Flow wrapping has gained support as a cost-effective automated alternative for medical device packaging. Vendors including Amcor and Perfecseal have introduced films for device packaging engineered to perform on high-speed flow wrapping machines.
For applications sealing thicker substrates used in device packaging, Bosch Packaging Technology (www.boschpackaging.com) introduced at Pack Expo Las Vegas the Pack 301 LD (long dwell) horizontal flow wrapper. The unit produces up to 150 packs per minute.
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (Lionville, Pa.) has announced the company’s next generation Ready Pack system, which includes sterile and ready-to-use Daikyo Crystal Zenith resin 2mL or 5mL vials, NovaPure quality standard stoppers, and Flip-Off seals. The new system meets the need for a ready-to-use container closure system suitable for sensitive drug products and was developed to meet the need for clean, low extractable, inert storage of sensitive biologic products during the research and development process.