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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI), a provider of package design, package development, rapid prototyping, pre-production prototyping, and material evaluation engineering services for the plastic packaging industry, is opening an independent closure-testing lab. It will be able to study plastic and metal closures for a broad variety of packaging applications.
Berlin Packaging LLC has announced that it has been recertified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard from Perry Johnson Registrar. The supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures reports that it has had seven consecutive years of monthly 99+% on-time delivery of its warehouse shipments and 25 months of 99+% on-spec product quality.