“We needed to increase the number of languages to address EU regulatory requirements,” explains Erin Thompson, associate product manager, IVUS Imaging, for Volcano Corp. “We had to ensure that the new IFUs did not exceed the original weight because any changes could affect the overall package weight, which would require package revalidation. We also weren’t changing the IFU content other than having it translated into different languages.”
Vijuk Equipment Inc., a provider of insert/outsert leaflet folding equipment for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and small-items packaging markets, has been purchased by GUK–Falzmaschinen of Wellendingen, Germany. The purchase took effect April 1, 2012.
Paperboard packaging supplier Chesapeake Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Packaging has installed a new Alprinta 52 web offset press at its Hicksville, NY, facility. The four–color press, which can run materials up to 20.5 in. wide and 40 in. long, will be used to print patient-information leaflets for the healthcare market. It also features UV curing and a non-stop rewinding unit for re-insertion, giving Chesapeake the capacities to run up to 8 colors.
Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare, a unit of the Specialist Packaging Division of Clondalkin Group, has established sales and marketing offices in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The company has also signed a long-term manufacturing and marketing agreement with Saint Petersburg-based packaging producer Industry of Colour (Incol). Incol will support Clondalkin with local production and finishing activities.
Miniature Folding Inc., a family-owned commercial and pharmaceutical printer in Elmwood Park, NJ, has purchased a Vijuk MV-11 Triple Knife Outsert System from Vijuk Equipment Inc. (Elmhurst, IL.) Seeing sheet sizes continuing to grow, Miniature Folding Inc. required a larger-format, miniature-folding outsert machine.
“We understand how important it is to recognize trends and make correct purchases when it comes to adding equipment that best serves our clients,” explained operations manager Joseph Taliercio, in a press release.
Haapanen Brothers Inc. (Gurnee, IL), a complete graphics and printing resource for commercial and pharmaceutical markets, has invested in a Vijuk–G&K V-14 Miniature/Commercial Folder installed in August and a Vijuk MV-11 Double-Knife Outsert System to be installed in October by Vijuk Equipment Inc. (Elmhurst, IL).
In September, MGS Machine Corp. doubled its manufacturing capacity by opening a new facility to handle more line integration and full system FATs. Built with recycled materials as well as methods to lower energy consumption, the new building utilizes state-of-the-art communications systems.