DIR Technologies, a provider of process control solutions for pharmaceutical primary packaging, won the Innovation Award at the ACHEMA World Forum in Frankfurt. The company received the honor for its application of thermal imaging for 100 percent inspection of induction sealed bottles, the Induction Integrity Verification System (I2VS).
Wisconsin-based ITW Pillar Technologies, an advanced induction cap-sealing and surface-treatment system company, announced the development of the Unifoiler 6000 in April, claiming it can seal at faster processing speeds.
Pillar’s Unifoiler cap-sealing systems offer a wide range of power supplies for waterless cap-sealing, from 1,000 watts up to 6,000 watts.
Induction sealing has gained wide use in the drug industry since 1982, when FDA began requiring tamper-evident packaging for most OTC drugs. Besides providing tamper evidence, hermetic foil seals also prevent moisture and oxygen transmission and eliminate leakage.