distribution agreement with Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.  

Growing Nutritionals Company Selects New Bottling Line

Experiencing tremendous growth upwards of 40%, nutritional supplement formulator and supplier Jarrow Formulas Inc. (JFI) is adding to its already extensive line up of products for bone and joint health, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health, sports nutrition, and others. “We are just shy of 400 SKUs and growing, adding 15 to 20 new products per year,” says Juliun Brabon, president of the Santa Fe Springs, CA-based company. 

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Pro Mach Acquires Zalkin

Pharmaceutical bottlers are familiar with Zalkin as a provider of advanced capping equipment offered in integrated bottle line solutions from Fowler Products. Fowler parent company Pro Mach is cementing closer ties with the acquisition of the French-based machinery manufacturer.

Comar Recapitalizes To Support Growth

Comar, Inc. announced a successful recapitalization with private investment firm Graham Partners. The transaction, and Graham’s partnership with Comar's management, will provide access to additional capital and resources to support Comar’s global expansion plans and further broaden the company’s product development and manufacturing capabilities in North America, the companies said in a press release.

Praxis Packaging Fills Its Millionth Bottle

Contract packager Praxis Packaging Solutions has filled its millionth bottle on its newly integrated primary packaging line in Grand Rapids, MI. The company has reached this milestone just after 100 days of commercial production, it reported in a press release. Just under one year ago the company set out to vertically integrate its secondary packaging with primary tablet fill packaging. 

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