Child-Resistant Packaging

IMPAK Announces New PharmaLoc Child Resistant Bags

IMPAK Corporation, a provider of advanced flexible packaging, thermoplastic sealers, and sorbent systems, announced the introduction of PharmaLoc, their latest pouch version of child resistant packaging.

PharmaLoc packaging comes in a variety of bag configurations and sizes, including bottom gusseted pouches, and the bags are available prior to scheduled late September 2015 production via the IMPAK website.

WestRock Launches the HiMark Child-Resistant Nasal Pump

WestRock Company announced the launch of the HiMark CR Nasal Pump, which is now in use for nasal medications in retail pharmacies across the United States.

According to the company, the new packaging design was developed using patient insights and will facilitate a better medication usage experience. The new packaging integrates safety features that are both child-resistant and patient-centric.

Amcor to Show New Child-Resistant Closure at Pack Expo

Amcor Rigid Plastics will showing its innovative and sustainable plastic packaging for everyday consumer use at the Pack Expo Sept. 28-30 in Las Vegas, including its newest product, a child-resistant closure for ophthalmic packaging. The company will be located at booth S-6278.

Global Closure Systems to Show New Closure Range at CPhI Worldwide

Global Closure Systems (GCS), a provider of plastic closure solutions for the global FMCG market, is pleased to announce that the group will participate in CPhI 2015 in Madrid, on Oct. 13-15, booth 4F135. GCS sales and R&D teams will be on hand to discuss all things product development.

Locked4Kids Demos its Child-Resistant Carton at Pharmapack North America

Protecting small children from accidental poisoning is the top objective Ecobliss Group took when developing the Locked4Kids child-resistant carton box. Its exhibit at Pharmapack North America caught steady attention. 

ITW Pillar Technologies Introduces New Spare Parts Program

ITW Pillar Technologies, a manufacturer of advanced induction cap sealing and surface treatment systems, launched a new Genuine Pillar Parts program to support its technologies.

According to Chester Schwartz, service manager, the program was developed for its customer base to ensure they “are experiencing the highest level of uptime and productivity” with the ITW Pillar Technologies systems at the lowest operating cost.

Pharmapack Europe: Packaging Enhances Product Value, Patient Safety

Pharmapack Europe kicked off its patient-centered conference and exhibition on February 13 in Paris, promoting ideas and technologies for driving product safety and ease of use, patient compliance, and anticounterfeiting. Speakers at the conference urged attendees to consider the importance of packaging and labeling for effective product use.

Child Safety in Europe and the United States

Are changes needed for child-resistant packaging?

Poisoning is the third leading cause for injury in the WHO European region, and more than $3 billion is spent annually in the United States on poisoning treatment, shared Olof Malmgren, business development manager for Faubel, at Pharmapack Europe. Malmgren spoke before the audience in Paris on February 16.

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Pharmapack Awards: Spotlight Shines on Safety

Winners of the 2012 Pharmapack Awards target needle safety, child resistance.

Packaging systems that promote safety were celebrated during the 2012 Pharmapack Awards, held during Pharmapack Europe February 15-16 in Paris. Recognized with the Pharmapack ‘Safety Device’ award was the K-Pack Surshield developed by Terumo; the Pharmapack ‘Child-Resistant’ Award went to the Child-Resistant Slider developed by Burgopak.

Exclusive Roundtable: Pharmaceutical Packagers: Compete through Innovation

Pharmaceutical packaging–focused members of PMP News’s Editorial Advisory Board discuss competition in a changing industry.

For this year’s pharmaceutical packaging roundtable, PMP News has brought together members of its Editorial Advisory Board with extensive experience in pharmaceutical packaging: John Bitner, director of packaging development, Watson Pharmaceuticals; Laura Bix, assistant professor, Michigan State University, School of Packaging; D. Bruce Cohen, principal, PackTechPlus LLC; Rich Hollander, vice president, packaging services, Pfizer Inc.; and Steve Hess, executive director of packaging technology, Merck and Co., Inc.

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