By John Forsyth, Global Product Manager for Formpack
Clariant (www.healthpack.clariant.com)’s Healthcare Packaging segment is expanding production capacity at its U.S. site in Belen, NM, for desiccant canisters and packets. The expansion features new equipment and processes, enabling an increase in production capacity of its desiccant canisters for high-speed insertion and its wide range of desiccant packets, including Continu-Strip hole-punch packets.
At Interphex this week in New York City, Clariant announced that its Healthcare Packaging segment is expanding production capacity at its U.S. site in Belen, NM, for desiccant canisters and packets. Healthcare Packaging is also incorporating Lean Six Sigma methodologies "to ensure the highest quality and consistency of its products," the company reported in a press release.
Adrian Possumato has been promoted to Vice President of Healthcare Packaging for Multisorb Technologies, reports Multisorb Technologies’ President, Jim Renda. With more than 20 years' experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets, Possumato previously served as Global Director of Healthcare Packaging, directing significant growth in Multisorb’s global healthcare portfolio.
By Rick Thompson, Manager, Applications Development & Support
Sealed Air Corp.
Christopher Garrod knew he would need a desiccant in his sample bottles of Vimovo, but after speaking with his R&D team, Garrod, a senior engineer on the Packaging Process Execution Team for AstraZeneca, immediately realized it would present a unique challenge. Vimovo, a fixed-dose combination of enteric-coated naproxen and immediate release esomeprazole, is a highly moisture sensitive drug. The atmospheric exposure limits for the desiccant were a lot tighter than any product they had packaged before, presenting Garrod with his first challenge.