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.
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.
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.
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.
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.