Closures

Vetter Debuts Syringe Closure System for Highly-Sensitive Drugs

Vetter announced the release of its Vetter-Ject, a closure system for prefilled syringes. It has already received international recognition, and the tamper-evident closure system includes a baked-in siliconization of an integrated needle syringe. 

Pharma Concepts Shine in DuPont 2015 Packaging Winners

A couple of healthcare and pharmaceutical packaging breakthroughs won 2015 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.

Pactech Packaging, in partnering with Reynolds Presto Products, is a gold winner for slider technology with its slider-based closure, while Medtronic Cardiovascular, in partnering with Prent Corporation, is a gold winner for medical packaging for TAVI Catheter.

Remind-A-Cap Compliance Closure Acts as a 'Blank Canvas' for Medication Reminders

The mechanical dial of the Remind-A-Cap acts as an easy-to-set day and time reminder for pharmaceutical containers, reports sister publication Packaging Digest. The compliance closure does not require any batteries or programming. 

Avoiding Heat-Related Delamination in Induction Seals

A new high-temperature wax technology has been developed by Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex company, to promote the stability of two-piece induction seals that are stored or distributed in challenging high-temperature conditions.

When exposed to high temperatures, even just briefly, the wax component of a two-piece induction seal can be prematurely absorbed into the pulp layer prior to closure application, thereby potentially compromising seal integrity during the filling and capping process, the company reported in a press release.

Improving Torque Consistency

J R Scientific Inc. (JRS), a manufacturer of cell culture media, animal sera, and reagent products for cell culture research, has reportedly improved its bottle capping operations thanks to new technology from A & A Manufacturing Co. The biotech products company had been experiencing inconsistent torque control on a new machine that had left some caps too loose and others too tight.

Using Thermoplastic Elastomers for Stoppers and Septums

A new thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) in the Versaflex HC line from PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers is suitable for insert-molding infusion therapy stoppers and septums. Versaflex HC products have been available for different stopper and septum products for a few years, and the new TPE is one of several formulations the company has developed in an effort to provide a faster and cleaner production process compared with traditional vulcanized elastomers used for pharmaceutical packaging and delivery devices, a company spokesperson tells PMP News.

Comar To Offer CR Closure For Imidazoline-Containing Products

Comar is developing the SecureCap Child-Resistant (CR) Closure in response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC)  rule requiring child-resistant  packaging for products containing the equivalent of 0.08 milligrams or more of  imidazoline.

Rexam Healthcare Readies Clic-Loc 4 For 2013 Launch

Rexam Healthcare will launch the latest version of its industry reference child resistant closure (CRC) – the Clic-Loc 4 – later this year, in anticipation of the rapid, worldwide growth in demand for oral dose packaging protection.

Rexam Healthcare Readies Clic-Loc 4 For 2013 Launch

Rexam Healthcare will launch the latest version of its industry reference child resistant closure (CRC) – the Clic-Loc 4 – later this year, in anticipation of the rapid, worldwide growth in demand for oral dose packaging protection.

Novartis Consumer Health Recalls Certain Lots of Triaminic and Theraflu, Concerned about Child Resistance

Novartis Consumer Health Inc. is reporting on its Web site that it is "voluntarily recalling certain lots of Triaminic Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief Syrups that were manufactured in the United States before December 31, 2011." The company reports that it is recalling the lots "because the child-resistant feature of the bottle cap may not function properly, enabling the cap to be removed with the tamper-evident seal still in place," it states on its Web site.

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