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Healthcare Packaging Closures | Processes & Trends

Articles discuss trends and processes related to packaging closures for the healthcare packaging industry. Closures are plastic, metal, or glass tops or lids used to close or shut a container holding a medical or RX drug product. Key topics focus on reservoir caps, plug seal closures, pumps and other dispensers, and capping and torque stations.

West Pharmaceutical Services: Vial seals
February 18, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

West Pharmaceutical Services: Vial seals

Sterile, ready-to-use drug vial seals help pharmaceutical manufacturers ensure drug safety.
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A range of the medical packaging was tested, to represent the most commonly used types of openings.
January 22, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Accessibility of medical packaging: learning from people with impairments

Manufacturers must be aware of the wide range of impairments that can affect consumers, which means one design of accessible packaging may not be suitable for all.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
January 19, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Biologics and USP’s General Chapters on Container Closure Systems

Biologics present new challenges for packaging systems.
Comar: Closures
January 15, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

Comar: Closures

A new SecureCap closure is available for eye drops and nasal sprays that require child-resistant packaging.
Amcor: PET containers
December 12, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Amcor: PET containers

Hot-fill PET containers are now available with metal lug closures.
Health supplement company launches innovative Twist-and-Shake bottle
October 8, 2014 | Package Case Study

Health supplement company launches innovative Twist-and-Shake bottle

Bottle stores powders in a plug and plunger under the cap, with liquid in the bottle. Consumers combine powders and liquid by twisting the cap.
Skincare kit package delivers differentiation
September 25, 2014 | Package Case Study

Skincare kit package delivers differentiation

MIO Skincare’s customized stand-up pouch with carry handle offers a sporty, modern appeal for Life Time Fitness club members.
TricorBraun: Tube and closure system
September 19, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

TricorBraun: Tube and closure system

An eco low-profile tube and closure delivers material and logistics savings.
Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements
September 17, 2014 | Package Case Study

Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements

Package graphics communicate to consumers that the product is made from 100% natural fiber found in fruits and vegetables.
Mold-Rite Plastics: Closures
August 29, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Mold-Rite Plastics: Closures

EZ-Safe and EZ-Grip closures feature ergonomic ribs for a user-friendly consumer experience.

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