Closures

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.

Mold-Rite Plastics Purchases Weatherchem Corp.

Plastic packaging maker Mold-Rite Plastics adds to its lineup by acquiring plastic closure company Weatherchem Corp. Mold-Rite Plastics's investment follows its recent acquisition of Stull Technologies, another maker of closures, caps, lids, and packaging components. Both transactions are part of the company's expansion plans including both acquisitions and organic growth.

Mold-Rite Plastics and Stull Technologies Unite

Rigid plastic packaging manufacturer Mold-Rite Plastics has acquired Stull Technologies, a maker of dispensing closures, caps, lids, and packaging components. The move is part of Mold-Rite's expansion plans for both organic growth and acquisitions.

Mold-Rite recently introduced EZ-Safe and EZ Grip line of ribbed closures intended to enhance shelf impact and customer comfort. Stull Technologies is known for innovative caps and closures, and it will retain the Stull name.

New Bottle Closures Aim for Comfort

Mold-Rite Plastics is introducing new ergonomically ribbed bottle closures intended to enhance shelf impact and customer comfort while offering child resistance and senior friendliness. The new EZ-Safe Closures are available through all distributors of Mold-Rite products, the company reports in a press release.

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