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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.

Schreiner MediPharm: Anti-counterfeiting label and cap
May 12, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

Schreiner MediPharm: Label and cap

Flexi-Cap prevents illegal reuse of medicine containers.
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Global Closure Systems: Anti-counterfeiting closure
April 24, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

Global Closure Systems: Anti-counterfeiting closure

Tiva 2 can be applied to a wide range of bottles at speeds up to 600 bpm.
World demand for caps and closures is projected to increase 5.6% per year to $58 billion in 2019 according to Freedonia.
April 16, 2015 | News

What’s behind rising cap and closure demand?

Freedonia report cites global market gains, more sophisticated closures for pharmaceutical and beauty products.
DIR Technologies: Induction seal inspection
March 31, 2015 | Machine Product Brief

DIR Technologies: Induction seal inspection

I²VS provides induction sealing integrity analysis for 100% of bottles without packaging line slowdown.
March 19, 2015 | News

Who is most at risk for medicine poisoning?

A new study shows that in this age group there are more than 1,100 calls every day about this group getting into, or getting too much, medicine.
REMIND-A-CAP: Pill bottle cap
March 18, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

REMIND-A-CAP: Pill bottle cap

Designed for ease and comfort, REMIND-A-CAP promotes patient compliance.
CURVE PATTERN. The curve features aided retention of the curve in the devices during sterilization process.
March 11, 2015 | Package Case Study

Voice of customer inputs key to catheter tray and lid combination

Boston Scientific’s catheter tray and lid provide numerous benefits, including a knurling pattern of grooves in the tray.
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.
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.

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